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  • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts | Andrew Chaikin

    A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Andrew Chaikin
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
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    Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.

    Mark says: "Up and Down"
  • Down Among the Dead Men: A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician | Michelle Williams,Keith McCarthy

    Down Among the Dead Men: A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Michelle Williams, Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Liz Holliss
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    Michelle Williams, an attractive young woman with close family ties and an active social life, describes her first extraordinary year in her unusual new job as a mortuary technician. It’s a year in which, with innate good humour, she encounters death at its most tragic, bizarre, and hilarious. Her tale, neither gruesome nor sad, is enlivened by a range of colourful and eccentric characters, from pathologists and coroners to hospital porters and undertakers, giving us a glimpse of life - and death - that few of us will ever experience.

    Martin says: "Things you never wanted to know about a mortuary"
  • The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea | Callum Roberts

    The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Callum Roberts
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts - one of the world’s foremost conservation biologists - leads listeners on a fascinating tour of mankind’s relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on Earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts looks at how the taming of the oceans has shaped human civilization and affected marine life. Like Four Fish and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Ocean of Life takes a long view to tell a story in which each one of us has a role to play.

    R. Smith says: "Superb book, and tremendously educational"
  • The Four Man Plan: A Romantic Science | Cindy Lu

    The Four Man Plan: A Romantic Science

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Cindy Lu
    • Narrated By Cindy Lu
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    Author and actress Cindy Lu knew for a long time that she sucked at love. For years, she dated one wrong guy after another until she decided to use her math skills to fix her romantic life. The result is The Four Man Plan: a brilliant system for finding love that combines the certainties of math and human behavior into a sure-fire formula for finding Mr. Right. The secret? Always be dating four men at any given time.

    L. Loker says: "Frog Kissing"
  • 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"
  • 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.

    Desmond says: "Excellent follow up/conclusion (?)"
  • 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 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"
  • Safari: Mountain Man, Book 2 | Keith C. Blackmore

    Safari: Mountain Man, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
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    Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain since the demise of civilization, Gus knows that his next visit to undead suburbia could be his last.

    Mike Naka says: "great follow-up!"
  • 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"
  • 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 Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself | Daniel J. Boorstin

    The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Daniel J. Boorstin
    • Narrated By Christopher Cazenove
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    Why didn't the Chinese discover America? Why were people so slow to learn the earth goes around the sun? How and why did we begin to think of "species" of plants and animals? How, when, and why did people begin digging in the earth to learn about the past? How did the study of economics begin? These are but a few of the fascinating questions answered by Dr. Boorstin, Librarian of Congress Emeritus.

    shannonnn says: "One of my Top 10 Fav. Books!"
  • The Sagan Diary | John Scalzi

    The Sagan Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
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    Jane Sagan: Soldier. Killer. Lover. Dreamer. In John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War series of science-fiction novels, we see this warrior woman as the other characters see her - silent and strong, from the outside. But now The Sagan Diary shows us Sagan from another point of view: her own, as she prepares to leave military life and join her new husband and adopted daughter on a colony world.

    wyatt says: "It's a Poem"
  • Ava's Man | Rick Bragg

    Ava's Man

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    • By Rick Bragg
    • Narrated By Rick Bragg
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    Journalist Rick Bragg has built a soaring monument to the grandfather he never knew, and in the process created a powerfully intimate piece of American history as it was experienced by the working people of the deep South, a glorious record of a life of character, tenacity and indomitable joy, and an unforgettable tribute to a vanishing culture.

    Kate says: "Deeply moving"
  • The Illustrated Man | Ray Bradbury

    The Illustrated Man

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
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    Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the grand master's premier accomplishments. Collected here are eighteen tales, startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin, visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body.

    Beverly says: "Curling up with an old friend"
  • 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 Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2 | Patrick Rothfuss

    The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
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    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."

    Lore says: "Kvothe's story continues away from the University"
  • Spider-Man 2 | Peter David

    Spider-Man 2

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Peter David
    • Narrated By Matt Walton
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    Two years have passed, and Peter Parker struggles to cope with the demands of life as a college student, a Daily Bugle photographer, and a crime-fighting superhero. But it hasn't gotten any easier. Condemned by the press, tormented by secrets he can never reveal, forced to give up the girl of his dreams, at times the lonely burden of Spider-Man seems almost too great to bear...and the temptation to give up grows stronger by the hour.

    Stephanie says: "For my son"
  • Dead Man Talking: Dead Man Mysteries, Book 1 | T. M. Simmons

    Dead Man Talking: Dead Man Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By T. M. Simmons
    • Narrated By Shelley Lynn Johnson
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    Weird things tend to happen when you live in a haunted house - not that author/ghost hunter Alice Carpenter has a problem disciplining the ten resident ghosts in her lakeside log cabin near forgotten-time Six Gun, Texas. When her cousin Katy calls looking for help with the resident ghost at Espirt d'Chene, the family mansion near Jefferson, Alice agrees to come to the rescue.

    Farrell says: "Entertaining"
  • Dating by Persuasion: The Science Behind How to Attract a Man You Want Now | George Klein

    Dating by Persuasion: The Science Behind How to Attract a Man You Want Now

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    • By George Klein
    • Narrated By Carter Aitken
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    Dating by Persuasion is the ultimate source for obtaining tools based on research that will allow you to better understand the psychology of attraction, how to become more attractive (inside and out) for the man that you want, and how to maintain this attraction. Written by a health psychology professional and relationship expert, this book is based on clinical knowledge, evidence-based tools, and research. Dating by Persuasion is much more than a book; it is a program to help anyone attract a man now and keep him!

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