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  • Lion Hearted

  • The Life and Death of Cecil & the Future of Africa's Iconic Cats
  • By: Andrew Loveridge
  • Narrated by: Stephen Graybill
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
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In 2015, an American hunter named Walter Palmer shot and killed a lion named Cecil. The lion was one of dozens slain each year in Zimbabwe, which legally licenses the hunting of big cats. But Cecil’s death sparked unprecedented global outrage, igniting thousands of media reports about the peculiar circumstances surrounding this hunt. At the center of the controversy was Dr. Andrew Loveridge, the zoologist who had studied Cecil for eight years. In Lion Hearted, Loveridge pieces together, for the first time, the fascinating life and murky details of this beloved lion’s slaying. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really engaging!

  • By Zach Graham on 05-14-18

Really engaging!

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Reviewed: 05-14-18

One of the best wildlife books I’ve read in a long time. Lions are such a complex and fascinating species. They also need our help. This book talks a lot about the difficulties of conserving lions, but it leaves you feeling hopeful at the end.

  • On the Origin of Species

  • By: Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Perhaps the most influential science book ever written, On the Origin of Species has continued to fascinate for more than a century after its initial publication. Its controversial theory that populations evolve and adapt through a process known as natural selection led to heated scientific, philosophical, and religious debate, revolutionizing every discipline in its wake. With its clear, concise, and surprisingly enjoyable prose, On the Origin of Species is both captivating and edifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historic ... a must read

  • By david on 02-14-17

Groundbreaking book.

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Reviewed: 02-24-18

He describes the evolutionary process in such depth and provides so much evidence that it really is a wonder that people still doubt it to this day. The first addition is a little easier to get through, but this (the 6th) edition addresses all of the faulty arguments put forth by his critics at the time. After all, it’s only a theory, just like gravity.

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  • The Tower of Zhaal

  • Cthulhu Armageddon, Book 2
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

It has been a year since John Henry Booth's exile from New America and the fall of the Black Cathedral. Cursed with a slow transformation into a monster, he has begun a doomed relationship with fellow escapee Mercury Halsey as they seek some way to arrest his transformation. Dubious hope arrives in the form of the University, the deranged scientists and cultists descended from the staff of Miskatonic University. Except their offer of help comes at a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and legitimate

  • By erobbins33 on 05-09-17

Better than the first!

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Reviewed: 02-11-18

The first book was a very unique take on the Cthulhu mythos and this one just builds on it in a very imaginative way. The ending battle is one of the coolest things I’ve ever read. If you like the first book, give this one a read!

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  • Cthulhu Armageddon

  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 353
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
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    4 out of 5 stars 334

Cthulhu Armageddon is the story of a world 100 years past the rise of the Old Ones which has been reduced to a giant monster-filled desert and pockets of human survivors (along with Deep Ones, ghouls, and other "talking" monsters).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-07-16

Not your typical Lovecraft Spin-off.

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Reviewed: 02-07-18

Most stories based on H.P. Lovecraft are repetitive and derivative. Here’s a story that takes the classic stories and monsters and makes a really compelling narrative. It actually fleshes out the world into a fascinating mythology of gods and monsters

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  • The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

  • By: Bobby Henderson
  • Narrated by: Griffin Burns
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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June 2005: Bobby Henderson of Oregon wrote an open letter to the Kansas School Board proposing a third alternative to the teaching of evolution and intelligent design in schools. Bobby is a prophet of sorts, the spiritual leader of a growing, world-wide group of followers who worship the teachings of The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM). The FSM appeared to Bobby as a giant ball of spaghetti, with meatballs for eyes, and touched Bobby with "His noodly appendage"....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very funny

  • By Donald on 03-16-15

Changed my life!

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Reviewed: 01-29-18

Have you been touched by his noodley appendage? The FSM is just as plausible as any other god (if not more so!). Give his noodliness a chance.
Ramen.