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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,200

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

What a fantastic story. I enjoyed every moment. it was well performed. This is a terrific audio book.

  • Push Back

  • The Disruption Series, Book 2
  • By: R.E. McDermott
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

Earth reels in the aftermath of a savage solar storm, a global disaster of unprecedented proportion which leaves most of the world without electrical power or the means to restore it. Across the world, the responses of unprepared national governments are too little, too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant second book!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-14-16

enjoyed book 2

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

waiting on book 3. I have enjoyed both books thus far. The narrator was awkward at the start, but now fits perfectly into the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,627
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,000

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Very well done

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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: 07-05-17

If you could sum up Astrophysics for People in a Hurry in three words, what would they be?

Great learning experience

What was one of the most memorable moments of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry?

An account of the universe's creation as we understand it today second by second.

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  • The Compound Effect

  • Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
  • By: Darren Hardy
  • Narrated by: Darren Hardy
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,960

Darren Hardy, publisher and editorial director of Success magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Small actions repeated add up huge

  • By Jeff Currey on 06-19-15

the narrator is horrible

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

this book may be awesome, but I couldn't stand the narrator's voice. it was the constant infomercial.

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,568

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

a little wordy, but great story

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

long winded would be an understatement, but the story is awesome. the author goes into incredible detail. sometimes to the point of irritation.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,895

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, smart, and unpretentious

  • By Blake on 06-04-13

mostly good

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

The book is great, but the switching in between the male and female reader is quite annoying.

  • Scaling Up

  • How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't, Rockefeller Habits 2.0
  • By: Verne Harnish
  • Narrated by: Spencer Cannon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077

It's been over a decade since Verne Harnish's best-selling book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits was first released. Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't is the first major revision of this business classic. In Scaling Up, Harnish and his team share practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what the doctor ordered

  • By David on 04-08-15

this books sucks on audible

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

The reading of this text was horrible. The reader wasn't good at all and because of all the terms it only got worse. This book is probably a good read, but it was a horrible audible.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 158,676
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146,439
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 146,279

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Terrific book

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

Reviewed: 09-04-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this is a terrific book. The narrator really caught the mood of the characters and made it fun and thilling. I could not stop on this one. Great to the finish.

  • Quiet Influence

  • The Introvert's Guide to Making a Difference
  • By: Jennifer Kahnweiler PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Introverts may feel powerless in a world where extroverts seem to rule, but there’s more than one way to have some sway. As Jennifer Kahnweiler proves in this much-needed audiobook, introverts can be highly effective influencers when, instead of trying to act like extroverts, they use their natural strengths. Kahnweiler shows how you can use those strengths to challenge the status quo, provoke new ways of thinking, effect change, and inspire others to move forward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Pen Name on 09-17-16

I simply don't like the narrator's voice.

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

I couldn't finish it. I wanted to hear the material, but the narrator drive me crazy. it's unfortunate.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Finding Ultra

  • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
  • By: Rich Roll
  • Narrated by: Rich Roll
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,830

An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two Different Books

  • By Roger on 02-11-14

It's not what you think it is...

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

Reviewed: 04-28-13

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was expecting to be motivated to further my fitness dreams. Instead I got 9 hours of talking about what a alcoholic the author was earlier in his life...

4 of 7 people found this review helpful