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  • The Elegant Universe

  • Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
  • By: Brian Greene
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 995

In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter-from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas-is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written, Good Narration

  • By Verena on 06-12-09

Great read, even for novices such as myself

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Reviewed: 03-11-19

The author did an excellent job communicating very challenging concepts. If you enjoy this book, I’d recommend The Infinity Puzzle and, of course, A Brief History in Time. I think this was my favorite of the three though.

  • Sprint

  • How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
  • By: Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz
  • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

The companies that Google Ventures invest in face big questions every day: Where's the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your ideas look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution to a problem? Business owners and investors want their companies and the people who lead them to be equipped to answer these questions - and quickly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Advice, But It's All Old News

  • By Michael on 08-19-16

This book is a fantastic strategy guide for prototyping or idea refining

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Reviewed: 03-08-19

The book does an excellent job of laying out an easy-to-follow plan for moving ideas forward.

  • Finish

  • Give Yourself the Gift of Done
  • By: Jon Acuff
  • Narrated by: Jon Acuff
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,206
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,987
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949

Acuff knows the reason why many writers' novels go unfinished - it's the same reason why gyms are filled in the first week of January and empty by the end of the month and why people stop learning a new language once they get past the easy parts. It's not just that people lose momentum or get distracted. People give up on projects when they fail to live up to their own high expectations and decide that if they can't do something perfectly, they won't do it at all. If you're going to finish, you have to kill perfectionism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do yourself a favor and read this book

  • By Anonymous User on 10-10-17

A fantastic read for doers of things

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Reviewed: 03-08-19

I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from this book. It’s encouraging and practical. Jon does a fantastic job motivating you to see projects through to completion and keeping you laughing along the way.

  • The Meaning of Marriage

  • Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James, Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,614
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,231

Few subjects are as compelling-or as endlessly variable-as love and marriage. The Bible is filled with references to husbands and wives, from the story of Adam and Eve to advice in the New Testament, each open to interpretation. In The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and bestselling author of The Reason for God, uses the scriptures as his guide to show readers what God's call to marriage is, and why this is such a powerful call.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gave Me New Hope for My Marriage

  • By Cindy on 01-09-12

This should be required reading for every engaged couple

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Reviewed: 03-08-19

As always, Keller does a fantastic job articulating biblical truths in an actionable way. This book is packed full of wisdom.

  • The Language of God

  • A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
  • By: Francis S. Collins
  • Narrated by: Francis S. Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,320
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists, yet he is also a man of unshakable faith in God and scripture. Dr. Collins has resolved the dilemma that haunts everyone who believes in God and respects science. Faith in God and faith in science can be harmonious, not separately but together, combined into one worldview. For Collins, science does not conflict with the Bible, science enhances it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For those on the fence

  • By Stephen on 10-07-06

Enjoyed it

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Reviewed: 03-08-19

The author does a great job simplifying complex ideas and theories. The book was well thought out and well written.

  • When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself (2009 Edition)

  • By: Brian Fikkert
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 387

Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves. When Helping Hurts provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles and relevant applications. The result is an effective and holistic ministry to the poor, not a truncated gospel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Often done, rarely discussed - POVERTY RELIEF

  • By Adrian on 11-22-11

Essential reading for anyone interested in missions

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Reviewed: 03-08-19

This book articulated many issues I’ve wrestled with about mission trips (both foreign and domestic). Whether or not the reader agrees with the author on every point, every perspective presented was helpful to consider.

  • Making Sense of God

  • An Invitation to the Skeptical
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 573
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
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Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Kent Smith on 11-02-17

Great read, good narration

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Reviewed: 03-08-19

Tim Keller makes me feel theologically stupid in the best kind of way. Loved this book.

  • Frederick Douglass

  • Prophet of Freedom
  • By: David W. Blight
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 36 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
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As a young man, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence, he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best of Everything Audible

  • By JB on 11-10-18

Well organized and thorough

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Reviewed: 03-08-19

While long, I felt as though the author did a great job detailing the backdrop against which Douglass’s life story is set without detracting from the man himself. The author also did a great job of humanizing the man without downplaying his accomplishments or his role in helping a nation shift away from the atrocities of slavery. The narrator was great as well.

  • Winning the Heart of Your Child

  • 9 Keys to Building a Positive Lifelong Relationship with Your Kids
  • By: Mike Berry
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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For parents who are concerned that their child is pulling away, following poor role models, or making choices that will lead to pain and difficulty, Mike Berry has good news: It's not too late. He offers parents six keys to maximizing and leveraging their influence to help their children through these difficult years and develop a relationship with them that can weather any storm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it

  • By joshwoodtx on 03-08-19

Enjoyed it

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Reviewed: 03-08-19

Concise, timeless truths for the often messy world of parenting. It’s a good blend of personal stories (stories I’m sure that many adoptive parents can relate to) and practical advice.