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Julie

These books are great when driving alone and waiting in doctors' offices, etc.

Columbia Falls, MT, United States

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  • Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Michio Kaku
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (794)
    Performance
    (524)
    Story
    (522)

    In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over 300 of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of revolutionary developments taking place....

    Gordon Lamb says: "Interesting Content, Irritating Reader"
    "Great way to learn about technical news."
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    Would you listen to Physics of the Future again? Why?

    Yes. Lots to remember and try to work towards.


    What other book might you compare Physics of the Future to and why?

    Einstein - alot of futuristic thinking in both books.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    A little less time on individualist effects of future technology.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Can't answer this.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30631)
    Performance
    (23681)
    Story
    (23869)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Addictive Series"
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    What did you love best about Catching Fire?

    First part just makes you thirsty for the second part.


    What other book might you compare Catching Fire to and why?

    Hunger Games. Part of the series I'm addicted to.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


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

    I was listening while typing at work and what a rememberence when I gasped out loud when Katniss and Peeta were watching Haymitch's old game and had to walk and hold his intenstines in at the same time. How can anyone forget?


    Any additional comments?

    Does this remind of of Three Dog Nights' song

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Einstein: His Life and Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3953)
    Performance
    (1870)
    Story
    (1883)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

    Henrik says: "Surprise: Two books in one!"
    "All parts are rated to me pretty much the same."
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    What made the experience of listening to Einstein the most enjoyable?

    Personal as well as technical history.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Einstein - he is the most interesting character and I like his ideals as well as admire his determination and what he's done for us. He's not only helped us advance technically more than anyone else, but politically and socially as well.


    Which character – as performed by Edward Herrmann – was your favorite?

    Einstein.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Can't answer this.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Ann Patchett
    Overall
    (3092)
    Performance
    (2559)
    Story
    (2574)

    We are excited to present our members with a gift that is truly unique: an original essay, available exclusively here at Audible, written and voiced by best-selling author – and fellow listener – Ann Patchett. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a very real love story, and one that is much more about the journey than the destination.

    Lee says: "Was this our holiday present?"
    "Good advice made fun."
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    What did you love best about This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage?

    How she learned how to be happy in love and marriage even though she had no base of experience to draw from.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage?

    When she showed us how important marriage really is.


    What does Ann Patchett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Probably some subtle emotions I might not have picked up on without the voice tones.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Can't answer this.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book! Thanks for sharing it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Geoff Colvin
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2179)
    Performance
    (1252)
    Story
    (1259)

    One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a cover story called "What It Takes to Be Great." Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field - from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch - are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades.

    Sasha L. Stowers says: "An Even-Handed Look At Talent"
    "Great Self-Help Information"
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    If you could sum up Talent Is Overrated in three words, what would they be?

    Learn and/or reinforce basic beliefs in how to become a better person each day. Gives us information to reflect on what an individual really believes good and great performance comes from.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Geoff Colvin? Why or why not?

    Yes. Very thorough and lends practicality to philosophies presented.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The three classes of musicians.


    What did you learn from Talent Is Overrated that you would use in your daily life?

    Practice is important so pick the practice I most enjoy doing.


    Any additional comments?

    As everything, I believe talent comes from God, but we are given the opportunity to excel through our own endevours such as practicing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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