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Matthew Rasmussen

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  • Yesterday's Gone: Season Three

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Tara Sands
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068

On October 15 everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. As the survivors race to fight The Darkness, the past is revealed, and some will finally learn what happened on October 15. Can they survive The Darkness? Can they make their way back home? All will be revealed in Yesterday's Gone: Season Three!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing!!

  • By thursaun canton on 09-29-15

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-18

I was hooked on this book from the beginning!! The characters are very interesting the varying point of view adds to the story instead of taking away from it.

  • The Ends of the World

  • Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions
  • By: Peter Brannen
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878

Our world has ended five times: It has been broiled, frozen, poison gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. In The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, exploring Earth's past dead ends, and in the process offers us a glimpse of our possible future. Many scientists now believe that the climate shifts of the 21st century have analogs in these five extinctions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Kid's Science Book FOR ADULTS!!

  • By aaron on 06-15-17

Amazing, Everything, Amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Any additional comments?

I am not a geologist or paleontologist, but the information from this book seems accurate. The author uses extremely credible sources - experts in respective fields. Also, the author appears very intelligent, but does not come across as pompous or too verbose.

This is a very well written scientific explanation of past and potential future extinctions. The author has a way with words, he blended science and love story/drama/action novel together in a way that was unforgettable. My writing seems like crap in comparison, well that's because it is, lol!

The choice of the reader/performer was spot on. Amazing voice and so easy on the ears.

It was sad when this one was over, but now I can be thankful I live in the age in which we live. This book helps reaffirm the wonders of life and the struggles the Earth has seen.

One of the better books I have ever downloaded. Bravo!

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Pandora’s Lab

  • Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
  • By: Paul A. Offit MD
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Pandora's Lab takes us from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the United States; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Aceaussie on 01-29-18

Some People Have Thin Skin...

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Any additional comments?

After reading some comments from listeners I was expecting a massive amount of political jargon that was extremely biased. I was happily mistaken. If there are political messages they are rooted in fact (statements made by Donald Trump). Yes, there may be a couple inferences/assumptions or parallels the author makes, but they seem fair.Also, don't let the other reviews fool you into thinking the author is biased or did not do his home work. This text seems quite accurate from what I know, it is informative, and he pulls no punches on anyone - good scientists or bad.

Give it a listen!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,112

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

Where has this been and why haven't I read this.

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

If you could sum up Ender's Game in three words, what would they be?

Intelligently written and well spoken.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sci-fi had me from the 1980s. This book just strengthened my passion.

Which scene was your favorite?

Why should I give this away? The author is smart and creative. If you appreciate advancement of life, you will recognize the author's insightful point.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Nothing. It was spot on from the start. All of the narrators did an excellent job.

Any additional comments?

Buy, Listen, and Enjoy