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  • Longitude

  • The True Story of a Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
  • By: Dava Sobel
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

In 1714, England's Parliament offered a huge reward to anyone whose method of measuring longitude could be proven successful. The scientific establishment, from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton, had mapped the heavens in its certainty of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution, a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had been able to do on land. And the race was on.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book with interesting history and science...

  • By Eric on 10-15-05

Totally amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-07

Wow!! I just loved this book. I purchased it thinking it might be interesting, might not and was totally captivated with it. The book helped me understand the challenges during the 16th and 17th centures and amazed me with the hard work and intelligence of the people involved during that time..

If you enjoy history, technology and the great minds of this era, this is a must listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Running

  • My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine
  • By: James F. Calvert
  • Narrated by: Kevin Patrick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

In this riveting personal account, an authentic American hero relives the perils and triumphs of eight harrowing patrols aboard one of America's most successful World War II submarines. Courageous deeds and terror-filled moments - as well as the endless hard work of maintaining and operating a combat sub - are vividly recalled in Calvert's candid portrait.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating view of WW2 Sub Warfare

  • By julie on 07-10-03

Tremendous, informative, loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-04

I have read a number of books on submirines from the WWII days and more modern. This was one of the best. While the audio level could have been a little louder, the quality of the voice, the presentation and the content of the book itself is wonderful. The material was informative, exciting, heart warming, terrifying and just plain fun to listen to.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

  • By: Alan Deutschman
  • Narrated by: Charles Stransky
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

From the acclaimed Vanity Fair and GQ journalist - an unprecedented, in-depth portrait of the man whose return to Apple precipitated one of the biggest turnarounds in business history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome background on Apple, NeXT, and Pixar.

  • By Thomas on 10-16-03

Wonderfully interesting from a UNIX person

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-04

I really didn't know much about Apple and/or Steve being a UNIX person the last twenty years or so. With that in mind, I found this book fascinating esspecially the insights into Steve himself and the people and history behind Pixar. Great stuff..