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Atlanta, GA, USA

  • 5 reviews
  • 18 ratings
  • 17 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Neil Shubin
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    To better understand the inner workings of our bodies and to trace the origins of many of today's most common diseases, we have to turn to unexpected sources: worms, flies, and even fish.

    Aryn says: "Be entertained and educated"

    -Awesome insight and evidence for evolution of human structures, organs, and molecular biology.
    -This book increased my understanding and awe of this living planet.

    -The narrator was great.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Einstein: His Life and Universe

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann

    Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk, a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate, became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane.

    Klaus says: "excellent"

    I fully recommend the abridged version. The story is concise, yet it's highly cohesive and powerful.

    The content of this book is evenly split between the science and personality of Einstein.

    Awesome narration.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Jesus Dynasty: A New Historical Investigation of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James D. Tabor
    • Narrated By James D. Tabor

    Based on a careful analysis of the earliest Christian documents and recent archaeological discoveries, The Jesus Dynasty offers a bold new interpretation of the life of Jesus and the origins of Christianity. The story is surprising, controversial, and exciting as only a long-lost history can be when it is at last recovered.

    Daniel Bice says: "Provocative book"

    -As a newcomer to the "historical" Jesus, I found this audio book hard to put down.

    -Indeed, the authors' views come from a critical yet respectful reading of the new testament gospels.

    -I thought it was well read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Steven Weinberg
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd

    Now updated with a major new afterword that incorporates the latest cosmological research, this classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the Universe began, and how we know.

    Gregory says: "Strong and Compelling Story"
    "better books out there..."

    -Indeed, the first part was pretty good. But by the last third, he seemed to be in a rush to pour out the information.

    -Indeed, familiarity with this subject is required to fully enjoy this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Life Decoded: My Genome - My Life

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By J. Craig Venter
    • Narrated By Dick Hill

    Growing up in California, J. Craig Venter didn't appear to have much of a future. An unremarkable student, he nearly flunked out of high school. After being drafted into the army, he enlisted in the Navy and went to Vietnam, where the life-and-death struggles he encountered as a medic piqued his interest in science and medicine. After pursuing his advanced degrees, Venter quickly established himself as a brilliant and outspoken scientist.

    Roy says: "Take it with a Grain of Salt"

    -The storyline is classic: a horrifying vietnam experience motivates Venter to "live life to its fullest". Provides great insight into the personal motivations of a world class scientist.

    - Good balance of the "tabloid politics" with the hardcore science of sequencing the human genome. Note, prior genetics knowledge is not required, but it will definitely enrich the experience.

    -Also, I thought the Narration was excellent.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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