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  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,550
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,991

Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good stuff, but mostly repeats

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-18

Not as good as his first two books

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

When explaining the past or predicting the future, Haran takes a historian or profit perspective. However, in this novel, he interweaves some personal biases based on current political and personal "opinion".

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,408

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Lindsey Marie on 01-04-19

Quite a Duo!!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I have always liked Stephen King's books for the obvious reasons. I have also listened to Will Patton read James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels, which are also great. However, the concept of putting Will Patton reading a Stephen King novel is out-of-this-world fantastic!!

0 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,972
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,164

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

Fantastic Character Development

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

Follett has a rare talent today; character development. Along with Stephen King, he is one of the few. By the time you complete one of his novels, you feel like the characters are old friends that you hate to see leave.....or old enemies that you can't wait to see them go!

  • All Out War

  • The Plot to Destroy Trump
  • By: Edward Klein
  • Narrated by: William LeRoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

A new book from New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good one from Ed Klein

  • By John on 11-10-17

Great Insight to our Ruling Class

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Politics has always been dirty; but, until Trump was elected, I just didn't know how dirty! Donald Trump, being outside the Establishment in Washington D.C., doesn't mind showing light on the under-belly of Washington, and Edward Klein really brings the magnifying glass to the light. I believe this should be a "must read" for every American Voter!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,038

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

King is still King

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-08

Absolutely great! Stephen King has not lost his touch for a great thriller, which is uniquely written in his own style. Highly recommended.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Guy

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

Timothy Carrier, having a beer after work at his friend's tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations. But the jittery man who sits next to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very different and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash. "Ten thousand now. You get the rest when she's gone."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dawn

  • By Dawn on 06-14-07

Another Great Koontz

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-07

The characters make the book, and Koontz has a knack for creating the most strange, interesting, off-center characters, and this book is no exception!

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • False Memory

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945

It's a fear more paralyzing than falling. More terrifying than absolute darkness. More horrifying than anything you can imagine. It's the one fear you cannot escape, no matter where you run...no matter where you hide. It's the fear of yourself. It's real. It can happen to you. And facing it can be deadly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Koontz did it again.......

  • By Dohna on 04-24-07

Good Listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-07

A long, but good read from Koontz. The typical Koontz twist is known early on, but from that point the central theme is the inter-relationship of the characters, major and minor. This is slightly different from the typical Koontz line.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Echelon Vendetta

  • A Novel
  • By: David Stone
  • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 177

When CIA "fixer" Micah Dalton's friend and mentor turns up dead, he's put on a collision course with a killer who has a penchant for intricate knife-work and Native American mysticism, a sadist who is killing ex-CIA agents. The victims are hard-nosed field men whose only link to one another seems to be a global surveillance operation called Echelon. The murders appear to be acts of retribution. But for what?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent spy tale

  • By Carmela on 03-04-07

A great listen!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-07

It took me a while to get used to the reader, as I always end up comparing them to Scott Brick, who is great. About half way through, I was so in to the story that the narration became natural and I ended up liking it as well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • By the Light of the Moon

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148

Dylan O'Connor, a gifted young artist, is attacked by a mysterious "doctor" and injected with a strange substance. He is told that he is now a carrier of something that will either kill him...or transform his life. Then he is told that he must flee before the doctor's enemies hunt him down. Stunned, disbelieving, Dylan is turned loose to run for his life - and straight into an adventure that will turn the next 24 hours into an odyssey of terror, mystery, and wondrous discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect! A Perfect Story; Perfectly Narrated

  • By Barry Traub on 06-01-11

Koontz still has it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-07

I had thought Koontz was beginning to get complacent with old familar characters; but "By the Light of the Moon" shows the characters and unique writing of Koontz is still there!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Storm

  • By: Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,889

Former naval doctor Peter Crane is summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below on "Deep Storm", a stunningly advanced science-research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to an ancient mystery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • deep storm or low rumble?

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 03-28-14

Child's is a Player

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-07

Lincoln Child's Deep Storm was a great listen. It is up there with the Baldacci's and other thrillers. You won't be disappointed.