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Bennett

south lyon, MI, United States
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  • Why Evolution Is True

  • By: Jerry A. Coyne
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959

Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a fact. In all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design", there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned: the evidence, the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As great as everyone says it is

  • By Joseph on 12-01-10

excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-10

Jerry Coyne is a tremendous evolutionary scientist and truly a remarkable writer. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in science rather then dogma.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Life Decoded

  • My Genome - My Life
  • By: J. Craig Venter
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Growing up in California, J. Craig Venter didn't appear to have much of a future. An unremarkable student, he nearly flunked out of high school. After being drafted into the army, he enlisted in the Navy and went to Vietnam, where the life-and-death struggles he encountered as a medic piqued his interest in science and medicine. After pursuing his advanced degrees, Venter quickly established himself as a brilliant and outspoken scientist.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Take it with a Grain of Salt

  • By Roy on 06-02-09

The best scientist of our era!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-10

This book is by far the best book I've listened to on audible. As an aspiring scientist I found Craig Venter's story to be riveting and revealing.

  • Euclid's Window

  • The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
  • By: Leonard Mlodinow
  • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 300

Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space -- in the living room or in some other galaxy -- have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Eric on 08-13-10

Good book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-10

The author of this book was surprisingly funny. He did a good job bringing you through the history of geometry. I just have one question, Wheres Euler?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Science Fiction Favorites

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Isaac Asimov
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

This selection of some of Asimov's most enduring and unforgettable stories is read by the author himself. These vintage tales encompass the full range of Asimov's versatility, while displaying his puckish sense of humor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and personal

  • By Jeff on 04-03-03

awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-10

Truly a good sample of what this mans amazing brain can imagine. Absolutely worth your money.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Odyssey

  • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
  • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799

The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fagles yes, McKellen yes, Production NO!

  • By Vic on 06-13-14

Perfect!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-10

The translation is not overly wordy but still very eloquent. The narrarator is an absolutely perfect fit! This is the only book I've listen to the literraly had me yelling out with glee on more then one occasion!

WARNING - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP LISTENING TO THIS!

21 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Einstein

  • His Life and Universe
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,988

Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise: Two books in one!

  • By Henrik on 04-20-07

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-09

Walter Isaacson paints a complete, partial, realistic, beautiful picture of this most amazing mans life.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar

  • Basic Human Anatomy: The Beauty of Form and Function
  • By: Professor John K. Young
  • Narrated by: Professor John K. Young
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

The structures that lie beneath our skin represent a remarkable and beautiful assortment of biological mechanisms that are essential for our lives. However, we often take these structures for granted. In these 14 fascinating lectures, a basic overview of the human body, its physical features, biological systems, and general functioning will be presented for the benefit of anyone from budding medical students to curious laymen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well organized!

  • By Bennett on 11-20-09

Well organized!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-09

The author and read surely has a talent for not only human anatomy but teaching as well. A must listen for anyone who is lucky enough to be in possession of one of these remarkable machines known as the human body!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Once a Runner

  • By: John L. Parker Jr.
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522

Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, reading the book became a rite of passage for many runners, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding!

  • By Rick J. Mitchell on 03-28-10

motivating, inspiring.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-09

This book will take you to the limit. immpossible to put down! worth your money, every penny of it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • In Defense of Food

  • An Eater's Manifesto
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,118

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life and Death

  • By James on 06-03-10

Masterpiece!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-09

easy to follow, factual and exciting, Micheal Pollan delivers a must read for anyone who partakes in eating at anytime in their lives!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • On the Origin of Species

  • By: Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787

Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and a life-long committed Darwinist, abridges and reads this special audio version of Charles Darwin's famous book. A literally world-changing book, Darwin put forward the anti-religious and scientific idea that humans in fact evolved over millions of generations from animals, starting with fish, all the way up through the ranks to apes, then to our current form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect Abridgement

  • By M on 05-28-09

fact

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-09

Dawkins choses the best way to abridge this enlightening book. Darwins discovery of the fact of evolution is unfolded to you in an irrefutable that would convince doubters and fascinate anyone who has any intrest in learning our the secrets of life on earth.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful