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William Ness

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  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

  • How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
  • By: Steven Novella, Bob Novella - contributor, Cara Santa Maria - contributor, and others
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 446

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is your map through this maze of modern life. Here Dr. Steven Novella and friends will explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies, and conspiracy theories - from anti-vaccines to homeopathy, UFO sightings to N-rays. You'll learn the difference between science and pseudoscience, essential critical thinking skills, ways to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy co-worker of yours, and how to combat sloppy reasoning, bad arguments, and superstitious thinking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demon Haunted World 2.0

  • By Daniel Sean Osborne on 10-04-18

Of course I’m giving them a 5 star review!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

I agree with them in everything they have to say! Doing so sucks though, as I have nothing to argue with them about.

  • Aurora

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,523
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,333

A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By ewreirct on 07-14-15

This story is like April weather.

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

Reviewed: 09-14-15

The story comes in strong then whimpers out. Disappointing ending spoiled the entire story line.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Biography
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    Length: 46 mins
    115 ratings
    Overall 3.7
  • Biography

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • By: A&E Television Networks
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Meet the man who went from Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Forces, Europe, in WWII to Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. during the Cold War 1950s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unsung Greatness

  • By Me & My Girls on 10-21-14

Review

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-08

Outstanding in every way! I found all of the Biographies to be well researched, written and presented!

  • The Jedburghs

  • The Secret History of the Allied Special Forces, France 1944
  • By: Will Irwin
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

The first full history of the pioneering Special Forces units of World War II, dropped behind German lines into France to assist with the D-Day landings, told by a former U.S. Special Forces colonel with unique access to surviving veterans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed It

  • By Alex on 01-19-06

Review

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-08

This is a great book! The reader is OK to listen to, but mispronounces many words, terms and places.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The First Heroes

  • The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid
  • By: Craig Nelson
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Immediately after Japan's December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt sought to restore the honor of the United States with a dramatic act of vengeance: a retaliatory bombing raid on Tokyo itself. In those early days of World War II, America was ill-prepared for any sort of warfare. But FDR was not to be dissuaded, and at his bidding a squadron of scarcely trained army fliers, led by the famous daredevil Jimmy Doolittle, set forth on what everyone regarded as a suicide mission.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic Attempt

  • By William on 07-20-04

Review

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-08

I found the text to be intelligently written and informative. I did not like the reader though. When quoting, he tried to sound like Bogie and other 40s and 50s charactors! He also made many quotes to sound like hick southerners with little education. I'm sure this isn't the case. There were also too many mispronounced words and places. I will be looking out for this reader in the future and avoid him.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bravest Man

  • The Story of Richard O'Kane & U.S. Submariners in the Pacific War
  • By: William Tuohy
  • Narrated by: E.H. Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Tuohy follows Richard O'Kane, America's undersea ace of aces, and a few fearless submariners, during the U.S. submarine war in the Pacific. This grueling battle saw 10 million tons of Japanese shipping sunk by U.S. submarines, but the cost to the U.S. Navy was one in five of its boats, the highest casualty rate of the U.S. armed services.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great details of WWII Submarine Patrols

  • By James B. Cookinham on 02-13-05

Great story!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-07

I have read this book previously and found it to be well written and informative. I found the audio version to be boring to listen to because there was no emotion by the reader when called for. In a flat monotone voice, the reader lessened the impact to a drone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful