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Kelly R. Potter

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  • Stardust

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,197
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,477

Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve the star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran on the most unforgettable adventure of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witty and magical

  • By R. BREEN on 12-21-06

💠➿➰Roundabout ➰➿💠

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

A real "fairy" tale love story for a change. I was so delighted that the story ended the way I had hoped for that I kept waiting for the other proverbial shoe to drop and leave me flustered. But, on this special occasion, Neil Gaimen achieved his signature obnoxious twists by weaving the story exactly as I'd hoped for, much to my surprise and delight.🌹🐦🌠💎👻🌙🐐🐀🌹🐘

  • American Gods [TV Tie-In]

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,938

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming mystery, romance and epic

  • By Jody R. Nathan on 11-26-03

From Old To New

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Neil Gaimen must be the God of stories and folklore because every single one he writes is absolutely amazing! He breathes new life into old Gods so we can have more tales to tell.

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  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,983

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Not For Arachnophobes

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

If you follow the story closely you get a very long sequence in evolution while seeing adaptation happen quickly over short lifespans. It is very interesting what your brain does to ram these perspectives together. Be prepared for the really odd dream or two.

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,790

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read this before buying, too much hype

  • By Bradley on 06-23-17

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-17

It's a well thought out, detailed book. It's like a movie in your head and very fun to listen to. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,642

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Another Great One

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

I love all the books I have read or heard by this author. Wonderful work!

  • Good Omens

  • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,456

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You'll laugh yourself silly

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 11-28-15

Get this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Absolutely brilliant storytelling performance for a fantastic book. There are enough lines of this story that all weave together to fill several lesser books. The narrator superbly weaves all the lines and plot twists with the skill and care of a master weaver!

  • Undeniable

  • Evolution and the Science of Creation
  • By: Bill Nye
  • Narrated by: Bill Nye
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,926

Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Leasurly read for those who don't want equations

  • By StefP on 02-05-15

Ken Ham needs his "BOOK" friend to cuddle him now.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

A book by the wonderfully funny Bill Nye, the SCIENCE GUY was destined for greatness from the beginning. He still has his specific way of storytelling mixed with passion that is his style and endeared him to so many, especially my generation. please keep writing... because when Mr. Bill Nye, the SCIENCE GUY speaks/writes, my generation holds our collective breathes; lot's of others listen too (but my generation's the ever important "true believers"). No, you don't have a stalker, just someone you personally introduced to scientific wonder and I thank you deeply for that. Keep at em'!
Kelly Potter

  • The Greatest Show on Earth

  • The Evidence for Evolution
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738

The Greatest Show on Earth is a stunning counterattack on advocates of "Intelligent Design," explaining the evidence for evolution while exposing the absurdities of the creationist "argument". Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence: from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well read, well explained, scientific.

  • By Joseph on 10-28-09

FANTASTIC!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

This book is one of his greats. This was my second time through and I learned even more this time around.

  • On Tyranny

  • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important read/listen

  • By Kathryn on 04-17-17

Required reading for these days...

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

Such an important historical narrative for us to reflect upon, given the current political climate.

  • The 4 Percent Universe

  • Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality
  • By: Richard Panek
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,275

Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every star and planet. The rest is completely unknown. Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of the quest to find this “dark” matter and an even more bizarre substance called “dark energy”. This is perhaps the greatest mystery in all of science, and solving it will bring fame, funding, and certainly a Nobel Prize.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just Right - Not too technical not boring

  • By Michael on 11-13-11

Very detailed

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

I really like learning the history behind discoveries, not just a date and line about what was discovered. These Scientists are real people, warts and all, and this book presents them in a realistic way.