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Sam

Sacramento,, CA, USA

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  • Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jimmy Carter
    • Narrated By Jimmy Carter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    Following his #1 New York Times best seller Our Endangered Values, the former president, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, offers an assessment of what must be done to bring permanent peace to Israel, with dignity and justice for Palestine.

    D. Cohron says: "A Story Not Told in the US"
    "Perfectly put, as usual."
    Overall

    Carter nailed it. What an amazingly sharp mind, eloquent storyteller, and all-round ethical human being. Anyone disputing him on the topic of Israeli treatment of Palestinians is either deceiver or deceived.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Richard P. Feynman
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (537)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (99)

    "This marvelous collection of talks, interviews, and essays offers a memorable sample of the wit, brilliance, and irreverence of the most celebrated physicist of our time," says Alan Guth, author of The Inflationary Universe. "The more one reads of Feynman, the more one falls in love with his refreshingly enthusiastic view of the world."

    Charles Gousha says: "A variable compilation"
    "bit repetitive but a lot of fun"
    Overall

    I can see how religious folks and "pseudo-science" practitioners would hate this guy. He was unafraid of the real answers from real analysis and was willing to 'wait and see' with an open mind about the rest. The physics speeches were fun & inspiring, but his scientific look at psychology and religion were most honest & refreshing. "Experts" & preachers beware!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Bad

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sandra Lee
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    Here is the shocking, true story of Australia's most horrific crime. Katherine Knight showed no mercy when she butchered her lover in a crime that put her behind bars in an Australian prison for a record life sentence. Knight, a 44-year-old abattoir worker, had stabbed father-of-three John Price 37 times, skinned his body, cooked his head, and served him up as a meal for his children.

    Vikki says: "Oh Boy...."
    "not so bad"
    Overall

    There were creepy parts in this book to be sure, but most of it was made up of exhaustive family tree data, historical research, and court proceedings. I particularly enjoyed getting into the lead investigator's head on how careful & smart he had to be to not risk losing a true conviction via a default insanity defense. The differentiators in this case become obvious later on. Tr?s Law & Order but real! Definitely learned a lot and I'm glad I read it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Stumbling on Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daniel Gilbert
    • Narrated By Daniel Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1641)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (375)

    A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we're so lousy at predicting what will make us happy, and what we can do about it.

    Terril Lowe says: "Great Book!"
    "a nice read, left me wondering"
    Overall

    This was a nice book full of great little tools to figure out your needs, your environment, and your habits... not necessarily in that order. At the end, though, I found myself a bit confused about whether the net result of the book really advanced me any useful way. Still pondering that one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Ethan Hawke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2485)
    Performance
    (1189)
    Story
    (1204)

    Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.

    W. Seligman says: "What more can be said?"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    This book is a classic for all the right reasons. Ethan Hawke does a wonderful job of reading it in a whispery and dark way. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I want MORE!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3549)
    Performance
    (2016)
    Story
    (2031)

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
    "Want to blow your mind?"
    Overall

    This was an amazing book. The commute miles just flew by and, unlike with fiction, I was still enriching my mind and learning new trivia with which to annoy my wife and coworkers.

    From the first paragraph, this book is captivating in a guilty, gross, leering way. The narrator is perfect for this type of text and the author's sense of humor is transferred to the listener in the best possible way. I only wish I could find another audiobook this intresting... or two or three.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing's Sacred

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lewis Black
    • Narrated By Lewis Black
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (99)

    You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now Lewis Black's volcanic eruptions can be found in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand.

    Adam says: "Nothing's creative in this clunker"
    "It's sad when they don't know when to quit"
    Overall

    Lewis Black hit his apogee at "if it weren't for my horse". And he hasn't had an orginal thought since. It's like he pulls all his material from sitcoms he's watched. Everything he says in this book is either obvious, cliche, or just plain boring. It's just painful to listen to... but I'm still trying just because I paid for it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • JPod

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Douglas Coupland
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose names start with J are bureaucratically marooned in jPod. jPod is a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company. The six workers daily confront the forces that define our era: global piracy, boneheaded marketing staff, people smuggling, the rise of China, marijuana grow-ops, Jeff Probst, and the ashes of the 1990s financial tech dream. jPod's universe is amoral and shameless.

    Greg says: "Very Annoying Production"
    "JDull"
    Overall

    This book should not have been read out loud. I felt sorry for the narrator and dropped it after the first hour. There's about 25 minutes wasted reading a spreadsheet cell by cell!!! Later I came back and tried to continue... and lasted about 30 minutes before I had to stop. Wow, what a dull book.

    Sorry Doug, try again.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (7443)
    Performance
    (2209)
    Story
    (2199)

    In his landmark best seller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant, in the blink of an eye, that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept?

    Liz says: "encore!"
    "yes I CAN judge a book by its cover!"
    Overall

    This book took a long time to explain to me what I already knew. That said, I didn't know I knew it and I learned a lot about how to use my quick judgements better. Furthermore, this book armed me with empowering tales of how thin slicing (quick, accurate judgements) can help me and cautionary tales of how it can be misused. All in all a great read. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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