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West Lafayette, IN, United States
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  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,752

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I've been listening for an hour and had to quit

  • By Sarah Kanieski on 01-31-19

Disappointing PC nonsense

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

Reviewed: 11-18-17

A stupid story layered with heavy doses of political correctness and sprinkled with anti gun and anti-male agendas. Glad when it was over. Don’t waste your time with this one.

27 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Tales from Both Sides of the Brain

  • A Life in Neuroscience
  • By: Michael S. Gazzaniga
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

In the mid-20th century, Michael S. Gazzaniga made one of the great discoveries in the history of neuroscience: split-brain theory, the notion that the right and left hemispheres of the brain can act independently from each other and have different strengths.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The brain science was all that was interesting

  • By buckeye2 on 03-25-15

The brain science was all that was interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-25-15

If this author had stuck to the brain science, the book would have been terrific. The personal and endless academic stories were boring and tiresome. I don't care what or where you ate when you were with another brilliant friend at another spectacular restaurant. If I had heard the word Dartmouth one more time, I would have gagged. How many times can one write about moving to another academic location and planning another meeting at some "special" location? The hyperbole drips at every turn. The authors friends and students were ALL brilliant and awesome and smart and well, just plain phenomenal. Much of the book was a giant self-directed pat on the back. I don't think I read one word about the author ever using their discoveries to help mankind suffering from neurological disease. The brain is interesting. The authors personal life and pretentious attitude was not.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The QB

  • The Making of Modern Quarterbacks
  • By: Bruce Feldman
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

The QB tells the story of the interlocking paths of the most fascinating characters involved in this secretive world, examining how advanced analysis has taken root in football. Manziel's portrait is the most intimate look at him yet, detailing all his talents and antics. In The QB, the stories of these men illustrate how high the stakes of the quarterback's game really are, taking readers on a compelling journey into the heart of America's beloved game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and entertaining

  • By R. Koehler on 02-25-15

sports sickness in america

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

Reviewed: 11-17-14

A disturbing viiew of the true stupidity of sports in America.
A real look into the the insanity of quarterback dads and quarterback coaching prostitutes.
Now I know why I can't stand Trent Dilfer-DUDE. Is he trying to talk like a valley girl or a 16 year old kid? Who talks like this?
This book describes exactly where's we've come as a society. Listen at you own risk.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Tales

  • A Rock & Roll Life
  • By: Graham Nash
  • Narrated by: Graham Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

From Graham Nash - the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies - comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best of the Recent Rock Biographies

  • By Steven on 10-28-13

Narissistic biography of a stoned rock star

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

Reviewed: 11-15-14

Moderately interesting story filled with stories of drug induced stupidity. Constant reference to drug excess is tedious and boring. Political correctness drips at every turn. I found myself fast forwarding a lot and couldn't wait for it to end. Don't waste your money on this.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Incognito

  • The Secret Lives of the Brain
  • By: David Eagleman
  • Narrated by: David Eagleman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372

In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries. Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Take....

  • By Douglas on 10-30-13

Mostly interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

If you like brain trivia, you'll enjoy this one. The last third kind of drags though

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mugged

  • Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

For decades, the Left has been putting on a play with themselves as heroes in an ongoing civil rights move­ment - which they were mostly absent from at the time. Long after pervasive racial discrimination ended, they kept pretending America was being run by the Klan and that liberals were black America’s only protectors. It took the O. J. Simpson verdict - the race-based acquittal of a spectacularly guilty black celebrity as blacks across America erupted in cheers - to shut down the white guilt bank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Fully Converted to the Right.

  • By Shobe Jones on 07-11-16

Right on the mark

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

Great read. Well-written and well-documented. Another gem by Ann Coulter. Definitely worth a listen.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,635

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book faded like a bad racehorse…

  • By Matt on 01-06-12

Absolutely terrific

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

The best of the best. A fascinating story. I wanted to listen tot he whole thing at one sitting.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How the Mind Works

  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 980

In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, but a difficult listen.

  • By David Roseberry on 12-11-11

Awful

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

The worst book I've ever read. If you want to be bored to death, this one's for you.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Where Men Win Glory

  • The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854

The best-selling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man's haunting journey. Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In May 2002, Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the United States Army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, painful narration

  • By Daniel on 09-23-09

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

As usual, Krakauer has a political axe to grind and he gives it his all in this one. I found it mostly boring but dripping with political sarcasm.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Brain That Changes Itself

  • Personal Triumphs from the Frontiers of Brain Science
  • By: Norman Doidge M.D.
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470

In this revolutionary look at the brain, best-selling author, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., introduces both the brilliant scientists championing this new science of neuroplasticity and the astonishing progress of the people whose lives they've transformed.

Introducing principles we can all use, as well as a riveting collection of case histories, The Brain That Changes Itself has "implications for all human beings, not to mention human culture, human learning and human history."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth reading

  • By Jen on 01-12-09

Terrific read

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

Great book about the secrets of brain function. Interesting and informative. Worth the read.
If you like books about the brain this is for you.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful