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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,783

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By erin george on 10-03-18

Will Patton is a talented narrator.

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I love everything about this audible book. So much so that I had finished 15 hours in just 3 days.

The story was riveting, suspenseful, and well written. 5 stars!

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  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

  • Why Violence Has Declined
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,830

We’ve all had the experience of reading about a bloody war or shocking crime and asking, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd kill for another book this good

  • By Eric Nicolas Morgan on 11-11-11

Crash course in human history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I no longer romanticize about the past and it’s glory. This book was full of gems. As someone who has proclivities towards history, I found this audible book invaluable in examining what our past was really like. And today is truly the times of our better angels.

  • How to Change Your Mind

  • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,102
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,514
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,471

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful trip

  • By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18

Poetically intertwines with beautifully written stories

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Michael has done it again. His art form and mastery shows in this book. If you were curious about what it likes to take psychedelics, then this is your go-to book.

  • The Good Gut

  • Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long Term Health
  • By: Justin Sonnenburg, Erica Sonnenburg
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

Genetics and lifestyle are thought to be the two most important determinants of good health. But that is not the whole story. We have a second genome, our gut bacteria, that sets the dial on our bodies. Unlike our DNA, we can influence the gut bacteria, or microbiota, to optimize all aspects of our health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make this your go-to book on microbes

  • By serine on 01-23-16

Would like more science behind how things work

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

I wouldn’t mind the science behind it. It’s got good information on the microbiota, but the information tends to be surface level. A good listen, but could be better.

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