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  • An Ember in the Ashes

  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,458

Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Save An Average Plot

  • By J.S. Ramiro on 07-19-16

Good once it gets started

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

I had a hard time getting through the beginning. It felt like both characters were saying the same thing over and over and they were annoying. However, once the trials began it became an epic and wonderful book. It was worth it.

  • Old Man's War

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,083

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi

  • By M. Spencer on 10-21-12

Started slow, but the action is great

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Definitely worth a listen or a read. The beginning was slow, but when the action hits the description is awesome.

  • On Writing

  • A Memoir of the Craft
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,491

The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who needs a print edition when King reads King?

  • By Cather on 11-18-05

Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I had no plot or ideas, but I just started writing. It was amazing. I thought I had to have an idea before I started writing, but I put my fingers on the keyboard and it just came out of me. I don't think I have ever said or written the word 'inspirational' before. Enjoy.

  • Dark Money

  • The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
  • By: Jane Mayer
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,655

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hated this book!

  • By CharlieSeymourJr on 03-19-16

Great book on money in politics

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I highly recommend it to anyone interested in money in politics. It was very enlightening.

  • The Happy Atheist

  • By: P. Z. Myers
  • Narrated by: Aron Ra
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

On his popular science blog, Pharyngula, PZ Myers has entertained millions of fans with his infectious love of evolutionary science and his equally infectious disdain for creationism, biblical literalism, intelligent design theory, and other products of godly illogic. This funny and fearless book collects and expands on some of his most popular writings, giving the religious fanaticism of our times the gleeful disrespect it deserves by skewering the apocalyptic fantasies, magical thinking, hypocrisies, and pseudoscientific theories advanced by religious fundamentalists of all stripes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By shawn on 11-04-16

Fun read

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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: 01-26-16

I was hesitant at first because I read a lot of atheist books and I didn't want to read something that wad exactly the same. I am happy to say that it was a unique read and made me laugh quite a bit.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,380

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, smart, and unpretentious

  • By Blake on 06-04-13

Smart, Funny, and Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 09-30-15

I was worried that as someone who is already an atheist there wouldn't be any new material for me. I was SO wrong. Richard Dawkins has a beautifully curious mind that thinks further on certain subjects than I have. There were several moments where he explained something that I have wondered about for years, or gave me something new to contemplate.

  • Generation Atheist

  • By: Dan Riley
  • Narrated by: Michael Beach
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

The human journey is an emotional quest to find truth and meaning. Countless books have presented this journey through the eyes of people who concluded their search with devotion to God, salvation by Jesus, or commitment to religion. But there's a changing zeitgeist in America and the world: a growing number of people are finding truth and meaning from the opposite perspective. Through 25 personal narratives, Generation Atheist tells their stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Trent on 09-24-15

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 09-24-15

I have always been interested in how others became atheists. It also shows how the secular movement is increasing among this generation.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Passenger

  • A Surviving the Dead Novel
  • By: James N. Cook, Joshua Guess
  • Narrated by: Jordan Leigh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 521

During the Outbreak, like billions of others, a man finds himself infected with the Phage. Desperate to spare his family from watching him become a walking nightmare, he flees. Soon after, he is dead. Two years later, he wakes up. Not in the afterlife, but in his own body. Trapped, unable to control the monster that carries him, and forced to witness the horror of its existence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • much better than expected!

  • By Mike Naka on 10-24-13

Short and Sweet

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

Reviewed: 10-11-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Passenger to be better than the print version?

Yes, the narrator was the most talented that I have ever heard.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Passenger?

When the two stories came together. The story had a nice structure to it.

What does Jordan Leigh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

You can always tell who is doing the talking. I actually thought that it was narrated by a few different people.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole book.

Any additional comments?

It was a great buy. It is a well thought out book. The colors and textures created an intense world.