Linda C. Wade

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  • The Trapped Mind Project

  • Emerilia, Book 1
  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483

Austin Zane leaves behind his CEO position with RB Corp to play Dave, a half-dwarf in the virtual reality game Emerilia, trying to escape his life. What Dave doesn't know is that Earth as he knows it is really a virtual reality simulation and Emerilia is a world imbued with futuristic technologies to mimic early MMORPGs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Top Five LitRPG Stories

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-05-18

2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-17

still waiting on a story line. boring and empty, could have gone somewhere, it never did

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 52 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,504

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies, but against the woman he loves? Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus and launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Epic in Scope, Simplistic Characters

  • By Rich on 02-04-08

Read it if you want to understand the insanity

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-11

of today's conservative political thinking. Current events reflect the same one dimensional and myopic thinking of Rand, in which wealth, greed and profit are Gods and all humane activities are only the feeble efforts of those who are completely selfish and self-serving (unlike the industrialists) at their core. Huh? Well, that's Rand's view. Her characters are black and white and one dimensional for the most part. Hank and Dagny are into BDSM (not unexpected for those inclined to fundamentalist thinking) and Wesley of course is one of the most disgusting supposed "liberals" ever created.
While one might have to withhold judgement to finish reading this monster, I found it quite enlightening in the end. This is the mind set we face in trying to bring about a more equal and humane world. And unlike Rand's fictitious scenarios where the poor industrialists are driven into hiding to remain productive because of the liberals who really aren't liberals... it sure helped me understand the prevailing myopia of the conservative movement in the US. Unfortunately for those of us who don't adhere to one dimensional propaganda... they may soon have their way as they march the country to anarchy or feudalism. Either way, the architects bent on destroying democratic republics will ultimately find they aren't as far up the food chain as they think...and their fantasy as represented in this book will never evolve because it is the nature of power to subjugate all but a few.
Ultimately, if you want to understand how the conservative movement could stand so firm on so many absurd democracy killing issues... here's your bible.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Indian Givers

  • How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening...

  • By Lou on 09-26-11

If you desire to connect the dots from then to now

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-11

then you should read this book. So much of what we are experiencing today has its roots in the experience, wisdom and ultimately the genocide of Native Americans. So many of best ideas in the modern world came from them. And while this book is filled with facts, figures and historical information... it was so interesting that I stayed up late listening. Of course, I think Victor Bevine could read a Dell Technical manual and I would find it engaging lol. Do yourself a favor... this one is worth your time.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,059

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite books

  • By Joey on 01-13-08

Trust me...wait for the dvd

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-09

I really didn't get attached to characters. Henry was shallow, Claire far too awe struck... if I hadn't paid for it, I would have not finished it.

And the whole Henry 38 Claire 30 repeated ad nauseum got on my nerves.

It wasn't a bad book but it was just not interesting or thoughtful or insightful. Much more could have been done with this concept and this book missed the mark by miles!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Foundation

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Jim Gallant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

After 12,000 years, the once-supreme Galactic Empire was plunging into a future of barbarism and warfare. All knowledge previously created by mankind faced destruction. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, foresaw the dark age of ignorance that was to come, and set out to preserve knowledge and mankind itself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stop read

  • By /Colin on 10-31-06

I want a refund

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-09

Whoever thought that all of the 1950's Buck Rogers sound effects added to this production had smoked way too many doobies. I had never read the foundation books but had heard many refer to them. If this had been my only exposure, I would hate Isaac Asimov for signing off on this dreadful piece of audio torture.

BUY THE BOOK and save yourself the pain of listening to this awful production which has no less that 2 hours of the 6 hour length dedicated to long, horrible musical and sound effect scores.

Buy this audio if you enjoy pain.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful