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sona

Pearl River, NY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Malcom Potts, Thomas Hayden
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (67)

    Human beings have been battling one another since time immemorial. But why war and terrorism? Why are men almost always the killers, and why are war and sex so inextricably linked? Why do we kill members of our own species intentionally, when few other animals do so?

    Craig Campbell says: "New Perspective"
    "Examining the demons"
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    I came to this book with many searing questions of my own, particularly concerning the evil men perpetrate on women. Malcolm Potts & Thomas Hayden make a clear case for the existence of such unnecessary brutality in our day, neither excusing it nor making men out to be devils. When such acts are aired out in the clarity of evolution and genetics, as well as the human psyche, the male gender gets a second chance at being understood while not being let off such behavior. The authors also make a commendable effort to picture the world led by a feminine hand, and the stability and hope that lies therein. An engaging read recommended for all, including school-age discussion.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7988)
    Performance
    (7321)
    Story
    (7348)

    Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

    Pi says: "Jarring change in Dotrice's performance"
    "????? have we stumbled upon a different series?"
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    into chapter 2 and completely lost. other than Katlin's (ghost?), there are virtually no familiar names here, and the tsunami of new names/characters and poetic prose of religious meditations is sending me to reconsider following this series.
    What happened to the storyline? yes a ton of lead characters were killed off last book, but who in the seven hells are all these new people, and what are they suddenly doing here?
    Author could do a lot more good by picking up the threads of previous characters, and introducing us more slowly to this new cast. did the publishers forget to guide him?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Man in the High Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (257)

    It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. It's all because, some 20 years earlier, the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

    Julie W. Capell says: "Meta before meta was cool"
    "what a snore"
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    author managed to turn a perfectly scintillating title into a dead-boring morass of nothingness, focusing on the unedifying daily minutae of faceless characters, a confusing and much too much read-between-the-lines script leaves the listener lost & uninterested.
    If you've finished reading the phone book and manuals in the house when sleepless, then this may be the one for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Vaillant
    • Narrated By John Vaillant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (127)

    It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks aren’t random: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again.

    Richard says: "Very well written and a must for Big Cat fans"
    "Excellent story, excellent performance"
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    Not all authors should read their books out loud, but John Vaillant is not one of these. His narration, including representing his characters' mannerisms is spot on. I was not expecting as gripping a story, and certainly not the finely strung and explosive climax. This is a book for all ages and one all should read. It will make a tiger supporter out of all of us!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Running Man

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (159)

    The year is 2025. The Running Man is America's favorite television game show. Ben Richards is the program's latest contestant-and the Hunters' latest target in a rigged game of death.

    Michael says: "Make sure you skip the first chapter"
    "Stephen King losing his touch?"
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    Okay-ish futuristic tale. Can always tell it's written by a man when encountering the rather distasteful and gratuitous sexual references (are they really necessary?). Rather dark & grim otherwise. Probably fittingly for the setting. But perhaps unrelentingly so. Could use some relief along the way. Nice depiction of an unregulated spiral of the free market into stratifying society and the 'otherness' it creates between classes. Makes a good read to give to a supporter of the wealthy classes to give them an inkling of what they're shaping the world into.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Alas, Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Pat Frank
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3848)
    Performance
    (2827)
    Story
    (2830)

    This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

    Evelyn says: "Excellent listen"
    "rednecks listen up"
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    This story's for you, from the monotonous, grinding narration to the slow pace, litany of minutia on gun descriptions etcetera and the protagonist's boring life and outlook. Waste of my money and can't understand how it got promoted, let alone narrated. Very dissapointing.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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