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  • Daemon

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,434

Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly The Best Techno-thriller Ever

  • By Erica on 01-22-09

Wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-17

That might be the best book I read year. Fast paced, believable tech, well thought out premise.

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,417

Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating; Perfect for Adult ADHD

  • By Sean on 05-13-04

Six stars

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-16

The is the one book I wish I could give six stars. I read this once per year and insist my friends read it. My only complaint that it needs to be updated with the latest scientific knowledge available. They should do a 10 year anniversary update.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,920
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,695
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,643

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Alan on 07-08-14

More relevant than ever

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-15

What can you say about a book that the British literary society listed above the bible on books you should read before you die.

  • The Egg

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,436

You were on your way home when you died.It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.And that’s when you met me." A short story about the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weir is a master of putting words together.

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-11-14

The guy Andy Weir can write!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-15

Very short but excellent story. I guess I can safely say that I'm an Andy Weir fan now.

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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 151,903
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140,166
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 140,023

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOOK BOOBIES

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-07-14

That might have been the best Sci-Fi book I've ever read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-15

The book was so good that there no way the movie will do it justice. If I had one criticism, it would be that toward the end the author let the main character's personality spill over in to the other character's personalities. It's a common problem with single character driven novels.

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,040

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

Be-Witched

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-15

Very good writing. D. Harkness can write. The characters were well developed. The settings we well set. My beefs with this book were that it strayed way too close to the romance genre. It took half the book for anything to happen. I found myself torn between boredom of the story and enthrallment with the characters

  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,356

It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I took a chance.

  • By Robert on 08-20-11

Outstanding book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-15

Best book I've read this year. The movie didn't do it justice. This is one of those books that you wish you could make everyone read.

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,193
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,531
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38,527

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radieance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

Outstanding book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-15

Brandon Sanderson is my new favorite author. I sincerely hope his other books are as well written as this one.

  • Red Seas Under Red Skies

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 25 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,873
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,961

After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke Lamora and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can't rest for long - and they are soon back doing what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is how you write a series!

  • By Anthony on 06-07-10

As good as the first one

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-15

Great story
Great narration
This book is well worth your time and money if you enjoyed the first novel. Enjoy.