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  • Alone Together

  • Sailing Solo to Hawaii and Beyond
  • By: Christian Williams
  • Narrated by: Christian Williams
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

What happens when a man of today's overconnected world sets off alone across the Pacific at the age of 71? Christian Williams, a veteran sailor and writer, planned a 6,000-mile voyage as a test of his own seamanship and endurance, and to fulfill a lifelong goal. But he found his focus quickly turning from the surrounding sea to all of us. Is anyone the same person when no one else is there? Do we dare to find out?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best for the arm chair adventurer, or a sailor or philosopher

  • By Mark on 09-07-16

Love Christian! His story & the telling of it.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

This is my favorite book. I have 150 other audio books...this is the one I play over & over. I’m out sailing as well now. Christian tells it like it is along with interesting commentary...Ancient Greek historical musings.., Lindsey Lohan... and all.
Christian, thank you for inviting me along!! I enjoyed it. If I’d really been there....we would not have left Hawaii without the Meyers!!

  • 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 5,252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,807

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

Logical, detailed, relatable & engaging!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

Bill Nye has a gift. That he can bring the whole history of life & time & the supporting evidence for evolution to the general public in such an engaging way was a pleasure.
My children were big fans years ago, now so am I after this audio journey.
Intellectually stimulating.

  • Whatever You Do, Don't Run

  • True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
  • By: Peter Allison
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 883
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 792

Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top ­safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry ­elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals: herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drivers May Laugh Too Hard to Drive!

  • By D. in Dallas on 09-21-12

I loved the book and the audio is great too!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

What made the experience of listening to Whatever You Do, Don't Run the most enjoyable?

This was a most enjoyable and engaging story. How this gentleman survived and thrived in Africa is told from in a humorous first person narrative that kept me engaged and laughing out loud. He brings Africa to life and tells some amazingly tall tales that made me want to run to the airport and fly there to see it all for myself.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Whatever you do, don't run is the title, but also perfect for this story.

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