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  • Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David B. Williams
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Within the fabric of every stone building is a wondrous story of geological origins, architectural aesthetics, and cultural history. You probably don’t expect to make geological finds along the sidewalks of a major city, but when natural history writer David B. Williams looks at the stone masonry, facades, and ornamentations of buildings, he sees a range of rocks equal to any assembled by plate tectonics.

    Amazon Customer says: "very informative"
    "very informative"
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    What made the experience of listening to Stories in Stone the most enjoyable?

    Has a variety of interesting stories about a variety of places the reader can relate to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tells the possible geological happenings as well as peoples relationship with stone.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Prichard – was your favorite?

    This is the first book I've read performed by the speaker. Honestly the book is far better than the speaker.


    Any additional comments?

    The speaker isn't the best (opinion) but I found if I slowed the speed down it was slightly more pleasing. Kind of wish audible had more ear pleasing speakers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Douglas Edwards
    • Narrated By Douglas Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1002)
    Performance
    (813)
    Story
    (809)

    Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to an Edsel. No academic analysis or bystanders account can capture it. Now Doug Edwards, Employee Number 59, offers the first inside view of Google, giving readers a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company. I'm Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the unique, self-invented, yet profoundly important culture of the world's most transformative corporation.

    Stephen says: "Definitely worth a credit"
    "Well told."
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    Would you listen to I'm Feeling Lucky again? Why?

    I would listen again. It is a story everyone can relate to on some level. Starting with pretty much nothing but then not having to live on a budget - yeah, that is something we can relate to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I'm Feeling Lucky?

    I feel the most memorable moment was the end when he realized he really was lucky. To be with a company from rock bottom until it is so very successful you don't have to work any longer is a good feeling. The little point of being able to buy a coffee not on sale, great.


    Which character – as performed by Douglas Edwards – was your favorite?

    I think Larry was my favorite character because he was always in the background.


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

    A walk from life ordinary to life extraordinary


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Civilization Enigma: A New Inquiry into the Existence of Ancient Cities, Cultures, and Peoples Who Pre-Date Recorded History

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Philip Coppens
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (95)

    Are history books giving us the whole story? Or is civilization far more complex and for older than we have been taught? Our school textbooks barely mention the 6,000-year-old Sumerian civilization, yet the latest archaeological findings at sites such as Jericho, and most recently, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, have been dated to 10,000 BC. Civilization goes back at least another 10,000 years, if we are willing to believe what our ancestors themselves claimed.

    Joseph says: "Large parts of history are still unknown"
    "I could have done without Atlantis foolishness"
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    If you could sum up The Lost Civilization Enigma in three words, what would they be?

    Leave out nonfacts.


    If you’ve listened to books by Philip Coppens before, how does this one compare?

    I have not listened to other books by this author.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I had no real favorite scene. I was enjoying the story, gave it creedence - until the Atlantis garbage was brought up along with aliens etc. I mean really. Please stick to the facts.
    I read a factual book recently giving hypothesis that had nothing to do with aliens nor Atlantis - because it dealt with the FACTS. Just because something is hard to explain does not mean it has anything to do with aliens or Atlantis.


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

    Truth peppered with pure fiction


    Any additional comments?

    There was so many good solid facts that it simply ruined the book by peppering it with pure conjecture, opinion and controversial foolish notions of Atlantis - which the possible existance of ruined under the ocean makes zero difference in our existance since all of us are survivors of different cultures. Atlantis, if even real, is gone, period. There are so many buried civilizations that we can dig up, why obsess over one under water that is forever dead and gone - obviously their intelligence couldn't and didn't save them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Uncommon Carriers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John McPhee
    • Narrated By John McPhee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    From Pulitzer Prize-winner John McPhee, author of The Founding Fish, comes the fascinating story of an often overlooked, yet vitally important part of America. This first-hand account of the transportation sector features evocative portraits of the men and women who deliver our consumer and industrial goods.

    Darwin8u says: "A Geologist's Curiosity/Patience and a Poet's Pen"
    "Great story especially to those who rarely listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to Uncommon Carriers the most enjoyable?

    The down to earth first person experiences made this very entertaining and informative to listen to. My spouse is into transportation and usually doesn't listen to these stories but this one really got his attention and he said it was right on target.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought the first person narritve was the best thing about this story. The author immersed himself in the world of all kinds of transportation.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think the description of the issues trains have was my favorite. I won't describe it since I would spoil it for the reader.


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

    I rarely listen to a book in one sitting. I think this is one that lends itself well to listening in sessions since the different sections are about different types of transportation.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd suggest listening with someone interested in transportation but not necessarily so interested in reading or listening so it can draw the person in!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outside Days

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Max Hastings is best known as an acclaimed journalist and military historian. But what is perhaps less well known is his love of the countryside and its pursuits, above all fishing and shooting, which he indulges as often as he can escape his urban working environment.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good story about life in England"
    "Good story about life in England"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this but make sure the person knows this is strictly about England. It is an interesting, comical, informative book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outside Days?

    There were many memorable funny moments in the recollections, some of which probably shouldn't be recollected in a public forum but are entertaining.


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

    I have not listened to this narrator before but he is very good however it seems to how many I have listened to on Audible, English narrators seem to be the bulk of the folks who narrate. For this book it is very appropriate and a seemingly perfect narrator but I wish audible would have a few more non-English or book appropriate narrators.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had no extreme reaction to this book. It was purely entertaining.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Paul Greenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In 2005, the United States imported 12 billion dollars' worth of seafood, nearly double what we had imported 10 years earlier. During that same period, our seafood exports rose by a third. In American Catch, our foremost fish expert Paul Greenberg looks to New York oysters, gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how it came to be that 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat is foreign.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent personal view and excellent facts"
    "Excellent personal view and excellent facts"
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    Would you listen to American Catch again? Why?

    I have listened to this more than once and bought the book. It talked about some items I already knew and then expanded from there. There was much I really didn't realize.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American Catch?

    The realization that Americans eat so much farmed fish from outside the country was surprising. And the fact that people tend to prefer farmed fish to wild caught was also surprising. The warmth of the authors love for fishing and fishermen was heart warming.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    The narrator is perhaps my favorite. I believe the character from the bayou of Louisianna was my favorite although a very small part.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had no extreme reaction save to be more attentive to where my seafood comes from. While I already look closely at the label, I will surely scrutinize it even more carefully.


    Any additional comments?

    I applaud the authors efforts to bring to light the hopefullness of our country to bring back our shellfish and keep the fish we do have here at home.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (143)

    In 1793, William Smith, the orphan son of a village blacksmith, made a startling discovery that was to turn the science of geology on its head. While surveying the route for a canal near Bath, he noticed that the fossils found in one layer of the rocks he was excavating were very different from those found in another. And out of that realization came an epiphany: that by following these fossils one could trace layers of rocks as they dipped, rose and fell, clear across England and clear across the world.

    reggie p says: "Geology made interesting"
    "jumps around but interesting"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Map That Changed the World the most enjoyable?

    Down to earth real life story about a human being including their highest and lowest points. It does sit the reader down in a real life story easy to relate to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Map That Changed the World?

    Hearing about a mans struggle to be accepted


    What three words best describe Simon Winchester’s performance?

    Dreadful monotone monotonous


    Any additional comments?

    I've now listened to 2 books orated by this author and for me, even though the writing is good, the oration is so monotonous that this will be my last purchase of this orator and that is a shame. Good author does not make a good author. And, the book skips around in time a lot. Still, even though I won't buy another by this orator, I don't regret the purchase.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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