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Michelle Iannacone

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  • The Oracle Year

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Soule
  • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded website with the help of his friend Hamza to selectively announce his revelations. In no time global corporations are offering him millions for exclusive access, eager to profit from his prophecies.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wish it were more

  • By Topher on 05-14-18

interesting but weak ending

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

it was an interesting, somewhat predictable story. The ending could have been stronger. Overall, can't beat it up too bad.

  • Deadly Outbreaks

  • How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites
  • By: Alexandra Levitt
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Despite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors. Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to conquer infectious microbes because of their amazing ability to adapt, evolve, and spread to new places. Terrorism aside, one of the greatest dangers from infectious disease we face today is from a massive outbreak of drug-resistant microbes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the top of the class...

  • By Carolyn on 08-14-14

"moreover" ...listen and you will understand :)

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

great background on some notorious outbreaks and health mysteries. The narrator was a little tough to listen to for long periods of time.

  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566

After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book, but hardly abridged

  • By Jeff on 09-18-09

Great story telling

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

all hikers can relate. very good story telling and paints an accurate picture of the AT.