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Lesli G McQuigg

Member Since 2007

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  • Time Travelers Never Die

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (142)

    When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Fearing his father may be stranded in time---or worse---Shel enlists Dave Dryden, a linguist, to accompany him on the rescue mission.

    Dave Cole says: "meh."
    "What a twister"
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    Any additional comments?

    Great narrator. I love this author. The premise of time travel is masterfully imagined and told in this book. I can't wait for Jack to write another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (879)
    Performance
    (758)
    Story
    (745)

    Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature’s most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day?

    Connie says: "Audio version is superb for us grown-ups"
    "Interesting ideas"
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    I didn't like the narration; a little too much lecture/professor. The ideas are interesting to consider. I am a believer unlike the author and therefore don't think that everything he said is fact. However, I enjoyed the explanations of scientific fact and his order of explanation was great.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Boys Adrift: Factors Driving the Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Leonard Sax
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (818)
    Performance
    (454)
    Story
    (451)

    Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. Fully one-third of men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, about a 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college. Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax presents practical solutions.

    Kirt says: "Startling, well-researched view..."
    "Stunned"
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    I was stunned to listen to the author's findings. I hope that perhaps more of our educators and parents will read/listen to this book. The idea that we have created an environment which will or has changed our future men into future milktoasts is depressing. But, the author does give us ideas for change and room to hope.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Fathom

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By John Meagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (101)

    Ex-Navy SEAL Jack Kirkland surfaces from an aborted underwater salvage mission to find the Earth burning. Solar flares have triggered a series of gargantuan natural disasters. Earthquakes and hellfire rock the globe. Air Force One has vanished from the skies with America’s president on board. Now, with the U.S. on the narrow brink of a nuclear apocalypse, Kirkland must pilot his oceangoing exploration ship, Deep Fathom, on a desperate mission miles below the ocean’s surface.

    Lesli G McQuigg says: "Fiction"
    "Fiction"
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    I liked this book because it is fiction. The obviously impossible deeds of the hero/heroes made this entertaining and a great listen. Anyone who must have a 100% factually true fictional book is looking to the wrong genre IMHO. I enjoyed this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Patrick Lee
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (198)

    The anomaly called the Breach is the government’s most carefully guarded secret. But there is another secret even less known... and far more terrifying. As the U.S. President addresses the nation fromthe Oval Office, a missile screams toward the White House. In a lightning flash, the Chief Executive is dead, his mansion in ruins, and two cryptic words are the only clue to the assassins’ motives: “See Scalar.” Now Travis Chase of the covert agency Tangent - caretakers of the Breach and all its grim wonders - have only twenty-four hours to unearth a decades-old mystery....

    Sandra says: "Sad to see the story end."
    "Deep"
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    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book. The twists in the plot kept me guessing and made the listen enjoyable. I am ready for the next book from Mr. Lee.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gregor and the Code of Claw: The Underland Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (195)

    In this suspenseful final installment in the acclaimed Underland Chronicles, Suzanne Collins unfolds the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor the Overlander, in a manner that can only be described as masterful.

    Bruce says: "They kissed. They parted. Fantasy meets Reality."
    "A new world"
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    What made the experience of listening to Gregor and the Code of Claw the most enjoyable?

    Unexpected interaction between the Underland and Overland.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a new and unexpected world to imagine.


    What about Paul Boehmer???s performance did you like?

    Great narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Although it is a book for youth, it is quite enjoyable. I love the idea of a world under our feet: Underland. The imagined interaction between the Underland and the Overland is fun. A great narrator and great author. I am looking forward to the entire series and more books from Ms. Collins.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4077)
    Performance
    (2744)
    Story
    (2780)

    In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

    Eric says: "great fantasy series"
    "Enthralling"
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    The beginning was unexpected in that you are completely immersed in the world with little introductory background (not much, if any backstory). Regardless, it forced me to pay attention to understand the interaction of the characters; a great way to trap me into a book! I am looking forward to listening to the other books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods: Underland Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (231)

    Book two left off with Gregor reading the Prophecy of Blood: a prophecy that calls for Gregor and Boots to return to the Underland to help ward off a plague. But this time, Gregor's mother refuses to let Gregor return to the Underland...until the rat Ripred assures the family that Gregor and Boots are needed only for a short meeting, which the crawlers will attend only if their "princess" Boots is present.

    A User says: "Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods"
    "Entertaining Listen"
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    This is a book for kids but was quite enjoyable. The narrator was great, the plot was sometimes intense. The writer did a great job. I am looking forward to more by Ms. Collins.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King Solomon's Mines

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By John Olson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    King Solomon’s Mines, first published in 1885, was a best-selling novel by the Victorian adventure writer H. Rider Haggard. It relates a journey into the heart of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain in search of the legendary wealth said to be concealed in the mines of the novel’s title. It is significant as the first fictional adventure novel set in Africa, and is considered the genesis of the Lost World literary genre.

    Gary Putinsky says: "The movie did not do it justice"
    "awful narration"
    Overall

    I was excited to listen to this book. The narration was so monotone with slurping, swallowing, and other similar noises that I only listened to the first 5 minutes, fast forwarded it to see if it improved and. . . It didn't. Don't get this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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