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  • Utopia

  • By: Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 857

Rising out of the Nevada canyons, Utopia is a theme park so technologically advanced as to be awe-inspiring. But serious mishaps are starting to cause concern, and things turn from bad to worse when a group of mercenaries infiltrates the park's computerized infrastructure, holding the entire park hostage. The engineer who designed the park now must find a way to save it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Utopia (unabridged)

  • By Patti on 10-01-03

Again a fantastic story by Child!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

great story, good suspense send like most of his books, great ending. congrats for the great job

  • World War II: A Military and Social History

  • By: Thomas Childers, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Thomas Childers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,146

Between 1937 and 1945, approximately 55 million people perished in the series of interrelated conflicts known as the Second World War. No continent was left untouched, no ocean unaffected. The war led to the eclipse of Europe and the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as global superpowers; ushered in the atomic age; produced, in the Holocaust, the most horrific crime ever committed in the history of Western civilization, and led to the end of Europe's colonial empires around the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading title, but a good course

  • By O. D. S on 07-15-15

perfect story telling

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I wish I had such a history teacher when I was young! fascinating story telling

  • Off the Clock

  • Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
  • By: Laura Vanderkam
  • Narrated by: Laura Vanderkam
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

In this book, Vanderkam reveals the seven counter-intuitive principles the most time-free people have adopted. She teaches mindset shifts to help you feel calm on the busiest days and tools to help you get more done without feeling overwhelmed. The strategies in this book can help if your life feels out of control, but they can also help if you want to take your career, your relationships, and your personal happiness to the next level. Vanderkam has packed this book with insights from busy yet relaxed professionals, including "time makeovers" of people learning how to use these tools.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent insight into how to change your mindset to get more enjoyment out of life

  • By Susan Cameron on 06-20-18

good read

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

but I expected a bit more tricks or examples to be revealed on cheating time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Decision

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,614

Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Daemon/Freedom, but still good Thriller

  • By T. Menefee on 07-21-12

good book

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

not as great as his other master pieces which got 5 stars, but still a good read

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,143

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing book

  • By Bradley Janse van Rensburg on 06-13-17

fantastic

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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: 01-31-18

great book, nice summary of history. looking forward to the next performance of your book

  • Life 3.0

  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,239

How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Odd book with some good info

  • By Michael on 12-02-17

Great but second part is to scientific

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-17

First 50% of book makes it worth buying, absolutely good, but why in gods name change to such exaggerated scientific writing style in second part using 300 times 10^x and 10^y and comparisons nobody can grasp? It seems like another writer entirely. But the cause is absolutely worth it so, thank you for being part of the effort to make ai safe.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Future Crimes

  • Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It
  • By: Marc Goodman
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Marc Goodman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358

One of the world's leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes listeners deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you - and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book for all of us to help protect us

  • By Sandeep on 10-12-15

This book covers all you need to be afraid of!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

I think this will be the first of 60 books I'll read twice. Mind blowing

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,034

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had so much promise

  • By Brian G on 09-01-17

Did not like the plot as much as the rest

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

much more could have been made out of this story,but still it is a good read

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,307

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

great

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

I hope it inspires legislation and defence responsible like it inspired me to get prepared

  • The Goal

  • A Process of Ongoing Improvement - 30th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,023

In this intriguing business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employees in the struggle involve the listener; and thankfully the authors' economic models.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Goal - still relevant today

  • By Wooden Nichols on 05-03-15

nice

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

the only thing I can say negative about this book is that the last chapter is very unclear spoken. I guess this is the original jona from the story, but it bad English. the rest of the story is really great!