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Christine Currie

Santa Cruz, CA United States
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  • On a Farther Shore

  • The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
  • By: William Souder
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
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    4 out of 5 stars 20
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    4 out of 5 stars 20

Published on the 50th anniversary of her seminal book Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement. Carson loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, including the international best seller The Sea around Us. But it was with her fourth book, Silent Spring, that this unassuming biologist transformed our relationship with the natural world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elegantly written about a great author

  • By Jean on 02-15-14

A GREAT story

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Reviewed: 03-26-18

I loved the opportunity to learn more about this great woman and fantastic brainiac....I’ve been a fan for a long time..with a bigger appreciation now after this nice read

  • Pacific

  • Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
  • By: Simon Winchester
  • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

Best-selling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature. Winchester's personal experience is vast and his storytelling second to none. And his historical understanding of the region is formidable, making Pacific a paean to this magnificent sea of beauty, myth, and imagination that is transforming our lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ponderous hard to keep attention

  • By Mark on 01-01-16
  • Pacific
  • Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
  • By: Simon Winchester
  • Narrated by: Simon Winchester

deliciously salty

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Reviewed: 03-26-18

I brought this along on a recent ocean crossing. Sailors and land lubbers alike will be entertained by this great writer.. I learned more about the nuclear testing and the health of the ocean from this era explored than any other history book.
I love the author and his entire body of work.
Like history ? You’ll enjoy this work. cc

  • Savage Harvest

  • A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art
  • By: Carl Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 205
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    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in remote New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world, and even Michael's powerful, influential family, guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 'Safe Return Doubtful'

  • By Mel on 03-30-14

great adventure

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Reviewed: 03-26-18

I loved being along for the ride with a delicious mix of history, geography and art to round out great adventure travel tales

  • The Last Wild Men of Borneo

  • A True Story of Death and Treasure
  • By: Carl Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary "Wild Men of Borneo". One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization - or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times best-selling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world's last Eden, where the lines between sinner, saint, and myth converge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • adventure is my bedtime story

  • By Christine Currie on 03-26-18

adventure is my bedtime story

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Reviewed: 03-26-18

love love love this work. great storytelling with much to glean along art history and travel

  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,373
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,793

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

  • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

genius loves company

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Reviewed: 01-11-18

It’s a theme of the author to cover so called genius so I knew the basic thread, as an artist and writer that swims with like minded creatives this gave me a nice backdrop departure for a bigger cultural touchstone.

I enjoyed the story, and borrowed the hard copy from a friend to enjoy the visual examples the author included.

  • Behave

  • The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
  • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459

Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful, but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful

  • By Doug Hay on 07-27-17

Thank-you Dr. Sapolsky

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Reviewed: 11-27-17

You make Science so fantastically compelling this is a go to return and enjoy audible book that's always one I recommend . Hooray Science.

  • Difficult Women

  • By: Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 166

The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solid good writing, but not a great collection

  • By Anna H on 07-31-17

Roxanne Gay=Wow Writing

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Reviewed: 11-27-17

Clear to all that read Ms Gay, her ability to capture the essence of a moment refreshes my faith in humanity. There's a lot to be said for those of us that fit the title. Great work.

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  • The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

  • Complete Collection
  • By: Lydia Davis
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron, Thérèse Plummer, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers, a storyteller celebrated for her emotional acuity, her formal inventiveness, and her ability to capture the mind in overdrive. She has been called "an American virtuoso of the short story form" ( Salon.com ) and "one of the quiet giants... of American fiction" ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ). This volume contains all her stories to date, from the acclaimed "Break It Down" (1986) to the 2007 National Book Award nominee "Varieties of Disturbance".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Scribe

  • By Christine Currie on 11-27-17

Masterful Scribe

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Reviewed: 11-27-17

Lydia Davis has a knack for the short, she's a keen eye of precious life .
If I could be trapped on an island with only one book this might be it.

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  • The Neurobiology of 'We'

  • How Relationships, the Mind, and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

If you think your brain and mind are one, think again. According to the interpersonal neurobioligy pioneer Daniel J. Siegel, the mind actually emerges out of the interaction between your brain and relationships. Now, with The Neurobiology of "We", Dr. Siegel invites you on a journey to discover this revolutionary new model of human development - one that can positively transform trauma, move you from stress to calm and equanimity, and promote well-being for you, your family, or even your community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • among the best

  • By a human being on 01-19-15

Lose The Top Down Judgement

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Reviewed: 11-27-17

Regain that curious end of the spectrum as a mental readjust-
Loved this audio book. You will too if you have an interest in the science behind why we do what we do.

  • The Rules Do Not Apply

  • A Memoir
  • By: Ariel Levy
  • Narrated by: Ariel Levy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 547

A gorgeous, darkly humorous memoir for listeners of Cheryl Strayed about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention, based on this award-winning writer's New Yorker article "Thanksgiving in Mongolia".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Selfishly Entitled

  • By thawriter on 08-05-17

A Punch To Your Heart

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Reviewed: 04-24-17

Loved the honesty Loved the writing. Ms. Levy is a rare breed of brains, guts and big appetite for life. Love her game to explore personality wrapped in humility poured onto the page.

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