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  • The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

  • A True Story of Injustice in the American South
  • By: Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington, John Grisham - foreword
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719

In The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington write a true story of Southern Gothic horror - of two innocent men wrongly convicted of vicious crimes and the legally condoned failures that allowed it to happen. Balko and Carrington will shine a light on the institutional and professional failures that allowed this tragic, astonishing story to happen, identify where it may have happened elsewhere, and show how to prevent it from happening again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book - sheds light on horrific injustice

  • By A. Mackenzie on 03-16-18

A very important book

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Our culture, without guardrails produces men like Steven Hayne and Michael West. In pursuit of money and power without regard for anyone they steamrolled though, lied, cheated and stole. This story needs to be told far and wide to show what damage men can do. A great deal of work went into this book. Also the reader of this audiobook, Robert Fass could not have been more perfect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • So, Anyway...

  • By: John Cleese
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431

In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway..., John Cleese takes listeners on a grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman) to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cleese, the early years, in his own voice

  • By G. Beauchamp on 01-15-17

Not what I expected but...

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

This book is everything you wanted to know about John Cheese before Monty Python, or before 1969. It's laugh out loud funny in spots. But it is quiet long, especially hearing him talk about shows and people I've never heard of. I love John and I'm glad I listened to him read it.

  • Valley of Genius

  • By: Adam Fisher
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

A candid, colorful, and comprehensive oral history that reveals the secrets of Silicon Valley - from the origins of Apple and Atari to the present day clashes of Google and Facebook, and all the start-ups and disruptions that happened along the way. Drawing on over 200 in-depth interviews, Valley of Genius takes listeners from the dawn of the personal computer and the Internet, through the heyday of the web, up to the very moment when our current technological reality was invented.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying to listen to

  • By Jd on 07-21-18

Bad edits<br />

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

In my copy of the audiobook there are a lot of edits that are inserted that have a different tonal quality. They are bassy and louder, very obviously edits. Although I did enjoy the book I give the editor an F.

  • The Truth Machine

  • The Blockchain and the Future of Everything
  • By: Michael J Casey, Paul Vigna
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society’s faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent blockchain book

  • By Michael DC on 05-02-18

Very interesting but sprinkled with politics<br />

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

An extremely interesting book about this new technology but unfortunately it's sprinkled with left wing politics, and I don't appreciate it. 3 minutes into the 10th chapter I had to turn it off. I would recommend it if you can get passed the point of view of the authors.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Life 3.0

  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147

How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Odd book with some good info

  • By Michael on 12-02-17

An important book for everyone to read

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

Humans make the universe meaningful is the message of this book. And that safe AI is a must. AI will eradicate all disease and make our lives better. Very important considerations in this book. Loved it. Rob Shapiro who reads this book is wonderful.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye

  • Harry Bosch, Book 19
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,081

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Connelly Delivers Everytime

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-19-17

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

An amazing book. Love all the locations in and around LA because I live here. Superb story and read by the great Titus Welliver. Does it get better than that?

  • My Sister Milly

  • By: Gemma Dowler
  • Narrated by: Ruby Thomas
  • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Everyone thinks they know the story of Milly Dowler. Haunting headlines about the missing schoolgirl splashed across front pages. The family's worst fears realised when her body was found months later. The years of waiting for the truth, only to learn that the killer, known to the police, lived just yards from where Milly had vanished. The parents subjected to horrific psychological torture at a trial orchestrated by the murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shameful Investigation Added to This Family's Pain

  • By Susan on 11-14-17

A very harrowing ride this book is.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

This book will take a toll on you. But it's amazing that a sister could write all this about her sibling. How one family could endure this is mind boggling. It shows how tough we all need to be in this scary world. Milly is up there smiling without a doubt.

  • Operation Overflight

  • A Memoir of the U-2 Incident
  • By: Francis Gary Powers, Curt Gentry
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is a central character in the movie Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks. In his classic 1970 memoir, Powers reveals the full story behind what happened in the most sensational espionage case in Cold War history. After his U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down, Powers was captured on May 1, 1960 and endured 61 days of rigorous interrogation by the KGB, a public trial, a conviction for espionage, and the start of a 10-year sentence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A TOTAL Tragedy !

  • By Jacquelyn on 02-28-18

Astonding

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

This is brilliant brilliant book. And the epilogue by his son is a must read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Singularity Is Near

  • When Humans Transcend Biology
  • By: Ray Kurzweil
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,152

For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone, but was for me.

  • By Gary on 05-21-12

Deep stuff

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

An amazing book with deep dish ideas. does include a lot of big numbers like 10 to the 16th cps. He uses that a lot in this book. Overall very interesting and mind blowing. Ray is one smart man, maybe the smartest I have ever heard.

  • Raven Rock

  • The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself - While the Rest of Us Die
  • By: Garrett M. Graff
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

A fresh window on American history: the eye-opening truth about the government's secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil, even if the rest of us die - a road map that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Read!!

  • By Brewer Richardson on 05-05-17

Extremely detailed book on our government.

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

Amazing detail on hidden facilities you never knew existed. One note about the author, he is a left leaning guy, check his tweets. I'm thinking about listening to it again, it's that good.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful