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Jonathan Weseman

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  • How to Change Your Mind

  • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,621
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,788
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,723

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful trip

  • By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18

Awesome Overview

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Reviewed: 11-26-18

This gives such a good background of these substances and the research gone into them, as well as a great mindset to have when coming into using them. Awesome author and great narration

  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,997
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,676

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firefly cranked up on Meth plus a Space Wizard!

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

More than worth you time!

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Reviewed: 08-09-18

This is a fantastically written book following a quirky crew of loveable outlaws. It seems as this entire book is a fan service for sci-fi and fantasy fans alike! I just wish there was more!!

  • Trouble on Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,037
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,367

While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should have been part of Book 3

  • By W. Brooks on 07-11-17

Awesome novella!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-01-18

Wow what a perfect addition to the series. Definitely not one you want to miss!

  • Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting

  • By: David the Good
  • Narrated by: David the Good
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

If you're ready to throw out the rule book and return as much as you can to the soil, Compost Everything is the book for you. It's time to quit fighting Mother Nature and start working with her to recycle organic matter and create lush and beautiful gardens with some of the most extreme composting techniques known to man!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for beginners

  • By Eleanor B. Hildreth on 09-20-16

Awesome piece!!

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Reviewed: 03-06-18

Such rear inspiration into the art of composting and sustainable thinking. Really enjoyed every second of this entertaining and enlightening experience!

  • Grow or Die

  • The Good Guide to Survival Gardening
  • By: David the Good
  • Narrated by: David the Good
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Expert gardener David The Good, author of the best-selling Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting, has written the gardening book that could one day save your life. Easy to follow and entertaining, Grow or Die doesn't bog down in the technical details, but focuses on how you can turn your garden into a tool for survival. It's perfect for those interested in preparedness, low-tech gardening and living with a lighter, more ecologically sustaining footprint.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and Entertaining!

  • By anthony on 02-25-16

Worth while for sure!

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Reviewed: 03-03-18

For a beginners guide to thinking survival gardening this is an amazing stepping stone, great work!🔥🙌

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  • The One-Straw Revolution

  • An Introduction to Natural Farming
  • By: Masanobu Fukuoka, Larry Korn
  • Narrated by: David Shih
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Call it "Zen and the Art of Farming" or a "Little Green Book", Masanobu Fukuoka's manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book "is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fukuoka Hits a Home-Run.

  • By philip d henderson on 06-23-18

Join the revolution.

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Reviewed: 02-17-18

Such a powerful book. Me. Fukuoka truly has observed something great. What a refined viewpoint on existence. This is a work of art that truly anyone and everyone would benefit from experiencing.

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  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,603
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,139

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Beautiful Tale

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Reviewed: 03-16-17

This is well worth anyone's while. If you're a fan of Space Operas and Sci-fi you will not be disappointed. R.C. Bray really brings this narrative to life and I think makes this whole experience as memorable as it is.

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  • Babylon's Ashes

  • The Expanse, Book 6
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,481
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,697

The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • lots of filler

  • By Jesse Stevens II on 12-21-16

Just WOW!

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Reviewed: 12-17-16

I cannot believe how amazing this series has gotten, it started off the best space opera I have ever read and has never disappointed! Usually this far into series stories start to stray too far from the original magic but James A Corey knows how's to keep a universe flowing!

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  • Nemesis Games

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,427
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,476

A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent bounce back

  • By Lore on 10-27-15

SO glad to have Jefferson Mays back!

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Reviewed: 10-19-16

I had to read the 4th book the narrator was so bad and I found myself missing the familiar Mays narrating the story so to have him back is like finding water in a desert! AMAZING addition to the he series finally get to hear the crew's perspective!

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  • Abaddon's Gate

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,270

The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is humanity ready for the stars?

  • By Lore on 02-03-14

No review needed

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Reviewed: 09-07-16

If you've made it this far clearly you don't need anymore convincing, this series is AMAZING. Indeed in the words of George R. R. Martin "A kickass space opera"