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William James

Dare to dream...

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FOLLOWING
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  • Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Caleb Scharf
    • Narrated By Caleb Scharf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (76)

    We’ve long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe as we know it comes to an end. Often billions of times more massive than the Sun, they lurk in the inner sanctum of almost every galaxy of stars in the universe. Recent research, however, has led to a cascade of new discoveries that have revealed an entirely different side to black holes. As the astrophysicist Caleb Scharf reveals in Gravity’s Engines, these chasms in space-time don’t just vacuum up everything that comes near them; they also spit out huge beams and clouds of matter.

    Gary says: "One of the best science books for non-scientist"
    "I love it...!"
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    Would you listen to Gravity's Engines again? Why?

    Yes, I will listen to this again. Perhaps I am not the average person, but I love this kind of learning, and this truly is a learning experience to be savored.


    What about Caleb Scharf’s performance did you like?

    Caleb did a wonderful job. I'd be proud if he was to do this kind of work for my books.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending was emotionally moving. One can feel the connection with the grand scheme of creation.


    Any additional comments?

    SUPERB...!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle That Sealed Allied Victory

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jerome Corsi
    • Narrated By Dave Hoffman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    Jerome Corsi's newest opus, No Greater Valor, examines the Siege of Bastogne - one of the most heroic victories of WWII - with a focus on the surprising faith of the Americans who fought there. In December of 1944, an outmanned, outgunned, and surrounded US force fought Hitler's overwhelming Panzer divisions to a miraculous standstill at Bastogne. The underdogs had saved the war for the Allies. It was nothing short of miraculous.

    William James says: "Boring"
    "Boring"
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    Sorry, but the best I can say about this book is boring. I listened and kept waiting for the accumulation of words to develop something of interest...... Never happened.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Finding the Way Again: Rediscovering Radical Love and Freedom in the Lost Teachings of Jesus

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Michael Lister
    • Narrated By Gaynor M. Kelly
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    It's not too late to discover the lost gospel of Jesus and begin to live by it, to change our direction, to once again become people of the way. We could, with humility, embody compassion and justice. We could so completely trust God that we dare to share what we have with those in need, love those who hate us, bless those who curse us.

    William James says: "Freedom to curse and denigrate?"
    "Freedom to curse and denigrate?"
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    At first, all seemed well BUT suddenly, halfway through, the author (for no necessary nor literary reason) begins using derogatory phrases like, "What the hell..., eat shit..., and so on. This denigration is an obvious attempt by the author to say, "I am free." Well, so am I, and I won't support such corruption in an alleged "Godly Essay.".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NIV Audio Bible (Dramatized)

    • UNABRIDGED (75 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Zondervan
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (116)

    The New International Version of the Bible is today’s most popular modern-English translation. This digital download of the NIV Audio Bible, Dramatized brings the Bible to life with this true-to-text dramatization of the Old and New Testament. The fully orchestrated background enriches the text reading and enhances the total experience. Digitally engineered from start to finish, this audio Bible delivers an inspiring and uplifting encounter with the Word of God.

    Monet says: "Excellent narration but should be easier to search"
    "A Great Work BUT"
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    A Great Work while listening there is no indication of what book, chapter, or verse you are hearing.!? This is a very large work and most folks would like to know what part they are hearing. I have this in the leather bound book and the kindle but it is impossible to follow along with the audio format.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Seat of the Soul: 25th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Gary Zukav
    • Narrated By Gary Zukav, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (235)

    With the same extraordinary skill that he used to demystify scientific abstraction and the new physics, Gary Zukav, the award-winning author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters, here takes us on a brilliant and penetrating exploration of the new phase of evolution we have now entered.

    Vik says: "A True Spiritual Classic"
    "No Thank You"
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    This production makes one giant assumption. The reader / listener is gullible. Zukav assumes that you, the customer, will grant him authority to preach his "message". Blind faith in Zukav is the only way you or I might enjoy this "message". Sorry but, No Thank You....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deer Run Trail

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By David R. Lewis
    • Narrated By David R. Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    The year was 1881, an' young Ruben Beeler was makin' his way along near the Missouri River, findin' work when he could an' livin' the only life he knew. When he come on ol' Arliss Hyatt, beat to hell an' near shot to death, Rube done what he could for him. He didn't know that act of kindness was gonna wind up changin' his whole life, but it did.

    Victor says: "Very enjoyable, excellent performance"
    "Don't Miss This Author"
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    David R. Lewis will keep your interest. This is well written, and since the author is doing the reading, the tale flows smooth as silk. The characters voices are clearly separate and firmly recognizable. The musical interludes between chapters is another plus, as it allows the imagination a few seconds to consider the storyline. David R. Lewis Is marking a clear trail and I will surely follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Imposter: The Last Gunfighter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By William W. Johnstone
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Frank Morgan, legendary gunslinger, is looking for a little peace and quiet. But his respite is cut short when a man who is his look-alike begins harassing the townsfolk. Mistaken for the hooligan, he is thrown in jail. But not even iron bars can hold Frank Morgan, especially when he's bent on revenge.

    William James says: "OUTSTANDING SERIES - I've Purchased Every Episode"
    "OUTSTANDING SERIES - I've Purchased Every Episode"
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    The writing for The Last Gunfighter Series is superb. Writer, William Johnstone does a fantastic job in bringing the old west alive with the narration of Jack Garrett adding flavor and color to the adventure series. If your interested in the Wild West 1870-1900 this series will satisfy your desire.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mistakes Can Kill You: A Collection of Western Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Lance Axt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    There will never be another Western writer like Louis L’Amour. A legendary author and indisputably the greatest storyteller in his genre of all time, L’Amour captivated millions of readers and has sold well over three hundred million copies of his works, which includes nearly ninety novels and countless short stories. Mistakes Can Kill You highlights an essential selection featuring nine of L’Amour’s earlier short stories, sometimes written under the pen name Jim Mayo, that exemplify the rugged morality of the best Western writing.

    Eloy Hernandez jr says: "excellent"
    "Stories were so-so... Reading was bad."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone would enjoy this if the reader had at least paused a bit between sentences. The guy sounds like a computer.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Louis L'Amour again?

    Of course... I do love Louis L'Amour's writings but hate it when some hack destroys the flavor of a manuscript.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Pausing between sentences would be first. Adding some verbal feeling to the storyline would have made this a good audio book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger! This would have been enjoyable but the reader sabatoged the feeling of the story. What a waste!


    Any additional comments?

    Don't wast your money on this. Sounds like a computer read the book! With a different reader, I would buy again.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Lonesome Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By David Strathairn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (198)

    The Lonesome Gods is Louis L'Amour's biggest and most important historical novel to date, a sweeping adventure of the California frontier. Here is the fascinating story of Johannes Verne, a young man left to die by his vengeful grandfather, rescued by outlaws and raised in part by the Indians of the desert.

    Richard says: "Good Oater"
    "The Desert and A Young Man"
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    Where does The Lonesome Gods rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am listening to this audio book again... This is a story for thinkers; those who prefer the solitude of a good story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Johannes Verne is my favorite character. At the age of six, Johannes Verne, took the hard lessons of life as nourishment for his soul. Despite the dark and dangerous times of his early youth, Johannes Verne grew to become a good man. A man of courage.


    What does David Strathairn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    David Strathairn gave the story feeling. His style, as a reader made the story live.


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

    No... The book is many hours.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, written by a legend, read by a man who gave the story character.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ray Monk
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (47)

    Robert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb – a breakthrough that was to have eternal ramifications for mankind and that made Oppenheimer the “Father of the Atomic Bomb.” But with his actions leading up to that great achievement, he also set himself on a dangerous collision course with Senator Joseph McCarthy and his witch-hunters. In Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center, Ray Monk, author of peerless biographies of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, goes deeper than any previous biographer in the quest to solve the enigma of Oppenheimer’s motivations and his complex personality.

    david says: "Nearly Perfect"
    "Drab"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book could have been half as long if the storyline did not present a mini biography on everyone before Oppenheimer's birth and everyone during Oppenheimer's life who may have come in contact with Oppenheimer.


    What could Ray Monk have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This book should have stuck to the subject.


    What about Michael Goldstrom’s performance did you like?

    Great performance!


    Do you think Robert Oppenheimer needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.... Why beat a dead horse?


    Any additional comments?

    This was a waste of time. I kept waiting for the storyline to get back to the subject but when it did return it would quickly veer off to focus on some other character who MAY have influenced Oppenheimer's life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Pedro G. Ferreira
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (65)

    Physicists have been exploring, debating, and questioning the general theory of relativity ever since Albert Einstein first presented itin 1915. Their work has uncovered a number of the universe's more surprising secrets, and many believe further wonders remain hidden within the theory's tangle of equations, waiting to be exposed. In this sweeping narrative of science and culture, astrophysicist Pedro Ferreira brings general relativity to life through the story of the brilliant physicists, mathematicians, and astronomers who have taken up its challenge.

    Michael says: "A Love Letter to General Relativity"
    "A lovely book...."
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    If you could sum up The Perfect Theory in three words, what would they be?

    The story line on focuses on relativity and stays on target throughout the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Perfect Theory?

    The book ends with a clear case of how and why relativity is still with us and will remain with us.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The summation on relativity at the end of the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The who book excited me


    Any additional comments?

    A great work!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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