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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,305
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,799

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Sam A. Havens on 09-09-17

amazing

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

one of the best I have read in years. this is a must read for any Sapiens.

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,808

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

not the best<br />

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-18

i have enjoyed works by this author before, but the payoff on this one was just not there. I struggled to finish the last 4 chapters.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,433

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Book. Well written and very creative!

  • By Leslie on 06-25-17

good book-a little long

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

not a bad book. a little long and overly detailed. parts of the conclusion could be guessed. but worth the listen.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Powerhouse

  • The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency
  • By: James Andrew Miller
  • Narrated by: James Andrew Miller, Kirby Heyborne, Ann Richardson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

In 1975, five young employees of a sclerotic William Morris agency left to start their own strikingly innovative talent agency. In the years to come, Creative Artists Agency would vault from its origins in a tiny office on the last block of Beverly Hills to become the largest and most imperial, groundbreaking, and star-studded agency Hollywood has ever seen - a company whose tentacles now spread throughout the world of movies, music, television, technology, advertising, sports, and investment banking far more than previously imagined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • oral history

  • By Tomas Dvorak on 09-16-18

Great read. A little long especially near thre end

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

Nice story of the original founders.three recent history interested me less, and frankly I could had done without much of the current political battle stories. still enjoyed it very much.

  • Musicophilia

  • Tales of Music and the Brain
  • By: Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 820
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 479

Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does - humans are a musical species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for music lovers

  • By Shimon on 11-19-07

perfect

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

one of the best audible books I have listened to. any musician will find this book aa wonderful read.

  • We Don't Need Roads

  • The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy
  • By: Caseen Gaines
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis and his friend and writing partner Bob Gale worked tirelessly to break into the industry with a hit. For the first time ever, the story of how these two young filmmakers struck lightning is being told by those who witnessed it. We Don't Need Roads includes original interviews with Zemeckis, Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and over 50 others who contributed to one of the most popular and profitable film trilogies of all time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great for fans - good for others.

  • By Pete Johns on 06-25-15

Exactly what I was looking for.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

Great narrator. well written. good amount of detail. fans will enjoy it. strongly recommended for all fans of the trilogy.

  • Salt

  • A World History
  • By: Mark Kurlansky
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,290

So much of our human body is made up of salt that we'd be dead without it. The fine balance of nature, the trade of salt as a currency of many nations and empires, the theme of a popular Shakespearean play... Salt is best selling author Mark Kurlansky's story of the only rock we eat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than SALT

  • By Karen on 03-12-03

great reader

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Reader was wonderful. too many recipes for me. Well researched. A nice story about salt and how its history intersects with world history.

  • Solaris

  • The Definitive Edition
  • By: Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston - translator
  • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,081
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,103

At last, one of the world’s greatest works of science fiction is available - just as author Stanislaw Lem intended it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Solaris, Audible, in cooperation with the Lem Estate, has commissioned a brand-new translation - complete for the first time, and the first ever directly from the original Polish to English. Beautifully narrated by Alessandro Juliani ( Battlestar Galactica), Lem’s provocative novel comes alive for a new generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A comment on negative reviews

  • By Burns on 09-20-11

beautiful narration, story a little too dry

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-15

loved the narrator. Felt the story was a little too detailed in scientific explanation. was looking for more humanity in the story. Not bad,a little long, weak ending. Glad I read it, but would not recommend to a friend.