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  • By: Brian Andrews
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 618

Deep in the Afghan mountains, Sergeant Michael Pitcher discovers an object with powers that defy explanation. After interacting with it, he suffers a traumatic seizure and is flown home for evaluation. Cleared by the doctors, Michael goes home to his relieved wife, Josie. But he’s a changed man. The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn. When a team of scientists connected to Sergeant Pitcher vanishes without a trace, CIA agent Dean Ninemeyer comes to him for insight - only to find that the recovering soldier has also disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action mystery sci-fi suspense thriller...Whew!

  • By shelley on 04-25-18

Excellent voice actor with a decent story

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Excellent voice acting by Ray Porter. Ray is an Audible. Com star. The story is interesting, but felt like it could have been better. I do agree with Brian's closing thoughts. Our planet is living on borrowed time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing New Horizons

  • Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
  • By: Alan Stern, David Grinspoon
  • Narrated by: Alan Stern, David Grinspoon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 190

On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than three billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long-mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Topic ... not great coverage

  • By Stuff Reviewer on 06-19-18

The New Horizons team made it look easy...

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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: 07-18-18

This book kept me listening for the better of two days until the end. Great story of how, against all odds, the New Horizons Pluto mission was conceived and launched. Part two of the ongoing mission starts in 2019!

  • New Canaan

  • Orion War Series, Book 2
  • By: M. D. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Tanis Richards has spent half her life on the Intrepid, guiding the great colony ship, and its two million passengers, across hundreds of light-years. She has risked life, limb, and those dearest to her to get this far. Now she's within reach of her goal; the New Canaan System, and a normal, stable life. The kind she's only dreamed about. The only remaining hurdle is to strike a deal with the Transcend Alliance and trade the Intrepid's advanced technology for the star system. If only things were so easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just good fun and a wild ride!

  • By Stanford K Eastman on 01-15-18

Fun SciFi adventure maybe at touch long

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

Fun science fiction adventure that seems a little wordy and convoluted at time. Still, I'm enjoying it enough to anticipate the next book!

  • Life 3.0

  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,909

How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An accessible book on AI that left me optimistic

  • By catherine on 09-16-17

Good introduction to artificial intelligence

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Interesting introduction to the promise a possible perils of Artificial Intelligence. A technology that could bring a golden age to humanity or destroy it.

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  • Scent of the Missing

  • Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog
  • By: Susannah Charleson
  • Narrated by: Susannah Charleson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

After the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, Susannah Charleson was so impressed by the newspaper photo of an exhausted handler and his search-and-rescue dog that she decided to train a dog of her own. A dog lover and pilot with search experience herself, Charleson got Puzzle, a strong, bright Golden Retriever, who from the start, exhibited a unique aptitude for search-and-rescue work. But the puppy’s willfulness challenged even Susannah, who had raised dogs for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By #24 fan on 10-05-10

Great story about dogs and public service

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-11

In a time when people only think about themselves this book is a shining light. The book does a great job of highlighting the rigors and motivation of the people and animals involved in search and rescue. Susannah does a great job as both the narrator and author. I only wish I had her touch with animals.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful