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Joanne Manaster

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  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,506
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,291

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

What a joy to listen to!

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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: 05-20-15

Amy Poehler's wit, humor and creativity shine through in this incredibly enjoyable audiobook. Her special guests and live reading at the end were marvelous. Definitely a book to be listened to (all the way through)!

  • Agent Storm

  • By: Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank, Tim Lister
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762

Morten Storm was an unlikely Jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, and Storm sought purpose in a community of believers. He attended a militant madrasah in Yemen, named his son Osama, and became close friends with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born terrorist cleric. But after a decade of Jihadi life, he not only repudiated extremism but, in a quest for atonement, became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely interesting and revealing

  • By Michalis Petrou on 11-14-14

Great Story!

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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: 05-16-15

Definitely worth your time to listen to this man's story of his rocky life and how he turned it all to good use by acting as a double agent in the war on terror.

  • A Feathered River Across the Sky

  • The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction
  • By: Joel Greenberg
  • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

In the early 19th century passenger pigeons accounted for 25 to 40 percent of North America’s birds, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours. Although adults weighed only twelve ounces, they nested and roosted in the millions, destroying large oaks as if hit by hurricanes. Their favorite foods were the seeds and nuts of beech, chestnuts, and other forest trees, but they also raided farmers’ buckwheat, wheat, corn, and rye crops.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Humans With the Sympathy of Weasels

  • By Jim on 02-12-15

A lovely natural history of the passenger pigeon

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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: 03-10-15

This was an informative and thoroughly enjoyable book about the extinction of the passenger pigeon. I learned a lot and you will, too!

  • Future Crimes

  • Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It
  • By: Marc Goodman
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Marc Goodman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369

One of the world's leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes listeners deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you - and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book for all of us to help protect us

  • By Sandeep on 10-12-15

Fascinating, frightening, and thorough

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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: 03-01-15

This book looks at EVERY aspect of every possible computer use, from the devices we use everyday, to the deep web, to interfaces with medicine and biology. The author provides many examples of how technology looks when done right and goes wrong. Eye-opening and detailed. Told in a gently authoritative and calm voice, which is credit to both author and narrator. Very highly recommended!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful