Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.
I’m not a scientist, but I am a registered nurse. Even so, not always easy to understand everything presented, but I enjoyed the book very much. Listen to the book, just continue through any difficult parts, because you will still understand the presentation overall. You will likely enjoy it as I have enjoyed myself.
In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book other than I knew he was an enemy to the idiot in office. I don’t mince words. Thanks
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Now you can waste not one, not two, but four perfectly good hours listening to Car Talk Classics, featuring some of Tom and Ray's favorite complete programs: everything from opening rant to bogus answers to eccentric closing credits. Whether they really help callers fix their transmissions is an open question, but the Car Talk guys certainly know how to transfix their listeners.
I’m so glad to rediscover these two gems of languages and humor and human kindness.
The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a 14-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing, and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence, and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.
You are both such gifted artists and I am very grateful to you both. I’m good with an alphabet of 25, I see no loss in that, only gratitude. I have long been disabled and sometimes depression wears on me, but for decades it has been audiobooks that are the surest medicine with only beneficial effects. (Of-course anti-depressants are necessary too). Sometime in the future, sooner rather than later I will start this series again. See you all then. PEACE.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
Learned a lot, have a lot to learn. Excellent book, excellent narration, I think I will just start the book over and read again.
Many people need to read this book and others like this book. Things NEED to change in America or America will never be a great nation. We are not great yet, no matter the common and popular belief. America will never be great while people of color, poor, disabled, the mentally ill and all the people that have been hated are ignored by the engine of powers that drive hate. Please, please stop, just stop being stupid white people and learn how to live with all people. I’m ashamed of my race, always have been, probably always will be ashamed of my white race. Come on people,,,,
Oxford, late summer, 1353. On hearing that his cousin is short-handed for the harvest, Nicholas Elyot takes a group of friends back to the family farm to help. When a deer hunt in Wychwood ends in tragedy, suspicion is directed toward the huntsman, a boyhood friend of Nicholas. But the victim has made many other enemies, any one of whom could have shot the fatal arrow. Can Nicholas uncover the real killer before it is too late?
Very engaging story and characters. I am eager for the next books. I enjoy reading these books because I feel I learn about history and enjoy a good story too.
Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.
I relate so much and enjoyed this audio-book, and being a potty mouth myself I was not bothered by the language. Mr Hart provides several very good suggestions about living life, and I felt that what he offers is valuable and can be helpful in my effort to live better and meaningful life as a happier person.
I do not watch TV, listen to radio, Instead I listen to audio-books all the time. I am a bit of a recluse and see no value in social media, never twittered. snap-chatted, I failed Facebook and I just don't see the value. I love Hockey and nature shows and that's about all. I listen to NPR public radio and enjoy the podcasts. I guess I'm a bit of a snob. But for about 10 years now I have become sensitized to violence and ugly stuff, I have to leave the room if there is going to be violence. Audio-books are how I control what i going into my mind and I like this very much. I have close to 1000 books in my account so I am serious about audio-books.
I had never heard of Mr. Hart before listening to this book, guess he's a big star and I'm glad to have finally enjoyed his work.
For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.
I'm so so glad I have found this wonderful book. Tears are running down my cheeks since the opening words. I'm changed from who I was before starting this book. I'm a better person and a better American. I have voted in every election since reaching voting age (40 years ago). I remember when Tricky Dick won the presidential election by a landslide. This is 100 times worse. The next presidential election cannot come soon enough for me. I hope the country survives the idiot in The White House. Thanks for a great book, Mrs. Hillary Clinton.
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When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.
Louise Penny has created such an enjoyable world and that is a real skill that I hold in high regard. this is my "Audible 20 review sweepstakes entry". I hope I win
Persuasion, Jane Austen's last novel, is a tale of love and marriage told with irony and insight. Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth have met and seperated years before. Their reunion, after the passage or irrecoverable years of their youth, forces a recognition of the false values that drove them apart.
Couldn't keep focused on story while listening, instead over and over I realized I started thinking about any number of things. I started to book over 3 times and tried to pay attention. Just finished and don't really know much about story. The narrator was very good.
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