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  • Monster Hunter Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4117)
    Performance
    (3739)
    Story
    (3756)

    Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

    Nicholas says: "Unexpectedly Enjoyable"
    "Squish"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I read Monster Hunter and enjoyed it. This book spends way too much time describing gory werewolf kills at the expense of story line.


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

    Much more colorful


    Do you think Monster Hunter Alpha needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Replaced plot with gore descriptions . Unless can develop more of a story lineE.


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  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated By Patrick Egan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2522)
    Performance
    (1967)
    Story
    (1951)

    The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

    Mike says: "Difficult Listen, but Probably a Great Read"
    "Paradigm shifter"
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    What made the experience of listening to Thinking, Fast and Slow the most enjoyable?

    The ideas.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not applicable


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    You know how sometimes reading a book changes your basic assumptions? This is one of those books for me. I readily admit that at times my mind wandered and I had to back up the recording. At time chapters were compelling and I couldn't stop listening.The premise of the book is that our brains operate on 2 systems, fast and slow. The fast being unconscious reactions and the slow thinking out problems. But what is different about this book is that the author describes multiple ways (halo effect, jumping to conclusions, priming and many more) that our brains use these 2 systems to make correct answers to complex problems, to mislead our decisions, to be manipulated, to respond quickly in threatening situations. I loved the research he quoted -- some his, some other people. It made the concepts understandable and were described in entertaining and interesting ways. This is not a self help book. Actual research backs up his ideas,not the 'I think', 'I saw', 'my friend said' reasoning. The author is the winner of the Nobel Prize, which to me validates his academic standing.
    Though not always and easy book to listen to, I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4614)
    Performance
    (3345)
    Story
    (3368)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "old time Stephen King"
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    What does Steven Weber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very good narrator.


    Did It inspire you to do anything?

    I hope not.


    Any additional comments?

    This is old fashion Stephen King horror. I've gotten used to his stories that are more sci-fi than horror. If you like horror books filled with very gruesome details, you'll love it. If gruesome details unsettle you, try a different Stephen King novel.

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