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Michael A. Flannery

CANOGA PARK, CA, United States
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  • Frankenstein

  • By: Mary Shelley
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

One of the greatest horror stories ever written, Frankenstein comes to spellbinding life once again in this tour-de-force performance by the acclaimed director and star of Henry V, Dead Again, and Much Ado About Nothing. The definitive recording of one of the most haunting tales of all time, Kenneth Branagh's performance of Frankenstein is a true audio classic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent narration if a classic

  • By Kevin Lewis on 11-06-18

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

It doesn't get much better than this. I love the story and know why it is a classic. Kenneth Branagh's performance is flawless.

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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,438

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

BRILLIANT

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

This book is an absolute must read. And once you finished it read it again this time with paper and pencil and a plan to act it out everyday for the rest of your life. I would share this book with every person I know if I could.

  • The 4-Hour Body

  • An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,120

Join author Tim Ferriss as he shares the incredible experiments he's done over 10 years to beat genetics and achieve the impossible…for himself and more than 200 men and women aged 18 to 70. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. This is an abridged edition.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I knew this was abridged, but.......

  • By Joshua on 12-16-10

Must read

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

I've probably recommended this book more than any other and will continue to do so.

  • The Creature from Jekyll Island

  • A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
  • By: G. Edward Griffin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,988

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

  • By Stephen on 08-31-13

Mandatory Listening

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

Everyone in America, no everyone in the world needs to read this book. I feel compelled to mail a copy to every member of Congress.

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  • The Big Fat Surprise

  • Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
  • By: Nina Teicholz
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947

Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong. For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of "bad" saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat "heart healthy" fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's health has declined. What is going on?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Challenges your belief system.

  • By Ted on 07-08-14

PERFECT!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

This book is an absolute revelation. The information is crucial to all of us. It must be shared.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90,979

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Fucking Perfect!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

I am going to listen to this book and again immediately. I will recommend it to practically everyone I know.

  • The Kafir Project

  • By: Lee Burvine
  • Narrated by: Seth Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

Astronomer and TV science guy Gevin Rees just landed the interview of a lifetime with the world's most famous physicist. Remarkable, because the eccentric genius is notoriously reclusive, and he's already dead. What happens next forces Rees to run for his life from not one but two deadly assassins and global powers desperate to bury what he's just uncovered. Mind-blowing technology and solid evidence that would rewrite religious history and challenge the faith of billions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and narrated.

  • By mom of three on 11-10-16

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-16

Everyone should read this. It's a non stop adventure worth sharing. I hope there's a movie in the works.