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  • The Optimistic Environmentalist

  • Progressing Towards a Greener Future
  • By: David R. Boyd
  • Narrated by: Graham Winton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Yes, the world faces substantial environmental challenges - climate change, pollution, and extinction. But the surprisingly good news is that we have solutions to these problems. In the past 50 years, a remarkable number of environmental problems have been solved while substantial progress is ongoing on others. The Optimistic Environmentalist chronicles these remarkable success stories. Endangered species - from bald eagles to gray whales - pulled back from the precipice of extinction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wide and good coverage

  • By Jihad H. Al-Sadah on 04-02-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

Amazing book if it was 5 credits it would still be worth it. Love the reader to (-;.

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,390
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,571

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great beginning to a series

  • By Bee Fisher on 10-23-17

AMAZING 😊

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Amazing book definitely worth it (credit or otherwise) 10+ YOU NEED TO TRY THIS BOOK 😊🎮📒

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell

  • An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas
  • By: Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434

The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town's ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove - or prove - the woman's story.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What! No Kristen Bell?! This feels so wrong....

  • By P. Wellings on 01-28-15

What! No Kristen Bell?! This feels so wrong....

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

Reviewed: 01-28-15

What didn’t you like about Rebecca Lowman’s performance?

It's like Rebecca never watched the series, never kickstarted the movie, never watched the movie, and never listened to the first book. Seriously not a marshmallow....didn't even try.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Super disappointed and a little weirded out.

Any additional comments?

Snappy lines without Kristen Bell fall so short and sound rude instead of charming.I'll be following other's advice and returning this audio book. Reading the book, I can at least channel my inner Veronica Mars/Kristen Bell voice.

Darn!!

Rob Thomas!! Kirsten Bell!! Fix this!! :)

55 of 58 people found this review helpful

  • Pattern Recognition

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 601

Cayce Pollard is an expensive, spookily intuitive market-research consultant. In London on a job, she is offered a secret assignment: to investigate some intriguing snippets of video that have been appearing on the Internet. An entire subculture of people is obsessed with these bits of footage, and anybody who can create that kind of brand loyalty would be a gold mine for Cayce's client. But when her borrowed apartment is burgled, she realizes there's more to this project than she had expected.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Unabridged

  • By Laura on 10-11-07

realizing how important the narrator is

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-04

I read Pattern Recognition last year and thought I might enjoy listening to the story once again on ipod. I was quite fond of the book and looked forward to listening to the story while doing chores and exercising, my usual audible pass-times.

For the first time, I found that the narrator actually made the story unlistenable. Shelly Frasier does not come across as a storyteller. I really wish that the crew that has done most of the Orson Scott Card books had a chance with Pattern Recognition, or the narrator of Ringworld. Books like The Secret Life of Bees and Tara Road are such fabulous stories to listen to, in large part because of their talented narrators. I'm afraid that Pattern Recognition was a loss for me--both as a wasted book credit and as a disappointment. I know this book could have been a fabulous audio story.

16 of 20 people found this review helpful