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  • Keystone

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337

When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one? Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keystone Was A Decent Spin Off But.....

  • By Cheri on 02-02-17

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

This is not an action packed story, nor is it a romance novel. Unlike many sci-fi books which fall into one or both of the aforementioned categories, this book takes an entirely different twist. This is a sci-fi psychology story. The characters and the relationship between them is deep and complex. The story is interesting, but not particularly exciting. The appeal of the story hinges on the characters. This is not the kind of book I would have chosen had I known what it is. But having listened completely through, I found it interesting enough to buy the rest of the series.

  • Dark Prince

  • Author's Cut Special Edition
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,385

A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps to catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home. Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good start to the series :)

  • By Malinda on 05-02-16

Definitely A One Timer

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

The story is full of action and suspense, but the story is based around characters with such extreme personality issues and their dysfunctional relationship as to make the story very hard to listen to. I almost quit listening to this book several times. It is a good story and it has very deep social overtones, but, in my opinion, almost so overdone as to detract from the story.

  • Neanderthal Man

  • In Search of Lost Genomes
  • By: Svante Pääbo
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 564

A preeminent geneticist hunts the Neanderthal genome to answer the biggest question of them all: what does it mean to be human? What can we learn from the genes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pbo’s mission to answer that question, beginning with the study of DNA in Egyptian mummies in the early 1980s and culminating in his sequencing of the Neanderthal genome in 2009.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not really about Neanderthal man

  • By Mark on 08-29-15

Great Tech Story/Too Much Personal Disclosure

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

I chose this audio book because of my interest in prehistory and paleontology. I felt this book would provide a clearer understanding of the Neanderthals and their relationship with modern humans. I found the story of the evolution of Neanderthal genetic research to be fascinating. The book did a magnificent job of detailing the scope and magnitude of finding and unraveling Neanderthal genetics. However, I found the authors segway into his extemely personal life distracting from the technical focus of the book. On the basis of such intimate personal distraction, I am reluctant to recommend this book without a caveat.

  • The Invaders

  • How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction
  • By: Pat Shipman
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Approximately 200,000 years ago, as modern humans began to radiate out from their evolutionary birthplace in Africa, Neanderthals were already thriving in Europe - descendants of a much earlier migration of the African genus Homo. But when modern humans eventually made their way to Europe 45,000 years ago, Neanderthals suddenly vanished.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Poor choice of narrator

  • By G. Spence on 01-19-17

Excellent Material Good Presentation

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

Before purchasing this book, or any other for that matter, I like to read the reviews that others have left regarding their listening experience. I was concerned that several reviews were critical of the readers presentation sytle. I am very glad that I chose this book in spite of the negative reviews. I found the material very interesting. I found the readers voice and style very pleasant. I personally recommend this book to anyone with an interest in this kind of material.

  • The Gnostic Gospels

  • By: Elaine Pagels
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 378

The Gnostic Gospels provides engaging listening for those seeking a broader perspective on the early development of Christianity. Author and noted scholar Elaine Pagels suggests that Christianity could have developed quite differently if Gnostic texts had become part of the Christian canon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The other side of Jesus

  • By Laura on 05-19-06

Very Good Material

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

When considering this book, I read through the reviews to see how others perceived this book. Several of the reviews seemed negative about either the author or the quality of the material. I purchased the book in spite of the reviews and I am pleased to say I did not find any of the negative reviews accurate in my opinion. The material was thorough, well presented and gave a well rounded historical perspective of Orthodox vs. Gnostic beliefs. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in early Christian history.

  • Exploring the Roots of Religion

  • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John R. Hale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

What impulse drove ancient cultures to create sites like Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, and the pyramids at Giza? Why are we so transfixed by their presence today? And what do they reveal about our ancestors-and humanity? The dynamic force of religious belief is responsible for some of the world's most popular and ancient locales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Course

  • By karen on 08-07-16

Excellent Course 5 Stars

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

This is an absolutely great course. The information is presented in clear, concise and insightful historical perspectives. The factual aspects of the archeological work is clearly detailed along with all possible interpretations of their findings. The course leaves the listener with a great deal of information from which to draw his/her own conclusions concerning the origins of religion and it's various cultural beliefs and practices. I highly recommend this course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

  • By: Craig H. Heller, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Craig H. Heller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

Sleep is the subject of intense scientific debate among biologists and neuroscientists. Why must we spend about one-third of our lives asleep? What exactly is sleep? Why does a lack of sleep impair our cognitive abilities and leave us vulnerable to a host of medical issues ranging from obesity to reduced resistance to infectious disease?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is what to listen to BEFORE you see a doctor!

  • By DaemonZeiro on 06-03-15

One of the best lectures I've ever heard

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

I purchased this lecture series because of sleep issues that I have and the sleep related complaints of my family. while I was initially unsure of what to expect, I was amazed at the in depth knowledge of the professor. this lecture covers the entire spectrum of physiological molecular cellular and psychological aspects of sleep and sleep deprivation. if you are suffering from sleep related issues or know someone who is, this is a mandatory lecture. I could not get any higher recommendation for this lecture.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The American Civil War

  • By: Gary W. Gallagher, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Gary W. Gallagher
  • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,693

Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we will always remember. In those great battles, those streams ran red with blood-and the United States was truly born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series

  • By Rodney on 07-09-13

Excellent Course

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

This course study of the Civil War was very detailed and diverse. The instructor knew and presented the material extremely well. The military and political, as well as northern and southern attitudes were well documented. I have read and listened to numerous books on the Civil War that found this course to be among the best.

  • Serpents of Fire

  • German Secret Weapons, UFOs, and the Hitler/Hollow Earth Connection
  • By: Gray Barker, Ruth Anne Leedy, Andrew Colvin, and others
  • Narrated by: Michael Hacker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Operating out of a secluded office deep in the hills of his home state of West Virginia, the prolific Barker single-handedly kept public interest focused on UFOs during it leanest years, and introduced many themes still discussed and investigated by today’s paranormal and conspiracy researchers:the “interdimensional” theory of UFOs; the shapeshifting nature of creature entities such as Mothman, the Flatwoods Monster, and Bigfoot; the cryptic terror of the Men in Black; and the mystery of the Philadelphia Experiment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting read!

  • By Terri on 12-24-14

very interesting 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: 10-09-15

very conspiratorial, but seemed very well researched and presented. would recommend this book as good food for thought.

  • Keep Out!

  • Top Secret Places Governments Don't Want You to Know About
  • By: Nick Redfern
  • Narrated by: Adam Hanin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Area 51, Hangar 18, the Montauk facility - these are just a few of the select, highly classified installations which governments prefer that we, the general public, remain steadfastly ignorant. These same governments have reasons for wanting to keep us in the dark. It is at these secret facilities that for decades, clandestine research has reportedly been undertaken into crashed UFOs, deceased alien entities, lethal viruses, biological warfare, mind-control experimentation, and much, much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute Must Read

  • By M Joseph Murphy on 08-27-14

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 09-30-15

plausible. Well researched. Easy listening. Informative. Engaging. Whole heartily recommend this book. Redfern hit a home run.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful