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  • The Stone Man: A Science Fiction Horror Novel | Luke Smitherd

    The Stone Man: A Science Fiction Horror Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Luke Smitherd
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
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    Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

    JoanneG says: "Totally Original Story of Horror and Courage"
  • The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom | Graham Farmelo

    The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Graham Farmelo
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, the most revolutionary theory of the past century, his contributions had a unique insight, eloquence, clarity, and mathematical power. His prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics.

    Mark says: "Excellent, well written and narrated biography"
  • The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance | Steven Kotler

    The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Steven Kotler
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
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    In this groundbreaking audiobook, New York Times best-selling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow”, an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.

    Justin says: "Still unclear"
  • The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self | Anil Ananthaswamy

    The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Anil Ananthaswamy
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
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    Anil Ananthaswamy's extensive, in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they then offer remarkable, sometimes heart-wrenching insights into what remains. One man cut off his own leg. Another became one with the universe.

    Yoyo says: "Great book"
  • Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science | Lawrence M. Krauss

    Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Narrated By Lawrence M. Krauss
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    Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the 20th century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits.

    Tom Miller says: "Richard Feynman's Science"
  • For Honor We Stand: Man of War, Book 2 | H. Paul Honsinger

    For Honor We Stand: Man of War, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By H. Paul Honsinger
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
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    In 2315, the Earth Union is losing a 30-year-long war with the Krag Hegemony. Having encountered the Krag before, Space Commander Max Robicheaux now faces daunting challenges aboard the USS Cumberland: The dangers from the enemy without…and clashes with crew and superiors within. Meanwhile, Doctor Sahin receives a coded message summoning him to a secret meeting which aims to forge an alliance that could change the balance of power in Known Space.

    shalte says: "Max Robicheaux - A Leader of Men"
  • The Man on Table Ten: A Mysterious Science Fiction Tale | Luke Smitherd

    The Man on Table Ten: A Mysterious Science Fiction Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Luke Smitherd
    • Narrated By Luke Smitherd
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    It's a story that he hasn't told anyone for fifty years. A secret that he's kept ever since he grew tired of the disbelieving faces and doctors' reports advising medication. He's been careful. He hasn't even touched a single drop of booze since that one, fateful evening. This is why his decision on this day - the decision to have three drinks - will change the life of bright young waitress Lisa Willoughby forever. For today, the Man on Table Ten has decided that he wants to share his incredible tale.

    JoanneG says: "Disturbing Short Story"
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer | David Leavitt

    The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Leavitt
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
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    To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary computer. Then, attempting to break a Nazi code during World War II, he successfully designed and built one, thus ensuring the Allied victory. Turing became a champion of artificial intelligence, but his work was cut short. As an openly gay man at a time when homosexuality was illegal in England, he was convicted and forced to undergo a humiliating "treatment" that may have led to his suicide.

    Rush D. Austin says: "First Audible Book I Returned"
  • The Flicker Men: A Novel | Ted Kosmatka

    The Flicker Men: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Ted Kosmatka
    • Narrated By Keith Szarabajka
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    A quantum physicist shocks the world with a startling experiment, igniting a struggle between science and theology, free will and fate, and antagonizing forces not known to exist. Eric Argus is a washout. His prodigious early work clouded his reputation and strained his sanity. But an old friend gives him another chance, an opportunity to step back into the light.

    Edward says: "Started out good but fell flat"
  • Rich Man's War: Poor Man's Fight, Book 2 | Elliott Kay

    Rich Man's War: Poor Man's Fight, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Elliott Kay
    • Narrated By Timothy Andrés Pabon
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    Tanner Malone is starting to enjoy his navy post in the honor guard. After surviving violent conflicts with space pirates in the void, he hopes to stay out of the stars for a while. But when the government of Archangel, a prosperous Union state including four terraformed worlds, makes a dangerous decision to defy the Big Three's corporate dominance, war threatens the galaxy.

    Andrew Pollack says: "This series gets better and better"
  • The Fermented Man: A Year on the Front Lines of a Food Revolution | Derek Dellinger

    The Fermented Man: A Year on the Front Lines of a Food Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Derek Dellinger
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
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    On January 1, 2014, homebrewer and writer Derek Dellinger began a journey that would change nearly everything he thought he knew about fermented food and beverage - and as a beer expert, he knew a lot. For an entire year, Dellinger would eat or drink only products that had been created by microbes. Exploring the vast world of fermentation, Dellinger became the living embodiment of its cultural and nutritional power - he became the Fermented Man.

  • The Bleeding Man and Other Science Fiction Stories | Craig Strete

    The Bleeding Man and Other Science Fiction Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Craig Strete
    • Narrated By Nick Douglas
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    The Amerind heritage of the author is clearly reflected in this unique collection of stories. They range from the representative science fiction of "Into Every Rain, a Little Life Must Fall" in which "wombcops" plugged into computer consoles monitor city streets, to the phantasmagoric, prophetic quality of the title story. There is a wry humor and folk wisdom in "A Sunday Visit with Great-Grandfather", and the influence of Indian lore and legend is powerfully evident in "White Brothers from the Place Where No Man Walks".

  • The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer | Jane Smiley

    The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jane Smiley
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
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    Why don’t we know the name of John Atanasoff as well as we know those of Alan Turing and John von Neumann? Because he never patented his computing machine, and because the developers of the far-better-known ENIAC almost certainly stole critical ideas from him. Jane Smiley tells the quintessentially American story of John Atanasoff with technical clarity and narrative drive, making the race to develop digital computing as gripping as a real-life techno-thriller.

    valim says: "Half Atanasoff biography, half biograph of others"
  • The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery | Rob Dunn

    The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rob Dunn
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
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    Thought of as the seat of our soul, then as a mysteriously animated object, the heart is still more a mystery than it is understood. Why do most animals only get one billion beats? (And how did modern humans get to over two billion - effectively letting us live out two lives?) Why are sufferers of gingivitis more likely to have heart attacks? And what does it really feel like to touch your own heart, or to have someone else's beating inside your chest?

    truth hurts always says: "Great book and good narration too."
  • A Man Rides Through: Volume II of Mordant's Need | Stephen R. Donaldson

    A Man Rides Through: Volume II of Mordant's Need

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Donaldson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Aided by the powerful magic of Vagel, the evil Arch-Imager, the merciless armies are marching against the kingdom of Mordant. In its hour of greatest need, two unlikely champions emerge. One is Geraden, whose inability to master the simplest skills of Imagery has made him a laughingstock. The other is Terisa Morgan, transferred to Mordant from a Manhattan apartment by Geraden’s faulty magic. Together, Geraden and Terisa discover undreamed-of talents within themselves—talents that make them more than a match for any Imager... including Vagel himself. Unfortunately, those talents also mark them for death.

    Marie says: "Great Story...great ending to a two part story.."
  • The Man Who Couldn't Stop | David Adam

    The Man Who Couldn't Stop

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David Adam
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    In this captivating fusion of science and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind. David has suffered from OCD for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn’t Stop is his honest attempt to understand the condition. At what point does a harmless idea become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this is an audiobook that will challenge the way you think.

    K. Fidler says: "Amazing look into the mind of OCD"
  • The Interstellar Age: The Story of the NASA Men and Women Who Flew the Forty-Year Voyager Mission | Jim Bell

    The Interstellar Age: The Story of the NASA Men and Women Who Flew the Forty-Year Voyager Mission

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jim Bell
    • Narrated By Jim Bell
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    The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft mission, told by a scientist who was there from the beginning. The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries--11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and still operate them decades after their launch.

    JoR says: "Exciting, Inspiring, and interesting."
  • Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand: Kitty Norville, Book 5 | Carrie Vaughn

    Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand: Kitty Norville, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    Already the alpha pair of Denver's werewolf pack, Kitty and Ben now plan to tie the knot human-style by eloping to Las Vegas. Kitty is looking forward to sipping froufrou drinks by the pool and doing her popular radio show on live television, but her hotel is stocked with werewolf-hating bounty hunters.

    Ali says: "Renewed my Vows in Vegas Right After Reading this!"
  • The Invisible Man | H. G. Wells

    The Invisible Man

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    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By James Adams
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    On a freezing February day, a stranger emerges from out of the gray to request a room at a local provincial inn. Who is this out-of-season traveler? More confounding is the thick mask of bandages obscuring his face. Why does he disguise himself in this manner and keep himself hidden away in his room? Aroused by trepidation and curiosity, the local villagers bring it upon themselves to find the answers.

    Brian says: "Way ahead of its time!"
  • The Man Who Folded Himself | David Gerrold

    The Man Who Folded Himself

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Gerrold
    • Narrated By Charles Bice
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    The Man Who Folded Himself, written in 1973 (and reissued by BenBella in 2003) is a classic science fiction novel by award-winning author David Gerrold. This work was nominated for both Hugo and Nebula awards and is considered by some critics to be the finest time travel novel ever written.

    Russell Norton says: "One of my first tastes of trues science fiction"
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