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  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

  • By: C. G. Jung
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589

In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dr. Jung's Life Would Make A Good Movie

  • By M. Clarke on 05-17-16

I’ve heard the name so often...

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I’ve heard the name mentioned often in other works, both fiction and non-fiction that I wanted to research, or at least listen to, his works independently. This book, as an autobiography, and it needs to be read as such, really gives an idea of the era Jung sprang from, certain held dispositions, and the influences that shaped his thinking.

  • Ninefox Gambit

  • By: Yoon Ha Lee
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 528

To win an impossible war, Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the Hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris' career isn't the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the Hexarchate itself might be next.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just too confusing with enough context

  • By Jose Alvarez on 04-02-17

10 hours to go but I don’t think I’ll bother.

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

I guess it was just not my cup of tea. I think I expected a little more substance. Oh well.

  • The Dreaming Tree

  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

It was that transitional time of the world when man first brought the clang of iron and the reek of smoke to the lands which before had echoed only with fairy voices. In that dawn of man and death of magic, there yet remained one last untouched place - the small forest of Ealdwood - which kept the magic intact and protected the old ways. And there was one who dwelt there, Arafel the Sidhe, who had more pride and love of the world as it used to be than any of her kind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story and performance

  • By Steven on 09-28-18

Good story and performance

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

No, my eyes were watering, those weren’t little tears. I enjoyed the story As one would enjoy echos of JRRT. Towards the end of book two before the big battle there seemed to be some filler chapters with Branwyn generally being a B and just saying “no” to everybody, and the honor of loyalty in the heroes being lengthily reestablished. I put it to 2x speed during those few chapters.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Slan

  • By: A. E. van Vogt
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Jommy Cross is a slan, a genetically bred superhuman whose race was created to aid humanity but is now despised by normal humans. Slans are usually shot on sight, but that doesn't stop Jommy's mother from bringing him to see the world capital of Centropolis, the seat of power for Earth's dictator, Kier Gray. But on their latest trip to Centropolis, the two slans are discovered, and Jommy's mother is killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Old Friend

  • By Jon on 05-24-08

Phenomenal

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I could’ve kept listening to this book even if it was 10 times longer. Great descriptions and story. Atomic age tech was smoothly palatably explained without insulting the readers intelligence. The story has twists and surprises. masterfully crafted, well written, and the narrator did a superb job.

  • Burning Chrome

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Dennis Holland, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

William Gibson's dark visions of computer cowboys, bio-enhanced soldiers of fortune, and hi-tech lowlifes have won unprecedented praise. Included here are some of the most famous short fiction and novellas by the author of Count Zero and Neuromancer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hypnotic dreams of a gleaming, gritty future

  • By Ryan on 03-15-14

A depth of authenticity to Gibson’s Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

These short stories are great. Stubs of imagination and themes that fill out in his longer works. Even a surprise short johnny mnemonic is in here. Pleasant surprise to me I guess because I didn’t read the table of contents. Some of them are in the same vein of his Sprawl trilogy (count zero, Neuromancer, mona Lisa overdrive). Enjoyed the whole book. Thanks!

  • Never Let Me Go

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,532
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,546

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Be patient; it will pay off

  • By Kc on 05-23-05

Not a lot of middle ground

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I’m used to more of the fast paced space cowboy stuff. This certainly is not one of those. I also delve into intelligent sci fi, which often name drops famous philosophers, etc. This is not one of those either. Yet it does have huge philosophical undercurrents. On the surface I would say it’s a coming of age story that tracks a group of friends into their late 20’s. Along the way hints and clues are added to let the reader know that something isn’t right and there’s a great evil. more toward the end, after we’ve formed all of our ‘who we like and don’t like’ type of opinions it’s revealed what the great evil is. The listener will find their sophomoric opinions who they like or don’t like fade when they realize nobody deserves what the group is destined for.

I say there is not a lot of middle ground because people either really like this book or really don’t. I give the story 5 stars because it is emotionally moving and memorable. It’s one of those stories I’ll remember reading years from now.

  • Ball Lightning

  • By: Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen - translator
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 383

When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of the mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of a new frontier in particle physics. Although Chen’s quest provides a purpose for his life, his reasons for chasing his elusive quarry come into conflict with soldiers and scientists who have motives of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Silly title, great book

  • By tosbanzai on 08-25-18

Great cover....

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

It was a dark and stormy night, during which something interesting happened, then nothing interesting happen for a very very very long time. By the time I thought I was going to have no pulse, like the narrative arc, a few interesting things were starting to happen. But, by then I found myself playing the audio at 1.5x speed just to get through the book so I could listen to something else.

The narrator was too singsong for me. He was not dry, but in my opinion did not convey the emotions the book was trying to evoke.

Overall, the book was not bad, but it was not good. It was average and mundane. The only aspect that stood out was the Mainland China centric people and places.

The cover is great.

14 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The Happiness Equation

  • Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything
  • By: Neil Pasricha
  • Narrated by: Neil Pasricha
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

In The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing, do anything, and have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction, you simply haven't unlocked the Nine Secrets to Happiness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Voice = super annoying

  • By Todd on 03-13-17

A bubbly cloud of existential happy.

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

This is well written and well read. The author/speaker seems to have a great personality, is connected to his thoughts and ideas in the material and has a great connection with his audience.

  • Machine Learning for Beginners

  • Algorithms, Decision Tree & Random Forest Introduction
  • By: William Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Lukas Arnold
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Machine learning occurs primarily through the use of algorithms and other elaborate procedures. Whether you're a novice, intermediate, or expert this book will teach you all the ins, outs and everything you need to know about machine learning. Instead of spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on courses/materials why not listen to this audiobook instead? It's a worthwhile listen and the most valuable investment you can make for yourself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I gave up at chapter 5

  • By Joe on 11-01-17

How many sentences can we sting together with lost subjects?

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-18

That seems to be main question the author was considering when putting this together. Audio was harsh and had bad room reverb. It did list several machine learning types and ai types. Maybe I should just google this stuff instead.