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  • Length: Not Yet Known
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but where's the Time Turner??

  • By Yaman on 05-17-16

Great, but where's the Time Turner??

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Reviewed: 05-17-16

Couldn't the time turner have been used to save Dumbledore? I can't wait to find out in the deathly hallows!

  • Rain Reign

  • By: Ann M. Martin
  • Narrated by: Laura Hamilton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023

Rose Howard has OCD, Asperger's syndrome, and an obsession with homonyms (even her name is a homonym). She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Rain was a lost dog Rose's father brought home. Rose and Rain are practically inseparable. And they are often home alone, as Rose's father spends most evenings at a bar, and doesn't have much patience for his special-needs daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful; touched my heart; made me cry!

  • By Wayne on 03-02-16

Touching

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Reviewed: 03-13-16

This book is quite good but it could do with a better narrator in my opinion, and a smarter less monotonous way about spelling the homonyms.

I almost gave up on it in the first half hour, but I decided to keep on listening and focusing on the words instead of the voice and narration and I'm glad I did.

The book got better! The end brought a warm year to my face.

  • Energy: Bolinda Beginner Guides

  • By: Vaclav Smil
  • Narrated by: Dave Ferguson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
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    4 out of 5 stars 43
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    4 out of 5 stars 46

In this user-friendly and informative audiobook, prolific author and academic Vaclav Smil provides an introduction to this far-reaching term and gives the reader a greater understanding of energy's place in both past and present society. Starting with an explanation of the concept, he goes on to cover such exciting topics as the inner workings of the human body, and the race for more efficient and environmentally friendly fuels.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Listening to the Encyclopedia of Energy

  • By See Reverse on 03-02-18

Worth reading a few times over!

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Reviewed: 07-26-15

There is so much to learn from this book about energy, and it is one I will be returning to more than once in the not so distant future!

Thank you Bolinda for making it into an audiobook. It couldn't have been an easy task!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Player of Games

  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,535
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,290

The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game...a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular reading of a cult sci fi classic

  • By Guy Harrison on 06-18-11

Good movie material!

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Reviewed: 07-08-15

a tough book to read, needs a vast imagination and a lot of focus, but great work. Love to see it as a motion picture! I plan to listen again in the future :)

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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 17,906
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,939
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,846

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

eye-opening white fence for many

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Reviewed: 06-30-15

you will not regret sticking with this book the end. The authors imagination and arguments, questions and answers are quite powerful

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Glass Cage

  • Automation and Us
  • By: Nicholas Carr
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 334
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    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 298

In The Glass Cage, bestselling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure. Even as they bring ease to our lives, these programs are stealing something essential from us.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A MODERN LUDDITE

  • By CHET YARBROUGH on 01-17-15

Fantastic book!!

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Reviewed: 05-11-15

I don't regret getting this book one bit! It's quite an interesting listen, whether you agree or disagree with the message it's trying to deliver.

I highly recommend it!

  • The Little Prince

  • By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Richard Howard - translator
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121

A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • quirky sweet

  • By DENNIS on 08-15-12

Amazing book for all ages!!!

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Reviewed: 05-01-15

I can't believe I never read this fabulous book before! Great translation, though I believe the language could have been further simplified to be more accessible for the younger audience, but a truly great book nevertheless!!

  • Just This Once

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 1
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,166

Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes. Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn't looking for a fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn't do casual. But maybe just this once.…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO NEW ZEALAND ... AND ...

  • By MJG on 03-02-14

Not bad for a first novel!

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Reviewed: 04-29-15

This was quite lovely love story with the love the video creation about rugby, simple enough for someone who is not into sport to understand.

I will be sure to check out more of Rosalinds works in the future.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Classic Love Poems

  • By: William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,022
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,650
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,519

For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 13 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful recitation by Richard Armitage

  • By vc on 02-09-15

Half those poems were nice and half weren't..?

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Reviewed: 04-28-15

Nice performance, but maybe I need to listen again before I make up my mind about the poetry..

And I will!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,936

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Greatly enjoyed this listen!

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Reviewed: 04-24-15

Highly recommended!! Just pay attention to the dates in the beginning of each chapter/part.

I am glad Audible recommended this book, and now I see why everybody was talking about it!