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  • Incendiary

  • The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling
  • By: Michael Cannell
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. The race to catch him would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling. Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall - for almost two decades, no place was safe from the man who signed his anonymous letters "FP" and left his lethal devices in phone booths, storage lockers, even tucked into the plush seats of movie theaters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 16 Years NYC Held Hostage

  • By in1ear (John Row) on 04-27-17

Mind blowing

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I thought this was going to be a quick listening to fill time as I travel to and from work. I couldn't stop listening to it when I got home.

  • To Rule the Waves

  • How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World
  • By: Arthur Herman
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy - of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining though slightly biased

  • By Ernst ten Bosch on 09-21-17

Unexpectedly Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

"Boring" is the first response I would get when telling friends and family about this book. Boring is the last word I would use to describe To Rule the Waves. This book captures the tradition, vitality, and history of one of the most pivitol establishments our modern world has ever known. There were a few dry parts, but overall I was left in awe of many maritime achievements, adventures, and struggles these sailors underwent. I would recommend this book to anyone with a taste for historical narratives. This book will not leave you disappointed.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,039
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,322

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Great quick listen

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

An awesome story that transports you to a totally new world. I will definitely be listening to it again soon.

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,567
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26,515

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Less enjoyable than the first two, but good

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

There are definitely times when it gets slow enough that I took an unintentional two week break, but worth the effort once I pushed on to the ending.

  • Snapshot

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: William DeMeritt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397

From New York Times number-one best-selling author Brandon Sanderson comes a detective thriller in a police beat like no other. Anthony Davis and his partner, Chaz, are the only real people in a city of 20 million, sent there by court order to find out what happened in the real world 10 days ago so that hidden evidence can be brought to light and located in the real city today. Within the re-created Snapshot of May 1, Davis and Chaz are the ultimate authorities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet, Another Universe

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-04-17

Good short story

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

The concept of the story is not new for any sci-fi fans. Much like the holodeck on StarTrek, this story delves into what it means to be human as well as the positive and negative consequences of our actions. It's a good short listening with enough character development to care about the characters. I recommend this book.

  • Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 1

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science-fiction and fantasy works. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near-future scenario: a new American Civil War. The American Empire has grown too fast, the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point, and the war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good pace, weak premise

  • By Andrea on 01-01-07

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Overall good story, but the dialog between main characters can get a little bit of noxious at times. it certainly had moments that made me think "what if".

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  • I Am John Galt

  • Today's Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It
  • By: Donald Luskin, Andrew Greta
  • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

John Galt, the fictional character from Ayn Rand's best-selling novel Atlas Shrugged has come to embody the individualist capitalist who acts in his own enlightened self interest, and in doing so lifts the world around him. Some of today's most successful CEOs, journalists, sports figures, actors, and thinkers have led their lives according to Galt's (i.e., Rand's) philosophy. Now, in I Am John Galt, these inspiring stories are gathered with the keen insight and analysis of well-known market commentator Donald Luskin and business writer Andrew Greta.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be required reading

  • By Jason on 10-14-13

Inspiring and Depressing.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

it was an enjoyable read except for the portion where the author discussed his own struggles with one of the books selected individuals.