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James

Neptune City, NJ, United States

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  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jon Stewart
    • Narrated By Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, and others
    Overall
    (1931)
    Performance
    (988)
    Story
    (986)

    Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science, and culture - all in a lavishly produced audiobook.

    Lee says: "Good book, not great. But let me explain."
    "Fun Waste of Time"
    Overall

    It's a good audiobook for a road trip where you are not really paying attention but there are a few laughs that are worth it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Brave New World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2797)
    Performance
    (2034)
    Story
    (2055)

    When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Jefferson says: "“Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”"
    "Classic for a reason"
    Overall

    Scary how timeless this book is. I read it in high school and really didn't give it much thought but now as an adult who is aware to the outside world this book will scare the pants off of you. It would not take the society to many steps to get to where they are in the book (I guess that is the genius of it). Great book, a classic for a reason and worth your time. I strongly reccomend giving it a listen even if you read it years ago as I did.
    Oh and I am not some conspiracy theorist nut job either, just in case I came across that way.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Deception Point: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3028)
    Performance
    (1028)
    Story
    (1034)

    When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

    Mark says: "Some people are too picky -- This is a must"
    "Good way to kill time"
    Overall

    Not believable, that being said it is really an action packed book and kept my attention until the very end! Basically it is the audiobook version of an Action Movie, little real content but big events and entertaining scenarios. It kept me entertained for the time it took to listen to the whole thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18266)
    Performance
    (8431)
    Story
    (8468)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "Not as Good as the 1st but better than the 2nd"
    Overall

    I liked this book a lot. Although there is an overwelming amount of back story in the beginning but get through that first few hours and it is worth it. I did not see this coming but now can't imagine the trilogy ending any other way. I am disapointed that there will be nothing else from this writer, R.I.P. Stieg!

    p.s. Just watched the movies and 1 and 2 are great but this one cut out too much and was boring. Just warning you all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9138)
    Performance
    (3361)
    Story
    (3439)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Frank says: "Not his best"
    "The Same old thing"
    Overall

    Although Dan Brown always tells an exciting story it seems like he is just following a formula that we have seen in everyone of his books so far. It is a fun story but there is no suspension of disbelief. There is no way that any of this would happen. A better book by him is Deception Point but agiain that is more of the same but it speaks more to my realm of interest which is science and political tactics. So to sum up it is entertaining and long, so you get your moneys worth but if you didn't like Angels and Demons or the Davinci Code than don't bother because it is the same story different place.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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