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Michelle

Greeley, CO, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    Overall
    (1472)
    Performance
    (688)
    Story
    (677)

    The Greatest Show on Earth is a stunning counterattack on advocates of "Intelligent Design," explaining the evidence for evolution while exposing the absurdities of the creationist "argument". Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence: from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics.

    Joseph says: "Well read, well explained, scientific."
    "Wonderful Book"
    Overall

    This book is amazing look into the world of evolution. Very easy to understand providing examples and studies after every scientific explanation and theory. Narration was wonderful, the dual narrators complement each other perfectly. How fascinating that evolution involves Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy. A full and enriching book, a must read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The War to End All Wars: World War I

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Russell Freedman
    • Narrated By Zach McLarty
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Nonfiction master Russell Freedman illuminates for young readers the complex and rarely discussed subject of World War I. The tangled relationships and alliances of many nations, the introduction of modern weaponry, and top-level military decisions that resulted in thousands upon thousands of casualties all contributed to the “great war”, which people hoped and believed would be the only conflict of its kind.

    Michelle says: "Clear Understanding"
    "Clear Understanding"
    Overall

    This book is very easy to follow and gives a clear understanding of what sparked the war and which sides the various countries were on. Very interesting and a great read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Philip Franklin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1431)
    Performance
    (632)
    Story
    (636)

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

    Craig Mitchell says: "A Book that Never Left Me"
    "Amazing Story - Inspiring"
    Overall

    This is an amazing and heartfelt story. A must read for anyone with wilderness and adventure in their heart. You will not be disappointed. Jon is one of my favorite authors.

    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
    (2370)
    Performance
    (617)
    Story
    (630)

    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"
    "Witty and Entertaining"
    Overall

    Great fun easy read! I enjoyed the story, it was a breath of fresh air.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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