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  • Signal

  • By: Tony Peak
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek, Allyson Johnson, Raphael Corkhill, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

On a voyage to a mysterious moon in the Alpha Centauri system, the UAE Centaurus meets with disaster. Only the quick thinking of the flight engineer, Rachel Terman, saves some of the crew. Crash-landing on the moon, trillions of kilometers from Earth, they struggle to carry out their mission and try to survive. But nothing has prepared them for what they will face. False readings on sensors. Bizarre nightmares. Crew members vanishing. Then, Rachel discovers a blue, glassy lake. And everything changes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tony Peak plunges you into his vision

  • By Scott W Jessop on 09-15-18

Just use a single voice

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

The reader attempts to change her voice for every character. She does an awful job with the male characters. She does an even worse job with the fake accents. Just read the book to me. The story is good enough to stand on its own. The switching of voices is distracting. If you really feel the need to switch voices, then hire multiple voice actors.

  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,581
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,486

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Really liked the book

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

This story goes places you don't expect. The narrator is fantastic! You really do get a good mental visual of everything that's happening. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story

  • By: Angus Fletcher, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Angus Fletcher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Whether you want to write your own scripts or simply gain a deeper appreciation for the great stories you see unfold on the screen, Professor Angus Fletcher is here to show you the way in Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story. Professor Fletcher, Professor of English and Film at The Ohio State University, brings both a personal and scholarly perspective to this craft. As a screenwriter himself, he has experienced the ins and outs of the process first-hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it's great

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-11-18

Awesome content, awesome audio

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

This book uses various movies to illustrate each point. You will want to watch every movie mentioned in this book. This is the kind of book you should listen to with friends, watch the movies being lectured about and then have lively discussions. Fantastic book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

  • By: Mark Leary, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark Leary
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,867

Every day of your life is spent surrounded by mysteries that involve what appear to be rather ordinary human behaviors. What makes you happy? Where did your personality come from? Why do you have trouble controlling certain behaviors? Why do you behave differently as an adult than you did as an adolescent?Since the start of recorded history, and probably even before, people have been interested in answering questions about why we behave the way we do.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to like this course

  • By Diane Tincher on 08-06-18

As dumbed down as it gets...

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-18

This is a freshman level introductory text. Not at all what I was looking for.

  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,068

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You don't have to be a psychopath to like this.

  • By Gaggleframpf on 02-25-16

48 ways to be deceitful and manipulative

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

These aren't the laws of power - these are the laws of deceit and evil. If you want an illustrative guide of how to be a horrible human being then this book is for you.