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  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

  • Close Encounters with Addiction
  • By: Gabor Maté
  • Narrated by: Daniel Maté
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895

Best-selling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them, and details what is needed to liberate ourselves. Starting with a close view of his drug-addicted patients, Dr. Maté looks at his own history of compulsive behavior, weaving a story of real people who struggle with addiction with the latest research on addiction and the brain. In a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Maté sheds light on this most puzzling of human frailties.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Information

  • By York View on 08-15-11

Life Changing

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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: 05-27-18

This book is truly life changing. It is tragic, profound, and heartbreaking, but if you can make it through to the end, you will be a different person.

  • Dead Beat

  • The Dresden Files, Book 7
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,112
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,038

When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation, unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish it was about 20 hours longer

  • By Dan on 04-18-12

Another great entry

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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: 09-19-17

I love this series, and this entry into it does not fail to deliver! Absolutely fantastic!

  • Fight Club

  • By: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by: Jim Colby
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,399

When a listless office employee (the narrator) meets Tyler Durden, his life begins to take on a strange new dimension. Together they form Fight Club - a secretive underground group sponsoring bloody bare-knuckle boxing matches staged in seedy alleys, vacant warehouses, and dive-bar basements. Fight Club lets ordinary men vent their suppressed rage, and it quickly develops a fanatical following.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad...

  • By Nate_D on 04-11-14

Not Your Typical Story

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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: 04-16-17

This is not a heroic story, a sweeping romance, or a dystopian epic. It is, however, great social commentary. The story is engaging and thought provoking, and the characters showcase all that can be tragic and traumatic about human existence. The story is a whirlwind of an adventure as you explore the mind of a very troubled man. While very funny at times and very tragic at others, Fight Club does not fall to deliver several hard hits.

  • Hatred Day, Book 1

  • By: T.S. Pettibone
  • Narrated by: Joe Calarco
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

In the year 2052, it's not love but hate that unites the world. Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities, whose arrival on Earth caused an environmental and biological crisis. Enslaved and despised even by her own Inbornkind, 18-year-old Snofrid Yagami reawakens to the world after having her memories stolen and is certain of only one thing: She will do anything to ensure her freedom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic book read by a slow narrator

  • By Elle Kay on 07-29-16

Unlike Anything Out There

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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: 03-31-17

This is definitely a unique story, and the world created by the authors is vast and complex. I definitely look forward to see where this series goes.

  • Snow Crash

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,665

Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Stephenson

  • By A. Tuck on 10-16-08

Good performance, weak story

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-17

The details of the story are fascinating. Unfortunately, the characters are not. Learning about ancient cultures and languages was very intriguing, but I barely finished it because I was not interested in the characters.

  • Alliance of Shadows

  • Dead Six, Book 3
  • By: Larry Correia, Mike Kupari
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,684
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579

Europe has spiraled into chaos. A conspiracy years in the making combined with general unrest led to upheaval and revolution. In the midst of the murderous disorder, mercenary Michael Valentine is in Europe with a small team of his Exodus personnel, trying to track down the evil and highly dangerous Katarina Montalban. She has initiated a mysterious plot to do away with those who stand between her and ultimate power. The team is on their own, with few friends and few resources - and racing against the clock.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid End to a Solid Series

  • By Damon on 01-06-17

Fantastic

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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: 10-22-16

This third installment in the series does not disappoint. It brings together all the elements of the first two, puts you at the edge of your seat for the thrill ride, and ties everything up in a nice little bow.

  • The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

  • By: Alex Epstein
  • Narrated by: Alex Epstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

For decades environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better. How can this be? The explanation is that we usually hear only one side of the story. We're taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging the Status Quo

  • By Ryan E. on 08-20-16

Revolutionary!

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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: 06-01-16

This book will change the way you look at energy production. For anyone interested in morality, philosophy, or political science, this book it incredibly relevant. The author makes a resounding moral case for fossil fuels, and he does it so well you have no hesitation in taking up the cause next to him.

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  • Son of the Black Sword

  • Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 1
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,326

After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea. Ever since, the land has belonged to man, and the oceans have remained an uncrossable hell, leaving the continent of Lok isolated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Beginning to a new Epic Series

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-31-15

Excellent Work!

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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: 02-12-16

Such a good story. I want more! The adventure and fighting are only outdone by the story and meaningful motivations of the characters.

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  • Code Zero

  • Joe Ledger, Book 6
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,279
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,980

For years the Department of Military Sciences has fought to stop terrorists from using radical bioweapons - designer plagues, weaponized pathogens, genetically modified viruses, and even the zombie plague that first brought Ledger into the DMS. These terrible weapons have been locked away in the world’s most secure facility. Until now. Joe Ledger and Echo Team are scrambled when a highly elite team of killers breaks the unbreakable security and steals the world’s most dangerous weapons.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Back Off! Or I'll Bite

  • By Mel on 04-01-14

On par with the rest of the Joe Ledger series

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

The performance was excellent as always, and the story was very entertaining. If you like the other novels, you'll like this one.

  • Hard Magic

  • Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,351

Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it was going to be.

  • By Clinton on 08-06-11

Excellent and Surprising

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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: 12-30-14

This book was fantastic! I wasn't sure what to expect from the publisher's summary, but enough users liked it so I thought I'd give it a shot. Boy am I glad I did! The story was phenomenal, the characters well developed, and the performance was great! I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next!

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