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  • The New York Times Digest

  • By: The New York Times
  • Narrated by: Mark Moran
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,462
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110

It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t remove from my phone

  • By Ludacris on 05-31-19

I'm so glad this is on audible

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-09-19

honestly, this is the only reason I've kept my audible subscription. I was about to delete it until I saw the NYT digest.

  • Shadow of the Giant

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Full Cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,439

Bean, once the smallest student at the Battle School, and Ender Wiggin's right hand, has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he wishes for a safe place to build a family, something he has never known, but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies; old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

Risk in Story Form

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Reviewed: 03-03-19

this may be my favorite book in the Enderverse. It felt like listening to a brilliant game of Risk. I wasn't a huge fan of the last book, but this is the Shadow book I was hoping for.

  • Shadow Puppets

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,780

Best selling SF author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth.

Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Amy on 06-19-04

not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I wasn't a huge fan, but the ending was great. Beans struggle for children was... well... a little boring.

  • Ender's Shadow

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, full cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,665
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,116
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,159

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Card

  • By L. on 10-10-05

maybe than Enders Game

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Reviewed: 01-19-19

I may have enjoyed this more than Enders Game. The book covers a lot of ground but is interesting and uniquely it's own for a companion novel.

  • Children of the Mind

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,801

The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: a large colony of humans; the Pequeninos; and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. Once again, the enemy (the Starways Congress) has gathered a fleet and is threatening to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, is trying to save the three sentient species of Lusitania, but the Starways Congress is destroying the computer world she lives in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Clear Schools of thought.

  • By EFH52 on 01-03-05

Mixed feelings

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Reviewed: 12-31-18

As a philosophical exploration, this was intriguing. I'm not sure how I feel about the stories ending. I wasn't disappointed exactly, but I thought it could have been better.

  • The Righteous Mind

  • Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,432

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This should give you pause.

  • By Floyd Clark on 10-26-15

A Timely Book

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Reviewed: 12-24-18

This may be the most important book written in my lifetime. If Haidt is right about the moral mind, and I believe he is, then we have a starting point for individual and institutional change. Few things have been more costly in modern US history than the deepening division that prevents us from solving our most basic problems. While the global trend is increasing democracy and increasing peace, the U.S. is stagnating, and by some indicators declining despite having more monetary resources than almost any other nation. Haidt's research and narrative should guide American politics. And if we have an ounce of rationality, it will.

  • Xenocide

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,484

Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • full of passion

  • By David on 06-13-04

philosophical beauty

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Reviewed: 12-20-18

this was a beautiful book. I am going to have to read it again. and again.

  • How to Be Here

  • A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living
  • By: Rob Bell
  • Narrated by: Rob Bell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936

Each of us was created for something great - we just need to figure out what it is and find the courage to do it. Whether it's writing the next great American novel, starting a business, or joining a band, Rob Bell wants to help us make those dreams become reality. Our path is ours and ours alone to pursue, he reminds us, and in doing so we derive great joy because we are living our passions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but not a stand alone.

  • By Britt Hennings on 06-15-16

Rob Bell

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Reviewed: 12-10-18

Every time I read another Rob Bell book I think "this is my favorite Rob Bell book." And this was no exception.

  • Speaker for the Dead

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,578

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 12-09-18

Ender's game was entertaining, but Speaker for the Dead was enlightening, entertaining, and heart wrenching. This book is brilliance.

  • The Monkey Wrench Gang

  • By: Edward Abbey
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921

Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power - taking on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A desert classic that will draw you in

  • By Mark on 05-20-15

not bad

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-27-18

not bad, but I had higher expectations. The introduction was my favorite part to be honest. Great ending though.