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Daniel

Lighthouse Point, FL, USA

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  • Science Matters: Achieving Science Literacy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert M. Hazen, James Trefil
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (86)

    These 18 lucid essays on chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy and biology will help listeners comprehend today's science news.

    Joshua says: "Everything I thought I knew, brilliantly told."
    "Wow!"
    Overall

    You won't believe how interesting science is until you're introduced to it by the likes of Trefil and Hazen! If you want to inspire someone in the area of the sciences, or even of the great potential and value of learning and education, convince them to just give this a try! You'll be doing them a real favor.

    I've given away 4-5 copies of the book and everyone has been surprised by how much they like it. I have both the audio and paperback for myself.

    The narration fits the book perfectly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pursuit of Honor: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2701)
    Performance
    (1334)
    Story
    (1335)

    The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.

    Jason J Preston says: "Another Outstandung Vince Flynn Book"
    "Disappointed"
    Overall

    This is the first time I've been disappointed with this series. It seemed a bit too much of a rehash and actually a bit boring.

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6243)
    Performance
    (2107)
    Story
    (2114)

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    Corby says: "Very informative, fun to listen to"
    "Outstanding!"
    Overall

    Could easily be the best book you've read in a long time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Brooks
    • Narrated By James Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1535)
    Performance
    (651)
    Story
    (656)

    Science starts to get interesting when things don't make sense. Science's best-kept secret is that there are experimental results and reliable data that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. If history is any precedent, we should look to today's inexplicable results to forecast the future of science. Michael Brooks heads to the scientific frontier to meet 13 modern-day anomalies and discover tomorrow's breakthroughs.

    Stephen says: "10 interesting chapters-read epiloge first"
    "Excellent!"
    Overall

    You won't want to put it down.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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