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  • Elon Musk

  • Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur and Billionaire
  • By: B Storm
  • Narrated by: Jason Lovett
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89

Here is a preview of what Elon Musk: Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur, and Billionaire contains: Who is Elon Musk: A Brief Overview; Elon Musk's Humble Beginnings; A comparison between Elon Musk & Tony Stark; Zip2 Corporation: Musk's First Company.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT BUY THIS - IT IS A HIGH SCHOOL TERM PAPER!

  • By CRAIG on 04-20-15

Blah

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

Poor all the way around. The narration was the worst. I could of got more information from a magazine article.

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  • Fake Mustache

  • Or, How Jodie O' Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius
  • By: Tom Angleberger
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross, Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Tom Angleberger scored two critical and popular hits with his Star Wars–inspired The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back. In the hilarious Fake Mustache, young Lenny Flem Jr.’s friend Casper disguises himself with a shockingly convincing handlebar mustache and begins robbing banks, quickly amassing a fortune. Setting his sights on the presidency, Casper is working on plans for world domination—and only Lenny stands in his way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilariously Twisted

  • By Mark on 05-02-13

Kept the kids listening on a long road trip

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

Reviewed: 12-20-13

I have a 6 year old and 10 year old. Neither of them loved this book but they both found it interesting enough to listen to it all the way through. For the 6 year old that’s saying something. It was funny and I didn’t mind listening to it either.

  • Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

  • By: Carmine Gallo
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

In The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, best-selling author Carmine Gallo reveals the qualities that make the Apple co-founder the most innovative leader in business today. Each principle is backed with research, quotes, and first-person interviews with experts and business leaders, as well as specific ideas for applying those principles to every business, large or small.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good summary of Steve's approach. Sort of.

  • By Rick on 11-08-11

Intersting but not great.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-13

It didn’t really capture the imagination as much as I had hoped. It tells a lot of stories about Steve’s life but not necessarily the story of his life. It’s supposed to be more of an insight to how he thought more than the story of his life. As the author had to read into the decisions and life events a great deal, I found that it was comprised more of opinion than fact. However, it was still interesting.

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  • King Rat

  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • King Rat

  • By John on 08-06-09

Just couldn't get into it.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-13

I decided to give this one a listen after listing to Shogun. Unfortunately I just couldn’t get into this one. I’ll probably give it another try sometime, but for now it just didn’t do it for me.

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  • The Gunslinger

  • The Dark Tower I
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,236

Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea in the first volume of The Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dark Tower Review - Part One

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-23-03

Don't give up on it.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-13

It's kind of a weird story. It's hard to get into and follow. It's worth it though, the series is awesome!

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  • Shogun

  • A Novel of Japan
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 48 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046

A bold English adventuer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love....An English captain and his crew are shipwrecked on the coast of feudal Japan. They must deal with two Japanese warlords who are struggling to attain the title of Shogun - and the ultimate power that comes with it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A question about further Clavell books.

  • By Lorrie on 08-15-09

Great historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 09-13-13

I wish there was a second book! A great insight into Japanese culture. I kind of wish I was a samuri.

  • The Legend of Bagger Vance

  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

In Steven Pressfield's richly imagined, vividly detailed story, golf legends Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen are joined by a local unsung opponent, the troubled war hero Rannulph Junah. Played above raging Atlantic surf and under gathering storm clouds, their match is thrilling competition. But the key to the outcome lies with Bagger Vance, a caddie who carries the secret of the Authentic Swing. His mysterious powers guide the play and leave a lasting imprint on the lives he touches that day and in years to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable start to finish

  • By Timothy J. Ireland VMD on 03-29-15

Makes you want to believe in something more

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

Reviewed: 09-13-13

One of my all time favorites! This book is a work of art, I wish there was a series or at least a second book.

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  • Running Blind

  • Jack Reacher, Book 4
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,937

Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not My Favorite Reacher...

  • By Debbie on 02-20-13

Same old Reacher

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

Reviewed: 09-13-13

Good book, ass kicking reacher. It wasn't to hard to guess the "who did it", as the cast of characters was small. However, it was still a good listen and I'll listen to the next in the series.

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  • The Case for Christ

  • A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Dick Fredricks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis. Strobel challenges them with questions like. How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible? Strobel's tough questions make this read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Approach to the New Testament

  • By Jeff on 09-09-04
  • The Case for Christ
  • A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Dick Fredricks

One sided

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

Reviewed: 07-04-12

What disappointed you about The Case for Christ?

That was an extremely one sided argument.

What do you think your next listen will be?

A book giving the other side of the argument

Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Fredricks’s performances?

Yes

What character would you cut from The Case for Christ?

Jon

Any additional comments?

No

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