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  • Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Janet Reitman
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1043)
    Performance
    (864)
    Story
    (874)

    Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world's fastest-growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of "volunteer ministers" offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels of government to further its goals.

    Matt says: "My cup of tea."
    "Boring"
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    Story

    I'm sorry but this book is so boring I can't even finish it. I normally will finish any book to make sure I'm not missing something but I just don't care enough about the people in the book to continue. By the time I got to part 2 I completely lost interest in the subject.

    2 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated By David Kirkpatrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (511)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (202)

    In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

    Kenneth says: "Great history, poor analysis. TERRIBLE recording."
    "Great story bad sound effects"
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    How could the performance have been better?

    Breathe in through the nose. Those huge mouth inhalations are picked up by the mic and are very annoying.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great story and goes by quickly. It's hard to put down and it's very interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neverwhere

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5730)
    Performance
    (2540)
    Story
    (2560)

    Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but shrewish fiancée. Then one night he stumbles upon a girl lying on the sidewalk, bleeding. He stops to help her, and his life is changed forever. Soon he finds himself living in a London most people would never have dreamed of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels. It is a world that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations.

    Thomas says: "Neverwhere is Great"
    "Brilliant as always"
    Overall

    I hated getting out of my car when I listened to this book. I commute 2 hours a day so these audio books help pass the time. Neil Gaiman creates the most amazing worlds and characters. I will listen to this many more times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated By Annie Jacobsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1398)
    Performance
    (967)
    Story
    (975)

    Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.

    A User says: "Reality, always more interesting than fiction."
    "Not bad but needs more editing"
    Overall

    The book is interesting but is disorganized and has many mistakes. The timeline is all over the place and gets confusing. She said Mohamed Atta was killed in a 2002 Predator drone strike in Yemen in 2002. Mohamed Atta was killed on 9/11/2001 flying a plane into the world trade center. She also referred to him as Al Qaeda's number 3 in charge which he was not. I think she meant that Abu Ali al-Harithi was killed in Yemen by the Predator drone in 2002. Anyway, it is a compelling book but more editing is needed to correct mistakes. Just goes to show you can't believe everything you read. Not sure I believe the Roswell story either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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