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  • The Land: Catacombs

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 4
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,867
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,565
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,541

What's that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a Viagra-Cialis sandwich and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you're still not getting the point ... did you see what I did there?) 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Aleron Kong & Nick Podehl narrating...

  • By Jonathan C Oetken on 08-22-17

Just a busy engineer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-18

I am just a busy engineer who never had time for WoW or any other RPG Video Games since I killed everyone in Halo and COD back in the day. Know what I'm sayin'?
I always wanted to waste (correction, spend) 6 months immersed in another world committed to resolve absolutely critical, life altering decisions and Level UP!, KILL A DRAGON! or do something EPIC!!! But, I never had enough time, good enough computer etc, etc... I was hesitant but I'm so glad that I gave Chaos Seeds a chance because I read ALL 6 books over Christmas break while I had to spend the holidays overseas away from family. And now I'm going back through the series again to see what I missed!
Thanks Richter, the Dark and the light courts, and all of the good people of the MIST VILLAGE for letting me enjoy the world you made possible!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,818

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Hardest book to get through

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-17

I kept hoping the book would get good. Apparently so did the writer because the last portioning the book was basically like well crap I guess I'll just write in an anti climatic ending to close the gaps and wholes in my story... It was such a bad book and don't even know why I finished other than i didn't have another new book and I needed someway to kill time on the subway.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Aurora

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,295
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,127

A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By ewreirct on 07-14-15

More than a Cradle of Life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-17

A bunch of awesome sci-fi literature. Maybe it's best that we wait to go between the stars until we can build something as big as a star destroyer. These stories about being on a 777 equivalent for 100+ years is dumb.
This book has space elevators how could they not have sent up enough material to make a stable ship????

  • Spellmonger

  • Spellmonger, Book 1
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,409

Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well. Then one night Minalan is forced to pick up his mageblade again to defend his adopted home from the vanguard of an army of goblins bent on a genocidal crusade against all mankind. And that was the good news.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spellmonger

  • By Heather Turiello on 11-14-17

Harry Potter meets Lords of the rings

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Harry Potter meets Lords of the rings!

Epic new completely feasible Fantasy; well written and just all around as awesome as it should be!

Enough said. Make the Movies already!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Disconnected Kids

  • The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders
  • By: Dr. Robert Melillo
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Each year an estimated 1.5 million children - one out of every six - are diagnosed with autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program™. It has achieved real, fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • More interested in promoting product

  • By jeremiah on 04-11-17

More interested in promoting product

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Until chapter 10 all the book did was promote his brain balance product and 50% of the whole book was about "FeelGood Success cases"
His diagnosis and testing methodologies are spot one... but the 'cures' and methods he wants to take your money for in his brain Balance locations are extremely vague, pseudoscience and definitely not proven.
50% of the book was designed to make an otherwise ignorant parent buy into his program.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Work Rules!

  • Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
  • By: Laszlo Bock
  • Narrated by: Laszlo Bock
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,503

"We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of Work Rules!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Multifaceted

  • By jeremiah on 04-07-15

Multifaceted

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-15

Overall Works Rules! offers insights into why Google is exceptionally difficult to enter as an employee and some reasons why being a Google employee is desirable.

Work Rules! is a multifaceted work and could have easily been several thousand pages or spanned a full college course.

One topic discussed: Laszlo disclosed that Google created a sophisticated screening and recruiting system which requires vast amounts of resources and and executives for every new hire.
Google doesn't let functional managers make decisions on who to hire, fire or promote but has adopted a panelling system with the understanding that each panel member provides a unique frame of reference. Laszlo also added reasons as to why hiring only the best people is worth the extra burden.

Without boring you further: Read/Listen to Work Rules!
Help shatter outdated paradigms, Recognize People as People, that unfair is fair and that "Culture eats strategy for lunch"

22 of 25 people found this review helpful