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  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,189

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Over too soon!

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

Reviewed: 11-19-15

I loved it. If say it was similar to The Martian except that it ended too soon. Not that it wasn't fully wrapped up, just that I loved the characters and premise and want so much more. Highly recommended.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,608

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

Awesomely awesome

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

It's like you were hanging out with Jenny in a coffee shop. Well, maybe that's not a good idea because you would spit your coffee *everywhere* because she is HILARIOUS. And it's probably really unlikely because Jenny is too busy with her new-found fame going to book tours and hiding in pillow forts to deal with the increased anxiety of the book tours and you wouldn't want to ask her to coffee because you wouldn't want to be that one last thing that pushed her over the edge of too much to deal with. So you might see her at your local coffee shop but be too worried due to your own imposter syndrome to risk any of this.

So just buy this audiobook, make yourself a decaf coffee (because you CLEARLY don't need any more caffeine at this point) and sit and listen to the coffee date you wish were possible. You will get up feeling much better. I promise.

  • The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Bob Walter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 33

"More years ago than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So begins The Language God Talks, Herman Wouk's gem on navigating the divide between science and religion. In one rich, compact volume, Wouk draws on stories from his life as well as on key events from the 20th century to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose faith serves, and how scientific fact fits into the picture.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By daogier on 08-15-11

Meh

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-11

Not what I expected. If you are a fan of his other works it would be interesting to see how the seed of this work was sowed years ago and hear about how he wrote the others, but there't nothing new here and it plods along. The main thesis of his views on religion aren't even in the book, but in an appendix which is a reprint from an earlier work. Not worth the time, really. . .

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Grand Design

  • By: Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962

The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself, once the province of philosophy, now occupy the territory where scientists, philosophers, and theologians meet—if only to disagree. In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hawking succeeds in mind-blowing physics, real

  • By Brandi on 10-14-10

Couldn't finish it

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

Reviewed: 11-12-10

Loved "A Brief History of Time" but hated this. Maybe it's the addition of the co-author, but I found this too be condescending and arrogant. Where previously Hawking would give theories on what could be known and left to us what could not be (i.e. what happened before the big bang). Here he overreaches and denies our own individuality based on quantum physics and bluntly says if you disagree you are a superstitious relic. I tried, I really did, for 2 or 3 hours, but eventually had to give in.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful