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Sapiens
    A Brief History of Humankind
    
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        Yuval Noah Harari
    
    


    
    
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        Derek Perkins
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    18,049 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,978

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

Evolution never made more sense that Now!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Any additional comments?

Great Book. So informative and enlightening. This book will change your perspective of our short existence as human beings, Sapiens!

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,577

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

Story of growing up in a dysfunctional family

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a story easily related to children growing up in a home totally dysfunctional and sadly too common in today's world. Many passages recall similar experiences and display a great fact that with the proper help we can be "Absolutely Fine".

  • 1776

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,591

In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Front Seat on History

  • By Mark on 10-22-05

McCullough Is the master of American History

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

What made the experience of listening to 1776 the most enjoyable?

Great book to have for the history of the beginning of our country!

What other book might you compare 1776 to and why?

John Adams

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

Yes, it's a 5 Star piece of literature

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,309
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,234

Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

  • By Kevin on 03-04-05

Great Book and Narration

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

Wonderful narrative of founding father and the genius Alexander Hamilton! Makes me yearn for more of this kind of leader today and reveals conflicts that enrich the understanding of our unique government.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black House

  • By: Stephen King, Peter Straub
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,006

Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Sawyer delivers

  • By Brian on 12-28-12

Laurels Didn't Come Thru!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-15

King, as in others of his books, has resurrected former story lines that reinserting them in The Black House become tiring and unimaginative. The beginnings are intriguing and grab your attention but then he picks up a scent from the past and there he goes off and running, ho-hum. This was one of those - Been there, done that.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lone Survivor

  • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
  • By: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,692
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,713

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Tale of Courage and Honor

  • By docJ on 03-15-13

Heroic Story / Some misguided loyalties

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

Reviewed: 03-25-15

I became so appreciative of these men as defenders of our country and way of life! The rigors they have endured for our freedom is over the top.

Not to diminish at all the heroism of these men, but, listening to Marcus' constant bashing of the "Liberal Media" wondered if Lutrell knows that the right to be liberal and have liberal medial is one of our constitutional rights. and the most egregious was his disdain for the Geneva Conventions. It takes away from his merits.

It's an incredible episode in our war with Afganistan, for sure - but there are other reasons that Danny Dietz, Matthew "Axe" Axelson, Marcus Lutrell and, Michael Murphy were caught in that scenario - It may have something to do with Iraq.

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,039
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,046

One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Audiobook!

  • By Greg on 02-26-14

Amazingly Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

My first book by Gabriel García Márquez and I loved it. Marquez' poetic manner of writing was so compelling that sometimes I would rewind so that I could enjoy it a second or third time. Every character in the narrative had their own extraordinary fantastical traits. I knew before I was finished listening to this audio that I would listen to it again and again.

  • Collected Stories of William Faulkner

  • By: William Faulkner
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Denaker, Scott Brick, and others
  • Length: 31 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

This magisterial collection of short works by Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner reminds listeners of his ability to compress his epic vision into narratives as hard and wounding as bullets. Among the 42 selections in this audiobook are such classics as "A Bear Hunt", "A Rose for Emily", "Two Soldiers", and "The Brooch".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By chris on 02-05-10

Too Chopped

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

Reviewed: 04-20-14

I couldn't make the transitions from one story to the next, one author to the next very well. Didn't complete the listening. I use it sometimes during the interim of waiting to purchase a new book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,158

Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it even more than the film!

  • By Bella on 01-23-14

Why did I Wait So Long?

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

Reviewed: 04-20-14

After watching the movie countless times, I decided that I would listen to the book. It's a slightly different story and so well done that it was very enjoyable to listen too. Little changes made it not so predictable that added to it's engagement. One of King's best!!

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,544

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't go home again...

  • By David S. Mathew on 10-12-16

As Always!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-14

I love the intrigue and the intelligent manner of presenting the mystery. Never shoddy.