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  • Welcome to the Universe

  • An Astrophysical Tour
  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott
  • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Bryan Webb on 05-06-17

Wonderful book, information, and performance

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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: 05-13-18

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.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,513
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,981
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,914

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Excellent book by a good man about a monster president

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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: 04-26-18

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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  • Car Talk Classics: Four Perfectly Good Hours

  • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
  • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The very best depression cure ever.

  • By Pood on 04-13-18

The very best depression cure 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: 04-13-18

I’m so glad to rediscover these two gems of languages and humor and human kindness.

  • Y is for Yesterday

  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,616

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-29-17

Thanks You Sue and Judy for all the Joy

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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: 01-20-18

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.

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,368
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,280
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,232

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Got my education

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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: 12-17-17

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,,,,

  • The Huntsman's Tale

  • Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Volume 3
  • By: Ann Swinfen
  • Narrated by: Philip Battley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

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?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Medieval Mystery

  • By Dr Who 2 on 10-19-17

Modern yet Medieval

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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: 11-13-17

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.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,616

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Foul mouth; Good Heart. smart, funny,, insightful

  • By John Marshall on 08-31-17

cool black guy and older white woman who RELATES

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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: 11-13-17

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.

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,914

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revealing and a bit surprising.

  • By Linda Costello on 10-16-17

Thank you Mrs. Hillary Clinton

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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: 09-12-17

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.

45 of 215 people found this review helpful

  • Glass Houses

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,314

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Labored plot and research crushes the story

  • By Mme Alison Strayer on 09-17-17

Penny always turns up bright

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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: 09-06-17

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

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really lovely . . .

  • By Patricia on 05-20-07

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

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.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful