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Aleia Kim

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  • 7 reviews
  • 23 ratings
  • 34 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2018
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  • Planetfall

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Emma Newman
    • Narrated By Emma Newman
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (323)

    More than 20 years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided alone. Ren has worked hard as the colony's 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment - and harboring a devastating secret.

    Townsend says: "You want different? Here it is!"
    "Mesmerizing setting, irritatingly human narrator"
    Overall
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    The world Ms. Newman portrays is breathtaking and engaging and gripping; it is beautifully envisioned and thoroughly developed. Pace, however is irritating due to her narrator's drawn out self reflection and annoying tendency to hide major plot points too obviously from the reader.

    Emma Newman's delivery of her own work is beautiful though, and vividly breathes life into the internal dialogue of Renata.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Artemis

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By Rosario Dawson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46206)
    Performance
    (43152)
    Story
    (43015)

    Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

    will says: "A ferrari with no motor"
    "Could not remove headphones"
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    I have recommended the audiobook to everyone in my life, and picked up a hard copy for those behind the times. Rosario Dawson should receive awards for her performance in this book, she breathed palpable life into an incredibly diverse array of characters flawlessly. The whole book keeps you on your toes, at the edge of your seat. It was well written, scientifically accurate, and thrilling to listen to. I'm awed and delighted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
    • Narrated By Douglas Carlton Abrams, full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6113)
    Performance
    (5408)
    Story
    (5369)

    The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

    Dr. Pepper says: "A Perspective and Life Changing Book"
    "Breathtaking"
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    Even just listening was joyous, and the notions put forth in this book had a pervasive tendency to improve all other aspects of my life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated By Tom Perkins
    Overall
    (442)
    Performance
    (387)
    Story
    (386)

    What is human consciousness, and how is it possible? This question fascinates thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. From Bacteria to Bach and Back is Daniel C. Dennett's brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture.

    Mark says: "How come there is a 'me'?"
    "Showboats writing style, then muses on the mind"
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    This book was a struggle to finish, since Dennet seemed to me to talk himself in circles gratuitously, if only to wind up (too late) at a pretty way of summarizing an argument that could be presented far more concisely.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Three-Body Problem

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Cixin Liu
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7625)
    Performance
    (6955)
    Story
    (6958)

    Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

    Josh says: "They create a computer using a 30 million man Army"
    "Phenomenal Scope; Breathtakingly told"
    Overall
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    It blew my mind in content. Then awed me in presentation. It revolutionized my concept of space time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Trevor Noah
    • Narrated By Trevor Noah
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70496)
    Performance
    (65455)
    Story
    (65149)

    One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

    Marilyn Armstrong says: "Great book and perfect narration"
    "Unprecedented! Flawless!"
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    Trevor Noah has lived a seemingly impossible life, yet he presents the incredible stories of his childhood with the humor, intimacy and humanity with which he's captivated audiences the world over. While the poignancy of the story, I'm sure, comes across in print, there is no better way to enjoy it than narrated by the author himself. I am moved, I am inspired, I am uplifted. It is a deficiency on Audible's part that I am limited to awarding this masterwork 5 stars.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lexicon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Max Barry
    • Narrated By Heather Corrigan, Zach Appelman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2353)
    Performance
    (2139)
    Story
    (2147)

    At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren't taught history, geography, or mathematics - at least not in the usual ways. Instead, they are taught to persuade. Here the art of coercion has been raised to a science. Students harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as "poets": adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.

    Tango says: "Fasten your seat belt..."
    "Sublime"
    Overall
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    Story

    Both narrators breathed life into characters so real that you could step into them like your favorite shoes. In his trademark dry style, Max Barry confronts complex political, social, and emotional concepts with wit, humor, and poignant ethos. Fall in love with your new favorite book: this was more worth the read than anything else I've picked up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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