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Summit, NJ, United States
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  • The Space Barons

  • By: Christian Davenport
  • Narrated by: Will Collyer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons - most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen - are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel and send humans even further than NASA has gone. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Incredible Modern Story Well Told

  • By Greg Autry on 04-06-18

Very good overview

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

Reviewed: 04-28-19

If you’ve read other books on Bezos or Elon, some of this content will be repetitive. Overall - very good, quick read.

  • The Mission of a Lifetime

  • Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon
  • By: Basil Hero
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

 

Only 24 human beings have traveled to the moon. Theirs were the most daring voyages in mankind's history, and their view of Earth from the moon changed them and the way we see our home planet. Now in their emeritus years, the 12 remaining lunar explorers for the first time reveal the true source of courage, leadership, and the quiet patriotism that it took to accomplish their missions. Their voyages to the moon led them to the most incredible discovery of all: our home planet and its precious place in the universe. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By keithzusi on 04-28-19

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-28-19

Very good overview of space program and some of the men who made it possible. Theme of the book was communicated well - maybe not quite as inspirational as some other reviews portray but a very good book nonetheless.

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  • Summary of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

  • By: Book Notes
  • Narrated by: Rebecca L Lonardo
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Summary of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Disclaimer: This book is a general overview of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. It is intended to be listened to as a companionship to the original audiobook, provide a general overview of the contents and concepts within it, and make studying the book less confusing. This summary is not affiliated with the writer or publisher of Sapiens in any way. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe the full boom is better

  • By keithzusi on 09-15-18

Maybe the full boom is better

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Tough to listen to this reader. Aaaaaaaaaabbbb hhhh bbb. Hey guys just got out here

  • Digital Fortress

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,636

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh...

  • By Amy on 06-19-04

Not dan brown’s finest hour

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Conceptually, ok story but does not come close to most of his other books. I know this is fiction but This one just not believable- kinda corny.

  • Carrie

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,403

An unpopular teenage girl, whose mother is a religious fanatic, is tormented and teased to the breaking point by her more popular schoolmates. She uses her hidden telekinetic powers to inflict a terrifying revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolute MASTERPIECE!!!!

  • By Matthew S. Hill on 02-09-16

Poor recording

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

I found i had to turn volume on my radio up and down to make up for the whispering and then normal voice and then the increased reading volume of the reader - super annoying. Dont bother with this one

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  • Gump & Co.

  • By: Winston Groom
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98

The lovable man for all ages, who captured America's heart in the #1 best-selling novel Forrest Gump and in the blockbuster film, returns in the long-awaited sequel to the book hailed by Larry King as "the funniest novel I have ever read." A little older, and wiser in his own unique way, he is still running through the kaleidoscopic events of our times -- and straight into the age of greed and instant gratification known as the 1980s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Smedley on 07-30-12

Whoa - this is prob not what u think

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

For anyone looking for more of the outstanding movie type entertainment- other than the reader - u will find NONE of it here.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,977

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

I dont get it

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Bot this book b/c it was on one of audible’s top picks and got very good reviews. Im abt 1/3rd of way thru it and fail to see what excites people. I feel like The concept is poorly executed- it reads like a bad dungeons & dragons module. Pass.

  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,791
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,649

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn scary elevated by Hall's narration!

  • By Eric Mochnacz on 04-27-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Grt & classic stephen king - fantastic mix of suspense, fantasy & horror. One of my favorites . Xx

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,552

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, what a performance and what a story

  • By Jared G on 08-27-16

A touch more juvenile than i was expecting

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

Good story overall tho - prob try one of other books —————-xxxx xxx xxx xxx xx

  • My Antonia

  • By: Willa Cather
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings, Ken Burns (introduction)
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,000
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,019

Through Jim Burden's endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland, with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literature's most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonia's desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral society's heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • applause for a classic

  • By Western Canada on 04-19-08

Disappointing-

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

This book got much higher ratings and reviews than it deserves.

If your looking for fiction from this time period, id HIGHLY recommend you try the Lonesome Dove books, they are truly outstanding.