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  • Everything All at Once

  • How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem
  • By: Bill Nye
  • Narrated by: Bill Nye
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946

Everything All at Once is an exciting, inspiring call to unleash the power of the nerd mindset that exists within us all. Nye believes we'll never be able to tackle our society's biggest, most complex problems if we don't even know how to solve the small ones. Step by step, he shows his listeners the key tools behind his everything-all-at-once approach: radical curiosity, a deep desire for a better future, and a willingness to take the actions needed to make it a reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Thing Bill Nye Has Ever Done!

  • By jtimothyk on 10-07-17

Gotta love Bill Nye

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

What a fun book to listen to! I have always loved seeing Bill Nye on TV. At 58 years old I just now learned how to tie my shoes so they don't keep coming untied! Thanks Bill for filling in that gap in my education and for all the other cool stuff. I appreciate Bill's honesty and curiosity. Character traits that I highly value.

  • Soonish

  • Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything
  • By: Kelly Weinersmith, Zach Weinersmith
  • Narrated by: Kelly Weinersmith, Zach Weinersmith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

In this smart and funny book, celebrated cartoonist Zach Weinersmith and noted researcher Dr. Kelly Weinersmith give us a snapshot of what's coming next - from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters. By weaving their own research and interviews with the scientists who are making these advances happen, the Weinersmiths investigate why these technologies are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in their way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good-ish!

  • By See Reverse on 04-16-18

Cozy Science

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Delightful. Easy to follow description of technologies on the horizon with just the right amount of humor. I can imagine that the authors have a great relationship and lots of fun together. I especially liked the discussion of topics that didn't make it into the book, well not as entire chapters anyway. I thought that the book kept getting better and was kinda disappointed that it wasn't longer.

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,549

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRAVO!!!!!!!

  • By Maria on 10-30-15

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

Any additional comments?

I took some concentration at the beginning to keep the characters straight (like most my mysteries) but flowed rather nicely with interesting twists and turns that certainly kept my attention. Awesome ending.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Your Brain on Love

  • The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships
  • By: Stan Tatkin PsyD
  • Narrated by: Stan Tatkin PsyD
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

"Understand your brain, improve your relationships." That's what Stan Tatkin has learned from his leading-edge work as a researcher and couples therapist. In this complete audio learning program, he merges current insights from neurobiology and attachment theory to help us shift out of conflict and into deeper and more loving connections. Listeners first learn to identify attachment styles - the patterns of intimacy that begin in our earliest years - both in ourselves and in those around us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relationship Essential

  • By Martin on 08-31-14

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 04-29-14

Any additional comments?

Stan Tatkin's presentation style grew on me as I listened. He presents information on relationships from several scientific sources in a compelling, engaging and personable way. I listened twice back to back. This is a great resourse for any couple.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Elephant Whisperer

  • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,141
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,728

>When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, beautifully written

  • By Tango on 01-12-13

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-14

Would you listen to The Elephant Whisperer again? Why?

I loved all the elements. Nature, environment, story and even a bit of psychology. Lawrence Anthony was truly brilliant in the ways he related to the elephants, his staff and the surrounding communities.

What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

Everything! I loved his accent, intonations, enthusiasm and ability to pronounce African words.

Any additional comments?

I could listen to 50 more books like this! Excellent!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gifts of Imperfection

  • Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,580

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy 'The Power of Vulnerability' Instead!

  • By tracy on 08-17-14

Insightful!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-13

What other book might you compare The Gifts of Imperfection to and why?

"For Better" by Tara Parker Pope. Both combine scientific research with their personal journey making it "real" to the listener. Both have been very helpful to me. It's been 2 years since I listened to "For Better" and I am as grateful as ever for the wisdom she shared. I expect that The Gifts of Imperfection will have no less of a lasting effect.

Any additional comments?

I have struggled with feelings of inadequacy all my life. I have put a great deal of effort in trying to understand how the brain (mine) works, particularly over the past 2-3 years. The insight I gained from this book really stands out! I love Lauren Fortgang's narration. I highly recommend this book.

  • Your Brain at Work

  • Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
  • By: David Rock
  • Narrated by: Bob Walter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,508

Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Insights into the Brain

  • By Tom Johnson on 11-28-12

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 10-13-11

There is some practical advise here. I enjoyed it very much. The only audiobook I have listened to twice. It is very well formatted, blending ideas with stories to guide the listener to greater understanding. I found the information is very relevant and the listening quite enjoyable.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Design of Everyday Things

  • By: Donald A. Norman
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 877
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 732

First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came science. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California, reveals how smart design is the new frontier. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how - and why - some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Badly needs updating

  • By Sean on 10-29-11

A bit dated.

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

Reviewed: 10-13-11

Narration is good and keeps your interest. The idea that we should blame bad design and not ourselves for mistake is stated repeatedly throughout the book. To my disappointment I found the examples to be dated. He discusses VCRs as if they were more commonly used than DVDs. At one point he said he envisioned a portable computer that could be taken anywhere plugged into a phone within 5 years. How long has the iPhone been out? It would have been nice if the book updated before making into an audiobook. Turns out that this audiobook was recently released (making it seem like it was a new book) but had been written several years ago.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful