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Paul

Washington, UT, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • 217 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (657)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (301)

    The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the 19th century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the 20th. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with 20 crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.

    Kimberly says: "Good book, poor editing ..."
    "Excellent book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Would definitely recommend to those who enjoy historical fiction or stories of survival.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I learned a lot from this book and I felt as if I where on the ships myself. Other books that I enjoyed that are similar are


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Healthy at 100

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Robbins
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    Why do some people age in failing health and sadness, while others grow old with vitality and joy? In this revolutionary audiobook, best-selling author John Robbins presents us with a bold new paradigm of aging, showing us how we can increase not only our lifespan but also our health span.

    B. Humphrey says: "Informative and hopeful"
    "Changed my life"
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    If you could sum up Healthy at 100 in three words, what would they be?

    Live like an Okinawan. This book shows you how to live like the healthiest people in the world (and shocker it's not Americans). It's a great look at different cultures and how our health is tied to what we eat and how we live.


    What other book might you compare Healthy at 100 to and why?

    The China study and The Food Revolution are two other great books to read with a similar theme.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the best book I have ever read. It has changed the way I eat, exercise, and live. I am stronger, faster, and healthier than I have ever been. It may not have that dramatic of an impact on everyone but it should make you rethink everything you put in your mouth from now on.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7096)
    Performance
    (3459)
    Story
    (3464)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Intelligent storytelling"
    Overall

    I loved this book. It is like "The Road" and "I am Legend" combined. I did not want it to end and I certainly hope there is a sequel. There is a lot of cursing and bloodshed in the book so if that offends you may want to stay away. If you want more action and less story development you could go for the abridged version. However, I would not miss this one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • American Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5308)
    Performance
    (2183)
    Story
    (2196)

    For the three years Shadow spent in prison, all he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.

    Joseph says: "Amazing, powerful book about America."
    "Bad language and sex"
    Overall

    I purchased Neverwhere and really enjoyed it. So I decided to try American Gods. I stopped listening about 6 hours in. I was sick of listening to the F word every 5 seconds. I also don't like hearing about prostitutes and gay sex (in graphic detail). I'm no prude, but give me a break. I wish Audible would at least warn people with a graphic language and sex label. Loved Neverwhere. Hated American Gods.

    27 of 95 people found this review helpful

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