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Bryan Lovelace

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  • Navigators of Dune

  • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930

The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism. These events have far-reaching consequences that will set the stage for Dune, millennia later.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing conclusion to the Great Schools of Dune

  • By Charles on 09-16-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

Scott (narrator) nails every one of the Dune books he reads. I have consumed every book in the Dune saga. If you love the Dune saga, you will love this audio book.

  • The Devil in the White City

  • Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,568

In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to stop listening

  • By Michael on 05-26-12

Amazing story, amazing performance.

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

So good. This book had me doing research to learn more about the events, research I wanted to do. .It was THAT good.

  • The Good News Club

  • The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children
  • By: Katherine Stewart
  • Narrated by: Joyce Feurring
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

In 2009, the Good News Club came to the public elementary school where journalist Katherine Stewart sent her children. The Club, which is sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, bills itself as an after-school program of "Bible study." But Stewart soon discovered that the Club's real mission is to convert children to fundamentalist Christianity and encourage them to proselytize to their "unchurched" peers, all the while promoting the natural but false impression among the children that its activities are endorsed by the school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exposes the hidden agenda against education.

  • By Joseph on 03-20-14

Important topic, good book, poor performance.

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

Reviewed: 01-15-15

I found it difficult to hear and understand the reader while driving in the car. Audio quality is inconsistent.

The content was great which makes the purchase worth it for me.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Waking Up

  • A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,784

From multiple New York Times best-selling author, neuroscientist, and "new atheist" Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent and Inspiring Listen

  • By Jeffrey on 09-12-14

Highly Recommended

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

Reviewed: 09-12-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Waking Up to be better than the print version?

Both are great.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Waking Up?

Dr. Harris talks about what happens to a person's sense of "self" when the corpus callosum has been cut. This part of the book blew my mind. The book was full of these moments for me.

Have you listened to any of Sam Harris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened/read most if not all of his books. I like the way he writes and reads in the case of audio books. I like them all and I like them for different reasons.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

From beginning to end, I found myself stopping to review different sections of the book just to make sure I understood it's implications, or to review specific sections repeatedly so I can remember and talk about them later. I know it's a good book when I'm motivated to do this kind of thing.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended.

23 of 26 people found this review helpful