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Denis Dimick

Los Alamos, NM USA
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  • The Fountainhead

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,013

One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Fountainhead

  • By Zachary on 06-04-10

kept falling asleep. long winded

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I found the story not very interesting, seems that Rand just wanted to write one long dialogue. Not one of her best works.

  • Ancient Civilizations of North America

  • By: Edwin Barnhart, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Edwin Barnhart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

For the past few hundred years, most of what we’ve been taught about the native cultures of North America came from reports authored by the conquerors and colonizers who destroyed them. Now - with the technological advances of modern archaeology and a new perspective on world history - we are finally able to piece together their compelling true stories. In Ancient Civilizations of North America, Professor Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center, will open your eyes to a fascinating world you never knew existed - even though you’ve been living right next to it, or even on top of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different perspective - civilizations not tribes

  • By Steve Goppert on 07-26-18

Author ruined it by being PC

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

The Great Courses claims to be for the "Average Man", yet Edwin Barbhart starts off complaining about how history is divided by BC and AD, then drags out a PC version he's going to use for explaining the dates the events occurred. Maybe this works with a written book, where you are able to refer back to his method, but when the book is read to you, his method is a dismissal failure. Spent most of the time wondering where in the historical timeline he was talking about.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,173
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,885

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firefly cranked up on Meth plus a Space Wizard!

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

if you like Firefly, you're going to enjoy this

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

this book went by very fast, even at over 80 hours, I could not put it down.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Willful Child

  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 538

These are the voyages of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the... And so we join the not-terribly-bright but exceedingly cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the Starship Willful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through "the infinite vastness of interstellar space".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If Zap Brannigan were as intelligent as Picard.

  • By Ohtochooseaname on 11-13-14

Save your time, don't waste it here.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

This book was recommended since I'd listened to one of the Daily Deals, and it was not worth the credt. While trying to be a spoof on Star Trek, it just is as a jumbled mess. There characters never seem to be fully developed, then again, where they ever in the real Trek series?

I guess if you like Hard Lucy Hank you may like this; I didn't like this book or Hard Lick Hank.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Prepper's Crucible Omnibus, Volumes 4-6

  • Preppers Crucible Omnibus, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Andrews
  • Narrated by: Mark Shumka
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

This is a compilation of Prepper's Crucible, Volumes 4-6, and the story continues with our cast of heroes facing even greater challenges. They travel to Phoenix to rescue loved ones and encounter horrors beyond imagination. America is invaded by forces wishing to take advantage of our weakness. A second American revolution takes place when Cory organizes the survivors into a force capable of striking back. In the Epilogue, we see an America forever changed, but regaining its greatness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where the heck is Kevin Pierce?

  • By anarron on 07-28-16

second set didn't get any better

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

the books just seem to up and die, almost like the author got bored with writing. I had high hopes, but giving the set of books an average rating is all it's worth.

  • Desperate Times Three - Revolution

  • By: Nicholas Antinozzi
  • Narrated by: Joe Cirillo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

In this, the final installment of the Desperate Times trilogy, Jimmy and his people learn that the economic crisis has passed, but not before a bird flu pandemic has claimed a billion lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good

  • By kyle l on 09-18-15

seems like he just got bored with the story

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

this book seemed like he was just tired of writing and it just lost the plot. save your credit

  • The Apocalypse Outcasts

  • The Undead World, Novel 3
  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662

There are no happily ever afters in the new Undead World. There are no vacations or time-outs or do-overs. There's only the endless daily grind of living or the shockingly horrific fact of death that hangs over every living creature left on the face of the earth. For some, that death lies in a single mistake or a moment of bad luck, or simply in fate. For others, that hard death hounds them day and night, relentlessly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better and better

  • By Team maryland on 12-02-17

old and tired

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

Reviewed: 03-17-16

was hoping it would get better, but it's just not happening. I even tried relistening to it a few times, but just isn't going to happen.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Genesis: Arisen, Book 0.5

  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213

Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in the Horn of Africa, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out - and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America's shadow counter-terror wars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe better to read this after books 1-3?

  • By Tilo on 04-18-15

Worth the credit

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

I felt this was worth the credit, and it will fill in the back story that is going to come back up again in later books.

  • The Breakers Omnibus

  • Books 1-3 and Prequel Novella
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 42 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,387

Books 1-3 and the prequel novella of the Breakers series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I downloaded this one.

  • By Stevie Havoc on 11-16-15

For some reason it just didn't seem to do it

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

. Ray Chase did a pretty good job reading the book, however, the book just didn't do it for me.

It's a return.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mountain Man

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454

Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Caught Me. . . Hook, Line, and Sinker!

  • By Tracy P. on 07-05-18

Save your credit

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

Listen Hospital first,if you're not in love with the book, then there's a 10% chance you'll like this book. I tried 4 times to listen to this book and just can't bare to listen to it, it's just a crappy story.

Asking for my credit back on this book.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful