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  • Dewey Andreas, Book 1
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,017

There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.COULD NOT PUT THIS ONE DOWN. MUST READ!

  • By Constance on 11-09-10

Good concept but Hardy Boy's Level Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

I wanted to like this book more, but it disappointed overall with a simplistic Hardy Boy's level of writing that I could not get past. The author does not seem to have much experience with how government law enforcement actually works and the book was surprisingly hateful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wild

  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,244

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I Took the Trip

  • By FanB14 on 04-08-13

Very Best Book oh the Year

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Reviewed: 10-10-15

The movie was great, but the book was outstanding! I could not put it down once I started and actually lost a lot of sleep stay up late reading. Just added hiking the PCT to my bucket list.

  • The Gen Z Effect

  • The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business
  • By: Tom Koulopoulous, Dan Keldsen
  • Narrated by: Tom Koulopoulous, Dan Keldsen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

The Gen Z Effect provides a mind-bending view of why we will need to embrace Gen Z as the last, best hope for taking on the world's biggest challenges and opportunities, and how you can prepare yourself and your business for the greatest era of disruption, prosperity, and progress the world has ever experienced.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t buy this audiobook

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-13-19

Great read for leaders wanting to stay relevant

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

The Gen Z effect is about more than just spanning generation gaps, it's about staying relevant through continually learning and challenging your beliefs and assumptions.

  • Hard Choices

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Chalfant, Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 26 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,105

Hillary Rodham Clinton's inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Senior Stateswoman in need of Editor

  • By Cynthia on 07-20-14

An Excellent book on Modern History

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed reading this book! It is amazing how much diplomacy goes on that you never hear about. As you read this book you'll learn about world history happening right now, which helps shed light on and add context to current events. Reading this book has given me a much great appreciation for the role of Secretary of State and the critical role that diplomacy plays in our international strategy.

Regardless of your political views, this book is a great read! After reading this book though, I have to say that am very glad to have had Hillary Clinton serve as our Secretary of State and I know that our country has benefited greatly from her contributions.

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • A Manual for Creating Atheists

  • By: Peter Boghossian
  • Narrated by: Peter Boghossian
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith - and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, this audiobook offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith - but for talking them out of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The first atheist missionary

  • By Paul on 03-18-14

The Definitive Guide

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-14

Articulately written and well researched, Peter Boghossian breaks it down into its simplest terms. I only wish I would have benefited from his wisdom earlier in my life and broken free sooner. Highly recommend both for yourself and as a gift for friends.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist

  • By: Michael Shermer, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Shermer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063

Despite our best efforts, we're all vulnerable to believing things without using logic or having proper evidence—and it doesn't matter how educated or well read we are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good start to critical thinking

  • By Feisty Donut on 11-11-13

One Truely Great Course

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Reviewed: 09-14-13

Wow was this a great lecture! Shermer is an interesting speaker and I found it hard to stop listening. This course should be on the list of required freshmen courses for all college students. As a skeptic in training myself, this course helped equip me with some important new tools that I know I'll be able to use at home in everyday life and in business.

21 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Inferno

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,801

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, compelling

  • By Happy Woman on 09-15-16

A Serious Page Turner

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-13

I really enjoyed this audio book. Dan Brown does a masterful job of creating a complex mystery that is hard to put down, woven with fascinating historical and architectural details and Christian religious mythology. I love books where you that are so entertaining, while educational as well.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,881

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Laughed so hard, I nearly coughed up a lung!!

  • By Private. on 08-02-12

Captivating!

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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: 04-07-13

What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

I thought the narration was a perfect fit for the book. The book itself is very rich. It is one of those books with depth and complexity.

What did you like best about this story?

It was a great story of attraction and desire. Deep and rich and full of surprises.

What does Becca Battoe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her sensual voice is perfect for this story. See seems to get the book and has a perfect way of telling the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Create a Mind

  • The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
  • By: Ray Kurzweil
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times best seller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary. A pioneering inventor and theorist, he has explored for decades how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now, in his much-anticipated How to Create a Mind, he takes this exploration to the next step: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works, then applying that knowledge to create vastly intelligent machines.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Read the Wikipedia article, don't bother with the book

  • By Liz on 09-24-15

Amazing

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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: 02-02-13

What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Create a Mind?

Want to learn why Siri is so accurate at natural speech recognition? You will be amazed at just how far our understanding of the brain has gone. We really are approaching a time where computers will become intelligent and learn just like humans. Wow!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. It is a very deep topic, but fascinating and I found I could not put it down.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Physics of the Future

  • How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku - the New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible - gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over 300 of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of revolutionary developments taking place....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Content, Irritating Reader

  • By Dirk Turgid on 12-15-11

Very Interesting and Enjoyable Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-12

What made the experience of listening to Physics of the Future the most enjoyable?

While I find it very interesting to think about where science and technology will take us in the future, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned about what is currently being worked on. Kaku covers a very wide range of topics and has given me some great ideas for future reading!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I definately found it hard to put down and ended up losing some sleep because I couldn't stop listening.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful