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  • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Steven Levy
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207

Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers - those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant work reflecting on a great passion!

  • By tony9277 on 12-18-15

Great book and enlightening history about hackers

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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: 11-01-18

Very useful historical progression of technology. It is honest and great to hear what it takes to be in the leading technology around us.

  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,892

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

  • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

Enlightening Biography

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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: 11-01-18

It was a great motivator to keep me curious as I have been since I became aware of that drive at 8 years old. I am definitely more intrigued of what I can do to maintain my different interests and hobbies. Many people should be this curious. The world would be a better and wonderful place if practiced wanting knowledge.

  • Happy for No Reason

  • The 7 Steps to Being Happier Right Now
  • By: Marci Shimoff, Carol Kline, Jack Canfield
  • Narrated by: Marci Shimoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Studies show that each of us has a happiness set-point: a fixed range of happiness we tend to return to throughout our life that's about 50-percent genetic and 50-percent learned. In the same way, you'd crank up the thermostat to get comfortable on a chilly day, you can actually reprogram your happiness set-point to a higher level of peace and well-being. This life-changing program shows you how!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book delivers!!

  • By A on 03-27-08

Awesome book

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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: 02-01-16

This a very good book, enlightening and comforting,
helped me a lot with anxiety and panic attacks.

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  • War of Honor

  • Honor Harrington, Book 10
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

No one wanted another war. Thomas Theisman didn't. Not after risking his life to overthrow the Committee of Public Safety's reign of terror and restore the Republic of Haven's ancient Constitution. Baron High Ridge didn't. The Prime Minister of Manticore was perfectly happy with the war he had. No one was shooting anyone else at the moment, and his government could continue to milk all those "hostilities only" tax measures for their own partisan projects.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Oh my God, it's slow!

  • By Aaron Sher on 03-13-13

Least favorite book so far from this series.

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

Way too much drama and nasty political discussions and backstabbing. I had to skip a great 1/3 at least of this book to get to the more meaningful chapters. It was extended a little too long for my taste. I am seriously hoping the next book is much better than this. I love the protagonist characters but my goodness there was too much stupidity from the opposing characters. I was practically ready to delete.

  • Ashes of Victory

  • Honor Harrington, Book 9
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294

The People's Republic of Haven made a tiny mistake when it announced the execution of Honor Harrington. It seemed safe enough. After all, she was already dead. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Now Honor has escaped from the prison planet called Hell and returned to the Manticoran Alliance with a few friends. Almost half a million of them, to be precise including some who know what really happened when the Committee of Public Safety seized power in the PRH.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ashes of Victory

  • By Jean on 06-30-11

Awesome story more challenges and more background

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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: 06-18-15

My favorite book so far. Great story getting together and seeing the main key players work together to fight for their lives. Glad to see the story show Honor in a more varied roles and interest and saving people at the right time and the right place.


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  • Echoes of Honor

  • Honor Harrington, Book 8
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357

For eight years, Commodore Honor Harrington was in the forefront of the battle between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the powerful People's Republic of Haven. Then she was captured and publicly executed. But Honor is far from dead, what's more, she's going home and taking her people with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Echoes of Honor

  • By Jean on 06-03-11

Very glad to have read this book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-15

It was a very fulfilling story. A difficult challenge with an amazing mix of camaraderie. I wish more of these lessons would be sent to others in real life.

  • In Enemy Hands

  • Honor Harrington, Book 7
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367

Honor Harrington has survived ship-to-ship combat, assassins, political vendettas, and duels. But this time, Honor and her crew, ambushed and captured, are aboard an enemy ship, bound for a prison planet aptly named "Hell" - and her scheduled execution. Yet the one lesson Honor has never learned is how to give up. She and her people are going home--even if it means conquering hell to get there!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent, audible should finish the series

  • By Daniel on 07-22-09

Another great story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-15

Talk about an ending. Looking forward to the next book to see Honor Harrington back again to fight back.
Never give up.

  • Field of Dishonor

  • Honor Harrington, Book 4
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647

The People's Republic of Haven's sneak attack on the Kingdom of Manticore has failed. The Peeps are in disarray, their leaders fighting for power in bloody revolution, and the Royal Manticoran Navy stands victorious.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly different from the first three books

  • By AudioAddict on 03-18-14

Another great read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-15

I love reading about bravery, honesty and the guts to do the right thing no matter how difficult it maybe. Believing in one's self and owning to your decision including the repercussions. It is the honorable thing to do.

  • The Jungle

  • By: Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,992
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436

Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the Brick ?

  • By Margaret on 04-01-12

Another awesome story

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

Reviewed: 01-14-15

Always a fun adventure. Looking forward to another book! There is just so much to learn even from fiction stories.