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Bill Hurley

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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 57,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,888
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53,744

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The opposite of the Martian...

  • By Ruth Nielsen on 11-27-17

Not a good as The Martian, but still good

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I liked it, but the protagonist goes from bad choice to bad choice, yet comes out a hero, in a shady sort of way.

  • Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

  • By: Chelsea Handler
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914

Life doesn't get more hilarious than when Chelsea Handler takes aim with her irreverent wit. Who else would send all-staff emails to smoke out the dumbest people on her show? Now, in this new collection of original essays, the number-one best-selling author of Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea delivers one laugh-out-loud moment after another as she sets her sights on the ridiculous side of childhood, adulthood, and daughterhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By Stefanie on 05-19-14

What a bore!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

One of the worst books I've ever listened to. I knew there was a good chance I wouldn't like it, but that doesn't go nearly far enough. I hated it. She's a talentless, profane hack!! Not funny at all.

  • Martian Summer

  • My Ninety Days with Interplanetary Pioneers, Tempermental Robots, and NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission
  • By: Andrew Kessler
  • Narrated by: Adam Schneemann
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Get up close and personal with science as Andrew Kessler narrates his hilarious journey inside NASA’s Phoenix Mars mission - a historic enterprise manned by a motley crew of rocket scientists. The Phoenix Mars mission was the first man-made probe ever sent to the Martian arctic.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Jean on 11-15-14

Very dry telling

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

Interesting and quite detaied, but the narrator made the story into a long, tedious listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church

  • The Findings of the Investigation That Inspired the Major Motion Picture Spotlight
  • By: The Investigative Staff of the Boston Globe
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Here are the devastating revelations that triggered a crisis within the Catholic Church. Here is the truth about the scores of abusive priests who preyed upon innocent children and the cabal of senior church officials who covered up their crimes. Here is the trail of "hush money" that the Catholic Church secretly paid to buy victims' silence - deeds that left millions of the faithful in the US and around the world shocked, angry, and confused.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Facts

  • By Angel on 02-27-16

Not what I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

It's really the story of the offenses of the various priests and how the church choose to recycle them and facilitate the atrocities to continue. I
guess I was expecting the story of the investigative reporters, like the story the movie portrays.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

  • By: Becky Chambers
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,877

Rosemary Harper doesn't expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and, most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman, she's never met anyone remotely like the ship's diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot; chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks, who keep the ship running; and Ashby, their noble captain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Remarkably Boring

  • By A Tye on 08-02-17

Not good

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

The author spends much too much time describing the scenes in the story rather than telling the story. Not much happens, and when it finally does it's not all that compelling. Can't recommend this one.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hidden Figures

  • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,195

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Subject

  • By Jami on 02-05-18

Well researched , but tedious to listen to

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

This is more about the social conditions of the South, but forest really include any technical info at all. It just drones on, in boring detail, with the family situations, schooling, segregation housing, education, births, deaths and marriages, with mere lip service to the space race and or the real math performed. I hoped for more meat and less background story. Of course, I knew this would describe the difficulties of the day-to-day lives of the black women mathematicians. I wanted more detail on what they did, other than just saying that they did it.

  • Aurora

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,429
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,249

A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By ewreirct on 07-14-15

Boring

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

Just a long narrative of a starship's failed cruise. I don't think I've ever read Anything this dry.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Soul of a New Machine

  • By: Tracy Kidder
  • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read if you are an Engineer

  • By Sac on 07-08-18

The best!

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

Read this book back in the mid-80's. Completely changed my view of part of of the world I was heading into as a software developer. Great to hear it instead of just read it! Thanks Audible for getting this title !

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Spam Nation

  • The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime - from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door
  • By: Brian Krebs
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,077

In Spam Nation, investigative journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs unmasks the criminal masterminds driving some of the biggest spam and hacker operations targeting Americans and their bank accounts. Tracing the rise, fall, and alarming resurrection of the digital mafia behind the two largest spam pharmacies - and countless viruses, phishing, and spyware attacks - he delivers the first definitive narrative of the global spam problem and its threat to consumers everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Risky topic, but Br. Krebs hits it out of the park

  • By RRiley on 12-21-14

Interesting stuff

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

Reviewed: 09-14-15

Felt a bit like a series of articles stitched together to make a book. This is particularly true at the beginning of the book.

  • Masters of Doom

  • How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
  • By: David Kushner
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172

Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How it was

  • By Ryan on 08-27-13

Simply fascinating.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-14

Great story, excellent narration by Will Wheaton, (as always), in short, a must read for any technical reader or game enthusiast. Loved it!