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Julie

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  • Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Michio Kaku
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1045)
    Performance
    (581)
    Story
    (574)

    In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, best-selling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own.

    Robert says: "Don't be afraid"
    "Expand your mind"
    Overall

    I highly recommend this audiobook for anyone who likes to contemplate mind-bending concepts and enjoys pushing the boundaries of physics. There is a fair amount of philosophy and investigating how science approaches the problem of "the meaning of life". I will have to listen to this again just to absorb all the awesome and wild ideas introduced, all backed up with cutting-edge science.
    Also, this narrator was one of the best out of the several audiobooks I have downloaded from audible. If only all narrators had his clear, articulate voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Barbara Demick
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (1602)
    Performance
    (1012)
    Story
    (1017)

    Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years - a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung and the unchallenged rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Taking us into a landscape never before seen, Demick brings to life what it means to be an average Korean citizen, living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.

    Gohar says: "The man who wants to be GOD"
    "A must-read for understanding North Korea"
    Overall

    I came away from this book with a greater understanding of North Korea and a deep emotional attachment to the real people interviewed after hearing about their lives in an oppressive regime. The author gives vivid descriptions - often to the finest, most poignant detail - of barren lives and the courageous people who dared to leave. She follows a few separate people from their lives in North Korea through their defection and on to their new lives in South Korea. Truly amazing journalism and highly recommended for anyone who is curious about what goes on in the last communist dictatorship on the planet.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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