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  • Strange Mutants of the Twenty First Century

  • By: John A. Keel
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Strange Mutants of the Twenty-First Century contains Keel's very first ruminations on Mothman, as well as a variety of strange reports on black "demon" dogs, phantom cats, Bigfoot and other North American giants, flying humanoids, flying saucers, flying snakes, and even stranger mutants that Keel believed reside with us on Earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sasquatch lovers unite!

  • By erobbins33 on 07-20-15

NARRATION SHINES!!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-15

A fantastic fun listen you will be sorry is over ... Until you play it again and again!
The narrators enunciation is flawless and drolls just a tad that reminds you of the Mr. smith character in the Matrix

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

  • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: The Great Courses
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

Understanding our humanity - the essence of who we are - is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Why do we have bad moods? Why are we capable of having such strange dreams? How can metaphors in our language hold such sway on our actions? As we learn more about the mechanisms of human behavior through evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, and other related fields, we're discovering just how intriguing the human species is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Human And Loving It!

  • By Gillian on 07-28-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

Comprehensive enough to be interesting and knowledgable but succinct enough not to bore. a++ highly recommend this intelligent course material!

24 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriquez

  • By: Alan Sitomer
  • Narrated by: Blanca Vasquez
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

California Teacher of the Year Alan Lawrence Sitomer is the author of hard-hitting best-sellers like Homeboyz. Sonia Rodriguez, the teenage daughter of illegal Mexican immigrants, feels stuck in the middle of two worlds. Sonia plans to be the first in her family to graduate high school and go to college. But when she puts her schoolwork before her familia, Sonia's mother sends her to relatives in Mexico to learn "the ways of the old world."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing and Powerful!

  • By Robin Ceaser on 12-28-18

A great listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-09

When I started listening to this book, I was rivited. The narrator's voice is smooth in your ear. A cinderella story, mexican style, that is both interesting, fun, juicy and even has some violence. You are taken away and can't turn it off! My favorite audiobook EVER.

  • Twilight Eyes

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 860

They're out there...waiting...watching. Unseen by normal eyes, but all too visible to Slim MacKenzie, a young man blessed - or cursed - by Twilight Eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Entertaining

  • By Anonymous User on 11-04-08

Fantasic Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-08

As always, Dean Koontz delivers. This book is riveting with fantastic characters you will love!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Our Dumb World

  • The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth, 73rd Edition
  • By: The Onion
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

To understand the news, the context of world geography and history is essential. That is why The Onion is publishing an audio world atlas: to help us. News that now makes no sense will now make sense; thus a new age of enlightenment. Our Dumb World contains news and historic facts from other nations, and the earth broken down and described (from its molten core to the outermost sphere), as well as demographic, economic, and other data about each country's people, industries, and habits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nuggets of humor

  • By Fletch on 12-25-07

Exaggerated Fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-07

From the moment I clicked play, I was hooked and didn't press stop until it was completed. This audio atlas takes a shred of truth about history and the world, stretches it like taffy, adds a generous amount of tongue-in-cheek humor and tops it off with no small amount of "just made it up". Every minute is riviting and entertaining. I highly recommend this book to anybody that comes within hearing/reading distance.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Young Messiah (Movie tie-in) (Originally Published as Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt)

  • A Novel
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Josh Heine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 197

Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of Christ the Lord, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A tad short of excellent

  • By R. Moore on 11-20-05

The Cure for Insomnia

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-06

When books come with high expectations, they most often cannot not live up to them. This one is no exception. Not only did this one not fill expectations, but it failed to meet any whatsoever. I wanted to be moved, inspired and be enraptured with the story. I can't tell you whether it ends well or not -- every time I listen, I fall asleep. I am not sure if it is the monotonous voice, the annoying unimportant details that go on and on or even the plodding story line -- maybe all. If I could, I'd get my money back. Rice should go back to vampires and witches -- they at least were interesting.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful