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  • E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By David Bodanis
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (443)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (75)

    David Bodanis demystifies the world's most famous equation, explaining its science and bringing it to life. He makes clear the astonishing array of discoveries and consequences it made possible and its impact on our daily lives. At last, the masses can understand that Einstein did nothing less than open the door to the inner structure of the universe.

    Robert says: "A good introduction"
    "Great History of A-Bomb Development"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this treatment of the great equation. The history included was fascinating. He doesn't seem to mention that chemical energy also has some relation to mass change. In spite of this it is well worth the read. It gives some memorable insights into history.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert Bryce
    • Narrated By Stephen Menasche
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    In this provocative and optimistic rebuke to the catastrophists, Robert Bryce shows how innovation and the inexorable human desire to make things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is providing consumers with Cheaper and more abundant energy, Faster computing, Lighter vehicles, and myriad other goods. That same desire is fostering unprecedented prosperity, greater liberty, and yes, better environmental protection.

    Grant says: "I thought I was getting a book on the future."
    "Best Energy Path to the Future"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper to be better than the print version?

    Some aspects of the print version are better. I could not find any PDF with the audible version and there are a number of graphs in the book that could use a printable copy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are many people quoted, but the author is telling the story himself and is the only one with more that one dimension


    What about Stephen Menasche’s performance did you like?

    He did a great job.He has a good sense of the meaning of what he is saying.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was surprised by the number of topics in the book since I have read a book by the author before. I was really looking for his reasoning about why to go N2N. So when he had mentioned over and over again that wind can't help I was happy to reach the energy part where he identified the problems and prospects for nuclear. In particular the quotes from several environmentalits supporting nuclear after the Foucoshima event. Of course I needed to know how he arrived at and what position he took on global warming.


    Any additional comments?

    Author Robert Bryce admits that he cannot properly evaluate the models used in predicting global warming(he is concerned that no one else can do it). He, however, then tells how we need to recognize that wind is a very poor source except for remote locations. To meet the needs of the worlds future growth in energy demand he sees natural gas and nuclear power.(his N2N). He has collected many quotes for both sides of his story, many of which give deep insight into the question.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elvis: From Prince to King

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Geoffrey Giuliano
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Giuliano
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    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    In these ultra-rare interviews, Elvis speaks out for the first time on a wide variety of subjects including his sudden rise to fame, the star studded trappings of success and his topsy-turvy personal life. Here is an important audiobook to be treasured by anyone who calls themselves a fan of "The King".

    Dell says: "Elvis gives amzing candid revealing interviews"
    "Elvis gives amzing candid revealing interviews"
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    Would you listen to Elvis: From Prince to King again? Why?

    These interviews were made during the first few years of Elvis's meteoric rise to fame. They show him being questioned by almost random reporters, radio hosts, and disc jockeys. He ansers an incredible number of questions in a maner i found very dandid and open. He seems to be quite willing to say there are things he doesn't know and claims he has never refused an interview. I enjoyed the collection of interviews very much One mistake before the last interview is made by the narator. He claims the interview was made in Lacrosse, Arkansa. The presence in the interview of "The Mary E Sawyer Auditorium" and "Leitholds" music store mean it has to have been in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jeremy Rifkin
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Author Jeremy Rifkin presents an insider's account of the next great economic era: the Third Industrial Revolution, when a new ethic of sustainability will revolutionize the world we live in.

    Joshua Kim says: "Lamenting "The Third Industrial Revolution""
    "Solar, wind soon competative and will save us"
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    This is an important book. Although the price of energy has gone up fast in the past this book suggests that the price will go up really fast and high in the nest 40 years. That will make solar and wind as well as geothermal, garbage, and hydro ready to offer a cheaper and high employment type of energy. This book needs to be read by as many people as possible. It will help us work out what we in the US will do about energy development in the near future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jack Nicklaus: My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jack Nicklaus, Ken Bowden
    • Narrated By Ian Esmo
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    During his more than forty-year career as champion amateur, dominating professional, and senior star, the Golden Bear has won almost 100 tournaments around the world. Topping that astounding achievement are his record 20 major-championship victories: two U. S. Amateurs, six Masters, four U. S. Opens, three British Opens, and five U. S. PGA Championships.

    Rick says: "Come Back Kid"
    "How he played"
    Overall

    This book is an excellent recount of Jack's golf life. He treats his emotional ups and downs, with shot evaluations, satisfaction with his technique, and the many times others helped him. It gives a good feeling for how Jack lived and prospered I found it helpful to know that he faced many of the doubts that I have.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reality UFO Series: Aliens and the Scalpel

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Roger Leir
    • Narrated By Roger Leir
    Overall
    (7)
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    (3)
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    Discover the truth about alien implants. Dr. Leir has headed two surgical teams that have removed several suspected alien implants from over a dozen individuals. The resulting findings have attracted worldwide attention. Dr. Leir's work takes a serious look at the scientific and medical aspects of the alien-abduction phenomenon.

    A User says: "Good info bad audio lectures w/power ..."
    "Evidence of aliens if we can figure it out"
    Overall

    The implanted objected with their coating that the author has himself removed and photographed are impressive in many ways. How should they be examined? The situaation suggests to me a similar problem to someone in the 1800s coming upon a transistor radio. There would be no examination that earth scientists could do that would help the prople of that time to understand what had been found. The author mentions many advanced methods of imaging the items but does not tell us of continuing avenues of inquiry. Of course for identifying the transistor radio you have to invent the radio and then the transistor before the transistor radio could be identified. So are there clues somewhere as to what has to be invented? This work is a place to start looking.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Naomi Wolf
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
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    (34)
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    (34)

    Wolf outlines in this citizen call to action - which is reminiscent of Thomas Paine's revered Common Sense - the real threats to our civil liberties that exist and explains how by working together we can stop the growing threat.

    Rick Horowitz says: "I wish everyone in Congress would read this"
    "Inquiry into what is freedom"
    Overall

    This acts in many ways like a workbook comparing our risks and benefits of our freedoms. Can we be fighting a war to spread freedom and in the process destroy the understanding of what freedom is? Has the modification of our freedom become permanent, is it close to being permanent by liteally becoming fascist? The data here are very important in reflecting on these points. I am grateful for the book taking the discussion as far as it does.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • My Life So Far

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jane Fonda
    • Narrated By Jane Fonda
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    She is one of the most recognizable women of our time. America knows Jane Fonda as an actress and an activist, a feminist and a wife, a workout guru and a role model. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, Fonda reveals that she is so much more. From her youth among Hollywood's elite and her early film career to the challenges and triumphs of her life today, Jane Fonda reveals intimate details and universal truths.

    D says: "An Honest Look at One's Life"
    "Jane Fonda: Truth Teller"
    Overall

    I became entranced with this book. I laughed and cried and witnessed a person giving a straight story of her highly varied life. I am so grateful to Jane for being so frank about her life experiences. Her openness while being involved in becoming a person that she likes and feels comfortable with is a fine example for many of us..
    Many parts of this book tease me to believe I would like to see the participants respond. Her three husbands would have views of her that would supplement in some way an understanding of Jane. Several others have inspiring presence. One other topic that has eluded me in life is why people don?t match up for the long hall-that is part of her story..

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Pulp Physics: Astronomy: Humankind in Space and Time

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Dr. Richard Berendzen
    • Narrated By Richard Berendzen
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (34)

    In this unscripted recording, renowned astrophysicist Dr. Richard Berendzen takes you on a journey through space and time that is captivating from the moment he begins to speak. Enjoy the best of both worlds: an expert's knowledge in a user-friendly format!

    Dell says: "Pulp Physics is insightful history"
    "Pulp Physics is insightful history"
    Overall

    This book has fascinating insights into many historical situations of physics. It carries its message in simple conversational style. It is almost complete to the present day. It's omission is the acceleration of expansion of the galaxies. I am a 30 year teacher of college physics, now retired. I believe anyone from highschool to graduate school would be well served in understanding the progress of science by reading this book(or listening). The coverage is broad, but he has wonderful treatements of Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and cosmology in general. I recommend this book without reservation.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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