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  • Abaddon's Gate

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,416

The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is humanity ready for the stars?

  • By Lore on 02-03-14

Amazing through and through.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Might be my favorite so far, they just get better and better. It certainly won't disappoint.

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,386

The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series! Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic New York Times best-selling series The Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction in which humanity has colonized the solar system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Started a love affair with hard sci fi

  • By N. H. on 07-30-17

Might be the best SiFi series of all time.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

The expanse books and TV show is in the running of my favorite SiFi series of all time and I have read a whole lot of SiFi. Read this series if you like SiFi and do youself a favor and support the show it is so good I can hardly put it into words.

  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,351

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

Review by a Social Worker

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

As a person who practices psychotherapy and has experience in medical social work, I have to say that I found this book interesting, funny, and heart breaking. There were moments when I paused it and wrote down a quote to share with a client in a later session because her description on some things with mental health were so on key. My favorite chapter was the one on anti-psychotics. I believe some individuals with mental health illnesses will find this book very comforting. I believe there are moments when most of us who have a diagnosis or work with those who do can say "Oh my gosh! Yes! That's exactly it!"

However, as a professional who does this for 40+ hours a week, I found myself having difficulty reading the 2nd half of the book. It's not to say it was a poor half, but because I was getting to a point where I didn't want to read anymore. I felt like some of her tangents went on too much and while I know it was important because she was letting us into her brain and how it operates, I found it exhausting.

To sum it up, I do think anyone who has struggled with a mental illness would find aspects in this book that they could relate to and find joy in it. I also think it's a good read for anyone who loves a person with a mental illness to receive some clarity.

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