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  • White Plague

  • By: James Abel
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006

In the remote, frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, the high-powered and technically advanced submarine U.S.S. Montana is in peril. Adrift and in flames, the boat - and the entire crew - could be lost. The only team close enough to get to them in time is led by Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I think I feel a fever coming on....

  • By Matthew on 01-16-15

Fine Entertainment

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-15

Great details, gripping excitement, sabotage and a slippery virus = awesome arctic thrills! Two enthusiastic thumbs up.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Emperor of All Maladies

  • A Biography of Cancer
  • By: Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,680

Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular!

  • By Paul on 11-25-10

Worthwhile Journey through the History of Cancer

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-15

Appreciated Dr. Mukherjee's accessible science; thoroughly enjoyed his numerous fascinating historical anecdotes. I would have hoped for the inclusion of more current personal stories, but all in all excellent work.

  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

  • A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
  • By: Jeff Hobbs
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947

When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert's life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone Should Read this Book

  • By oldmanwagner on 12-02-14

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-14

What did you love best about The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace?

"The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" is a tremendous accomplishment. I offer my deepest gratitude to Jeff Hobbs for his unflinching narrative and devotion to detail. Though I cannot agree with the brief criticism (inconsiderable, in my opinion, set side by side with the scope of this work), The New York Times' Anand Giridharadas wrote the following of the book, perhaps the closest and best encapsulation I've found: "It deserves a turn in the nation’s pulpit from which it can beg us to see the third world America in our midst. Robert Peace, who called his mother “my heart,” was her only and beloved son. But he was our son, too. We are the wondrous country that made him a Yale man. We are the wanting country where even that wasn’t enough to spare him."

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Sixth Extinction

  • An Unnatural History
  • By: Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,217

A major audiobook about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes. Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lifts you out of the ordinary

  • By Regina on 04-28-14

Tremendous Nonfiction

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-14

Any additional comments?

Elizabeth Kolbert's "The Sixth Extinction" ranks among my top five nonfiction audio books. Closest in content comparison would be Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything", a title I read in hard copy. Anne Twomey's narration is brisk, confident, and unaffected, highlighting the author's excellent and thorough reporting. I was particularly struck by a scientist's description of the difference between modern humans and neanderthals ("madness") - I won't ruin it with a rewrite here, it was too fantastic. Highly recommend to devotees of nonfiction and fiction alike.