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  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,991

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve, but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Martin is a genius

  • By Celeste Albers on 04-26-16

How many eyes does Lord Bloodraven have?

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

First off, I'm a big time GRR Martin fan so I'm always slightly biased in his favor. That being said, I highly enjoyed this novel. It was read amazingly well. I could picture all of the characters in my mind's eye. I suggest any fan of Martin to get this book, pronto.

  • Blue Mind

  • The Surprising Science That Shows How Being near, in, on, or under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do
  • By: Wallace J. Nichols, Céline Cousteau (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Wallace J. Nichols
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listening to Blue Mind is my preferred mode

  • By oceanshaman on 11-02-14

Not quite "Blue Mind"

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Although the book was well written and well performed, I felt that not enough information and attention was actually paid to the interaction of body, brain, and water. There was great information regarding the brain in many activities but as far as "Blue Mind", it should've been titled "The brain & activity" or something thereof. I'm glad I purchased the book but this is just my 2 cents on the whole package.

  • The Four Agreements

  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,899

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!!!

  • By R. Baker on 05-25-05

Can't Disagree With This One

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Four Agreements to be better than the print version?

I personally feel that the audio book and print book complement one another quite well. I own both and reread and re listen to both.

What did you like best about this story?

The message and delivery of the message. Thank you Peter Coyote.

What about Peter Coyote’s performance did you like?

His voice is soothing but not sleep inducing and goes perfectly with the story and message. Plus, Peter Coyote is one amazing name.

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

I dare you to disagree with the Four Agreements.

  • 1491

  • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
  • By: Charles C. Mann
  • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,040

In this riveting, accessible work of science, Charles Mann takes us on an enthralling journey of scientific exploration. We learn that the Indian development of modern corn was one of the most complex feats of genetic engineering ever performed. That the Great Plains are a third smaller today than they were in 1700 because the Indians who maintained them by burning died. And that the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hotly debated new theories, but NOT revisionism

  • By Case on 09-18-05

1491 and Beyond!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

Great info that many might not appreciate since it probably doesn't coincide with their biases, paradigms, and pre-conceived notions, both positive and negative, of Native American, Indian or Indigenous people.

If you, the reader(listener) are open minded and enjoy learning new insight, then this book is for you. I enjoyed it so much that I'm off too get 1493.

  • Siddhartha

  • By: Hermann Hesse, Joachim Neugroschel - translator
  • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221

Siddhartha is Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse's most famous and influential work, a novel of self-exploration that will linger in your mind and spirit for a lifetime. A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Interesting to Listen

  • By Ramanujam on 07-23-08

Nirvana Without The Music

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

Reviewed: 10-29-15

First off, I must say that this is one well read story. The narrator has a great voice, manner of reading, and grasp of the subject.

Second, this book really inspired me. I appreciated the search and struggles of Siddhartha. I really feel the character and what he is going through.

Third, do yourself and the world around you a favor and read this book. We all will be better for it.

  • Space Chronicles

  • Facing the Ultimate Frontier
  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson - one of our foremost thinkers on all things space - illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The least helpful review of Space Chronicles.

  • By Joshua Kring on 06-17-15

To Infinity and...wait!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

I'm a fan of Tyson to begin with so this short review will be biased:
-great content
-great way of expressing scientific ideas to and for us morons
-for science, astrophysics, and space, entertaining and captivating
-great narration
-inspirational
Need I say more?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • King Leopold's Ghost

  • A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
  • By: Adam Hochschild
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774

In the late 1890s, Edmund Dene Morel, a young British shipping company agent, noticed something strange about the cargoes of his company's ships as they arrived from and departed for the Congo. Incoming ships were crammed with valuable ivory and rubber. Outbound ships carried little more than soldiers and firearms. Correctly concluding that only slave labor could account for these cargoes, Morel almost singlehandedly made this slave-labor regime the premier human rights story in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Edith on 01-20-11

The King is Dead

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

Reviewed: 10-09-15

Where to start? The information I gathered from this book was startling. Not only was I educated, I was entertained. I not only learned about King Leopold, I learned about Henry Morton Stanley, Joseph Conrad, and a slew of other historical figures.

I really enjoyed the way the book was read. The pauses, the cadence, and the the readers voice all were impressive. Another great selection from Audible. Thank you.

  • Not Taco Bell Material

  • By: Adam Carolla
  • Narrated by: Adam Carolla
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495

Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well. Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over 15 years. Yet he never lost his underdog demeanor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adam's finest, with an elevating sophistication

  • By HappyQuails on 05-06-13

Taco Bell can go to hell!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-15

The laughs don't stop.
The insightful commentary doesn't stop.
The unique view of Adam doesn't stop.
Neither should you. Get this book and laugh out loud at Adam's shenanigans and situations. You won't be sorry.

  • Indian Givers

  • How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening...

  • By Lou on 09-26-11

3rd Time Around

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

Reviewed: 09-21-15

I read the hard copy over a decade ago and when I saw it on Audible, I scooped it up faster than MJ on a Showtime fast break. Great information that so many have never heard about, well read and intriguing, this book will infotain you like few non-fiction history/information books. Enjoy and thank me later.

  • The Smartest Book in the World

  • A Lexicon of Literacy, a Rancorous Reportage, a Concise Curriculum of Cool
  • By: Greg Proops
  • Narrated by: Greg Proops
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 291

The Smartest Book in the World is based on Proops' sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast. The audiobook is a rollicking reference guide to the most essential areas of knowledge in Proops' universe, from the noteworthy names of the ancient world and baseball to the movies you must see and the albums you must hear.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narration gets better after a few chapters

  • By BruceLee on 06-24-17

Kittens McTavish

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

Reviewed: 09-21-15

If you don't get the title then you probably don't listen to Gregg
Proops and his podcast. This book is quite simply hilarious. Intellectually comedic and insightful. Love the all-time baseball teams. If you're a fan of Gregg Proops, his humor, and his podcast, do yourself a favor and purchase this book. It'll be the smartest thing you ever do, in the world.