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  • Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2500)
    Performance
    (1829)
    Story
    (1857)

    For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

    Alexander T. McMahon says: "The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic"
    "Great book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Foundation to be better than the print version?

    definitely yes... not only the convenience of being able to "read" while you work out, or are doing something else, but the thrill of the actors interpreting the different characters its amazing


    What did you like best about this story?

    i love how the most wise people in all the mini-stories never prefer to use violence as means of getting what they want


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    never, sorry


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

    When seldon appeared for the first time and told them that the encyclopedia was just like a decoy... so the foundation could escape from the damnation of the empire.


    Any additional comments?

    it's isaac assimov... :) if it has his name on it... it's almost like a quality seal

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2514)
    Performance
    (1667)
    Story
    (1668)

    Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

    Paul Krasner says: "Spectacular!"
    "Perfect chronology"
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    Where does The Emperor of All Maladies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is definitely in the top 10 science books


    What does Stephen Hoye bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The perfect balance between describing the scientific progress in the cancer field, the social and political movements that emerged because of this disease, and an emotional touch that keeps you very into the reading.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried a little bit, but was in awe about getting to know the detailed story of cancer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1695)
    Performance
    (1535)
    Story
    (1534)

    From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world.

    Paul says: "More memoir than theology"
    "Libertarians will love it"
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    If you could sum up God, No! in three words, what would they be?

    True, funny, honest


    Would you recommend God, No! to your friends? Why or why not?

    definitely, I love how he is so politically incorrect and does not give a f...ck about offending people by saying how he thinks and why


    What about Penn Jillette’s performance did you like?

    he is a comedian... FCKN AWESOME


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed basically from start to end... although there was one or two times that left me with a "knot in my throat" ( spanish way to say when you are repressing the urge to cry)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • There Is No God: A 'This I Believe' Essay

    • UNABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Penn Jillette explains his absolute atheism and why it makes him hopeful and optimistic.

    Tom Barnett says: "Too Much Intro"
    "He is the man"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    definitely well spend... penn has very strong views and is not afraid of telling them out loud, he is VERY smart, very funny and this combines into a very powerful way of delivering a message


    If you’ve listened to books by Penn Jillette before, how does this one compare?

    this is a short essay in my opinion, i prefer his god, no!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27983)
    Performance
    (21750)
    Story
    (21962)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Very nice final book"
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    Would you listen to Mockingjay again? Why?

    sure, it was a very entertaining story, and whenever i have time i will listen to the 3 books again


    What did you like best about this story?

    i liked that katniss (or however it was spelled... remember... audiobook) killed the other lady instead of snow (sorry, i don't remember the names right now)


    Have you listened to any of Carolyn McCormick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    only the hunger game series


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

    don't remember very well specifically from this book, i heard them one after another, so I would have to say the epilogue :) i loved the bittersweet ending


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gary Taubes
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (1831)
    Performance
    (1164)
    Story
    (1153)

    Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

    Igor N. says: "Are you looking for an attachement for the book?"
    "NOT just for fat people"
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    Where does Why We Get Fat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was recommended by a friend of mine when I wanted to lose some weight. I've always been a skeptic, so I thought all diets were.... essentially BS... I love science, and I look forward to read his other book when i have time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Why We Get Fat?

    When he said that LDL's might not be as bad as we think


    What about Mike Chamberlain’s performance did you like?

    it was very good, i cannot complain about anything. Good job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted, but I don't have the attention span required to do that, I have to go jogging, biking or something else.


    Any additional comments?

    Follow up on more of these things! Hyperlipedemias, bp, etc... please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael J. Sandel
    • Narrated By Michael J. Sandel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (154)

    What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? These questions are at the core of our public life today - and at the heart of Justice, in which Michael J. Sandel shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us to make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well.

    Amazon Customer says: "A very worthwhile book"
    "How I started to love philosophy"
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    Would you listen to Justice again? Why?

    definitely, It is so full of context, and so well narrated that made me enjoy every minute of it. Besides, it does not "fool around" (without offense to other philosophers, this is mainly because of my problem concentrating for longer periods) and gets to the main points, analyzes several opinions and most of the times leaves it up to you to make up your mind and start thinking.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The way it is organized... it is not chronollogically... i think sandell was a genius when using different situations and dilemmas to introduce the listeners to the different stands on political and moral philosophy. He does not go very deep into each one of them, but gives you just the right amount to let you on your own if you feel like it.


    What about Michael J. Sandel’s performance did you like?

    Excellent... clear, passionate, and very good overall...


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not exactly extreme like those emotional responses... (i am not good at expressiong my emotions) BUT it was not few times when I was left in awe because of these new ideas that i had never thought of... or that, even though I had, I could not put them into words... to know that there are (and were) people thinking about these big and important ideas made me very very happy... I felt like a little child when I learned something new and ran to my girlfriend to tell her about so we could speak a little better now (she is far better educated than me and sometimes i felt bad about not understanding what she was saying)


    Any additional comments?

    to mr sandell...

    Please write more books like this... only getting to understand the intuition and a general idea about what philosophy does for humanity, and specially with the talent you have to transmit that knowledge, i guess only then will the lay people like me start to appreciate it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6127)
    Performance
    (5706)
    Story
    (5707)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Paige says: "Not his Wheal-house"
    "Very different"
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    If you could sum up Redshirts in three words, what would they be?

    Scalzi really takes you to the edge of your imagination with this story, mixing reality and fiction without problem at all. Personally it made me think of magic-realism... except here it's not magic but sci-fi :) loved it


    Which character – as performed by Wil Wheaton – was your favorite?

    Jenkins?


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "The extra's plea"


    Any additional comments?

    want more like this and YES... i'd love to see the movie

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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