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  • Combat Swimmer: Memoirs of a Navy Seal

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Captain Robert A. Gormly, USN (Ret.)
    • Narrated By Adams Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Subtitled "Memoirs of a Navy Seal", Captain Robert A. Gormly tells his amazing story as the leader of the US Navy SEALs, taking us into the night, into the water and into battle on some of the most hair-raising missions ever assigned. Rising through the chain of command within the SEALs from platoon leader to commanding officer, Gormly's journey began with a chance meeting on a Virginia beach.....

    Robert Lion says: "Combat Swimmer"
    "Not a bad read"

    Although some parts should have begun in the Navy tradition of all "sea stories" ("Honest, this is no ____ "), the book kept me interested. It was reasonably true to the events, and bravado aside, was a good first hand perspective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Colony

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game.

    Katherine says: "3.5 stars"
    "A bit too in touch with his feminine side..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Teenage girls...under 14

    What was most disappointing about John Scalzi’s story?


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of William Dufris?

    Someone who can portray a young girl's voice without the whining.

    What character would you cut from The Last Colony?


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes new ventures don't work out...keep exploring.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dan Ariely
    • Narrated By Simon Jones

    In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

    Stephen says: "Well researched, well written, & well read"
    "Highly interesting"

    Most of us know people are crazy, this book helps us to index their irrationality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John M. Barry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick

    No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Presumed to have begun when sick farm animals infected soldiers in Kansas, spreading and mutating into a lethal strain as troops carried it to Europe, it exploded across the world with unequaled ferocity and speed. It killed more people in 20 weeks than AIDS has killed in 20 years; it killed more people in a year than the plagues of the Middle Ages killed in a century.

    Nancy says: "Gripping and Gory"
    "At least influenza killed you quickly"

    Too much political pontification. The book took an interesting subject and beat the life out of it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated By Daniel H. Pink

    From Daniel H. Pink, the author of the groundbreaking best seller A Whole New Mind, comes his next big idea book: a paradigm-changing examination of what truly motivates us and how to harness that knowledge to find greater satisfaction in our lives and our work.

    Michael says: "Not as good as A Whole New Mind"
    "A clear view for educators"

    Pink cuts deeply into the meat of the education problem; it helped get me off my butt to change the way I teach.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scorpion Down

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Ed Offley
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone

    One Navy admiral called it "one of the greatest unsolved sea mysteries of our era". To this day, the U.S. Navy officially describes it an inexplicable accident. For decades, the real story of the disaster has eluded journalists, historians, and the family members of the lost crew. But a small handful of Navy and government officials knew the truth from the very beginning: the sinking of the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Scorpion and its crew of 99 men, on May 22, 1968, was an act of war.

    Timothy says: "Excellent book"
    "Excellent read."

    Well researched and written as an interesting tale of the time. Looking forward to Offley's next update on the incident as more information is available.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Temporal Void: Void Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Long ago, a human astrophysicist, Inigo, began dreaming scenes from the life of a remarkable human being named Edeard, who lived within the Void, a self-contained microuniverse at the heart of the galaxy. There, under the beneficent gaze of mysterious godlike entities, humans possessed uncanny psychic abilities, and Edeard's were the strongest of all. Equally strong was his determination to bring justice and freedom to a world terrorized by criminal violence and corruption.

    Ingwe says: "Make Sure you have read the Dreaming Void"
    "Worth the investment"

    A good long book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise of Endymion

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

    Chad says: "Simmons' Magnum Opus"
    "Please make it stop"

    This book (like the 1st of the series) was tedious. Having invested time on the first novel, I decided to give the 2nd tome a bad could it be...really bad. I like long stories, but this was awful. Stupid me, I'll probably listen to the last book in the series...good money after bad. It's an addiction, and not a good one like chocolate, more like don't like them, they're not good for you, but you keep smoking. Please,

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Empire: Mistborn Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

    Lore says: "Book 1 of a great series that is not to be missed!"
    "Play Misty for me"

    Fantasy is not usually my favorite genre, but I needed a long novel for travel...and found that Mistborn Book 1 was not bad. I'm looking forward for Book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    "Estrogen laden"

    An interesting twist to the "body snatcher" motif, but that wasn't enough to keep the story above three stars. It eventually took on the characteristics of a bad chick flick..."let's all discuss our feelings for the next ten hours". Also, the narrator apparently did not know that a Spanish "ll" has a "y" sound (the cholla cactus is not pronounced "cho la", but "choy ya".

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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