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  • Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cowley
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (113)

    Author Ben Goldacre exposes the epidemic of pseudoscience and gives listeners the tools they need to distinguish good science from nonsense.

    aaron says: "The Brits Pull No Punches On Fake Medicine!!"
    "Knowledge is Power"
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    Goldacre really gives you pause for thought in regards to medicine and nutrition. He has no qualms about calling a quack a quack, and really makes you wonder about all the studies that have been done concerning supplements, diets, and general medical information.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Monkey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Arte Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (979)
    Performance
    (865)
    Story
    (877)

    Andrew Yancy - late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff’s office - has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it’s not called the roach patrol for nothing). But first - this being Hiaasen country - Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters.

    James says: "Disappointed"
    "Good times"
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    Loved this book. Great semi-mystery with some good twists and turns. The title character adds some great color to the book where it is involved. The characters are likable in many cases, and loathsome in others, they really are well fleshed out. The narration by Arte Johnson is very good, his voice seems to add to the humor. Great summer listen, fun and light.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3988)
    Performance
    (3221)
    Story
    (3223)

    An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

    Luke A. Reynolds says: "Stupendous, but be warned."
    "Great story with fantastic characters"
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    This is an incredible listen that plays like a middle ages Ocean's 11. The story keeps you engrossed and the characters really draw you in. The narrator does a very good job of keeping each character unique, as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Krampus: The Yule Lord

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brom
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (215)

    One Christmas Eve in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses a strange spectacle: seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward, taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large sack plummets back to earth, a magical sack that thrusts the down-on-his-luck singer into the clutches of the terrifying Yule Lord, Krampus.

    colleen says: "5 stars"
    "It's Good to be Terrible"
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    The headline is one of the quote's from Krampus. This was a fun book that has it's hand in Norse mythology, paganism, Santa and Christianity. At times it's hard to say who is the bad guy and who is the hero, but that's what makes this book fun. The setting, rural/small town West Virginia, also makes the book fun, there are some real characters. If you are super religious I doubt you will like this, the author kind of skewers the Christian cult, which is yet another reason this book is interesting. Some of the voices can get a little obnoxious eventually, but Heyborne's voice for Krampus is fantastic and just makes the Yule Lord that much more compelling.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2171)
    Performance
    (1336)
    Story
    (1340)

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. This collection of his essays from Natural History magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics. Tyson introduces us to the physics of black holes by explaining what would happen to our bodies if we fell into one; he also examines the needless friction between science and religion, and notes Earth's status as "an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos".

    Lind says: "Well written and well read"
    "Superb"
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    deGrasse Tyson is a fantastic scientist, and can also write a mean book. The ideas and facts he puts forth are mind boggling, and make you really think. The narrator does a fantastic job with keeping excited about what he is reading, and it really adds to the enjoyment of the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Gates: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cake
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (192)

    Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe.

    Amazon Customer says: "Paging Tim Burton"
    "Cute"
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    This book about demons trying to take over the world is very cute, and brought to mind Good Omens by Pratchett and Gaiman. Samuel Johnson and Boswell are wonderful heroes, and the flow of the story keeps you riveted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2563)
    Performance
    (2268)
    Story
    (2269)

    Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

    D says: "Odd Apocalypse; Oddly Great"
    "Eh"
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    I love the Odd Thomas series, but this one starts out very slow and only picks up at the end. The setting is interesting, but for a long time not much of the story is put forward, it's mostly Koontz trying to be elaborate with his descriptive language and metaphors. If you are a fan of this series then you really should listen to this book, but if there is another one I hope it's better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6461)
    Performance
    (5976)
    Story
    (5977)

    After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

    Ethan M. says: "Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way"
    "Harry's back and kicks more butt than ever!"
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    The story of Harry Dresden coping, or attempting to cope, with being the Winter Knight is very compelling. The twists and turns this book takes are typical Butcher, and are as good, or better, than ever. Harry's cast of pals is back and haven't lost a beat, plus we see a side of Mack we never have before. The best part of the audio book is that James Marsters is back as the narrator, and he is a fantastic Dresden, something that was truly lacking in Ghost Story. I highly recommend this book to all Dresden fans, and if you have yet to start reading the series...What are you WAITING for?!? Go, Go, GO!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11266)
    Performance
    (10070)
    Story
    (10043)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Harry Dresden the Druid?!???"
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    I enjoyed the story and performance, but I sure felt like I was listening to a Harry Dresden book with a druid in place of a wizard. A big dog companion? An apprentice eventually? The fae? and it goes on. I can't say it was a knock off, but it sure was close.

    That aside I did enjoy the way the story played out and the characters. The narrator was engaging and fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6269)
    Performance
    (5390)
    Story
    (5386)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Good book, not good narrator"
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    The story was good, although Dresden as a ghost/spirit was a bit odd. I was very disappointed in the new narrator, he just didn't come across as Harry Dresden as James Marsters. Overall I did enjoy the book, once I was able to just ignore the difference in the narration and focus on the content.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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