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  • From Muhammed to Burj Khalifa

  • A Crash Course in 2,000 Years of Middle East History
  • By: Michael Rank
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

To untangle the modern Middle East conflict and the 2,000 years behind it, this book is divided into 25 concise chapters. Each one is devoted to a major theme in Middle East history, such as the beginning of Islam, the Crusades, Genghis Khan, and the beginning of Israel in 1948. They can be read in a few minutes, giving you a fast overview of the issues and help you to understand Middle East current events.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but of course it's quite brief

  • By Philo on 07-26-13

A good, qyick synopsis

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-19

A short , concise history of a complicated region. Well worth listening to if you're looking for an intro to the middle east.

  • The Beautiful Brain

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Hana Walker-Brown
  • Narrated by: Hana Walker-Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,463

An investigative documentary from multi-award-winning producer Hana Walker-Brown, The Beautiful Brain looks at the devastating effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) - a degenerative brain disease found in people who’ve suffered severe or repeated blows to the head. Beginning with the story of FA Cup winner Jeff Astle, the audiobook expands outwards looking at the widows, daughters and families who are left fighting for answers following the death of their loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CTE and Sports - not just for soccer fans

  • By Kingsley on 04-05-19

Very interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-03-19

This is a well narrated story. Touching with how it humanizes the people. It's facts are a bit weak.

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  • Black Crow, White Snow

  • By: Michael Livingston
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,513
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,525

In a world where women hold all the power and men have barely been an afterthought, an intrepid shipmistress must put aside everything she knows if she is to save her people. Bela is at the helm of the Sandcrow, a ship sent from calm seas to the far frozen north in search of a legendary power that could turn the tide of war. Locked into ice, the Sandcrow is lost. Now, for the shipmistress and her crew, a desperate voyage becomes a chilling struggle for survival against nature, fear, and prejudice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Women vs Nature

  • By Kingsley on 05-03-19

Too short!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-19

This was actually quite good. Engaging with a lot of future potential. Will definitely continue listening to this author's books.

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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 25,772
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,594

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
  • Should be required reading

  • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

Excellent introduction into human history.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Can one book possibly cover the whole of human history? Of course ni5! But Harari provides an intriguing preface for future study. Along with thinkers such as Freud and Galileo, Harari manages to show, contrary to our belief, that we are not the center of the universe and that creatures large and small have been around before us. If we are not careful, they will replace us sooner rather than later.

  • The Eleventh Plague

  • By: Jeff Hirsch
  • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, a community that seems too good to be true. There he meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny. When they play a prank on the town bully’s family that goes wrong, they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler’s Landing forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent if somewhat formulaic YA novel

  • By Justin on 01-23-15

Will keep you listening.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

This is a good story. It will keep you listening as it has some exciting parts.

  • The Fifth Season

  • The Broken Earth, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,109

This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the Earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

  • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

Not worth the time.

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

The story went on and on, with characters that were uninspiring. Only atl the end did it finally become interesting.

  • Inferno

  • The World at War, 1939-1945
  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 31 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862

From one of our finest military historians comes a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different kind of history

  • By Mike From Mesa on 02-05-12

An excellent history of WWII

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

A perspective on the war that I have not heard before, couching history via personal perspective.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65,961

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

Compkex and interesting story.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

The story is well written and told in a gripping way that makes you want to hear more.

  • Alien: Covenant

  • A Novel
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien adventure. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. But it is actually a dark, dangerous world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story marred by recording gaps

  • By Jazzi on 06-18-17

Okay

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

An entertaining story but not great. Watch the movie instead. It's shorter and more exciting.

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  • The Other Brain

  • From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries About the Brain are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science
  • By: R. Douglas Fields
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, R. Douglas Fields (introduction)
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Despite everything that has been written about the brain, a very important part of this vital organ has been overlooked in most books - until now. The Other Brain is the story of glia, which make up approximately 85 percent of the cells in the brain. Long neglected as little more than cerebral packing material ("glia" means glue), glia are sparking a revolution in brain science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Lisa on 10-01-11

The Other brain is an excellent book on the other.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

Great primer on the research on the role of glia on brain function. It is a must for clinicians and researchers who deal with nervous system function and dysfunction.