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  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,056
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,120
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,102

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Jaccred on 05-29-18

Great investigative reporting

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Thanks. The basics of the story were in the news, but this sheds much more light. I do wonder if some family reconciliation has taken place, but I suppose that is a life-long task. Great read.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,374

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Hits close to home. Literally. Please give us more.

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

Did I understand this correctly? A company seeks to privatize and charge for publicly funded weather information? I’d like the entire back-story! I was within siren-distance of both the Moore and El Reno storms. I am not a weather pro, but an active consumer in Tornado Alley. What is going on? The most helpful tornado outbreak prediction information, IMHO, was Dr. Greg Forbes hand-drawn TorCon value. It showed the one thing I need - the percentage chance of a tornado. Not a flood, hurricane, ice, earthquake, or even severe weather. A subscription service for pretty maps, or ads for competing weather services are not helpful.

  • Flight Behavior

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,917

Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at 17. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Beautiful Storytelling From Kingsolver

  • By Dr. on 04-14-13

Try listening at 1.25 speed.

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

Good book. I never have switched a narrator to a different speed, but in this case, other than a few sentences, 1.25 worked well.

  • Jerusalem

  • By: Alan Moore
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 60 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert Einstein through the hardscrabble streets and alleys of his hometown of Northampton, UK. In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England's Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district's narrative, among its saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts, a different kind of human time is happening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magisterial, magnificent!

  • By JackFaust77 on 11-05-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Keep reading. This is a fascinating book, although FYI, maybe not a barn-burner out of the gate. Now that I am done, and understand some of the threads and “angles” I have begun again. It is well-worth the time. I hope Mr. Vance, an excellent narrator, received, in addition to his award, a large cash bonus. He deserves it.

  • Blown for Good

  • Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology
  • By: Marc Headley
  • Narrated by: Marc Headley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Marc Headley provides an insider's view of life as a member of Scientology's "Sea Organization". Marc worked at Scientology's secret desert compound, which houses all Scientology management, for 15 years. The 500-acre property is located deep in the California desert. The local townspeople were told lectures and films were made there. But is that all that was happening? It is the location of a multi-million-dollar home for L. Ron Hubbard, built two decades after his death. It is the home of Scientology's current leader, David Miscavige.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily the Best Scientology Book Out There

  • By Brandon M. Salazar on 08-16-18

Even better the second time

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Glad this is on Audible now. I read the printed version a while back, and Mr. Headley did a great job as the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • God, If You're Not up There, I'm F*cked

  • Tales of Stand-up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem
  • By: Darrell Hammond
  • Narrated by: Darrell Hammond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Tina Fey’s Bossypants meets David Carr’s The Night of the Gun in Darrell Hammond's groundbreaking memoir, God, If You’re Not up There, I’m F*cked - a raw look inside the troubled life and mind of an American comic genius.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "must listen" for Hammond fans

  • By Karen on 08-12-18

Remarkable.

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Wow. Mr. Hammond, what a remarkable journey. I had no idea. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,826

A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Great Story

  • By Natalie J. Belle MD on 04-30-11

Glad I read this book!

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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: 04-27-18

Great mix of humor, life, challenges, history, Hollywood, pain, and redemption. His family and friends are lucky to have him. I hope he writes another book.

  • Scientology: A to Xenu: An Insider's Guide to What Scientology Is All About

  • By: Chris Shelton
  • Narrated by: Chris Shelton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Former insider Chris Shelton grew up in Scientology and worked for it for 25 years. This critical analysis covers the key aspects of its beliefs, practices, and structure from the bottom to the top, including not just the confidential Xenu story but details of all of the upper-level scriptures. Chris goes into detail about what goes on inside Scientology churches, why its members get involved in the first place, and what it takes to get out should someone decide to leave.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent & book with some technical problems

  • By Dallas on 03-23-16

Informative, interesting and good narration

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

The subject of Scientology is fascinating. It’s new to me. I am ripping through every book, video, tv special, etc. to learn more. Mr. Shelton’s book covers some information in detail that I hadn’t read in some of the other sources. His take on organizational structure and day-to-day life is interesting because he experienced it personally. His narration is spot on.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Virgins

  • An Outlander Short
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Allan Scott-Douglas
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318

Mourning the death of his father and gravely injured at the hands of the English, Jamie Fraser finds himself running with a band of mercenaries in the French countryside, where he reconnects with his old friend, Ian Murray. Both are nursing wounds, both have good reason to stay out of Scotland, and both are still virgins despite several opportunities to remedy that deplorable situation with ladies of easy virtue.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't expect an in depth story

  • By LZ HICKERSON on 10-30-16

Great narrator and short story

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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: 12-29-16

I am an old Outlander fan and I, too, like Davina Porter's earlier audible books. But I like this narrator as well. He brought a new voice to our favorite characters. Well done, sir. Oh and also the story is great!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Being Mortal

  • Medicine and What Matters in the End
  • By: Atul Gawande
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,597
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,654

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required Reading!

  • By Jeffrey on 10-13-14

So glad I read this

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

I haven't read a non fiction book in years. I opted for this for personal reasons. Loved it. Will act accordingly. Thank you for writing it. You are a blessing to your family and ours.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful