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ShawnMilo

ShawnMilo

Reading, PA | Listener Since 2002

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  • Trojan Horse: A Jeff Aiken Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mark Russinovich, Kevin Mitnick (foreword)
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (366)

    It’s two years after the Zero Day attacks, and cybersecurity analyst Jeff Aiken is reaping the rewards for crippling AlQaida’s assault on the computer infrastructure of the Western world. His company is flourishing, and his relationship with former government agent Daryl Haugen has intensifiedsince she became a part of his team. But the West is under its greatest threat yet. A revolutionary, invisible trojan that alters data without leaving a trace has been identified, roiling international politics.

    PeterN says: "Once you start, you can't stop"
    "This narrator should not have a speaking job."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Trojan Horse?

    The story was pretty good and technical.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Darryl, because she's an interesting character.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Constantly mispronouncing words, pronouncing the same word differently, and repeatedly mispronouncing "nuclear" (sounding like new-kyu-lur). He says the word "program" like "pro-grum" and other distracting annoyances.

    This person should not have a job in narration.


    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The End of Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (51)

    This important and timely book delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behavior and sometimes heinous crimes.

    Ronald says: "Compelling and important – highly recommend"
    "Possibly the most important book of our time."
    Overall

    This book explains clearly, without dancing around and sucking up to "politically correct" ideals, why religion causes much more harm than good. And since religion is completely based upon fiction, it would be a very nice time to get rid of it.

    It is time for all human-loving atheists to use our voice, instead of being the silent minority which is quite possibly a majority -- if only we indentified ourselves.

    Yes, respect all humans. But there's no reason to "respect" their silly myths. Especially when those who truly believe the myths are murdering people.

    Those who pay lip-service to religion, without truly believing the word of their personal holy book allow the fanatics and fundamentalists to exist by preserving the mindless idea that faith without evidence is somehow noble.

    Read this book, and be enlightened. You have nothing to lose but mythology -- you won't lose your desire to help others, be friendly, or love thy neighbor.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4585)
    Performance
    (1964)
    Story
    (1941)

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    Rick Just says: "Dangerous Religion"
    "Truth with a fair examination of the other side."
    Overall

    This book is full of the sanest and most compelling reasons to believe in a god. Dawkins explains the most common and commonly accepted reasons given by theists, then calmly and efficiently dissects them, showing that they are without substance.

    There is also a good measure of science, explaining some of the most recent findings regarding evolution, and the results of surveys showing the starkly negative correlation between belief in a "personal god" and intelligence.

    This book is entertaining, valuable, and extremely useful for rebutting some of the "unanswerable" arguments trotted out by religious apologists. Enjoy!

    22 of 37 people found this review helpful

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