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  • The Irrational Atheist

  • Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens
  • By: Vox Day
  • Narrated by: Jon Mollison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

On one side of the argument is a collection of godless academics with doctorates from the finest universities in England, France, and the United States. On the other is Irrational Atheist author Vox Day, armed with nothing more than historical and statistical facts. Presenting a compelling argument (but not for the side one might expect), Day strips away the pseudo-scientific pretentions of New Atheism with his intelligent application of logic, history, military science, political economy, and well-documented research.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Do not give this author your money

  • By Seth on 05-24-18

Horrible awful

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

This is a silly sanctimonious book
Lots of straw men fallacies and misrepresentation of the issues.
Not recommended

10 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The New Yorker Festival - Richard Dawkins

  • Disciple of Darwin
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Henry Finder
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Richard Dawkins holds the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. His books include the best-selling The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, and A Devil's Chaplain, a collection of essays. He has received the International Cosmos Prize and the Kistler Prize.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Brad on 12-28-05

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

Not bad pretty good. Dawkins is always worth listening to although I don't think he was in top form on this recording

  • The Language of God

  • A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
  • By: Francis S. Collins
  • Narrated by: Francis S. Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584

Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists, yet he is also a man of unshakable faith in God and scripture. Dr. Collins has resolved the dilemma that haunts everyone who believes in God and respects science. Faith in God and faith in science can be harmonious, not separately but together, combined into one worldview. For Collins, science does not conflict with the Bible, science enhances it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For those on the fence

  • By Stephen on 10-07-06

unbearable

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

horrible. This is an author who thinks he is the final authority or even the only authority on the religion science interface /divide

  • Make the Most of Your Money

  • How to Budget, Save and Manage Your Finances
  • By: Lisa Newton
  • Narrated by: Lisa Newton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

This audiobook is for people who want to make the most of their money. Are you working hard yet have little to show for it? Do you ever get to the end of the month, only to discover that there is more month left than money? Does your bank balance seem to hang around the same amount (perhaps a big fat zero?) no matter what you try? Have you noticed that whenever you have money you seem to lose it or are forced to spend it on an emergency?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's ok

  • By Anonymous on 05-14-15

excellent overview of personal finance

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

Reviewed: 10-30-16

What did you love best about Make the Most of Your Money?

the competence and authenticity that the book exudes

Who was your favorite character and why?

this is a non fiction book

What about Lisa Newton’s performance did you like?

miss newton comes across as being really knowledgeable but also really sincere and willing to share her expertise
she has a pleasant reading voice

Any additional comments?

i highly recommend this book as a manag

  • How We Believe

  • The Search for God in an Age of Science
  • By: Michael Shermer
  • Narrated by: Michael Shermer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Recent polls report that 96-percent of Americans believe in God, and 73-percent believe that angels regularly visit Earth. Why is this? Why, despite the rise of science, technology, and secular education, are people turning to religion in greater numbers than ever before? Why do people believe in God at all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Rick on 02-08-15

Partly brilliant partly boring.

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

Author is clearly brilliant. Parts of the book were inspired but other parts boring. On the whole pretty good but too short

  • Better Sex in No Time

  • A Guide for Busy Couples
  • By: Joesy Vogels
  • Narrated by: Lia Langola
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

In those first heady days of a relationship, couples can barely keep their hands off each other. But as relationships mature, sex can get pushed further and further down the list of priorities. Suddenly, instead of a passionate date you can't wait to keep, sex might start to feel like one more nagging to-do. It doesn't have to be that way. And it doesn't require quitting a job or wearing dirty clothes to reclaim the spark.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT BOOK

  • By Brandy Blackerby on 01-18-16

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

Quite a good book. Not amazing though. It missed the illustrations that were supposed to be a part of the book. It would have been good to have these as an attachment

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Brief Candle in the Dark

  • My Life in Science
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times best-selling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely read books of the 20th century - The God Delusion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a Dawkins Groupie but...

  • By Anne on 10-18-15

Good book by prof Dawkins.

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

Reviewed: 04-30-16

Interesting and informative
Prof Dawkins books are all high quality and these memoirs are enjoyable and easy listening

  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,543

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not funny, boring and could not wait for it to end

  • By Robert on 08-10-11

Really pleasant

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

It was a light and relaxing listen and quite entertaining too.
I can confidently recommend this book

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions of a GP

  • By: Benjamin Daniels
  • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.A woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An 80-year-old man who can't remember why he's come to see the doctor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-27-17

disgusting content

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

Reviewed: 08-13-15

Would you try another book from Benjamin Daniels and/or Eamonn Riley?

never

Has Confessions of a GP turned you off from other books in this genre?

not entirely

Which scene was your favorite?

cant remember

Any additional comments?

this book describes an illness that i have. its a serious medical illness but the author thinks that its a joke and speaks of it derisively. i am very sorry that i bought this book, which will be funding the authors next luxury car, but more important, actually paid to hear his arrogance

1 of 2 people found this review helpful