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  • The Dark Tower IV

  • Wizard and Glass
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 27 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,339

In this fourth volume, Roland, Eddie, Susannah, and Jake survive Blaine the Mono's final crash, only to find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, one that has been ravaged by the superflu virus. While following the deserted I-70 toward a distant glass palace, Roland recounts a story about a seaside town called Hambry, where he fell in love with a girl named Susan Delgado, and where he and his old tet-mates Alain and Cuthbert battled the forces of John Farson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frank Muller is the best Audible narrator!!!!

  • By Russ on 08-26-16

I dread the ending of this series

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I don't know how I'll moved on to another story once this series ends.
I found the voices and accents got a little repetitive, but then I wondered how hard pressed I would be myself to voice 15 or 30 distinct character so... definitely a pass on that.

  • The Social Climber's Bible

  • A Book of Manners, Practical Tips, and Spiritual Advice for the Upwardly Mobile
  • By: Dirk Wittenborn, Jazz Johnson
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

Welcome fledging Social Climbers! Allow us to show you the way. Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. So what’s the big deal? You shouldn’t be punished for wanting to improve your lot in life! This is America, after all. In the grand tradition of True Prep and The Hipster Handbook, The Social Climber’s Bible will teach you everything you need to know to become a pro Mountaineer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a chuckle, at least

  • By anthony on 04-02-18

Worth a chuckle, at least

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Good performance. Entertaining subject matter and a few good tips for the socially impaired like myself. Don't think I'll be hobnobbing with aristocrats any time soon, but I may just finagle a raise

  • High Price

  • A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society
  • By: Carl Hart
  • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction. As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school; he studied just enough to stay on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life. Today he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist - Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Does what it says it does

  • By Winita on 10-27-16

Important. Especially toward the end.

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

If all you want is a summation of how flawed our drug enforcement and incarceration policies have been over the past several generations, and a suggestion as to where we should go from here then skip to the last two chapters. You would be remiss in doing so, however. This book is 90 percent personal narrative. The author's personal narrative is key to driving the point home that it is far too easy for us as a society to throw lives away.

  • Between the World and Me

  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,905
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,215
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,136

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

  • By T DeMon Spencer on 07-30-15

The ideas herein are well worth your time.

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

I've never used the word poignant to describe anything in my life. This personal narrative carries all the solemnity of a weighty tome.

I don't have sons or daughters as of yet. Recently, I've been thinking of how I'll have the conversations with, and answer the questions of an adolescent brown person in America. Unfortunately, I don't think I can wait until adolescence.

When these conversations occur, I will do very well to follow the example laid forth by Mr Coates.

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  • Capture

  • Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering
  • By: David A. Kessler
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wish we did not? For decades, New York Times best-selling author Dr. David A. Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad range of human suffering. This phenomenon - capture - is the process by which our attention is hijacked and our brains commandeered by forces outside our control.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Confused

  • By TS on 05-17-16

Meh

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

Save yourself the trouble and just download a mindfulness meditation book. This one is mostly fluffy stories and a half chapter of practical advice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful