You no longer follow Bryan

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Bryan

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Bryan

Parker, CO, United States

3
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 3 reviews
  • 279 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Ringworld

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
    Overall
    (2800)
    Performance
    (1480)
    Story
    (1504)

    Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel, Ringworld, is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1972 Ditmars, an Australian award for Best International Science Fiction.

    Kennet says: "Genuinely Creative"
    "Mildly interesting and thoroughly unfulfilling"
    Overall

    The high concepts were interesting but the author tried too hard to be unique. His efforts to be unlike any other story made it tedious. Overall the story was just a random assemblage of vaguely related stories that really went nowhere.

    When this book was over I felt like it was not complete. This is definitely a first book, not a standalone. Now if only I cared enough to read another one.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • You: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
    • Narrated By Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
    Overall
    (427)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (34)

    You probably think you know a lot about the human body. The reality is that most of us know very little about this miraculous, scientific, and artistic system of anatomy. When it comes to your longevity and quality of life, understanding your internal systems gives you the power, authority, and ability to live a healthier, younger, and better life.

    Tom Mahowald says: "Practical and down-to-earth"
    "Decent information, but flawed"
    Overall

    For the most part the book was very informative and I like Dr. Oz. However, on more than one instance they mentioned acupuncture hinting that it had benefits as a medical treatment. There was no mention that it was an unproven pseudo-science that only works as a placebo effect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Salt: A World History

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (888)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (382)

    So much of our human body is made up of salt that we'd be dead without it. The fine balance of nature, the trade of salt as a currency of many nations and empires, the theme of a popular Shakespearean play...Salt is best selling author Mark Kurlansky's story of the only rock we eat.

    Karen says: "More than SALT"
    "Fascinating and informative"
    Overall

    I found Salt to be an incredibly fascinating book. The impact of such a simple thing as salt on social, economic, and political development throughout the history of human kind is just amazing.

    I am looking forward to other books by Mark Kurlansky.

    Also, Scott Brick's reading is wonderful. He has a great voice that I have enjoyed on other titles.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.