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  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47,997
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,250
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,262

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

I Don't Get It

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I have listed to hours of this first book. There are three parallel stories in a very strange universe. We have been introduced to dozens of new names, places, tools, powers, cultures. But none of them are explained to a degree that I would care about the characters or events.

After several hours I find that none of the characters or events matter to me. I am going to quit listening and I will not give the story another thought. There were just no hooks to make me care.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Time Travel

  • A History
  • By: James Gleick
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 306

James Gleick's story begins at the turn of the 20th century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation: The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological - the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SF: The canary in the coal mine of time

  • By Adrian Hoad-Reddick, WHAT IF? Magazine on 11-17-16

Half Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

About the first half of this book is really interesting. He weaves a story between science and fiction on the subject of time travel. Then after that is feels very repetitive, so I did not make it all the way to the end.

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,647

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Kelly on 12-28-09

Not Engaging

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I listened to 25% of this story and then just wandered off to better books. Of course Dan Brown's da Vinci Code was outstanding. But this book just felt like a weaker version of the same old story. It was the same kind of bad guy. The other characters were not developing. Too bad, he is a much better writer than this.

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, Book 5
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,404

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By cristina on 10-03-17

It is time to let Lisbeth go

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

Thank you for the excellent narration of Swedish words and places. It is refreshing to traverse different locations like this.

Unfortunately, this story just cannot carry the Dragon Tattoo any further. The characters and situations are good ideas. But most of the novel is written as conversational flashback to events that happened. Very little happens in real-time, we are just told about what happened by listening to two characters talk in a bar. In most cases these conversations contain details that do not ring true as coming from the memories of those telling them.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,514
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45,382

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The opposite of the Martian...

  • By Ruth Nielsen on 11-27-17

Moon Tech and Life

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

Great speculation on what life might be like on the moon. Includes people, technology, economy, hoodlems, and the connection back to Earth.

This book should stand alone. Do not compare it to his previous "The Martian". They are two different types of stories.

  • Digital Gold

  • Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
  • By: Nathaniel Popper
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280

A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, but dry

  • By Tomer on 05-10-16

Great History

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

This is a great history of the technology, people, movement, and money. It provides a very good background for people who are interested in Bitcoin.

  • The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister, Ray Porter, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 51 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

From early work like "Rescue Party" and "The Lion of Comarre", through classic stories including "The Star", "Earthlight", "The Nine Billion Names of God", and "The Sentinel" (kernel of the later novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey), all the way to later work like "A Meeting with Medusa" and "The Hammer of God", this comprehensive short story collection encapsulates one of the great science fiction careers of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • List of stories from

  • By KW Charlie on 09-15-16

A Bargain and a Classic

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

This is a fantastic collection of stories. You get to relive the golden age of science fiction, and do it at a bargain price. This is 51 hours of stories for just a single credit. I wish all of the older books came packaged like this, I would be going through them all.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Born to Win Seminar

  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624

In just 48 hours, your untapped greatness becomes visible. Your surest path to success is revealed. We're confident in this. Because that's precisely what tens of thousands of people have done who had the fortune to attend Zig Ziglar's 25-year-running and perpetually sold-out Born to Win seminar. Today, Zig Ziglar's legendary Born to Win seminar comes alive once again to inspire a whole new generation of achievers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By myrna hammond on 11-03-16

Outdated

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

I listened to Zig Ziglar tapes when they were in cassette albums. This material is compiled from those, but includes too much material which just does not work well in the 21st century.

  • The End of Alchemy

  • Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy
  • By: Mervyn King
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Something is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his 10 years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society. In The End of Alchemy, he offers us an essential work about the history and future of money and banking, the keys to modern finance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two books in one, both very fine

  • By Philo on 07-13-16

Excellent First Half

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

I have listened to dozens of books about financial companies, crises, economics, etc. The first half of this book was excellent. Toward the end he is trying to make some prescriptions, but I could not follow some of what he was suggesting. I would definitely recommend this book because it is from a British point of view and all the others I have heard are by American authors.

  • Science Fiction Favorites

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Isaac Asimov
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

This selection of some of Asimov's most enduring and unforgettable stories is read by the author himself. These vintage tales encompass the full range of Asimov's versatility, while displaying his puckish sense of humor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HALF OF INFINITY IS STILL INFINITY

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-12-15

Original

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

I really enjoyed hearing Isaac Asimov read his own work. It conveyed a flavor of what he was like as well as his stories.