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June

Los Alamos, NM, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Narrated By Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (154)

    Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the 20th century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits.

    Tom Miller says: "Richard Feynman's Science"
    "Above My Head"
    Overall

    I live in Los Alamos, so always like to listen to books about the lives of the brilliant scientists who lived and worked here during the Manhattan Project. This book, however, is more appropriate for a physicist. I think it would be fascinating for anyone in that field. It was interesting to try to fathom Feynman's unbelievable brilliance and the book accomplished that by leaving me in the dust!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18193)
    Performance
    (16228)
    Story
    (16282)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "OK, but not my cup of tea"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    No. The story was interesting, but I found it a bit "over the top."


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Lots of projection.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Don't remember that I had one.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction. Just, "Really?"


    Any additional comments?

    Not my type of story. Interesting enough, but not a page-turner for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forged: Writing in the Name of God - Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (308)

    It is often said, even by critical scholars who should know better, that “writing in the name of another” was widely accepted in antiquity. But New York Times bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman dares to call it what it was: literary forgery, a practice that was as scandalous then as itis today. In Forged, Ehrman’s fresh and original research takes readers back to the ancient world, where forgeries were used as weapons by unknown authors to fend off attacks to their faith and establish their church.

    Robert says: "Good Info"
    "Interesting"
    Overall

    Interesting subject matter, but not my cup of tea. I do not have a strong enough background in Biblical teachings to absorb all of the information in this book.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated By Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    Overall
    (693)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (289)

    Out of nowhere, like a fresh breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe, comes Byron Katie and what she calls "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now, in Loving What Is, you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

    Heather says: "simply amazing"
    "Interesting Concepts"
    Overall

    I agree with many of the concepts that Ms. Katie presents. I think, however, that "The Work" would be almost impossible without help from a therapist. Very interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Columbine

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dave Cullen
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1847)
    Performance
    (872)
    Story
    (882)

    Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest - and most socially and historically important - shooting tragedies of the 20th century.

    Book reader says: "Truth and heartache"
    "Riveting"
    Overall

    An absolutely spellbinding book. The author does an incredible job of weaving all of the threads of this tragedy into an understandable, but frightening account. Highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4787)
    Performance
    (2527)
    Story
    (2571)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "Not a runner, but..."
    Overall

    I am not a runner, but married to a marathoner. Bought him the hardcopy book and got intrigued reading the 1st few pages. Bought the audio version for myself and found it fascinating. It covers such a wide variety of running subjects. Have several friends who have run the Leadville 100, so found that subject expecially interesting. A must for runners--and their faithful supporters!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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