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    • The Last Days of August

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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      5 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Donna on 15-02-2019

    Non-member price: $11.08

    • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    From the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. "It's about the terror, isn't it?" "The terror of what?" I said. "The terror of being found out." For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world, meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made jokes on social media that came out badly or made mistakes at work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quite the experience

    • By K. Ryan on 10-12-2015

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • The Psychopath Test

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail, and Jon is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could easily have been condensed.

    • By C.J.R Flanagan on 03-02-2014

    Non-member price: $18.57

    • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 617

    Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing and consistent

    • By Anonymous User on 02-08-2017

    Non-member price: $24.95

    • Them: Adventures with Extremists

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Them began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Jon had got to know some of them - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - he found that they had one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, Jon sets out, with the help of the extremists, to locate that room. The journey is as creepy as it is comic, and along the way Jon is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The truth is out there! Really out there... No, really, really out there!

    • By Lawrence on 20-01-2016

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind. He has spent his life investigating crazy events, following fascinating people and unearthing unusual stories. Collected here from various sources (including the Guardian and GQ America) are the best of his adventures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Enthralling!

    • By Levi on 10-06-2018

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Jon Ronson

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Writer and documentarian Jon Ronson talks to Audible Studios about the making of his many best-selling audiobooks, focusing on The Butterfly Effect. From the changing fashions of the porn industry to the growing impact of social media, Jon provides unique insight into what makes our modern society tick. A regular contributor to This American Life, TED Talks and BBC Radio 4, Jon is no stranger to public speaking, and his witty and astute observations have cemented him as one of the nation's favourite journalists.

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Release date: 27-10-2017
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Non-member price: $0.00

    • The Men Who Stare at Goats

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4 out of 5 stars 71

    In 1979, a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US Army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Anonymous User on 11-01-2019

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Frank

    • The True Story that Inspired the Movie
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. This became the subject of feverish speculation during his zenith years. Together, they rode relatively high. Then it all went wrong. Twenty-five years later and Jon has co-written a movie, Frank, inspired by his time in this great and bizarre band. Frank is set for release in 2014, starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Domhnall Gleeson and directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great addition to movie

    • By Anonymous User on 08-07-2017
    • The True Story that Inspired the Movie
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Release date: 15-01-2014
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Non-member price: $3.13

    • The Elephant in the Room

    • A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the "Alt-Right"
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    'But Hillary is a known Luciferian,' he tried. 'She's not a known Luciferian,' I said. 'Well, yes and no,' he said. In The Elephant in the Room, Jon Ronson, the New York Times best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, Them, and So You've Been Publicly Shamed, travels to Cleveland at the height of summer to witness the Republican National Convention.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I used a credit on this?

    • By Joel on 22-03-2017

    Non-member price: $12.63