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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,042

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

Wow. Amazing and terrifying.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

One of my top ten books. Its scope is massive, spanning 70 millennia and subjects as diverse as imortallity, happiness, imperialism, neanderthals, steam engines and artificial intelligence to name a few.

It manages to touch upon most of my fields of interest, and yet expands on almost all. Making me learn, relearn or at the least rethink some of my beliefs.

Highly recommended.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,823
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,004

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

Wow. Just wow.

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

Reviewed: 08-29-16

I wanted to watch some telly this weekend. After 10 minutes I had to turn it of and continue listening to this book instead. I just had to know what happened... Perfect comming of age story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fair Game

  • Alpha and Omega
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,582

Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles. Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves - all of them were.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the Best

  • By David on 03-07-12

Wow. If you liked True Blood you'll love this book

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

Reviewed: 06-11-12

What made the experience of listening to Fair Game the most enjoyable?

Well rounded characters, inteligently intriguing plot. I have not read any of the other books in this series but the book really stands on its own.

What did you like best about this story?

The nice balance between inner conflict and external action. The smart female characters and the witty dialog.

Which scene was your favorite?

The meeting where the FBI and werewolfs sit down to brief eachother was electric.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes absolutely.

Any additional comments?

Patricia Briggs is now my favorite author. I have yet to read a book from her I didn't thoroughly enjoy. But this one was surprisingly the best yet.

  • Zen to Done

  • The Ultimate Simple Productivity System
  • By: Leo Babauta
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

Zen To Done (ZTD) is a system that is at once simple, and powerful, and will help you develop the habits that keep all of your tasks and projects organized, that keep your workday simple and structured, that keep your desk and email inbox clean and clear, and that keep you doing what you need to do, without distractions. This book was written for those who want to get their lives organized and actually execute the things on their to-do list by changing existing habits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The simplest and right version of GTD. Recommended

  • By Miroslaw on 11-08-11

Too simplistic and lacking in usefull insight

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

Reviewed: 12-12-11

Would you try another book from Leo Babauta and/or Fred Stella?

No

Would you ever listen to anything by Leo Babauta again?

Maybe if it was longer and it recieved good reviews

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

No. It seem artificial and unnatural

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Irritation

Any additional comments?

In general this was just too short to be usefull. Every time it scratched at something interesting it jumped to a new topic...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful