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Summer Pounds

Madison Wisconsin
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  • Anathem

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, and others
  • Length: 32 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,828

In celebration of the week-long, once-in-a-decade rite of Apert, the fras and suurs prepare to venture outside the concent's gates - opening them wide at the same time to welcome the curious "extras" in. During his first Apert as a fra, Erasmus eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and family he hasn't seen since he was "collected". But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the perilous brink of cataclysmic change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Joe on 12-04-09

Best point of view for the multiple worlds theory

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

This world was unique to me. I've read well over 200 worlds in my lifetime and this, with its familiar yet bizarre cloisters and mores askew from mine succeeded in both intriguing and challenging me.
This kind of book is what hooked me on science fiction. There was a little Ray Bradbury buried in this book. I highly recommend it.

  • Agent to the Stars

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,837

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hollywood Agent Represents Stinky Aliens

  • By Bryan on 04-22-11

Funny, fun, brief and energetic.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

An nice imagination vacation. Enjoy a clever view on humanities shouts to the universe and what they bring to our doorstep.
its smelly, sarcastic. and alot like your uncle Joe.

  • Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,883

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Shrike Awaits. Enter The Time Tombs...

  • By Michael on 10-13-12

Social Drama

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

Reviewed: 01-17-16

I was carried along by thepromise of all the oddities and secrets the writer hinted at being revealed. They were not. I hope there is a sequel because this group of character studies wasnt satisfying on its own.

  • To Sell Is Human

  • The Surprising Truth about Moving Others
  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than 15 million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight. Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, perhaps better in print

  • By Cari Rich on 07-26-15

the voice gets numbing

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

content is good. The voice performance makes me feel that everything is equally punctuated. Its my.advice to take it one chapter at a time.

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