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  • The Modern Scholar: Behold the Mighty Dinosaur

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Kricher
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    Before their extinction, dinosaurs dominated Earth's terrestrial habitats for about 160 million years. They present the ultimate puzzle in forensic science, but we have learned a great deal about them in the last 50 years. This lecture series will explain the evolutionary and ecological relationships among dinosaurs, what it might have been like to be present in their time, and the question of what ultimately brought about the total extinction of dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous Period.

    Ingwe says: "Intriguing"
    "Worth every moment!"
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    Would you listen to The Modern Scholar again? Why?

    Already have - about 3 times!


    Any additional comments?

    Professor Kricher knows his subject and makes it accessible and interesting! It was like being a kid again and discovering how cool dinosaurs were for the first time. He doesn't just talk about the dinosaurs but also the history of fossil hunting, the personalities of the people who found and studied the fossils, and there's even a chapter of dinosaurs in film. Finishing this lecture had me searching (fruitlessly) for other audiobooks about dinosaurs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I've Got Your Number: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1324)
    Performance
    (1148)
    Story
    (1140)

    Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree.

    Erin says: "Pure fun"
    "Cute!"
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    Would you listen to I've Got Your Number again? Why?

    Sure!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending is my only criticism of the book. It was a little over-the-top.


    What does Jayne Entwistle bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked the way she did the voice of the main character. It made her even more believable.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Egyptian: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mika Waltari
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (501)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (169)

    The world of ancient Egypt springs magnificently to life in this astonishing historical novel of love, war, political intrigue, and religious revolution. Told from the first person point of view, it is the story of Sinuhe, physician to the royal court of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and his successors in the middle of the tumultuous 14th century B.C.

    Fernando says: "Best historical Novel Ever written"
    "I tried!"
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    Just couldn't get into it. Slow, wordy, not enlivened by the almost hypnotic tones of the narrator, nothing really worked for me. And what's with the sound effects at the start of each chapter?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2800)
    Performance
    (1505)
    Story
    (1511)

    Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.”

    Tina says: "Another wonderful Bryson"
    "One of my all time favorites!"
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    Though it goes without saying, I could have lived happily the rest of my life without knowing exactly how much the weight of my pillow can be attributed to bug feces, thank you.

    I gobbled up this book, and when it was done I started it again. The idea itself was so simple - a social history inspired by living in a house. Yet no one but Bill Bryson could relate the history of closets with the discovery of Otzi the Iceman!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Walk in the Woods

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
    (2430)
    Performance
    (672)
    Story
    (686)

    After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.

    Jeff says: "Wonderful book, but hardly abridged"
    "Cracked me up!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, because the "what to do in case of a bear attack" advice is invaluable!


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

    I certainly came close!


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't been in the woods since!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All's Fair in Love and Law: Small Town Tales of Life, Laughter and Litigation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alan Hammond
    • Narrated By Graham Seed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Dufty Dufty Biddle & Dunn is a small firm of provincial solicitors in the English Midland town of Hockham, catering for the legal needs of the local population. No more, no less. Charles Dufty founded the practice fifty years ago, and still acts as a consultant to his son Hugo, the senior resident partner, who has ambitions to expand the firm. The Duftys take on cases which most modern firms wouldn't even look at, yet before you know it the problem is solved.

    Me says: "Such an easy listen!"
    "Such an easy listen!"
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    No big ups, no big downs, just a nice, easy, cozy book. If you're tired of being hit by a "cliffhanger" at the end of every chapter, take a break from the drama and relax with this one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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