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Robert

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  • The Metaphysical Club

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Louis Menand
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    Hardly a club in the conventional sense, the organization referred to in the title of this superb literary hybrid (part history, part biography, part philosophy) consisted of four members and probably existed for less than nine months.

    Victoria says: "The Great American Experiment"
    "Not bad"
    Overall

    An interesting topic, though you need to be a history or philosophy buff to get the most out of this book.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (3354)
    Performance
    (1344)
    Story
    (1348)

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

    David says: "Hang in there!"
    "The Best Audiobook"
    Overall

    Don't be put off by the length. My only regret is that it wasn't longer! The narrator does a great job changing his voice and accent for each character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7960)
    Performance
    (3123)
    Story
    (3181)

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Sandra says: "Utterly Awesome!"
    "Great fun!"
    Overall

    Complex plot, colorful characters, great narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Art of War

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sun Tzu
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (48)

    Born over 2,400 years ago, warrior, thinker, and leader Sun Tzu lived during a time of great internecine conflict in China. A classic of Chinese literature, Art of War reveals the strategies, tactics, and insights that lead to success. Mastery of warfare and the maintenance of power are the most important values in Sun's philosophy, without which there can be no peace or life.

    Scott says: "A True Classic Must Read Book"
    "Worthwhile"
    Overall

    Interesting from a historic perspective. The first part contains Sun Tzu's 13 principles. The rest of the book talks about historic battles (mostly Chinese battles) and the application of these principles.

    36 of 46 people found this review helpful
  • The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anthony Gottlieb
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (176)

    In this landmark new study of Western thought, Anthony Gottlieb looks afresh at the writings of the great thinkers, questions much of conventional wisdom, and explains his findings with unbridled brilliance and clarity. After finishing The Dream of Reason, listeners will be graced with a fresh appreciation of the philosophical quest, its entertaining and bizarre byways, and its influence on every aspect of life.

    Amazon Customer says: "An in depth read."
    "Pretty good."
    Overall

    Very well written and well narrated. Nearly 3/4 of the book is devoted to ancient Greek philosophy.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Copyright's Highway: A Tour of Intellectual Property Rights in the Electronic Age

    • NONE (52 mins)
    • By Paul Goldstein (Professor of Law, Stanford University)
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Robert says: "Interesting lecture"
    "Interesting lecture"
    Overall

    This is a recording of a university lecture. The author discusses how the rise of the internet and digital media poses difficult issues for congress with respect to copyright laws.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    "This book will give you nightmares," cautions The New York Times. Richard Preston takes us inside the ongoing war against bioterrorism, investigating the anthrax attacks of October 2001 and the potential for a future bio-attack using smallpox or, worse yet, a new superpox virus resistant to all vaccines. "As exciting as the best thrillers, yet scarier by far, for Preston's pages deal with clear, present and very real dangers," says Publishers Weekly.

    Mark says: "Excellent and Timely!"
    "Worthwhile"
    Overall

    Interesting accounts of how scientists deal with anthrax and small pox. Raises public awareness of the serious dangers of bioterroism. Excellent narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Winning the Negotiating Game

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Herb Cohen
    • Narrated By Herb Cohen
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    Hear expert negotiator Herb Cohen discuss three ways to win the negotiating game. This collection brings Cohen's wisdom on various aspects of deal-making (and deal-breaking) together in one accessible program.

    David says: "Negotiate through anecdotes to remember the lesson"
    "Very Entertaining"
    Overall

    It was fun and I learned something too.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (2527)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (240)

    People learn to work for money...but never to have money work for them. That's what Robert Kiyosaki says in this guide about what rich dads tell their children that poor dads do not. Browse all Rich Dad titles.

    TomD says: "Good starter"
    "Good Advice for Young Adults"
    Overall

    This is not a book of get-rich-quick ideas. Rather, it serves as an eye-opening introduction to the four essential components of financial skill: accounting, investing, marketting, and law. Using his own life experinces, the author discusses the application of financial skill to generate wealth.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Takedown: The Fall of the Mafia Empire

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Rick Cowan, Douglas Century
    • Narrated By Christopher Meloni
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    Seldom has the netherworld of the Mafia been revealed with such fascinating detail and sheer suspense. Featuring eccentric, larger-than-life New York characters and an undercover cop on the brink of being discovered - and murdered - at every step, Takedown is a riveting real-life procedural and one of the most important investigative books of its time.

    Robert says: "Gripping"
    "Gripping"
    Overall

    The narration was so good, I felt like I was watching the movie. Great story.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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