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  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,770
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,762

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

cute, cheesy, and wonderfully done!

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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: 12-21-15

Listened to this on the wife's recommendation. i didn't know what to expect at first, but things quickly take off and you're running right away! This book is just plain fun and I'm looking forward to more from this author!

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Necronomicon

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,596

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This has bugged me for a while...

  • By mike on 06-23-16

I've fallen in love with H. P. Lovecraft!

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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: 10-12-15

Just wonderful! I recommend this for anyone, though as a scientist it is difficult to find good science fiction that, though clearly fiction, actually attempts to use even a modicum of scientific terminology. Lovecraft is descriptive, well-written, and fascinating.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,808

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sinister and Classic King

  • By David Shear on 11-12-14

One of my favorite listens to date!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

A little slow to start, but gets absolutely engrossing. I didn't want to slow down at all. I definitely recommend this book by Stephen King, and with David Morse it's a kiler!

  • The Greatest Show on Earth

  • The Evidence for Evolution
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,751

The Greatest Show on Earth is a stunning counterattack on advocates of "Intelligent Design," explaining the evidence for evolution while exposing the absurdities of the creationist "argument". Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence: from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well read, well explained, scientific.

  • By Joseph on 10-28-09

Sound is a bit tinny

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

Reviewed: 06-18-13

If you could sum up The Greatest Show on Earth in three words, what would they be?

A must read/listen!

What did you like best about this story?

Accuracy and the subjective look at evolution and the misinformed modern arguments against it.

Which character – as performed by Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward – was your favorite?

Richard Dawkins

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh a bit, and I didn't expect such a strong support from clergy for the theory of evolution.

Any additional comments?

Sound was a bit tinny and washed out, but that's my only complaint.