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William Shelby

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Lullaby audiobook cover art

Eeeeek!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Not for parents of young children. Glad it was short. Laughed at then to relieve my nerves.

Feeding the Dragon audiobook cover art

A beautiful story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-18

It was a beautiful story and read with love. I'll want to listen to it again soon.

Second Nature audiobook cover art

Michael Pollan makes me feel smarter.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-18

In this book, as in every book of his I have read, Michael Pollan puts my experiences and aspirations into words I have not had the capacity (or time) to develop. He tells me how I feel about my garden, about the food I eat, and how to open my mind. And sometimes what he tells me about myself are my own original thoughts.

He writes with great ease and I feel like he is speaking right to me. He does his homework and he puts deep thought into the interconnectedness of everything with everything else in time and space. In a world that seems to value intellectual growth less and less, Michael Pollan makes it virtuous again. How else will we be better than we are if we don't explore where we have been, why we have built the conventions of our societies in the way we have, and why we should re-think them to fit our lives and times?

Wide Open audiobook cover art

Stands the test of time for alt lifestyles.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Things haven't changed much in the last 50 years. This study is still very relevant to people interested in alternative lifestyles.

My First Summer in the Sierra audiobook cover art

Very taxonomic

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18

There are some great snippets, but mostly descriptions of Flora, fauna, and geology in scientific terms that the average listener may not be looking for. Still love John Muir though.

Dark Matter audiobook cover art

A good story to get lost in on a long commute.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18

A good story to get lost in on a long commute between my two worlds.

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Project Pope audiobook cover art

Surprisingly good story. Stands the test of time.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-18

Would love to have had a sequel to it. Might even make a good movie if Hollywood doesn't over think it.

At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition] audiobook cover art

Need a minor in Geology to really enjoy.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Long detailed descriptions, but an interesting fiction that stands up despite it's age. Not too scary though.