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  • Star Wars: A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy

  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson, Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712

The galaxy is at war. Although the Rebel Alliance has won a few battles against the Empire, hope is fading. The Empire is about to finish building the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen - the Death Star. The rebels' only chance to defeat it now lies in the unlikely hands of a princess, a scoundrel, and a farm boy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT retelling of the original story

  • By go1den3ye on 09-28-15

This one's not for me

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

Reviewed: 12-18-15

Would you try another book from Alexandra Bracken and/or Marc Thompson and Rebecca Soler ?

No

What was most disappointing about Alexandra Bracken’s story?

I think what I didn't like about this book the most is that Princess Leia just doesn't come off as herself to me. You get in her head but she just doesn't seem like the princess that was shown on screen. She seems far more prone to self doubt when in the movies she was very confident.

  • How to Be Like Walt

  • Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life
  • By: Pat Williams, Jim Denney
  • Narrated by: Paul Christy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439

How to Be Like is a "character biography" series: biographies that also draw out important lessons from the life of their subjects. In this new book - by far the most exhaustive in the series - Pat Williams tackles one of the most influential people in recent history. While many recent biographies of Walt Disney have reveled in the negative, this audiobook takes an honest but positive look at the man behind the myth. For the first time, the book pulls together all the various strands of Disney's life into one straightforward, easy-to-listen-to tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I've heard yet!

  • By Dorrence on 12-31-13

Really interesting book

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was great and it really summed up Walt's life well. It was a great story of Walt. My only minor complaint is there were a couple times where I felt like the author was delivering a come to Jesus message. Outside of that though, it's a great book.

  • Endgame

  • Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall—from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
  • By: Frank Brady
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 520

From Frank Brady, who wrote one of the best-selling books on Bobby Fischer of all time and who was himself a friend of Fischer’s, comes an impressively researched biography that for the first time completely captures the remarkable arc of Bobby Fischer’s life. When Bobby Fischer passed away in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life—he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overly Factual

  • By Pamela Harvey on 02-06-11
  • Endgame
  • Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall—from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
  • By: Frank Brady
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter

What can I say? It's a really good Fischer book

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

Reviewed: 05-25-13

What did you love best about Endgame?

This is what it says it is, a book of Fischers rise and fall. It's well written and covers Fischers life spectacularly. If you're interested in listening to a book about Fischer this is a no brainer. Great book.

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  • The Family Portrait: Four Short Stories about Domestic Life

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 708

Exclusive bonus stories from the best-selling author of Lost at Sea, Them, The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ronson's voice alone will make you laugh...

  • By RaisinNut on 10-12-12
  • The Family Portrait: Four Short Stories about Domestic Life
  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson

Very funny

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

Reviewed: 05-25-13

What did you like about this audiobook?

The short stories are really funny. They are well worth the price (free). This is a no-brainer, definitely get this collection of shorts and give them a listen. They are simply fun listens.

  • Time for the Stars

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,029

Travel to other planets is now a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity of finding habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. There’s a problem though—because the spaceships are slower than light, any communication between the exploring ships and Earth would take years.

Tom and Pat are identical twin teenagers. As twins they’ve always been close, so close that it seemed like they could read each other’s minds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Heinlein

  • By DJM on 01-27-11

A great Heinlein youth novel

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

Would you listen to Time for the Stars again? Why?

Yes, it's an easy listen and it's one I wouldn't mind listening to while working.

What other book might you compare Time for the Stars to and why?

It's similar to other Heinlein you novels. Starman Jones, which is probably my favorite and Citizen of the Galaxy.

What does Barrett Whitener bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It was a solid performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It had a pretty neat concept, a nice mixture of hard and soft sci-fi

Any additional comments?

Just a good light read

  • CompTIA Network+ (N10-004) Lecture Series

  • By: PrepLogic
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 124

Network+ (N10-004) Lecture Series audio training gives IT professionals a fresh, effective new way to train for the CompTIA Network+ certification. Network+ Lecture Series provides authentic, instructor-led lessons on the most essential topics covered in the CompTIA Network+ (N10-004) exam. A passing score on the (N10-004) exam is required for the Network+ certification, and this Lecture Series audio training helps you pass the exam quickly and easily.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Out of date, and not very thorough.

  • By Dave Matney on 01-26-16

Mediocre coverage

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

Reviewed: 06-21-12

If you've listened to any other PrepLogic Comptia audiobook then this book will seem great by comparison. It is a big improvement over the 702 book, but it's still too short to be really useful. This book is better than nothing but it is supplementary only... do not think that this book will give you nearly the information you will need to pass the network+ exam.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • CompTIA A+ Practical Application (220-702) Lecture Series

  • By: PrepLogic
  • Narrated by: LearnSmart LLC
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

A+ Practical Application (220-702) Lecture Series audio training is a fresh, intuitive way for IT professionals to get the training they need for their career. A+ Practical Application Lecture Series provides genuine, instructor-led lessons on the most important topics on the CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam. A+ Practical Application is one of two exams required for the CompTIA A+ certification, and this Lecture Series audio training helps you pass the exam quickly and easily.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Uninspired

  • By Dustin on 06-06-12

Uninspired

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

Reviewed: 06-06-12

The only thing nice I have to say about this book is that it has good audio quality. With that out of the way I should mention that this book will not help you with the 702... not even a little. It is far too short and really lacks detail. PrepLogic should be embarrassed to have this as a product. Audible should be embarrassed to sell this book. PrepLogic's 701 audiobook was 10 times better and even it was below average. This book basically walks you through some very basic troubleshooting and doesn't go into much detail at all. Anybody who has passed the 702 and took it even the least bit seriously should be able to create a more informative audiobook than this. This book is a waste of money and a waste of a download credit. There is a definite need for a really good informative Comptia A+ audiobook in my opinion, but this book isn't it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • ENIAC

  • The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer
  • By: Scott McCartney
  • Narrated by: Adams Morgan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

The world's first programmable computer was the legendary ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), built by John Mauchly and Presper Eckert. Based on original interviews with surviving participants and the first study of Mauchly and Eckert's personal papers, ENIAC is a dramatic human story and a vital contribution to the history of technology, and it restores to the two inventors the legacy they deserve.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating history...

  • By Glenn on 12-16-02

Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 05-05-12

This was an excellent audiobook. As other reviewers have stated, it starts off slow, but really picks up after an hour or two. It gets so interesting once you get past the beginning that it's hard to stop listening. I really enjoyed learning about others opinions of John Von Neumann, I had no idea he was suck a controversial figure among the early computer scientists.

  • Shada

  • Doctor Who: The Lost Adventure
  • By: Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
  • Narrated by: Lalla Ward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550

The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana, and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn't a book for Time Tots.It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like uncovering a lost treasure

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-12

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-05-12

I was pretty excited about this audiobook, but after reading some reviews about the quality I was worried. Poor audio quality can ruin even the best audiobook. However, I just don't see what all the fuss is about. The quality isn't bad, it may not be the best but it's far from the worst. Certainly the audio quality didn't detract from my enjoyment of the audiobook at all. Perhaps other listeners don't like the narrator. While nothing would be better than to have this story performed by Tom Baker himself, the narrator was still good. The story was excellent, at least as good as Adam's other Who stories in my opinion, perhaps better because I felt like some of the material would certainly have been edited out. Overall I really enjoyed this audiobook and I believe it to be a must listen for any old school Who fan, or Adam's fan.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • CompTIA A+ Essentials (220-701) Lecture Series

  • By: PrepLogic
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

A+ Essentials (220-701) Lecture Series audio training gives IT professionals a fresh, effective new way to train for the CompTIA A+ certification. A+ Essentials Lecture Series provides authentic, instructor-led lessons on the most essential topics covered in the CompTIA A+ Essentials (220-701) exam. A+ Essentials is the first of two exams required in the A+ 2009 certification track, and this Lecture Series title gives you the instruction you need to speed up and improve your exam training.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This, plus my Kindle book was all I needed to pass

  • By William A. McDonald on 09-26-12

Better than nothing

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

Reviewed: 05-05-12

The information in this audiobook is good, unfortunately the book is just too short to be very useful. This audiobook should only be a supplement to your preparation for the Comptia A+ exam, don't use this as your sole study method. This is really the only Comptia A+ audiobook option, if you want something better I'd recommend getting a physical book, like Mike Meyers all in one exam guide, take notes from it, then use your microphone to make your own audiobook. The audio and presentation likely wouldn't be as good, but you'd have better material and learn a lot in the process.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful