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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,891
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,782

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Gripping and informative

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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: 08-28-18

As usual, Dan Brown has delivered a fascinating novel. The mix of thrilling story telling and fascinating fact is enthralling. Fiction and fact skillfully intertwined.

  • State of Fear

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,094
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,443

Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did I read the same book as some of you?

  • By F on 10-05-05

Captivating novel

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

What a gem. Incredibly thought provoking commentary on current, high profile environmental debates. Perfectly intertwined with a captivating story.

  • The Great Train Robbery

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,652

In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL!

  • By stevenk1155 on 09-20-17

Captivating tale!

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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: 03-08-18

I really enjoyed this book! This was my first Crichton experience and I loved his style. The blend of fascinating history and gripping story telling was fantastic. Learning about life in mid-19th century England was incredible. The story was hard to put down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Teeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Sherri Crichton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,037

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories, even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country, it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils while surveilling, deceiving, and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but technical issues

  • By mikeinLA on 06-07-17

Awesome story

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! Great view into facets of life in the mid 1800s in eastern and Western USA, and early paleontological expeditions. Fantastic story.

  • The Modern Scholar: Unearthing the Past

  • Paleontology and the History of Life
  • By: Dr. Jeffrey W. Martz
  • Narrated by: Dr. Jeffrey W. Martz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Jeffrey W. Martz of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is widely renowned for his expertise in the field of paleontology, a science that lies at the crossroads of biology and geology. Paleontologists seek to unearth and re-create life hundreds of millions of years old, and the work of paleontologists offers us detailed glimpses of the prehistoric world. These fascinating lectures delve into the techniques and processes of paleontologists while providing a better understanding of this often misunderstood science.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good introduction to the subject

  • By Tracy Rowan on 12-07-17

Good science presentation

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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: 10-25-17

Learned some new stuff! Also got a great refresher on info I’d learned in the past.

  • Best. State. Ever.

  • A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
  • By: Dave Barry
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, "What the hell is wrong with Florida?" Somehow, the state's acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most. Annoying. Narration. Ever.

  • By Triple A on 06-21-17

funny and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I enjoyed this book it was a very entertaining tour of Florida. would definitely recommend it to Dave Barry fans.

  • The Story of Earth

  • The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet
  • By: Robert M. Hazen
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 654

Earth evolves. From first atom to molecule, mineral to magma, granite crust to single cell to verdant living landscape, ours is a planet constantly in flux. In this radical new approach to Earth’s biography, senior Carnegie Institution researcher and national best-selling author Robert M. Hazen reveals how the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere - of rocks and living matter - has shaped our planet into the only one of its kind in the Solar System, if not the entire cosmos.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Makes minerals interesting

  • By Gary on 07-31-12

Good read

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

I enjoyed this one. Pretty dense with information, but also entertaining. Probably going to want to listen to it another time or two.

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,873
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31,810

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacked the freshness of Ready Player One

  • By Chad on 01-08-16

Very entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

Ending was a bit of a let down. Still, a great story. Definitely recommend it

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,261
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187,941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,535

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Awesome!

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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: 09-14-16

Fantastic story - I could hardly put it down once I started! Wil Wheaton does a great job telling it!