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  • A Fall of Moondust

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

Time is running out for the passengers and crew of the tourist cruiser Selene, incarcerated in a sea of choking lunar dust. On the surface, her rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the mercilessly unpredictable conditions of a totally alien environment. A brilliantly imagined story of human ingenuity and survival, A Fall of Moondust is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and sustained dramatic tension by the field's foremost author.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Old Fashioned Science Fiction

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-03-11

Exhilarating!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Clarke is a master storyteller. This was a nail biting experience. It was like watching Spielberg movie.

  • Guns and Thighs

  • The Story of My Life
  • By: Ram Gopal Varma
  • Narrated by: Shriram Iyer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Discussing a wide range of subjects, from the influences and circumstances that drew him to films to his cinematic techniques, his successful and unsuccessful films, his Bollywood idols, his relations with the media and the controversies dogging him, Guns & Thighs is as much about RGV's life and philosophy of life as about his films and the Indian film world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book is as narcissistic and as naive as his films.

  • By Prasanna PRSN on 12-13-17

This book is as narcissistic and as naive as his films.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

I have known RGV thru his films and media for a very long time. RGV is like Joker from the movie The Dark Knight. He just does things.

Pretty much everything that I read in this book were known to me already from various other sources, as I used to be the biggest fan of his films. I still feel amused by his eccentricities but he is an extremely inwardly person who looks at the world only with his eyes, the way he wants it to be.

Therefore in this context, this book does not evoke any heightened feeling to general readers unless they have some kind of personal opinion about the author and his works.

  • The Miracle of Dunkirk

  • By: Walter Lord
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

On May 24, 1940, Hitler's armies were on the brink of a shattering military victory. Only 10 miles away, 400,000 Allied troops were pinned against the coast of Dunkirk. But just 11 days later, 338,000 men had been successfully evacuated to England. How did it happen? Walter Lord's remarkable account of how "the miracle of Dunkirk" came about is based on hundreds of interviews.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sold On The Miracle Of Dunkirk

  • By Eve Grissom on 05-08-17

Relentless, Tense and inspiring.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

All the chapters are 'nail biting'ly powerful. The final chapter got me goosebumps.

Of course, I started this only after watching Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.

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  • Sam Harris Discusses The Moral Landscape

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

Sam Harris tears down the wall between scientific facts and human values, arguing that most people are simply mistaken about the relationship between morality and the rest of human knowledge. Harris urges us to think about morality in terms of human and animal well-being, viewing the experiences of conscious creatures as peaks and valleys on a "moral landscape".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad sales pitch for a good product

  • By Joe on 09-02-12

Always an admirer of Sam.

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

Sam Harris gives logical reason as to why religious dogma is dangerous for the humanity's well being. He does it not just because he wants to, but it is what is necessary.

  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

  • A Novel
  • By: Arundhati Roy
  • Narrated by: Arundhati Roy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 322

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness transports us across a subcontinent on a journey of many years. It takes us deep into the lives of its gloriously rendered characters, each of them in search of a place of safety - in search of meaning and of love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Author narration does not work for me

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-18-17

Powerful writing

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

The narration is so petrifying that my eyes were wide open all along.

Roy is an extraordinary critique of the society and this book is a must-read for those who live in euphoria that India is advancing.

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  • Origins

  • Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525

Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliance!

  • By Max on 06-21-15

A journey across the universe.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

I have always been a fan of NdGT. This work of his is one of the most important writings in our times. It is precise, humble and makes us curious about the universe we live in.

I recommend this book to students of tomorrow who might find us a new planet.

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,031
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,054

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Enthralled!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an excellent writer and narrator. This work of his is a composite summary of his earlier work Origins.

I loved it.

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,385

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, smart, and unpretentious

  • By Blake on 06-04-13

Profoundly liberating

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

Richard Dawkins is a modern day scientific genius. The constructive criticism of religion is eloquently proposed which logically appeals to every rational mind.

Highly recommended!

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  • A Clockwork Orange

  • By: Anthony Burgess
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468

A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. In Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, great narration, but not for everyone

  • By Steve on 06-28-09

Extraordinary piece of work.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

One of the best books I have read. The narration is captivating and the concept is philosophical.
Deeply thoughtful.