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  • DMT: The Spirit Molecule

  • A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences
  • By: Rick Strassman
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030

From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. government–approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected 60 volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. His detailed account of those sessions is an extraordinarily riveting inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. DMT, a plant-derived chemical found in the psychedelic Amazon brew ayahuasca, is also manufactured by the human brain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scientific study induced Consciousness experience

  • By Diana on 02-18-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 09-10-15

This book was unbelievable! It was almost spiritual. Not a book about drugs, in the way you think. It was a book about life from a scientific point of view, dealing with psychedelics. Quite amazing

  • 61 Hours

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,564

A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make sure you have time before you start

  • By Gustavo on 05-25-10

Another Reacher Puzzle

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

Reviewed: 05-16-13

When I bought this book there was only 1 review of it and it was a bad one. I only mention this, because after listening to the book, I don't agree. Is this the best Reacher book ever? No. However, this is another book in the series that gives you a deeper look into who Reacher is and why he is who he is. I'm personally listening to all of these books and found this to be a great book. Don't let a bad review send you running.

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    Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    4,328 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Without Fail

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,416

Jack Reacher is approached by a Secret Service agent who needs a favor. "I want to hire you to assassinate the Vice President of the United States," she asks. She is the newly appointed head of the VP's security detail and wants Reacher to try to penetrate her team's shield. He has the skills and the stealth and no one knows him. How else can she be sure her protection is truly effective?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Series is getting better.

  • By Joseph on 12-04-10

Awesome As Usual

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

I'm a HUGE fan of this series. I like the way that Lee Child changes up his narration point of view from book to book. I also like that any one could jump in at any book in the series and not feel left out. (*Nor does he over do repeating things already known by faithful readers.) Just a great read! Dick Hill is really good too. I'm not as down and out on the other narrator as some people reviewed. Both have strong and week points. But the story really speaks for itself!

  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

  • By: Edmund Morris
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 26 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124

Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001, marked the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, excellent narrator.

  • By Chris M on 11-11-10

WOW

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

Reviewed: 11-26-12

I got this on a whim. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER HEARD! Get this book. Its really amazing!

  • Searching for the Sound

  • My Life with the Grateful Dead
  • By: Phil Lesh
  • Narrated by: Phil Lesh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Phil Lesh first met Jerry Garcia in 1959 in the clubs of Palo Alto, California. At Garcia's suggestion, Lesh learned to play the electric bass and joined him in a new group that blended R&B, country, and rock 'n' roll with an experimental fervor never before heard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Searching for the Sound

  • By Brad Zerkel on 04-29-05

A musical tread

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

What was one of the most memorable moments of Searching for the Sound?

I really like how Lesh looked back over the events of the dead and spoke more about what was going on culturally at the time, rather than at how the band was feeling at every moment.

Have you listened to any of Phil Lesh’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yep.... But I think this was his first book.

Any additional comments?

This book is not just about the music and the drugs. It's a real eye opener on one man's philosophy. Lesh does a great job covering a ton of material, and being more than open about his own short comings or disclosing an event as a "how he remembered it" depiction. If you like the Dead or just a fan of music or the 60s, 70s, 80s and their culture, this book would be a good read for you.

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  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,742

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

A classic from my childhood

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

Would you listen to Ender's Game again? Why?

YES! I read this book in high school. I really think it's just a great book. You like the hunger games???... take a look at the original!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really like them all.

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,591

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

The only bad part to this book, is having to wait.

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

If you could sum up A Dance with Dragons in three words, what would they be?

Amazing
HUGE
Captivating

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Dance with Dragons?

Seriously? All of it! This book is HUGE! But Dotrice keeps it interesting and the plot thickens so much in this book!!! READ IT!!!!!

Have you listened to any of Roy Dotrice’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, all of this series. Not as good to be honest. He changed the voices of a couple of main characters not only from all the other books, but half way through this one as well. With that being said, I would listen to NO ONE ELSE tell these tails. He's juggling 30 something characters! He really makes these books for me. I hope that he gets into reading other stories.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but I enjoyed every minute of it.

Any additional comments?

I can’t say I have ever been a big book on tape guy, but now with all the traveling I do, I’m really into it! This was one of my first series and I think it will be hard to beat! Get into these books, and if you know of any other amazing series please let me know!