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  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

  • A New History of a Lost World
  • By: Steve Brusatte
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,263

In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field - discovering 10 new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork - masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, drawing on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction, and startling living legacy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • "The Rise of the Scientists Who Study Dinosaurs"

  • By Daniel Powell on 09-16-18

Meh

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I wanted more info about the dinosaurs and less about fashion habits of the people that found the fossils. I had high hopes and wanted so much more.

59 of 64 people found this review helpful

  • We

  • By: Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 790

Set in the 26th century A.D., Yevgeny Zamyatin's masterpiece describes life under the regimented totalitarian society of OneState, ruled over by the all-powerful "Benefactor." Recognized as the inspiration for George Orwell's 1984, We is the archetype of the modern dystopia, or anti-Utopia: a great prose poem detailing the fate that might befall us all if we surrender our individual selves to some collective dream of technology and fail in the vigilance that is the price of freedom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting history, prose a little outdated

  • By Joel D Offenberg on 11-30-11

intro ruined the book

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-18

the first chapter of the audio book tells the highlights and ending of the book, skip it

  • This Is Your Brain on Parasites

  • How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society
  • By: Kathleen McAuliffe
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788

A riveting investigation of the myriad ways that parasites control how other creatures - including humans - think, feel, and act. These tiny organisms can live only inside another animal, and, as McAuliffe reveals, they have many evolutionary motives for manipulating their host's behavior. Far more often than appreciated, these puppeteers orchestrate the interplay between predator and prey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A parasitologist view of the world

  • By Colin Mc on 10-25-16

great read

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

most interesting book I have read all year, I think she gives religious beliefs to much credit. I would of liked her to talk a little about the negatives like the Catholic ban on condoms rather than just picking only good thing like washing yourself before prayer.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful