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  • Breaking and Entering

  • The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien"
  • By: Jeremy N. Smith
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien wanted to study aerospace engineering, but she was soon drawn to the school’s venerable tradition of high-risk physical trespassing: the original “hacking”. Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead, two others were on trial, and two had been institutionalized. Alien’s adventures were only just beginning.    

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Coming of age story about an attractive hacker.

  • By 🔧Eugene on 01-27-19

Not About Hacking but the Personal Story of an IT Security Entrepreneur

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

It’s a nice story about growing up to be a “white hat” hacker. It starts with her college life and goes through her first jobs and building her own business as a security consultant.

  • Lie After Lie

  • The True Story of a Master of Deception, Betrayal, and Murder
  • By: Lara Bricker
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

A seemingly perfect world held an even more unlikely killer... Julie Keown had a great job, financial security, and a perfect husband who was attending Harvard Business School. But after Julie suddenly died, and doctors discovered she’d been poisoned with the main ingredient in antifreeze, her parents began to suspect that her husband, James, was not so perfect. This blow-by-blow account shows how investigators and state police unraveled James Keown’s chilling web of deceit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring writing and lack of any narrative arc

  • By Josh on 11-21-18

Written as if You’re Living It - Perfectly Performed

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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: 01-10-19

The story unfolds through the thoughts of the characters impacted by a charming psychopath. You live the story through the thoughts of the characters about the events in the story. This allows you to see through their eyes and understand the mindset and techniques that caused their deception. The story narrator has the perfect pitch and pace throughout her presentation. She really brought the story to life.

  • You Are the Universe

  • Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters
  • By: Deepak Chopra MD, Menas C. Kafatos PhD
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perception Altering

  • By Wendie Storrs on 03-30-17

Great Examples and Illustrations of Key Points but Poor Editing

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Excellent examples of key points but the text is poorly edited; jumping off point after jumping off point. There is no strong argument line because of the lack of strong editing.

  • Real Magic

  • Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe
  • By: Dean Radin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769

The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes. According to noted scientist and best-selling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pertinent but lackluster

  • By Marci B on 05-22-18

Science Applied to Psi

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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: 07-27-18

Near death experiences, remote viewing, mediumship and other psi phenomena are scientifically tested - great case histories.

  • A Book About Love

  • By: Jonah Lehrer
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer's A Book About Love plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing our lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • technical but enlightening

  • By Shaun Shenouda on 10-10-16

Panoramic View of the Impact of Love

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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: 07-13-18

A fantastic book that shows how love is the key to actions that mend marriages, raise healthy children, grow character after trauma, increase spirituality, develop success in life and the ability to withstand challenges. A panoramic view of love’s connection to everything in life. .

  • Molly's Game

  • From Hollywood’s Elite, to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
  • By: Molly Bloom
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189

In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twenty something petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seen - she was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play. Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Molly's game became the game for those in the know - celebrities, business moguls, and millionaires.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great until it’s Not

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-27-18

Engrossing Read

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

This book draws you in and keeps you in suspense. You feel like you’re in the situation and trying to think of a way out with the author who shares her thoughts and strategies. Terrific narrator!

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,659
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,944
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,914

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fund-raising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By 🔧Eugene on 05-29-18

Female Psychopath

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

This is the story of the intricate manipulations of a female psychopath. Older, successful men were a key target. She’d play the granddaughter role or any other role to fulfill their psychological needs. A true but almost unbelievable story of a successful psychopathic plan.

35 of 39 people found this review helpful

  • The Smear

  • How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote
  • By: Sharyl Attkisson
  • Narrated by: Sharyl Attkisson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671

Behind most major political stories in the modern era, there is an agenda - an effort by opposition researchers, spin doctors, and outside interests to destroy an idea or a person. The tactic they use is the Smear. Every day, Americans are influenced by the Smear without knowing it. Paid forces cleverly shape virtually every image you cross. Maybe you read that Donald Trump is a racist misogynist or saw someone on the news mocking the Bernie Sanders campaign. The trick of the Smear is that it is often based on some shred of truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cancer metastasizing...

  • By MJ on 08-05-17

Real investigative journalism

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

A well written and well researched book on political manipulation by the mainstream news media. The evidence is presented in a compelling way using news headlines and articles set against the backdrop of secret behind-the-scenes political collusion between political operatives and mainstream media journalists.

  • The Science of Positivity

  • By: Loretta Graziano Breuning
  • Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Sometimes it's easiest to look for the worst in every situation - our brains have evolved to scan for problems in order to help avoid them. But you can transcend this natural negativity - if you know how. The Science of Positivity teaches you how cynical thought habits are formed and how you can rewire yourself to go beyond them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chemical Basis for Common Behaviors and How to Change

  • By Anonymous on 04-12-18

Chemical Basis for Common Behaviors and How to Change

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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: 04-12-18

This book details why certain behaviors, that are not optimal in modern life, occur. These behaviors cause a chemical response that can sooth in the short run but can cause problems in the long run. The book shows how the release of positive brain chemicals can be triggered by optimal behaviors through a retraining process.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mamas' Drama

  • By: Nanette Marie
  • Narrated by: Nanette Marie, full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Inspired by a true story, Mamas' Drama takes place from 1929 to 2004. It shares four generations' experiences as they move through the "mama's baby, daddy's maybe" condition (when the identity of the father is questionable). This story begins in Harriman, Tennessee, when Josephine Stewart is an innocent eight-year-old. Josephine cherishes her daddy, Thomas Sr. Her mama, Millie, reveals to her that Thomas is not her biological father, as she was born from Millie's extramarital affair with the mayor of the small town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Family Story Across Generations Told in the Oral Tradition

  • By Anonymous on 04-07-18

Family Story Across Generations Told in the Oral Tradition

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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: 04-07-18

Like the Godfather movie series, this is the story of a family and their secrets across generations. You can see the charters grow up and the impact of early childhood memories relating to their heritage. It’s as real and crazy as any family whose members hit all the archetypal personality categories. From warm and funny to sad and angry, the story moves through all the phases of life. It’s told as if from one friend to another in the story form of the oral tradition. It’s perfect for audible with its many voices and sounds; in some ways like the old radio shows.