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  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5988)
    Performance
    (5291)
    Story
    (5293)

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

    Patti says: "Nothing of Substance New"
    "Very interesting history lesson."
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    If you could sum up Killing Kennedy in three words, what would they be?

    Good history lesson. I learned a lot about the issues of the times and things going on in the Kennedy White House.


    What other book might you compare Killing Kennedy to and why?

    Killing Lincoln for obvious reasons.


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    He was OK though it sound like he is droning on at times.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    You definitely want to keep listening.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Mike Massimino
    • Narrated By Mike Massimino
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2302)
    Performance
    (2172)
    Story
    (2168)

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you're about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind's chance to unlock the universe's secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit.

    Joy Woller says: "Likable guy, great storyteller"
    "Mass is Awesome! I loved this book!!"
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    The story of Mike Massimino as told by Mike Massimino. Fantastic!!

    This hit home a little for me as I too was a kid from Long Island in the 70's that wanted to be an astronaut. However, the flame died in me never to be rekindled. Listening to Mike's journey is both fun and entertaining. Something my son needs to listen to. A great example of how a persons' shear determination can help them attain many a lofty goal.

    As for Mike reading his own book, it wouldn't have been half as much fun to listen to had someone else read it. Mike lived this story, he is obviously a very entertaining person, so who better to tell it.

    This is a must listen for anyone who even remotely has an interest in space or the space program.

    Thanks, Mike, for allowing us to come along for the ride.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
    • Narrated By Brian Kilmeade
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (502)
    Story
    (495)

    When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony. Capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task - New Orleans was far away from Washington, out of sight and out of mind for the politicians. What the British didn't count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson.

    Suz says: "This was new to me War 1812"
    "Another Great Kilmeade Book. Always Informative."
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    Kilmeade does a great job of researching small segments of American History and presenting them in a way that keeps you wanting to hear more. He tells it like a story that you want to hear the end of, but it's all based on actual events. At a time when people are trying to judge Andrew Jackson based on 2018 values, it shows how important Jackson is to this country and how we might not be the same country today had he not held off the British invasion of New Orleans. I recommend to all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Artemis

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By Rosario Dawson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46158)
    Performance
    (43109)
    Story
    (42972)

    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"
    "Artemis is Fantastic! No let down from the Martian"
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    Having loved The Martian (both the movie and the book) I couldn't wait for Artemis to come out. I was not disappointed. What a fun story about how a colony on the moon might be. It has you rooting for Jazz who despite all her flaws is a good person. Once again Andy Weir has done his research on how things might be should there be a colony on the moon as it all seems plausible and realistic. I could hardly wait to get back in the car to listen to more and was disappointed when it ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lighthouse Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Cynthia Ellingsen
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2303)
    Performance
    (2025)
    Story
    (2032)

    Dawn Conners's parents are famous for finding historic treasures, but she has a knack for losing things - her job, her boyfriend, and now, her reputation. Thanks to a mud-slinging exposé, Dawn's late great-grandfather is assumed guilty of stealing silver from a century-old shipwreck. Hoping to clear his name, Dawn returns to Starlight Cove, her idyllic hometown on Lake Michigan, where the doomed vessel sleeps beneath the beam of a ramshackle lighthouse.

    Wild Horses Flying says: "Good ocean town setting"
    "A refreshing change of pace and very entertaining!"
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    I bought this book on a whim because Audible had it on sale. I've been engrossed in science fiction and neglecting other genres so I saw this as a nice change of pace. I was not disappointed. It was an all around fun listen. The end was predictable but the journey was enjoyable. I'm glad I added The Lighthouse Keeper to my Audible Library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Children of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Adrian Tchaikovsky
    • Narrated By Mel Hudson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10418)
    Performance
    (9702)
    Story
    (9680)

    Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

    Simon says: "A very pleasant surprise"
    "If I was reading this, I wouldn't have finished."
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    It's a good thing this was being read to me, because if I was reading it myself, I would have closed the book forever long before I reached the end. But if nothing else I was determined to make it to the end just to see where the author went with the book. When I got there, I was still disappointed.

    I've listened to many a science fiction book as it is my favorite genre, however, this one is just plain bazaar. I found it disjointed and all over the place and just not very entertaining. It's like there were 2 story lines at once which were vaguely connected, but not really. In a way, I'm sorry I made it to the end. I'll never get that time back, even though it was all in the car.

    The narrator is my least favorite. Her voice at times actually hurt my ears. I don't know if that was a function of the speaker or her, but especially at the beginning the S's actually hurt my ears.

    Overall, not a very enjoyable book. Save you credit for something else or get it from the library if you must. Don't waste your hard earned money on it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • All These Worlds: Bobiverse, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dennis E. Taylor
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29634)
    Performance
    (27736)
    Story
    (27659)

    Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

    Virgil says: "Clean ending to a fantastic series"
    "Please say this isn't the end of the Bobiverse!!"
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    If you liked the first 2 books in this series you'll love the 3rd. All the various open plots are wrapped up and as expected the good guys win, but it's how they get there that makes this book so much fun to listen to. Once I started listening, I didn't want to stop.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lucifer's Hammer

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5597)
    Performance
    (4038)
    Story
    (4058)

    The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

    A book reader says: "Very solid book"
    "Not my favorite book but very entertaining."
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    This wasn't one of those books where I couldn't wait to get back into the car to listen to it or didn't want to get out, but I found it very enjoyable. A little tough when they are talking about all the devastation in the world and cannibalism, but it is probably a fair representation of what would happen under those circumstances. Give it some time and you'll get into it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2754)
    Performance
    (2487)
    Story
    (2466)

    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

    Jean says: "Tesla was a hundred years ahead of his time"
    "Tesla was clearly way ahead of his time!"
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    This book will teach you that Tesla was so far ahead of his time that he was considered crazy. It will also show you how both corporate American and the Government will suppress brilliance to protect profits and supposedly the American people. Definitely not a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat, but it provides very good information about one of the most brilliant inventors of all time who does not receive the recognition that he should. It will make you wonder what Tesla would have accomplished if he could have finished his Wardenclyffe Tower and why others like JP Morgan were afraid of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • For We Are Many: Bobiverse, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dennis E. Taylor
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34887)
    Performance
    (32697)
    Story
    (32615)

    Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

    ElBob says: "Hooked? No not me, as I sit in a corner holding myself"
    "Book 2 Didn't disappoint! Lots more fun listening."
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    If you liked book one, you'll love book 2 just more fun in the Bobiverse, but danger is lurking out there in space. Can the Bob's save mankind? Can't wait for book 3.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob): Bobiverse, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dennis E. Taylor
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52082)
    Performance
    (48894)
    Story
    (48806)

    Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

    PW says: "Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!"
    "What a fun story.You won't want to stop listening!"
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    Who thinks up this stuff? Having your memories transferred into a computer program to run a space ship? Wow, what fun stuff. I couldn't wait to get into the car while listening to this. At times, I was laughing out loud. Just pure science fiction fun! I couldn't wait to start book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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