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Tyler Curtain

Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Matter

  • Culture, Book 8
  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one man it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one - maybe two - people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What happened to Peter Kenny?

  • By Bill on 01-18-16

Slow, much build up, little payoff.

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

I love the Culture but this quasi medieval world was mostly boring and the ending not motivated.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Call Me by Your Name

  • A Novel
  • By: André Aciman
  • Narrated by: Armie Hammer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,481

Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By Nico L. on 10-07-17

Armie Hammer is just terrific

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I loved every moment of Hammer's reading of this book. He makes the story his own, the characters change subtly under his hands even when there are echoes of Timothée Chalamet or Michael Stuhlbarg or even his own filmic performance in his voice. The end snuck up on me, leaving me in tears, and his reading of those last lines make sense of them to me in a way that my own first reading did not.

Bravo, Armie.

  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,173

Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it even more than the film!

  • By Bella on 01-23-14

Stephen King is our Charles Dickens

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

Terrific performance of a beautiful book. Lyrical, moving, terrifying, and deeply sad. Thank you, Mr. King.

  • In Search of Sir Thomas Browne

  • The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind
  • By: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682) was an English writer, physician, and philosopher whose work has inspired everyone form Ralph Waldo Emerson to Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf to Stephen Jay Gould. In an intellectual adventure akin to Sarah Bakewell's book on Montaigne, How to Live, Hugh Aldersey-Williams sets off not just to tell the story of Browne's life but also to champion his skeptical nature and inquiring mind for our own age.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is a travelog

  • By Tyler Curtain on 03-02-17

This is a travelog

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-17

Nothing interesting or informative about Th. Brown. What a disappointment. Don't buy it. Just. Don't.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Naked Statistics

  • Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • By: Charles Wheelan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,003

From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Basic, but very well explained

  • By Philo on 05-17-13

Terrific explanations, terrific narrator.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

I loved this audiobook. I have taken advanced stats courses, yet found new ways of thinking about well-worn tools. Funny, warm, and intuitive. Yay.

  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,584
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,989

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck people?

  • By Mbot on 03-12-17

Well, it's um, well.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

Is it good? Well it certainly is one way to pass the time. The performance is wonderful. Too bad the voice actors had to read this.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Spinoza in 90 Minutes

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Spinoza's brilliant metaphysical system was derived neither from reality nor experience. Starting from basic assumptions, with a series of geometric proofs he built a universe which was also God, one and the same thing, the classic example of pantheism. Although his system seems an oddity today, Spinoza's conclusions are deeply in accord with modern thought, from science (the holistic ethics of today's ecologists) to politics (the idea that the state exists to protect the individual).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Useful for the Beginner

  • By Jesse on 05-06-06

Hilarious

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

Weak in philosophy, fun biography. Perfect voice actor. irritating when it makes basic philosophical mistakes.