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Ed

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  • The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Graham Farmelo
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (170)

    Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, the most revolutionary theory of the past century, his contributions had a unique insight, eloquence, clarity, and mathematical power. His prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics.

    Mark says: "Excellent, well written and narrated biography"
    "Wonderful"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a comprehensive discussion of the life and works of the great man, Paul Dirac. The author does an excellent job at painting a picture, and I could see, in my mind's eye, every scene.
    The narrator is engaging, and I was hooked on every word. I only wish I could find another biography on a physicist of this era, done this well.
    Bravo, I only depressed its over.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I felt like I was there as these events took place. Very engaging.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're looking to learn field theory, or relativistic quantum mechanics, well then this is not for you. If you want to spend some time learning about one of physics most interesting characters, and empathize with him...then enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Daniel Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2380)
    Performance
    (2192)
    Story
    (2193)

    Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.

    J. Whitney says: "Easily the best Star Wars audio production"
    "Darth Sideshow Bob"
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    Listening to the audiobook, I found it amusing that the title character sometimes sounded like, and had behaviors reminiscent of, The Simpsons character Sideshow Bob.

    I do not say that in a derogatory way. It actually made the book more entertaining and enjoyable. Not to mention that the physical appearance of the title character on the cover is, also, reminiscent of the Simpsons character.

    The performance was wonderful, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved this backstory, And how it puts the new trilogy (episodes 12 and three) in context.

    The only criticism I have, is that of a few lines squeezed in here or there, that were put there in order to justify statements made in the movies. I feel that they were unnecessary, and distracting. However, there is only three or four of these throughout the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (900)
    Performance
    (797)
    Story
    (798)

    Luke Skywalker's game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he's a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there's no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot--and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there's no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause.

    Amazon Customer says: "Adventurers with Daddy Issues"
    "Like watching the movies"
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    I lived the performance, the sound effects and the music. This was an interesting character study of Luke Skywalker in between episodes 4 and 5. I found it enjoyable.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: A Renowned Neurologist Explains the Mystery and Drama of Brain Disease

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Brian David Burrell, Dr. Allan H. Ropper
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease? Dr. Ropper and his colleague answer these questions by taking the listener into a rarified world where lives and minds hang in the balance.

    Ed says: "Best popular neurology book."
    "Best popular neurology book."
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    This is by far the best popular audio book on Neurology I have to date purchased. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in the subject.The writing style is excellentand extremely engaging.The narrator does a wonderful job. Truly a great experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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