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  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

  • The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe
  • By: Lisa Randall
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

Sixty-six million years ago, an object the size of a city descended from space to crash into Earth, creating a devastating cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. What was its origin? In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Lisa Randall proposes it was a comet that was dislodged from its orbit as the solar system passed through a disk of dark matter embedded in the Milky Way. In a sense it might have been dark matter that killed the dinosaurs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SOME LIGHT ON DARK MATTER

  • By Ray on 11-22-15

Look around you

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

This amazing book will take you to far far away places, worry astounding numbers, like billions of years and a life time spans, although physics is a difficult subject to grasp, when explain with such great knowledge is fascinating

  • The Nordic Theory of Everything

  • In Search of a Better Life
  • By: Anu Partanen
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373

Moving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident, successful professional to wary, self-doubting mess. She found that navigating the basics of everyday life - from buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcare - was much more complicated and stressful than anything she encountered in her homeland. At first she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture. But as she got to know Americans better, she discovered they shared her deep apprehension.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A non-radical perspective on two societies

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 06-20-17

Something is wrong and we must fix it

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

This is a great story, useful for Americans and citizens of the world. We have to go to the better policies of the Norseman, and became happier as a rule in our lives.
This is a great analysis of what can be done and how to achieve it, thanks Anu

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 5,460
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,993

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

Undeniably undeniable

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

Reviewed: 05-01-15

Narrator's enthusiasm is catching!! A clear straightforward explanation of evolution for readers or listeners of all levels of scientific proficiency. Thank you Bill Nye.

  • Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement

  • By: John Medina, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John Medina
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,259

In Your Best Brain, Professor John J. Medina - an award-winning scientist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading advocate for brain research - delivers 24 exciting lectures that probe the origins of consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and beyond. He focuses on five key areas of study in neuroscience: the brain’s physical structure and function, and how it enabled us to become the planet’s apex predator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Clear and Entertaining

  • By Charles on 07-22-15

The amazing brain

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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: 04-03-15

Dr Medina, is one of the best scholars of our time a great teacher with profound knowledge of the subject
It was much more of what I expected, the author of Brain Rules, does an incredibly useful course to get to know what the Brain does. Brilliant from beginning to end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Bonobo and the Atheist

  • By: Frans de Waal
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

In this lively and illuminating discussion of his landmark research, esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal argues that human morality is not imposed from above but instead comes from within. Moral behavior does not begin and end with religion but is in fact a product of evolution. For many years, de Waal has observed chimpanzees soothe distressed neighbors and bonobos share their food. Now he delivers fascinating fresh evidence for the seeds of ethical behavior in primate societies that further cements the case for the biological origins of human fairness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Less science and more meditative

  • By Lisa on 06-10-13

Amaizing is an understatement

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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: 01-17-15

Hard to learn so much so well in such well written book.
Highly recommended, you don't have to be an expert

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,089

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Brilliance

  • By Vanessa on 02-08-07

A must for endurance

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

Reviewed: 05-07-12

What did you love best about The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts?

you have heard that love is what is left after the honeymoon, but learning this 5 lenguages will give you the motor you need to star every day a love day, it is fun and rewarding to be fluent in this lenguages.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts?

That, discovering that love last as long as you want.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

as I said a must for endurance

God Is Not Great
    The Case Against Religion
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    154 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • God Is Not Great

  • The Case Against Religion
  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

With robust clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which Hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix. God Is Not Great marvels at the possibility of society without religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God is not great is great

  • By Mark on 07-26-11

Great to find these ideas

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

Where does God Is Not Great rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

These ideas have been loose in many essays I have read, is always very good to see them in one context. The information display is complete and great. I will rank this book at number 6 in my list

What other book might you compare God Is Not Great to and why?

The God Delusion of Dawkins, a better book in my opinion, but this one has information that in the other one is lacking and is written by a great Journalist.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The voice slurs for my listening coomprehension and makes it difficult at times, but is a chalange to listen diferent accents all toghether is very good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes all the information about the Islam and the bad propaganda we get from the media. We all should give us a chance to be well inform and have a better understanding of the problem.

Any additional comments?

I have just recently discover Mr. Hitchens and fell very sorry for his death, I'll tray to read everything possible of his books he is one of the most intelligent human beings I have known in my life,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Letters to a Young Contrarian

  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731

In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something I'll listen to again

  • By Mark on 05-03-11

Most recommendable for any young contrarian

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

Reviewed: 01-16-12

If you could sum up Letters to a Young Contrarian in three words, what would they be?

This is the most stoning book I've read lately, it is curious how somebody like Hitchens was out of mi sight. I'll buy and give away this book to many young contrarians I know

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Darwin Economy

  • Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good
  • By: Robert H Frank
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Who was the greater economist--Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? The question seems absurd. Darwin, after all, was a naturalist, not an economist. But Robert Frank, New York Times economics columnist and best-selling author of The Economic Naturalist, predicts that within the next century Darwin will unseat Smith as the intellectual founder of economics.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ivory tower theorys that lack depth

  • By Mark on 11-14-11

This has been the best introduction to economy

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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: 12-12-11

Would you consider the audio edition of The Darwin Economy to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print, but I can imagine that is as good as the audible.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Darwin Economy?

It was shocking for me his proposition of the way of taxing, I will love go hear his opponents

Have you listened to any of Walter Dixon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh many times discovering how well he could apply natural selection to economics

Any additional comments?

No

1 of 3 people found this review helpful