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Brian

Tupelo, MS, USA | Member Since 2002

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  • Car Talk, 1-Month Subscription

    • NONE (1 hr)
    • By Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
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    One of NPR's most popular programs, Car Talk lets listeners (2.3 million of them) call in with their car woes while the hosts dish out their wit and know-how. At the end of each hour, 2 of 2 things are guaranteed to happen: you'll learn something about your motor vehicle and you'll have a belly laugh. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    Alex says: "Whoo hoo! It's CD burnable."
    "Great Show!"
    Overall

    You want a fun show to listen to while passing some time? Car Talk is it. Even if you aren't interested in cars or car repair, this entertaining show is sure make you laugh. You'll want more. Keep up the great work guys!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Brooks
    • Narrated By James Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1647)
    Performance
    (743)
    Story
    (748)

    Science starts to get interesting when things don't make sense. Science's best-kept secret is that there are experimental results and reliable data that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. If history is any precedent, we should look to today's inexplicable results to forecast the future of science. Michael Brooks heads to the scientific frontier to meet 13 modern-day anomalies and discover tomorrow's breakthroughs.

    Stephen says: "10 interesting chapters-read epiloge first"
    "Buying This Book Doesn't Make Sense"
    Overall

    I wish I had researched this book just a little bit before impulse buying it - then I would not have bought it at all. Part way through listening, something just wasn't sitting well with me in the way the author was treating some of 13 topics. Some things just didn't sound right to me, or like the author must be veering away from mainstream science into fringe ideas. Then with the section on homeopathy came the realization that I couldn't trust anything in the book. Homeopathy is pure bunk, with zero possible way it could ever work, period. In my opinion, it seems that at least some of these topics were made to seem more mysterious than they do in real life through the selective omission of relevant data. Data which would have shown that the topics make more sense than would have justified having them in a book with this title; or even show them to be patently false as with homeopathy. A few of the topics I enjoyed, but by the end the author had simply lost my trust in what he was saying.

    15 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25597)
    Performance
    (19441)
    Story
    (19511)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Excellent Saga!"
    Overall

    This is the best fantasy series I've ever read/heard. It is just as big and bold as Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series, but much easier to keep up with characters and what is going on in various locations. As others have mentioned, this is not a tale for children - it is very vulgar & very violent. But in my opinion it just makes the story more realistic. I have listened to the first three stories in this saga, and don't have any real problem with the reader. I can understand him fine, and he does a decent job with the different character voices. 5 stars for this audiobook and the series as a whole (so far anyway!).

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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