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Eva Rose

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  • The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Simon Baron-Cohen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cowley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (161)

    Borderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis, Asperger's: All of these syndromes have one thing in common---lack of empathy. In some cases, this absence can be dangerous, but in others it can simply mean a different way of seeing the world. In The Science of Evil, Simon Baron-Cohen, an award-winning British researcher who has investigated psychology and autism for decades, develops a new brain-based theory of human cruelty.

    Douglas says: "A fine primer..."
    "Thought Provoking"
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    Simon Baron Cohen is a specialist in Autism, and he referred to Autism a bit in the book and I'd be really interested to read more of his work in this field. His book was quite thought provoking. In my personal interpretation of the book, it seems Mr. Cohen believes evil is not a spiritual matter at all, but rather a chemical/medical one. "Evil" doesn't really exist, it's just that some people have lower levels of empathy.
    He also seems to advocate for criminals who commit crimes due to their mental illnesses to have less severe punishments, since they can't help being sociopaths/psychopaths, or as Mr. Cohen would say, low on empathy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Parmy Olson
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (361)

    In late 2010, thousands of hacktivists joined a mass digital assault by Anonymous on the websites of VISA, MasterCard, and PayPal to protest their treatment of WikiLeaks. Splinter groups then infiltrated the networks of totalitarian governments in Libya and Tunisia, and an elite team of six people calling themselves LulzSec attacked the FBI, CIA, and Sony. They were flippant and taunting, grabbed headlines, and amassed more than a quarter of a million Twitter followers.

    Adam K says: "Awesome book. Felt like a hacker fiction novel!"
    "Much ado about very little"
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    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Abby Craden?

    Anyone who didn't try to use ridiculous accents. The character who is supposed to be Scottish got a Liverpool accent. The guy from the Lower East side of Manhattan (of Puerto Rican heritage) got a strange mix of Eastern European and Latin accents. It was painful to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I was interested in reading about Anonymous because it's a subject that we need to understand in the modern, internet dependent world. What I realized early on is that the majority of these "cyber hacks" (I won't glorify them by calling them "terrorists") are a bunch of anti-socials with physical defects that force them to spend the majority of their time in their rooms with their computers because they can't "make it" out in society. Anonymous and movements like theirs are literally culminated in online chat rooms. I was sort of hoping to find that they were a group of geniuses who had honorable goals, and used their technical knowledge to change the world. But alas, they are no more than ultra geeks with nothing better to do, and are looking for some kicks in between playing online video games.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated By Michael Bybee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (43)

    From New York Times best-selling author and award-winning reporter Ronald Kessler, The First Family Detail tells eye-opening, behind-the-scenes stories from Secret Service agents about presidents and their families.

    Eva Rose says: "This was very, very interesting!"
    "This was very, very interesting!"
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    This book details the work of the Secret Service and what they go through to keep the President, Vice-President, former Presidents, and their families safe. It also gives very juicy insight into the personal characters of those the SS are charged to protect. Which of the POTUS/FLOTUS or VP's were/are kind and considerate, people of good character? And which ones were/are insufferable, rude, selfish, vulgar, etc.? The answers WILL surprise you!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Bone Season

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Samantha Shannon
    • Narrated By Alana Kerr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1505)
    Performance
    (1384)
    Story
    (1384)

    The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant, and in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.... It is raining the day her life changes forever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for 200 years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race.

    linda says: "Engaging, Room for Improvement"
    "Hard time understanding the narration."
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    Any additional comments?

    The story was good but hard to listen to. The narrator reads in sort of a rushed whisper.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sue Townsend
    • Narrated By Caroline Quentin
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    The day her children leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. She's had enough - of her kids' carelessness, her husband's thoughtlessness and of the world's general indifference. Brian can't believe his wife is doing this. Who is going to make dinner? But Eva won't budge; and soon she realises to her horror that everyone has been taking her for granted - including herself.

    S. Brown says: "Unbearable"
    "Didn't live up to the hype for me"
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    Was The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year worth the listening time?

    I bought this book based on all the reviews. People said they couldn't stop laughing, etc. Maybe if you're a middle-aged, under appreciated mother and home-maker you'd think it was hilarious, but I quit listening to it halfway through because I just didn't think it was funny or even interesting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Let Him Chase You: Dating Advice for Women Who Want Both Long-Lasting Love and Respect in Their Relationships with Men

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By L. Lynn Gilliard
    • Narrated By L. Lynn Gilliard
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    Real, Practical Dating Advice for Women. Are you the pursuer or do you let men pursue YOU? The answer is the difference between you becoming a side toy for a man to play around with or a girlfriend with a title and eventually a woman who any man would be eager to call his wife. Many of us modern 21st century women have been taught that in order to get a guy we have to go out there and snag him, trick him, tag him and drag him home. But that doesn't work - at least not in the long run. Men are natural-born hunters. It's in their DNA. They won't always admit it, but they absolutely LOVE the chase. They want a woman who has the traits described in this audiobook. They want to be given the opportunity to earn a woman's love. This simple, easy-to-follow audiobook explains how you can shake off meaningless flings with men and start to attract men who are serious about you. You ARE deserving of real, respectful love in your relationships. Don't allow anyone to convince you otherwise!

    Michelle says: "You're the prize"
    "Very helpful information for a lot of women"
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    No disrespect to the author, who has written a book which I'm sure can be helpful to a lot of women, but she has a very heavy regional accent (Brooklyn?) and the presentation…Well, think of a middle-schooler reading her book report. Also, there was piano music playing in the background. I think this audiobook could have been much better if a professional narrator/reader had been hired.


    Any additional comments?

    The author straightforwardly identifies many dating and relationship pitfalls that modern women encounter. But many of them I couldn't relate to, such as: dating men who have "baby mama drama" with the mothers of their illegitimate children, or guys who can't get a "regular" job at a company due to their criminal record! But if these problems apply to your particular dating pool, then this book would be helpful.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jim Marrs
    • Narrated By Dave Courvoisier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (128)

    Best-selling author and legendary conspiracy researcher Jim Marrs, who has investigated the recent financial crisis, the JFK assassination, and the national socialist takeover of America, now takes on his biggest subject: the history of mankind. Offering mind-blowing information that will radically alter the way we think about the world and our place in it, Marrs goes beyond the revelations of his classic Alien Agenda, interweaving science and authentic archaeological finds with provocative speculation to show how human civilization may have originated with nonhumans who visited earth eons ago.

    Joshua says: "A horrible narration ruins this..."
    "Utter rubbish"
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He spoke too fast. There was so much information, but it was presented too fast to process.


    Any additional comments?

    There wasn't much "evidence" given to support the title. There were a lot of anecdotal stories, but that's about it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jo Piazza
    • Narrated By Jean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    Why do celebrities get paid so much more than regular people to do a job that seems to afford them the same amount of leisure time as most retirees? What do Bush-era economics have to do with the rise of Kim Kardashian? How do the laws of supply and demand explain why the stars of Teen Mom are on the cover of Us Weekly? Find out.

    Peter Williams says: "Great read if interested in the economics of fame'"
    "Eye opening!"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Celebrity, Inc.?

    Who knew Oscars were campaigned for like the presidency? As much money, spin-doctoring, and rhetoric goes into an Oscar campaign as any run for office. I'll never look at the Academy Awards the same way again!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Firoozeh Dumas
    • Narrated By Firoozeh Dumas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (335)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (82)

    In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father's glowing memories of his graduate school years here.

    Jerry says: "The melting pot, next generation"
    "Funny and heartwarming!"
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    What did you love best about Funny in Farsi?

    I loved seeing the U.S. through the eyes of a little girl from Iran.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Firoozeh's Dad, and how much he loved the U.S. from his times as a college student .


    Any additional comments?

    I hope more of my compatriots (Americans) will read this book, and understand that people are not the politics of their country. I'm thankful that Firoozeh's family had a great experience in the U.S. and that people were warm and friendly to them. Not all foreign immigrants have the same experience, and that is a shame.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (4663)
    Performance
    (4116)
    Story
    (4142)

    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

    Cynthia says: "The Art of (Unconventional) War"
    "Brilliant!"
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    It turns out disadvantages don't have to be disadvantageous! Mr. Gladwell gives thought provoking case histories of people who've triumphed over great obstacles in life. I've thoroughly enjoyed Gladwell's previous books and this was no exception. I love that he narrates his books himself. He has a pleasing voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Law and Disorder: The Legendary FBI Profiler’s Relentless Pursuit of Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    For 25 years, John E. Douglas worked for the FBI, where had a brilliant and terrifying career getting inside the minds of notorious killers. Written with Mark Olshaker, Law and Disorder is Douglas’ most provocative and personal book yet. In it, he addresses every law enforcement professional’s worst nightmare: those cases where, for one reason or another, justice was delayed - or denied.

    andrea says: "Informative...And a Miscarriage of Justice!!!"
    "Another great one from John Douglas!"
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    This is the 3rd book by John Douglas I've read or listened too. Mr. Douglas brings so much heart to his subject of criminal profiling and justice. In this book he focuses on both the prosecution and defense of the convicted, and brings up some very interesting points concerning methods of convicting people based on flawed or outdated "science". This is a great book for anyone interested in law and law enforcement, or the many facets of the debate on the death penalty in America. He also goes into how the media affects investigations and trials. I found it very thought provoking. I only wish Mr. Douglas had narrated it himself as he did for his other audiobooks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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