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  • How Dogs Love Us

  • A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain
  • By: Gregory Berns
  • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 711

How Dogs Love Us answers the age-old question of dog lovers everywhere and offers profound new evidence that dogs should be treated as we would treat our best human friends: with love, respect, and appreciation for their social and emotional intelligence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very slow going

  • By AMG on 11-27-15

Theory proven

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

The researcher used modern medical technology (fMRI) to determine a dog's brain reactions to hand signals associated with treats. I find it very interesting that a dog could be trained to hold still enough to allow for good images. I am a retired physician who used MRI as a wonderful tool that made evaluation for acoustic tumors very easy for the patient compared to the previous studies that had been used before MRI became available.

The relationships between man and dog has been around for a very long time. I am a life long dog person and would not want to live without a dog. The researcher tried to find proof that the dog's love for man is confirmed scientifically. I think he accomplished the goal. In our home it certainly is a reciprocal feeling.

  • The Last Refuge

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 3
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375

p>With time running out to stop the nuclear destruction of Tel Aviv, Dewey Andreas must defeat his most fearsome opponent yet. Off a quiet street in Brooklyn, New York, Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir is captured by operatives of the Iranian secret service, who smuggle Meir back to Iran, where he is imprisoned, tortured, and prepared for a show trial. What they don’t know is that Meir was in New York to recruit Dewey Andreas for a secret operation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Last Refuge but hopefully not the last of Dewey!

  • By Susan on 08-21-12

Another great one!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

This is book 3 in this series. Again another interesting story well told and could be real.

  • Power Down

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 1
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,761

There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.COULD NOT PUT THIS ONE DOWN. MUST READ!

  • By Constance on 11-09-10

Great read

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

I am looking for an author to replace the late Vince Flynn. I think this may be the one.

  • In the Garden of Beasts

  • Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,358
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,415

The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it ... and hated it ... simultaneously

  • By History on 11-21-11

Almost unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 12-21-11

Who was your favorite character and why?

Martha seems to be the main character.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It is hard to understand why the Department of State refused to believe Ambassador Dodd's evaluation of what was going on in Germany in 1933. Had they done so, World War II might have been avoided.

  • Imperium

  • A Novel of Ancient Rome
  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509

When Tiro, the confidential secretary (and slave) of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events that will eventually propel his master into one of the most suspenseful courtroom dramas in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Way to Learn About Republican Rome

  • By Wolfpacker on 02-04-08

Dull

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-07

About the dullest book I ever listened to. I was unable to finish it.

3 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Road

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,401
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,425

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overhyped, monotonous, uneventful.

  • By Matt Johnson on 07-14-17

A Dark Tale

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-07

A very dark tale by a great writer. The story of a man and his young son wandering south in the United States after the destruction of the earth by fire. I found it both hard to listen and difficult to stop. Like "No Country for Old Men" it has a lousy ending. What else for the end times! I give it 4 stars.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,541

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst book I've bought.

  • By Gary on 01-06-12

Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-07

As a senior citizen, this book was great. The author really knows nursing home life. This is a wonderful story, well witten and very well spoken. I liked the surprise ending.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Innocent Man

  • Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976

John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book - Not Typical Grisham

  • By Mark on 01-17-07

Copy cat

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-06

I have read or listened to every Grisham book. This book is a poor copy of "In
Cold Blood." I think he needs to stick with fiction. It is like reading a court transcript and about as entertaining.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Journey

  • How to Live by Faith in an Uncertain World
  • By: Billy Graham
  • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107

Chapter by chapter, Graham leads us on a journey in faith. We learn about God and His purpose for our lives; who Jesus is and what He has done for us. We learn to deal with challenges along the way: temptation; wrong thoughts and motives; habits that destroy our spirit; and what to do when life turns against us.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • He does it again!

  • By Crutcher on 07-04-06

He does it again!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-06

Every Billy Graham book I have read leaves me with something to think about. He covers every conceivable life event in this book. It starts off with information for seekers. It ends with suggestions for the mature. It is a book written to Christians. It made me think about my journey through life.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Avenger

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Ricky Colenso travels to Bosnia to volunteer as an aid worker. A few weeks later, he disappears and is never heard from again. In the fog of that horrible place, the killer, too, has vanished. In a world that has forgotten right and wrong, there are few like Cal Dexter who can settle the score. And so, years later, a worldwide chase is on and Dexter begins to draw a net around the killer. But this time the CIA must find a way to stop Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MASTERFULL

  • By James on 11-03-03

A good tale

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-04

The author does another outstanding job of a story with a very intricate plot. I like his writing stile and it is easy to listen and follow. I only recently have been re-introduced to this author and am grateful.