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  • Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richard A. Muller
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (67)

    We live in complicated, dangerous times. They are also hyper-technical times. As citizens who will elect future presidents of the most powerful and influential world, we need to know - truly understand, not just rely on television's talking heads - if Iran's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels that should be nurtured and supported by the government, if nuclear power should be encouraged, and if global warming is actually happening.

    Kyle says: "Awesome"
    "Lots of good information"
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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The commentary tends to the conservative side of politics, has if everybody has had enough of science profreessors messing around with politics.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommended by a science orientated

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Contact

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carl Sagan
    • Narrated By Laurel Lefkow
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (200)

    The future is here...in an adventure of cosmic dimension. In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who - or what - is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future - and our own.

    A. Ferguson says: "Great book, significant differences from the movie"
    "Too bad Sagan's not around anymore."
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    I like the "Contact" movie, and I originally read the book first. Reading the book add some different dimensions to the story. Its too bad Carl Sagan isn't around to update his story, I'm sure he'd have some interesting things to say. I liked the movie for its special effects, and Jodie Foster. The original story by Sagan has that interesting ending..suppose you to were able to graph out the numbers to PI.....do you suppose the numbers might form a circle?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9951)
    Performance
    (5276)
    Story
    (5297)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "What if it it was Roberta Parker?"
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    informative and a very charming story, Learn a lot about Animals. The dynamics of the story might have been a bit different if the Tiger in the story was a "she" rather than a "He", so sometimes the bit about the tiger seems like a sort of fantasy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10164)
    Performance
    (7943)
    Story
    (8040)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Sophomoric...?"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    no...I couldn't get into the story,I didn't understand the plot.


    What could Patrick Rothfuss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Hmmm, maybe it was the narration, there was a time I got alittle engaged to the story. then I lost track of what was going on in the story.


    Was The Name of the Wind worth the listening time?

    I don't like it...


    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    Overall
    (3988)
    Performance
    (2736)
    Story
    (2749)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "A cl cla cla classic!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    One of the better read Stephen king books I've listened to. I love the way Stephen King does charaters in his story, if your like this , then you'd like this listen, the reader makes the charaters come to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It?

    Many the showdown betwen Bev and her husband,,the fight between the boys and the "Wolfman" .


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

    One of the better read Stephen king books I've listened to. I love the way Stephen King does charaters in his story, if your like this , then you'd like this listen, the Weber makes the characters come to life.

    He doesn't do stutterers very well though.


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

    Take a trip to Derry....


    Any additional comments?

    This is one case where I read the book, saw the movie, the movie sucked, the Book was so so. The Audiobook though is a great experience, if you never read this book or saw the movie, its worthwhile to listen to "it".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5916)
    Performance
    (5173)
    Story
    (5174)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Konstantin says: "Suprizingly entertaining"
    "Wouldn't that be ......"Accursed One?""
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great stuff. The stuff of "b" movies......especially if you like guns..I don't. Worth a second listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration, and the author's sly sense of humor...


    Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

    The dead Russian guy..


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

    I didn't quite like that he killed Conquistador, after his cursed was lifted, oh well..


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah an engaging listen afteran improbable opening , though its a story that must have been told , hundred times though,it was very entertaining and flawessly read.

    Though also it was a bit unimaginative for the author to have to use firearms so much throughout the story, he mus tbe a real gun nut. You wonder what kind of munitions and firearms would take out a vampire?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32491)
    Performance
    (23820)
    Story
    (24144)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Class warfare to the Nth degree!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunger Games to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story, and the fact that it has just been made into a Movie.I have not yet seen the movie.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The part where she uses a mutant hornet's nest as a weapon.the description of the world for the Hunger games.


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

    the new class warfare...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5392)
    Performance
    (4729)
    Story
    (4763)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
    "A SORT OF CLASSIC"
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    Would you listen to The Stand again? Why?

    A LITTLE DEPRESSING, I LOVE SOME OF THE CHARACTERS IN THIS STORY THOUGH. HAS I LISTENED TO THIS STORY, AN ALLERGY CONDITION DEVELOPED INTO BRONCITIS. I GOT SICK. I WONDERED IF I WAS GOING TO SURVIVE...Not a pleasant feeling.


    What other book might you compare The Stand to and why?

    I'm listening to a book called


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

    He does some character inflections, and a good job on this story.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (2978)
    Performance
    (2056)
    Story
    (2060)

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Tale of Momumental Evil, Stupidity and Hatred"
    "What a guy"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Possibly


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich?

    When the narrator retell a moment of Hitlers conversation about one of his general..


    Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?

    The supreme War Lord


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

    heck no...


    Any additional comments?

    A very dry ,but concise ,non-fictional account of the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (16030)
    Performance
    (14188)
    Story
    (14135)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Good, but not his best"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not really


    What did you like best about this story?

    good narration ,very interesting premise


    Have you listened to any of Craig Wasson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    good


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

    The king of Horror,goes back...to the future...


    Any additional comments?

    the story captured me in the first part as I liked the sub-plot.

    King should have worked with that more. Later he gets too nostagic, indeed falls in love with one of the charaters,most of which don't contribute much to the story.

    Near the end ,the narration of the story helps alot as we get involved with Russians and Lee Harvey Oswalds inner circle. King does a great charater study on Oswald.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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