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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,377
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,139

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Great book

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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: 08-22-18

I’m not sure why they made the movie if they where going to be so far off. Lived the book really good story.

  • A Passion for Nature

  • The Life of John Muir
  • By: Donald Worster
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

"I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer," John Muir wrote. "Civilization and fever and all the morbidness that has been hooted at me has not dimmed my glacial eye, and I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. My own special self is nothing". In Donald Worster's magisterial biography, John Muir's "special self" is fully explored as is his extraordinary ability, then and now, to get others to see the sacred beauty of the natural world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good biography for historical perspective

  • By Harold W. Wood Jr. on 05-15-14

Great read

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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: 07-16-18

Amazing man amazing story a true American hero! The mountains are calling and I must go.

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,920

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Completed Stephen King Novel

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 02-20-12

Good Steven king novel

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I like the story very in depth. Awesome story but I can’t get over the wolf thing. Wolves haven’t been in Colorado since the 1940s and the vilification of them periodically irritates me. Not really a reason to not like the book but it gets to me. I do like the detail about boulder, living close by makes it seem more real in a way.

  • The History of the Ancient World

  • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
  • By: Susan Wise Bauer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,618

This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath" - literature, epic traditions, private letters, and accounts - to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Historic Achievement

  • By Ellen S. Wilds on 04-25-14

Ehh

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Fairly well written however she seems like most hard line historians skeptical and unwilling to look at history outside the common view. She acts like she knows how the pyramids where built and the real symbolism and purpose of the Sphinx. In reality any person claiming to know either of those things at this point in time is speaking a foreign language they do not understand. I learned a lot but was not overall impressed by some

  • American Heritage History of the American Revolution

  • By: Bruce Lancaster
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Bruce Lancaster starts his story with an examination of colonial society and the origins of the quarrel with England. He details the ensuing battles and military campaigns from Lexington and Concord to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, as well as the tense political and social situation of the new nation. The American Heritage History of the American Revolution details the birth of America with insight and depth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Jarred King on 04-21-18

Great book

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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: 04-21-18

Very in-depth on the battles and feelings of the men who where involved. I learned a lot and will read again.

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  • American Revolutions

  • A Continental History, 1750-1804
  • By: Alan Taylor
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book on the American Revolution that I have read

  • By Peter Stephens on 11-16-16

Good book

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

The author writes a very in-depth history of the Americas and the world in the 1700s. Good read but due to several cherry picked facts in some topics and what feels like a left leaning take on the period. I seemed like he was trying to give sympathy to the British in a war where both sides fought brutally he highlights the colonials brutality and skins over the British. Great book though, I have listened to it a few times and probably will again.

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