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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,899

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

OK

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

Reviewed: 04-24-19

A bit different and it held my attention. The end was a bit peculiar. And some unnecessary violence.

  • My Own Words

  • By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett, Wendy W. Williams
  • Narrated by: Linda Lavin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 - a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture. My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacularly Dry

  • By CMP on 07-27-18

Painful listen

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

Not for me and I will say that again and again until you get it.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31,932
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,678
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28,662

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

Tiresome

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Interesting-somewhat, but.......irritating to listen too as well. Now NIKE has even more problems. So sad.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Leadership

  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Beau Bridges, David Morse, Jay O. Sanders, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617

Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights) - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What makes a president great?

  • By tru britty on 09-25-18

Wow

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

This is a very interesting study in leadership, which is not likely to be duplicated this year (2019).

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,606

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Short and sweet

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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: 01-28-19

That is if you have not already had enuf of war and the like of it.

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61,615
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55,609
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55,389

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

A relatively rare insight

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I did not know what to think when this book was suggested to me. Now I think it was well worth listening to. I trust you will as well.

  • How to Play Texas Holdem Poker

  • An Essential Guide to Texas Holdem Poker Rules, Hands, and Strategy
  • By: Drew Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Texas Hold'em has become the most popular variation of poker played around the world in people's homes at friendly gathering poker nights, in casinos, online, and on TV. Whether you are aspiring for a seat in a friendly, or competitive, poker game, or you just want to know what all the fuss is about, this book is designed to teach you everything you need to know to get started and to start winning.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strictly basic

  • By Jonz on 01-28-19

Strictly basic

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I have nothing to say other than the title, which says it all. What you really need to know is betting strategy, which seems hard to come by.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 108,275
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98,377
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97,843

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Huge fan of the Obama's but...

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-24-19

WOE IS ME

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Little doubt she has done some good, but, oh my, "woe is me" from the South Side of Chicago gets really tiresome after awhile. We are each the hero of our own story. She had several ghost writers, which helped make it really flash; for example in her excessive praise of BHO.

43 of 51 people found this review helpful

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  • Down and Dirty

  • Ann Summers Short Story 1
  • By: Ann Summers
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 416

In "Down and Dirty", a woman fantasizes about the gorgeous stranger working at the construction site every morning as she passes. Finally her dreams become reality as she gets down and dirty with the mysterious man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Le Attfield on 11-09-10

Stinks

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

Do not listen. I said do not listen to this book because it stinks bad.

  • The Nix

  • A Novel
  • By: Nathan Hill
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,844

It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan Hill is an exceptional storyteller.

  • By Bonny on 09-13-16

Fiction

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Starts out slow but improves somewhat. But only somewhat. Characters lack interest. As does the story.