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  • Robot Dreams

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in "Little Lost Robot"; a woman’s talent for "Light Verse" overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; "The Last Question" presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered … and seventeen more future visions from the grand master of science fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The 3 Laws of Robotics

  • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 10-26-14

Guidall is great!!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

This book is already great, but the performance of Guidall is aways stellar. I strongly recommend this book for fans of the Foundation and robot series.

  • Foundation's Edge

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,951

At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations has come to an end. Now two exiled citizens of the Foundation - a renegade Councilman and a doddering historian - set out in search of the mythical planet Earth. Meanwhile, someone - or something - outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the series so far

  • By Jeff on 08-03-16

Great

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

Scott Brick again proves to be a great interpreter. A must read in segment to the 3 first books.

  • Foundation and Empire

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,159

The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece

  • By Lynwood on 06-17-12

Great

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

The real foundation to fictions such as Star wars and star trek! Great listening and history is cliff hangysh. Will read the next ones.

  • Foundation

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,386

For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic

  • By Sandy McMahon on 08-17-10

Must read!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

Philosophy, science, human behaviour... A great parody to history.. A must read for fiction and intelligent writing enthusiasts. Great performance

  • War and Peace, Volume 1

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592

War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Stanley Hauer on 08-14-09

Intelligent, Inspiring. A real history class!

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

Reviewed: 11-15-12

The book transports you to Aristocrat Russia, and it gives you a great history class on aristocracy, france, russia, Napoleon, etc...

Though the characters are somehow naive, and the story feels like a soap opera, it gives enough food for though..

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,789

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but....

  • By Kimmi on 03-03-12

Interesting, Intelligent, but not life changing

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

Reviewed: 11-15-12

The book has very interesting aspects of habit changing processes, and brings many tales wich are sure to make you think. But at the end, I felt a little abandoned to my own devices in order to change the habits of my life.

The Hobbit, Part 2
    
    
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        Rob Inglis
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    369 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Hobbit, Part 2

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out onto the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to be sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance! Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Capitalism run amok

  • By Scott T. Hards on 12-16-12

Superb Narration, and Musical Performance

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

Reviewed: 11-15-12

The narration went beyond the simple reading. There was musical interpretation of each song, and each character had a unique voice. Gollum's voice was a little dificult to understand. But I wish This narratoe would red all y favorite books.

  • Demian

  • The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth
  • By: Hermann Hesse
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Here is the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclair's descent - led by precocious schoolmate Max Demian - into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Demian

  • By Debra on 12-08-08

Books that make you a better person.

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

Reviewed: 04-14-12

This book is a guide and a journey in which you will re-discover yourself, beliefs, religion, and maturity..

No doubt this book must be read more than once through your life...

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Narcissus and Goldmund

  • By: Hermann Hesse
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloister school, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One of his students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is immediately drawn to his teacher's fierce intellect and sense of discipline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite of Hesse's novels, wonderfully read.

  • By David on 10-21-11

Existentialist essential!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-12

Hesse once again explores with much depth the values, and inner forces that drives man. Religion, sex, behavior, friendship... Hesse's books are a guide to the appreciation of life.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,962

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

Fun book, but Naive

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

Reviewed: 04-14-12

Dont expect a Intelligent Fiction, and a political engaged book.. Expect a fun and thrilling story.. It was a fun use of my credit!!

Great performance by the narrator..