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  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,544
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,514

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

Best Book of Year

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

What a story. Could not put it down. Such detail and story lines. Start to finish - just awesome!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but need PDF with exhibits

  • By Chris on 05-29-17

Life Changing Book

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

Read the 1st Edition, totally changed my life. Glad to read the 2nd Edition. Read 50 plus books a year, still remains the best book I have ever read.

29 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,439
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,914

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Boss demonstrates his strong work ethic and dedication to excellence as he tells his story.

  • By Tim on 12-21-16

Book of the Year 2016

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

Never really liked his music, but he tells an awesome story. Certainly makes me appreciate what he has composed.

  • Accused

  • My Fight for Truth, Justice and the Strength to Forgive
  • By: Tonya Craft
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 150

Tonya Craft, a Georgia kindergarten teacher and loving mother of two, never expected a knock on her door to change her life forever. But in May 2008, false accusations of child molestation turned her world upside down. The trial that followed dragged her reputation through the mud and lent nationwide notoriety to her name. Tonya's life spiraled into a witch-trial nightmare in which she was deemed guilty before her innocence could be determined by a jury.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwrenching Story

  • By Mary F. on 11-27-15

Best Books 2016

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

Great read, particularly as the trial gets going. Sure hope the sale of this book can contribute towards payment of legal fees

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Leaders Eat Last

  • Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,920

Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job?" It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent message but poor solution

  • By Troyus on 09-03-14

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

Almost decided to not even finish listening. Could not gain much from book. Some interesting ideas, but a ton of repetition

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Mother's Reckoning

  • Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
  • By: Sue Klebold
  • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon, Sue Klebold
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill 12 students and a teacher and wound 24 others before taking their own lives. For the last 16 years, Sue Klebold, Dylan's mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I kept on driving just to listen to a few more chapters

  • By Sharon on 02-23-16

Beautifully Written

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

Reviewed: 10-15-16

A case for why writing in a journal everyday can make you a great writer. Could have listened to all 11 plus hours non-stop. Every parent should read.

  • Self-Reg

  • How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life
  • By: Dr. Stuart Shanker
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Self-Reg is a groundbreaking book that presents an entirely new understanding of your child's emotions and behavior and serves as a practical guide for parents to help their kids engage calmly and successfully in learning and life. Rooted in decades of clinical practice and research by leading child psychologist Dr. Stuart Shanker, Self-Reg realigns the power of the parent-child relationship for positive change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By W. White on 09-28-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Here I see 11 ratings of 5 stars and think this must be an awesome book. Not the case. Have to wonder who wrote the reviews.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful