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  • War and Remembrance

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (1774)
    Performance
    (1494)
    Story
    (1481)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    aaron says: "What can I say that hasn't already been said??"
    "An Epic"
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    What made the experience of listening to War and Remembrance the most enjoyable?

    Although I read many books about WW2 and I thought that I was well informed When I finished these 2 books I realized how much more I did not know, I could not stop listening to these two books for 5-6 weeks.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it! Narrator is perfect.


    If you could rename War and Remembrance, what would you call it?

    War and Peace


    Any additional comments?

    Same comments apply for Winds of war

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Diamond Age

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Jennifer Wiltsie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3107)
    Performance
    (1160)
    Story
    (1175)

    Neal Stephenson, "the hottest science fiction writer in America", takes science fiction to dazzling new levels. The Diamond Age is a stunning tale; set in 21st-century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens what a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life, and the entire future of humanity, is about to be decoded and reprogrammed.

    Tango says: "The rock could use a bit more polishing"
    "too much fantasy"
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    not worth it for a serious reader. waste of time and gaining nothing pretty much.

    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
    (858)
    Performance
    (742)
    Story
    (730)

    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"
    "Don’t bother"
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    If you know the very basics of Physics. what a waste of $ or credits

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Conor Grennan
    • Narrated By Conor Grennan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (492)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (348)

    In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children.

    Angela says: "Amazing experience + Inspiring tale"
    "I wish I coud give it ten stars..."
    Overall

    I wish I coud give it ten stars...This explains all. Very emotional at some parts , crying or laughing .

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Selling Out: Quantum Gravity, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Justina Robson
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (38)

    Book two of the Quantum Gravity series sees Lila Black drawn into the intoxicatingly dangerous demon realm. Capricious, in love with beauty, demons are best left to themselves. This is not easy when they can't resist tampering with humans.

    nikolas says: "The title is deceiving"
    "The title is deceiving"
    Overall

    I like quantum talk but there is no quantum talk in this book. Unless it was further down in the book. But I could not finish it. A nonsense blah blah blah book…. Don’t waste your credits

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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