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  • Great Mythologies of the World

  • By: The Great Courses, Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, and others
  • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, Kathryn McClymond, and others
  • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376

The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Explore the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. Discover how, despite geographical implausibilities, many myths from across the oceans share themes, morals, and archetypes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • mostly awesome

  • By Dan on 03-16-16

the BEST compilation EVER

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-16

If you could sum up Great Mythologies of the World in three words, what would they be?

diverse, amazing, high-quality

Who was your favorite character and why?

i couldnt pick one but I think Giglamesh is so much bigger than I thought

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

the narrators where GREAT but... there is a light sound like a metallic vibration on the background on a very large portion of the chapters that drove me insane because in my car it was impossible not to hear it, on the headphones if I put the right amount of volume it did helped.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was fascinated 100% of the time, love mythology

Any additional comments?

i think the technical team should revised the files, it was a boomer

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I'll Give You the Sun

  • By: Jandy Nelson
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014

Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways…until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As Bright as 1000 White Hot Suns

  • By FanB14 on 09-26-14

Lovely writing about an artist

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-15

Loved the writing and the theme, how it describes an artist and twins. Too obvious from the middle to the end but kept me in anyway!

  • Earth Afire

  • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,273

One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn’t believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is why I enjoy Orson Scott Card's work

  • By SAMA on 07-17-13

Maser ROCKS!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-15

Despite the narrative is a little bumpy trying to fill the blanks if you didn't read the 1st book... Whean action hits the ground MOPS AND maser are great characters and loved the kid too! Listening to the 3rd book right now!!!

  • Earth Unaware

  • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,541

The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The beginning- or a plot filler

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-22-14

Nice and fluid stroytelling

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

Reviewed: 03-07-15

He rocks scifi writing! Gonna listen all I can from this saga! Book one leaves you on the edge, need book 2 right now!

  • How We Learn

  • The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
  • By: Benedict Carey
  • Narrated by: Steve Kramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly how we "remember", not how we "learn"

  • By NH Mama on 05-05-16

really well documented and powerful book!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-15

Would you listen to How We Learn again? Why?

No, because it's informative, I did take notes though! great studying tips!

What other book might you compare How We Learn to and why?

There a lot of books talking about how the brain works... this one FOCUS on studying and remembering and quotes/explains a lot of past experiments

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes, although it got kind of tedious for some moments

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

nop, but it did surprise me some points!

Any additional comments?

EXCELLENT RESEARCH

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

  • By: John Green, David Levithan
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,225

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best performances I've listened to

  • By Tan A. Summers on 03-12-12

another AMAZING light listening book

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

Reviewed: 01-16-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend it of course because is sincere and beautiful!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Will Grayson, Will Grayson?

the first trip to the city where the Graysons encounter!

What does MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Loved the performance! they rock!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

made me kinda teary some moments... powerful teen love story, just the kind I love to hear because they are so naive...

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,259

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good enough to speed through, not enough to rave

  • By JD on 12-02-14

GREAT bioEPIC if you like her, now you'll LOVE her

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

Reviewed: 01-16-15

you wanna read this ASAP... It's witty and clever as hell! She delivers a whole book about creativity, HARD WORK and parenthood. I loved it!

  • Not That Kind of Girl

  • A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'
  • By: Lena Dunham
  • Narrated by: Lena Dunham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,738
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,086
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,093

For readers or listeners of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham - the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO's Girls - as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some interesting parts, but on the whole... meh

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-06-14

Not THAT great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-15

I think it is not an amazing book although it represents her line of humor the writing is too repetitive, too full of herself for me..

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 156,831
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144,720
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 144,565

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

Great time! nice storytelling

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

Reviewed: 11-04-14

Although you kinda predict the end when you are half way thru it... It builds up really well the tension, desperation and you learn a lot about space. I know it's fiction but I REALLY liked it, great entertainment!

  • The Silver Dream

  • An InterWorld Novel, Book 2
  • By: Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 288

After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey Harker and his fellow InterWorld freedom fighters are now on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds. When a stranger named Acacia somehow follows Joey back to InterWorld's base, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where she's from - or how she knows so much about InterWorld.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dull monotone voice acting

  • By J. Wade on 04-20-15

good sequel!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-14

a little less surprising than book one but still a good entertainment!!!! great characters.. If you like space, time and parallel worlds, this is your book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful