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M. S. Boldrick

Los Angeles, CA
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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,633
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59,483

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Great performance!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Rosario Dawson’s performance is spectacular. Her range of voices and accents is remarkable. She does a wonderful job with the excellent, wry humor throughout. The scientific detail is impressive, as it was in “The Martian.”

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,999
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,080

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Too dense / heavy for an audiobook

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

*I* had to "rewind" the audio too often to be able to enjoy the recording. I will read it as a paper book, so I can control the pace.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Selfish Plan to Change the World

  • Finding Big Purpose in Big Problems
  • By: Justin Dillon
  • Narrated by: Justin Dillon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

What if your search for meaning could solve the world's problems? What if everything you are passionate about could save a life or change history? Justin Dillon argues it can, and A Selfish Plan to Change the World shows how. In this paradigm-shifting new book, Dillon - the founder of Slavery Footprint and Made in a Free World - reveals the secret to a life of deep and lasting significance: the discovery that our need for meaning is inextricably linked to the needs of the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring story, but mistitled

  • By M. S. Boldrick on 12-07-17

Inspiring story, but mistitled

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

I enjoyed listening to this book. Justin's passion, commitment, hard work, and success are impressive and inspiring.

I think he genuinely wants each of us to change the world in our own way. He says that frequently. For me, it was lacking breadth of examples and specifics on how. It was more of a memoir of his work to end slavery.

I'm glad I listened. I'm impressed and inspired to tackle something big. I wish the title had been more aligned with the content.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful