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J. D. Stevens

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Louisiana | Member Since 2010

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  • Dr. Joe & What You Didn't Know: 177 Fascinating Questions About the Chemistry of Everyday Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dr. Joe Schwarcz
    • Narrated By Nick Hahn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    From Beethoven's connection to plumbing to why rotten eggs smell like sulfur, the technical explanations included in this scientific primer tackle 99 chemistry-related questions and provide answers designed to inform and entertain. What jewelry metal is prohibited in some European countries? What does Miss Piggy have to do with the World Cup? How can a cockroach be removed from a human ear? The quirky information offered incorporates scientific savvy, practical advice, and amusing anecdotes.

    J. D. Stevens says: "ANOTHER book ruined by bad narration"
    "ANOTHER book ruined by bad narration"
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    I will never again buy an audiobook produced by Audible. This is the second one I've purchased with a distractingly terrible narrator. His frequent mispronunciations, awkward cadence, and obvious lack of interest in the material made it unlistenable. This did not sound like a professionally produced audiobook. I will be requesting a credit refund (again).

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • How Old Is the Universe?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David A. Weintraub
    • Narrated By Brad Smith
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Astronomers have determined that our universe is 13.7 billion years old. How exactly did they come to this precise conclusion? How Old Is the Universe? tells the incredible story of how astronomers solved one of the most compelling mysteries in science and, along the way, introduces listeners to fundamental concepts and cutting-edge advances in modern astronomy.

    J. D. Stevens says: "The worst-read audiobook I've ever listened to."
    "The worst-read audiobook I've ever listened to."
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    What would have made How Old Is the Universe? better?

    A different reader


    Has How Old Is the Universe? turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I will think twice about buying anything else published by Audible


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    This has been an extremely frustrating book to listen to. The narrator's cadence is EXTREMELY unnatural. He sounds like he has to pause to flip a page in the middle of a sentence — EVERY sentence. I truly believe a computer would have done a better job of narrating this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to dozens of audiobooks over the past 12 years, and this was the worst performance I've ever endured.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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