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Learn From Zero (G. Trombley)

Henderson, NV, United States
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  • Pandora's Star

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,498
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,546

The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Have to resort to headphones to listen

  • By Sue Nami on 10-05-16

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

Epic. Longest book I have listened too so far. Can't write much as book 2 awaits. Well worth the listen!

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 217,117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 202,766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202,354

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Perfect story for the near future

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

This book is filled with geek. It's perfect for the life time gamer or person who excels in trivia. I loved this book and Wil Wheaton was the absolute perfect choice for narration.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,199

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not my Favorite King story

  • By Ronald Garey on 02-11-19

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 05-11-12

What did you love best about 11-22-63?

I am a huge time travel fan and this book handles the topic extremely well. The book and story is fantastic, but I thoroughly enjoyed Stephen King's followup discussion at the end of the book.

Have you listened to any of Craig Wasson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Craig Wasson's performance was great. The different voices used for the characters were done very well.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Your Brain at Work

  • Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
  • By: David Rock
  • Narrated by: Bob Walter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,428
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711

Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Insights into the Brain

  • By Tom Johnson on 11-28-12

Great book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-11

I really enjoy how "Your Brain at Work" uses multiple studies of the brain in very realistic situations (I love brain studies). Each of the example situations are connected throughout the book and you actually begin to form a bond with the characters used in the situations. First you are introduced to a typical situation that in which the characters act "normally" but with a not so great outcome. Then the situation is repeated and the main characters utilize what has been discussed in the chapter to change the outcome of the situation. You actually feel yourself getting smarter as your read the book. Eventually you yourself begin to think your way out of the situations being presented. This book is a classic already!

40 of 43 people found this review helpful