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  • Wolves of the Calla

  • Dark Tower V
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,939

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland's youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future's only promise. Followers of Stephen King's epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers; and Oy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By Ronald on 12-05-03

King at his best!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

The Dark Tower Series is such an excellent story and this is as well. The narrator does a good job though he's not as good as Frank Muller was on the other books. I highly recommend this to any and everyone.

  • The Dark Tower II

  • The Drawing of the Three
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,684
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,315

In this second volume, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New York - here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. They also become the companions, forming a ka-tet, who will assist him on his quest to save the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Megan on 08-09-16

So great

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I've read this previously and just listened to it for the first time. It's even better the second time. If you haven't read this, what are you waiting for?

  • Rising Strong

  • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,594
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,090

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

  • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the insights that the author shared. And has helped me to see myself differently and I would highly recommend this to everyone.

  • The Drug Hunters

  • The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines
  • By: Donald R. Kirsch PhD, Ogi Ogas PhD
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909

The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity - by chewing, brewing, and snorting - some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful substances. Ötzi the Iceman, the 5,000-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines and Bronze Age medicine, a worm-killing birch fungus, knotted to his leggings.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Aargh!

  • By Curmud the prof on 05-20-17

Really interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I really enjoyed this look into the discovery of drugs. Helps show the challenge of finding new medicines and gives a good look at the history of several well known drugs

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hunter

  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006

They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares. Now, the luckiest Cits live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the hideous monsters fighting to break through.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Story Vs The Narrator

  • By James on 06-08-17

Okay I guess

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

the story was just okay. It wasn't awful when it had moments, but it was nothing to write home about. as for the narrator, she was average as well. I had a hard time when she did the male voices they just seemed annoying. I doubt I will read the other books in the series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last Year

  • By: Robert Charles Wilson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 536

In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's Last Year, the technology exists to open doorways into the past - but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can be reached only once. After a passageway is open, it's the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can't be reopened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • didn't think I would like it...

  • By Pree Bee on 05-05-18

Fun book

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

I found the plot to be intriguing. The concept of a portal back to post civil war America was an interesting backdrop. Scott Brick is always a great narrator and didn't disappoint.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Everything Store

  • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,879

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the honesty!

  • By Paul on 01-29-14

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Amazon is such a dominant company and this book gives a great view into Jeff Bezos and the history of the company. This seemed to paint a fair picture. It also made me glad I don't work there!

  • The Dark Tower I

  • The Gunslinger
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,975
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,942

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most powerful creations: Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long prologue

  • By Becky on 07-29-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

I read this once about 10 years ago and decided to listen to it this time. Still just as excellent. I would highly recommend you join Roland on his journey to the Dark Tower.

  • Station Eleven

  • By: Emily St. John Mandel
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,839
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,840

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Alternative Dystopian Viewpoint

  • By CScott on 12-20-16

Really enjoyed this

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

I didn't expect to enjoy this but I did. I enjoyed how it moved back in forth in the story and the post apocalyptic setting.

  • Fire and Rain

  • The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970
  • By: David Browne
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

January 1970: the Beatles assemble one more time to put the finishing touches on Let It Be; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are wrapping up Déjà Vu; Simon and Garfunkel are unveiling Bridge Over Troubled Water; James Taylor is an upstart singer-songwriter who's just completed Sweet Baby James. Over the course of the next twelve months, their lives---and the world around them---will change irrevocably.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating information, easy to listen

  • By NCKitkat on 07-28-11

Loved this!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

I wasn't even alive during 1970, but I grew up listening to all these artists. This story helped give background to the world during this time and also the lives of the artists. I was thoroughly engrossed in this and felt the author did a tremendous job taking me back to this time period.