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  • Neutral Buoyancy

  • Adventures in a Liquid World
  • By: Tim Ecott
  • Narrated by: Jack Reynolds
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

In Neutral Buoyancy, journalist and diver Tim Ecott takes you on a guided tour of the history of undersea exploration and the emergence of diving culture. He tells the extraordinary story of man's attempts to breathe underwater, from the sponge divers described by Aristotle, to the development of 16th-century diving bells, to the invention of modern scuba equipment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • slow start but then really enjoyable

  • By Sam Gamgee on 02-26-19

Horrid Narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Good book and dive stories, but the narrator seems like a joke with his insanely rapid, emotionless reading. Still worth a listen.

  • You Are a Badass at Making Money

  • Master the Mindset of Wealth
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,680
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,017

You Are a Badass at Making Money is a refreshingly frank and entertaining step-by-step guide to overcoming the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success out of reach and to giving yourself the permission to make the kind of money you've never made before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book, Falls Short of Expectations

  • By Gabriel B. on 02-14-18

Fantastic Read!

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Jen IS a badass- this is not a book strictly for chicks; anyone can benefit from her wisdom, and her performance as a narrator is fabulous.

  • The Universe Has Your Back

  • Transform Fear into Faith
  • By: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,719

In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches listeners how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides listeners to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security, and clear direction. The lessons help listeners relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is a good reminder book

  • By Jes on 05-31-17

Can Change Your Life

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Whether you’re a spiritual person or not, Gabby will inspire you and open your eyes to a peace we all long for. Read this book.

  • How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

  • Tales from the Pentagon
  • By: Rosa Brooks
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Rosa Brooks - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

Once, war was a temporary state of affairs - a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today America's wars are everywhere and forever: Our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. As war expands, so does the role of the US military. Today military personnel don't just "kill people and break stuff". Instead they analyze computer code, train Afghan judges, build Ebola isolation wards, eavesdrop on electronic communications, develop soap operas, and patrol for pirates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must-Read for Military and other Govt Leaders

  • By bettsgjb on 10-06-16

Excellent Read

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

Intelligent and broad-ranging book with a rather dull delivery by the reader. Even though the author loses some credibility with constant references to "climate change" as some sort of impending disaster. Highly recommend.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Excuse Me, Professor

  • Challenging the Myths of Progressivism
  • By: Lawrence W. Reed, Ron Robinson
  • Narrated by: Michelle Murillo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

There's little truly "progressive" about Progressivism. True progress happens when humans are free, yet the Progressive agenda substantially diminishes freedom while promising the unachievable. Excuse Me, Professor provides a handy reference for anyone actively engaged in advancing liberty, with essential essays debunking more than 50 Progressive clichés.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic content - bad narration

  • By TODD D KEISTER on 07-04-16

Fantastic content - bad narration

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

This is totally worth your while despite the stilted and rushed narration. Clear, logical explanations of why freedom works and leftism leads inevitably to disaster; presented n concise, individual topics.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Imbeciles

  • The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
  • By: Adam Cohen
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

New York Times best-selling author Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles of one of the darkest moments in the American legal tradition: the Supreme Court's decision to champion eugenic sterilization for the greater good of the country. In 1927, when the nation was caught up in eugenic fervor, the justices allowed Virginia to sterilize Carrie Buck, a perfectly normal young woman, for being an "imbecile".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Concept, Aggravating Execution

  • By Gillian on 04-05-16

important and interesting story

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

great book and narration. gets too deep in the weeds as to how eugenics laws were composed in Virginia, but other than that, excellent!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Chain

  • The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins
  • By: Andrew Cockburn
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

This essential, pause-resister narrative on the history of drone warfare by the acclaimed author of Rumsfeld explores how this practice emerged, who made it happen, and the real consequences of targeted killing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well done

  • By Ted on 09-06-16

outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-15

Tells a well ducunentwd and chilling tale of US government's counterproductive drone war and the powerful forces in government and business that are pressing it relentlessly forward.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful