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  • The Demon-Haunted World

  • Science as a Candle in the Dark
  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Seth MacFarlane
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270

How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cary's new career

  • By DT on 09-05-17

Best book I have ever read!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Everybody should be required to read this book. It is very applicable to the current state of the nation today.

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,023
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,459

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Loved it!

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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: 07-28-17

I always enjoy listening to Neil talk astrophysics. He has condensed a difficult subject to a more understandable amount of explanation. Very, very good!

  • UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record

  • By: Leslie Kean
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 404

With the support of former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, investigative reporter Leslie Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects - metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics - actually exist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best Books on UFOs That Is Out There

  • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 08-19-14

Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-12

What did you love best about UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record?

The most credible account of UFOs that I have ever read...

Any additional comments?

I wish there were more books like this one.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Miss

  • My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
  • By: Hank Haney
  • Narrated by: Hank Haney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761

The Big Miss is Hank Haney's candid and surprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. He was with Tiger 110 days a year, spoke to him over 200 days a year, and stayed at his home up to 30 days a year, observing him in nearly every circumstance....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Mixed Feelings

  • By E. L. Robertson on 03-28-12

Great insight into Tiger's persona...

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

Reviewed: 05-21-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Big Miss to be better than the print version?

Yes, because Hank Haney, himself, does the audio.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tiger. For anyone who has wondered what is going on behind the scenes with Tiger, this book reveals a lot.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Influenza

  • The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
  • By: John M. Barry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279

No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Presumed to have begun when sick farm animals infected soldiers in Kansas, spreading and mutating into a lethal strain as troops carried it to Europe, it exploded across the world with unequaled ferocity and speed. It killed more people in 20 weeks than AIDS has killed in 20 years; it killed more people in a year than the plagues of the Middle Ages killed in a century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and Gory

  • By Nancy on 07-01-08

Very Enlightening!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-09

I had heard about a flu epidemic in 1918, but had never realized how awful it actually was. Two of my ancestors died of the flu within one week of each other in October 1918. I had discovered this while researching my genealogy. This made me want to find out more about it, and this book was very educational for me. I find the flu's effect on World War I quite remarkable. It must have been a very scary time to live through.