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William P. R.

Maryland, USA
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  • Defiance

  • The Legacy Fleet Series, Book 5
  • By: Nick Webb
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

The fog of war clouds everything. Enemies lurk in the shadows, within the very fleet sworn to protect United Earth. Conspiracies and murder abound, and in the background.... The stalled alien invasion lurks. The Golgothic ship has burrowed deep into the core of Saturn's moon Titan, whose mass slowly but inexorably increases. The Dolmasi, once allies of United Earth in the Second Swarm War, now attack us, unhinged and without reason. And all the while, Admiral Shelby Proctor works to answer the most urgent questions of all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst book in the series

  • By Jeffery L. Williams on 09-18-17

The treachery continues.....

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

wished it would have been the final book but I hate politics politicians and generals even more...

  • The Vernal Memory

  • The Variant Saga, Book 4
  • By: JN Chaney
  • Narrated by: Steve Barnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Everlasting is on the brink of total war. As the terrorist organization known as Garden attempts to assassinate key members of the Leadership, another unseen hand has plans of its own. Back at the human outpost, Mei Curie and her team are working to create the ultimate cure for the Variant gas. But with the war raging deep within the city, the shield could collapse at any moment, killing millions. Time is of the essence. Meanwhile, Terry waits beneath Everlasting, having been rescued by Garden's forces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining book series!

  • By William P. R. on 11-01-18

Very entertaining book series!

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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: 11-01-18

I thorougly enjoyed read and listening I hope human kind proves to be this resilient

  • Buddhism: A Beginners Guide Book for True Self Discovery and Living a Balanced and Peaceful Life

  • Learn to Live in the Now and Find Peace from Within
  • By: Sam Siv
  • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

Find out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets, and its answers to the challenges of modern life. This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods, and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common sense and other worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In Case You Ever Wondered . . .

  • By Kathy on 02-22-16

Delightful and bright uplifting informative!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I really enjoyed this book, I was able to understand better some things I have been, doing, and found some practical help, and tools I could put into imediate use..

  • Stranger in a Strange Land

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,258

Stranger in a Strange Land tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, an earthling born and educated on Mars, who arrives on Earth with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man. Smith is destined to become a freak, a media commodity, a scam artist, a searcher, and finally, a messiah.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We live in the world this book made

  • By W. Seligman on 02-26-04

Thou art God? Strange view...

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Some what religiously philosophical...thought provoking unsettling, liked the love thy neighbor parts, causes one to question

  • Foundation's Edge

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799

At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. Now the two exiled citizens of the Foundation - a renegade Councilman and the doddering historian - set out in search of the mythical planet Earth. Meanwhile, someone - or something - outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the series so far

  • By Jeff on 08-03-16

Great book old but very relevant

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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: 01-30-18

I enjoyed this book very much even though it was written a long time ago the author was far thinking, looking forward to next in series

  • Foundation and Empire

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,831

The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece

  • By Lynwood on 06-17-12

I knew the Mule!

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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: 12-23-17

Great book as I knew it would be, looking forward to the next one. It was very interesting to see how some one viewed a future from 50 years past....

  • Damocles

  • By: S. G. Redling
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 864
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 857

When Earth is rocked by evidence that extraterrestrials may have seeded human DNA throughout the universe, a one-way expedition into deep space is mounted to uncover the truth. What linguist Meg Dupris and her crewmates aboard the Earth ship Damocles discover on Didet - a planet bathed in the near-eternal daylight of seven suns - is a humanoid race with a different language, a different look, and a surprisingly similar society. But here, it’s the "Earthers" who are the extraterrestrial invaders, and it’s up to Meg - a woman haunted by tragedy and obsessed with the power of communication - to find the key to establishing trust between the natives and the newcomers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What did I tell you about that pie!?

  • By Brian on 06-05-13

Was oK yes ?

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

story end missed something, didnt enjoy the audio voice for men wonder what happened loul

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,726
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,232

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but...

  • By Josh on 07-14-18

Are you brave enough? Question All your belief's

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Very compelling can be hard to accept, makes you think, if you can't deal with challenge to what you hold dear don't read..

  • Making Sense of the Bible

  • Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today
  • By: Adam Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible. The book begins with foundational questions such as: How and when was the Bible written? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? How literally must we read it? And, is the Bible ever wrong? From there, Hamilton considers the real questions people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and denominations alike

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book for the non-biblical scholar

  • By Matt on 05-27-14

Everything I had Hoped very Enlightening

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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: 09-21-17

Found this extremely helpfull and useful in struggles I was having. Made it possible to crystallize thoughts and feelings of my own helped in my faith and understanding. Must be open and willing to think hard if you want to read....

  • Meditations

  • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
  • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,633

One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent reading of an excellent classic

  • By David on 10-22-16

Was a good read gave much to ponder,

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-17

It was a bit rambling, much wisdom of ages, on universality of all things....

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