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Tamara Smith

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  • Innocence

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,841

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story dragged on and anti-climatic

  • By roz79 on 02-06-15

Wow more than I expected.

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The performer was perfect for these various roles. I felt the innocence in the main characters and the darkness in others. I recommend indeed.

  • Eternal Life

  • By: Dara Horn
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Rachel has an unusual problem: she can't die. Her recent troubles - widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son - are only the latest. She's already put up with scores of marriages and hundreds of children, over 2,000 years - ever since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem. There's only one other person in the world who understands: a man she once loved passionately, who has been stalking her through the centuries, convinced they belong together forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • deep, subtle, well done

  • By Rabbi Eitan Levy on 02-05-18

Complex characters performed effortlessly.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I have read several books by this artist and she brings the characters to life every time. This is a very detailed story that spans the centuries. Compelling.

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  • Micro

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,399

In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Honey, I Shrunk Your I.Q.

  • By Amanda on 11-23-11

A wild ride!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-18

This story takes you on a motion picture worthy journey into the micro world. So much rich pictures drawn from beginning to end.

  • Timeline

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,024

Modern science meets feudal France...dinosaurs still walk the Earth...a secret world of killer gorillas...only in a Michael Crichton thriller! Check out our full selection in our Crichton store!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By Charles Stembridge on 06-26-07

History and Sci-Fi time travel who knew!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I loved the historical and scientific details a plenty. You cannot go wrong with Michael Crichton.

  • Prey

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Robert Sean Leonard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles (micro-robots) has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • From Prey to real nonotechnology

  • By Pedro Martinez on 04-22-11

I love Michael Crichton's palpable suspense!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This story and how it is read creates such tension and anxiety which is perfect for the story line. Loved it!

  • The Ascent of Humanity

  • Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
  • By: Charles Eisenstein
  • Narrated by: Steve Wojtas
  • Length: 27 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. He argues that our disconnection from one another and the natural world has mislaid the foundations of science, religion, money, technology, economics, medicine, and education as we know them. It has fired our near-pathological pursuit of technological Utopias even as we push ourselves and our planet to the brink of collapse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this author!

  • By Tamara Smith on 12-03-17

I love this author!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

If you read one you will want to read them all. This author is an important voice of our time.

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  • Sacred Economics

  • Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition
  • By: Charles Eisenstein
  • Narrated by: Steve Wojtas
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity; destroyed community; and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A better works for all

  • By FunkTastic and Snuggy on 08-03-18

Mind Opening

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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-17

I love the ability to go back and listen again. Mr. Eisenstein is an inspirational mind and I feel honored to have read. This book has given me hope for the future of lover earth and all nature's gifts including humans.

  • The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

  • By: Charles Eisenstein
  • Narrated by: Paul Geiger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 205

In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what's true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will change your life

  • By Joseph Arnold on 04-20-17

Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

I have returned to chapters to listen again because I felt such a deep understanding of what Charles speaks of when he speaks of our current story of separation. In some ways it felt this book spoke directly to me.