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Markm99

Chicago, IL
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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,500
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,387

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Not Dan Brown’s best

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Entertaining. I felt the climax was a major letdown.
Interesting aspects. Worth a listen but set lower expectations than his other works.

  • Secret of Mental Math Arithmetic

  • 70 Secrets to Super Speed Calculation Amazing Math Tricks
  • By: Jason Scotts
  • Narrated by: Kirk Hanley
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 18

No matter how simple it may be, solving mathematical equations can be a challenge for quite a number of persons Through his book titled Secret of Mental Math Arithmetic: 70 Secrets to Super Speed Calculation Amazing Math Tricks, Jason Scotts seeks to provide the solution to those mathematical problems.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Useful!

  • By Markm99 on 03-10-14

Not Useful!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-14

Would you try another book from Jason Scotts and/or Kirk Hanley?

No

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

Unfortunately, this audiobook is basicallly worthless. It only cost ~$2 but I want it back. 45 minutes = short. 70 tips include using rounding to truncate off decimals and 80 is very close to 79. Says that the Internet is a good resource. It sounds like this is someone's "post-college" try to make a little money writing a "booklet".

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Catch-22

  • By: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Jay O. Sanders
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,661
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,678

Catch-22 is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. (He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenominal Reading - Story and Damn Funny

  • By Phil on 04-11-09

Terrible story- ridiculous

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

What disappointed you about Catch-22?

One of the worst stories I've heard. It couldn't end soon enough. Maybe an abridged version would be tolerable.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Staying Up, Up, Up in a Down, Down World

  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Zig Ziglar, one of the nation's greatest motivators, provides words of hope and encouragement that will equip readers to successfully face daily challenges. It has been said that when the going gets tough, the hopeful keep going. That's because hope is the great activator, in other words, people with it take action to realize their goals. But many times the daily grind can be a hope-killer, so Zig Ziglar offers a solution!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Entirely religious material - Not what I expected

  • By Patrick on 01-16-06

Love Ziglar, Just Not This Book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-08

I really love Zig Ziglar's material; however, this one falls flat. It sounds like someone knocked the wind out of him. It's monotonous and doesn't present anything new. I would highly recommend other Ziglar works; just not this one.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Audiobook)

  • A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
  • By: The Writers of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jon Stewart
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,230

Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Runs hot and cold..but when it's hot...it's hot

  • By Connie on 09-06-04

Boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-05

Agree with the others - Love Stewart on TV, but this book is Boring!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful