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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 156,520
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144,437
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 144,279

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I almost never read / listen to fiction. But this was very enjoyable. Highly reccommended.

  • Worker in the Light

  • Unlock Your Five Senses and Liberate Your Limitless Potential
  • By: George Noory, William J. Birnes
  • Narrated by: George Noory
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

George R. Noory is the host of America's top late-night talk show, Coast to Coast AM, broadcast to nearly 500 radio stations in the United States and Canada. Noory truly believes that there are forces, both good and evil, at work on Earth and beyond. Fueled by a transcending experience at a very young age, he's turned his life into an investigation of the possibilities and influences of such forces, and how we can use them to enhance our lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost as good as Coast to Coast AM.

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-06-12

Can't Congratulate you on this one.

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

I don't know why he wrote this. I like George Noory but he could have done better.

  • The Long Haul

  • A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road
  • By: Finn Murphy
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555

More than 30 years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a trucker. Since then he's covered hundreds of thousands of miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Murphy whisks listeners down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shines a whole new light on moving industry

  • By Chad on 03-01-18

Tremendous!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Great book, The author is terrific, the stories will have you laughing, crying and sometimes shaking your fist. Writing style is very entertaining and the narration could not possibly have been any better. Instant classic, going to recommend to everyone I know. Thanks Mr. Murphy, supreme effort!

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  • Atomic Adventures

  • Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder - A Journey into the Wild World of Nuclear Science
  • By: James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847

Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear energy or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the world of nuclear science like never before. With clear explanations of some of the most complex scientific endeavors in history, Mahaffey's new book looks back at the atom's wild, secretive past and then toward its potentially bright future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific at Times but Flawed at Others

  • By David Foster on 08-14-17

Best author on Audible is back with a new title.

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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: 06-07-17

When another book by James showed up I clicked purchase with such alacrity that my phone froze up on me. Should make his whole body of work available for audio book listenners. Thank you for your hard work and attention to detail, it's very clwar that you have a high level of respect for your listeners.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb

  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Richard Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 37 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593

Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly - or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than 25 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow... Grade A+ ... Exceptional.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-16

Amazing story and detailed history.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-17

Anyone with any interest at all in American military or political history will appreciate this book. It's a story that warrants so much more than an hour long tv special and this book gives it the attention it deserves.

  • Atomic Awakening

  • A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
  • By: James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

The American public's introduction to nuclear technology was manifested in destruction and death. With Hiroshima and the Cold War still ringing in our ears, our perception of all things nuclear is seen through the lens of weapons development. Nuclear power is full of mind-bending theories, deep secrets, and the misdirection of public consciousness - some deliberate, some accidental. The result of this fixation on bombs and fallout is that the development of a non-polluting, renewable energy source stands frozen in time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Apparently atheists can't innovate.

  • By Mythcantor on 05-14-18

wonderful 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: 01-30-17

great narrator, gifted writer. very highly recommended. I laughed my butt off over the helmet story in chapter 15. I learned a lot, laughed a little and cringed 100 times over some of these stories. amazing book..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Atomic Accidents

  • A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
  • By: James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101

From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A NUCLEAR POINT OF VIEW

  • By CHET YARBROUGH on 01-05-15

Excellent.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-17

Couldn't ask for anything more. Great narration of a top tier book, in fact the most informative and interesting book I have encountered on audible so far. I would have given it ten stars if the option were available, I will no doubt be taking a second listen in the near future.