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  • Why Evolution Is True

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jerry A. Coyne
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (635)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (300)

    Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a fact. In all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design", there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned: the evidence, the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection.

    Ernest says: "Perfect !! Just what I was looking for."
    "Excellent book simply explaining evolution."
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    This is a great book simply explaining evolution. It has a lot less "Religion Bashing" than I thought it would. Very little of that in fact. The good thing about that is that this would be a good listen (Gift) for the indoctrinated religious person who may have some hope of jumping on the evolution train. Come on it's a great ride! Dr. Coyne goes into GREAT detail for countless animal species which I found fascinating. Fascinating read highly recommended, especially for FOX News watchers. One nit-pick.... there are several illustrations that are referenced that the audio book reader cannot access. I wish Audible had them available for download too like on some other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Darrel Ray
    • Narrated By Darrel Ray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    For thousands of years, religion has woven its way through societies and people as if it were part and parcel to that society or person. In large measure it was left unexplained and unchallenged, it simply existed. Those who attempted to challenge and expose religion were often persecuted, excommunicated, shunned, or even executed. It could be fatal to explain that which the church, priest, or imam said was unexplainable. Before the germ, viral, and parasite theory of disease, physicians had no tools to understand disease and its propagation.

    Donovan Baker says: "A Viral Metaphor with Evidence"
    "Great way to look at the religion problem."
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    Loved this book. Listened to it in two days, couldn't put it down. It allows one to look at religion and the infected religious folks out there in a new way. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Rebecca Musser, M. Bridget Cook
    • Narrated By Rebecca Musser
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens Rebecca Musser became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family.

    Briley says: "Compelling and emotional read"
    "Very compelling, well read, brought me to tears."
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    I have listened to many audio books in the past several years, approaching 100 or so, and I must say, this one is close to the top of my favorites. Rebecca Musser is an AMAZING narrator. I am not sure what she is doing nowadays but she could earn a living at Audible.com. Her voice is so articulate and smooth and full of measured emotion. The story of the FLDS itself for me was not a complete surprise, as I have studied religion for over 20 years. (Also been an atheist for over 40.) I spent some time in southern Utah many many years ago and got a taste of what went on there via a super-secret girlfriend. The "leaders" of these people are very demented, in fact, the FLDS is similar to the fundamentalist Muslims in the way they brainwash their young and completely control their women. It is very sad indeed. It is amazing to me how these sects can continue to exist in this country. I can only hope that more of these young girls can escape this hell on Earth they live in. Rebecca Musser is no doubt a hero. Her bravery and tenacity are examples for others to follow. . A champion of the oppressed indeed. I would love to meet her one day just to shake her hand.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Seth Andrews
    • Narrated By Seth Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (187)

    Assertions like these seem comical until you realize that many Christian parents aren't kidding when they teach them to their children as facts. Every day, impressionable young minds are conditioned to blindly accept wild biblical tales of floating zoos, talking shrubbery, 900-year-old humans, the undead, curses, levitation, demon/human hybrids and men who obtain super-human strength from the length of their hair. Allegiance to these teachings is expected, often demanded.

    lacey says: "Enlightening, and entertaining"
    "Could not stop listening!"
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    Seth has a gift. He is a wonder narrator and brings an engaging, interesting, thought provoking audio book for the world to read. This book, although only four ish hours long, (I didn't want it to end).. is very informative and perfectly balanced, easy to listen too, and brings to light how The Thinking Atheist came to be. Religious people take heed: The internet is the new god. Your beliefs are eventually too fade, and science will, eventually, take over as the truth that it is. Seth Andrews is going to help change the world.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rachel Maddow
    • Narrated By Rachel Maddow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1343)
    Performance
    (1225)
    Story
    (1218)

    Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power - and who gets to make those decisions.

    Dolf says: "Half the National Debt?"
    "FANTASTIC, EYE OPENING"
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    Fantastic! Rachel Maddow is a wonderful narrator, (I never watched her show but am going to start now). An insiders look at recent military history, coverups, insider politics, military blunders, private contractors, and the US nuclear weapon arsonal. Literally listened to it in one day. Couldn't "put it down". Thanks for a great , eye opening book Rachel.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Sleep Every Night

    • ORIGINAL (50 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold
    • Narrated By Glenn Harrold
    Overall
    (506)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (117)

    A superb high quality hypnosis program by Glenn Harrold that utilizes skilled Hypnotherapy techniques to help guide the listener in to a deep relaxing sleep. The audio also helps the listener find solutions to any problems through your dreams.

    Leslie Catt says: "Almost perfect"
    "May work for some.... not this guy"
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    I suppose perhaps this kind of thing helps some people go to sleep, perhaps the same kind of people that can be "hypnotized" on stage at the state fair too. A MUCH better book to put you to sleep is "Atlas Shrugged"., that's what I'm using now, plus it's 60 hours long.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1449)
    Performance
    (1311)
    Story
    (1311)

    From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world.

    A User says: "Stevan"
    "Fantastic, very entertaining"
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    This was my first book I download with my new "Audible.com" account. I watch Penn on Youtube all the time, and I figured I could do the right thing and buy his book finally. I was SOOOOO excited that it was done in Penn's voice. That made this such a great experiance. I greatly enjoyed this book. It actually isn't all about religion, but it is filled with fantastic stories from Penn's life, told from his perspective religously, politically, morally, ect... Being in his voice was a sure plus.. I am forever a fan and an atheist for life. In fact, I just told my wife our next trip is going to be at the Rio to see his show. I can't wait! Thanks Penn!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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