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  • Future Crimes

  • Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It
  • By: Marc Goodman
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Marc Goodman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345

One of the world's leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes listeners deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you - and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book for all of us to help protect us

  • By Sandeep on 10-12-15

Must read

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

Reviewed: 03-24-15

This book should be a required read before anyone is allowed to use a computer, smart phone, or any other internet connected device.

  • People of the Book

  • A Novel
  • By: Geraldine Brooks
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197

This ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in 15th-century Spain.

When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding - an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair - only begin to unlock its deep mysteries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, fabulous, wonderful!!!

  • By Yvette on 03-13-09

A 5-star read...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-11

I was hesitant to buy this book because of the negative reviews regarding the narrator, but the subject interested me enough to take a chance. I'm glad I did -- in no way did Ms. Wren's reading take away from the story. It's true that many of the characters sounded very similar, but Ms. Wren's natural voice felt 'velvety smooth' and, for me, contributed to my overall enjoyment of the book.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Mudbound

  • By: Hillary Jordan
  • Narrated by: Ezra Knight, Kate Forbes, Joseph Collins, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709

Hillary Jordan's mesmerizing debut novel won the Bellwether Prize for fiction. A powerful piece of Southern literature, Mudbound takes on prejudice in its myriad forms on a Mississippi Delta farm in 1946. City girl Laura McAllen attempts to raise her family despite questionable decisions made by her husband. Tensions continue to rise when her brother-in-law and the son of a family of sharecroppers both return from WWII as changed men bearing the scars of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • May this South never rise again.

  • By Betty on 03-25-12

Perfect from start to finish...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-10

I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed, The Help. I say almost just because it wasn't as long. Like The Help, the different narrators in Mudbound added a level of enjoyment to the story that I would never have experienced had I read the book on my own. Once the story began, I did not stop listening nor did I need to 'rewind'. The story flows from the first sentence to the last, a 'down to earth (or mud)' kind of story that tugs at my heart long after I've finished.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Remarkable Creatures

  • By: Tracy Chevalier
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Parry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 426

From the moment she's struck by lightening as a baby, it is clear that Mary Anning is marked for greatness. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, she learns that she has "the eye"-and finds what no one else can see. When Mary uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip, and the scientific world alight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Book!

  • By Griffin on 02-01-10

A great experience

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-10

An all-round enjoyable read. The narration is just perfect for the story.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Born to Run

  • A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,414

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

I'm taking up running again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-09

Great book from start to finish. Narrator added the icing to this cake! I didn't want the book to end and ended up finding actual pictures of the participants in the race as well as some of the original articles from the author on the web. What an inspirational story.

  • The Thirteenth Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,342

All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once you finish it, you'll listen again!

  • By Cathleen on 10-05-06

Engaging, gothic tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-09

Diane Setterfield's writing is phenomenal and the readers did the prose justice. I might just buy the book to highlight some of the most moving passages about books and reading I've ever seen (or heard). I lost myself in the story and I could not stop listening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,804
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,681
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,694

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

A Perfect Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-09

Want to hear what a 'perfect' audible book sounds like? This is it. The narrators voices are perfect -- each reflects her character in ways I could never have imagined if I simply read the book on my own. I was constantly torn between rushing to find out what happened and slowing down because I did not want the story to end. I still hear the narrators voices days after I've finished.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful