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  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,394

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

rambling and uninteresting

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

it's about weather. maybe it's just me but I'd find the subject matter perfectly interesting if condensed into a brief article but it just drags on and hops from topic to topic with no obvious segues, I'm just not sure why this exists.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,547

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

life changing and inspiring beyond belief.

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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: 02-23-18

the world would be a better place if more people lived these rules. time to start with myself.

  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,038

Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last!

  • By Jt on 10-25-11

high production quality

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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: 07-03-17

excellent voice acting, plus sound effects and music from the movies. it really immerses you.

  • Red Seas Under Red Skies

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 25 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar where they are soon planning their most spectacular heist yet; they will take the luxurious gaming house, The Sinspire, for all of its countless riches.No-one has ever taken even a single coin from the Sinspire that wasn't won on the tables or in the other games of chance on offer there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Read/Listen

  • By Joshua on 04-03-11

fantastic sequel

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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: 02-10-17

every bit as good as the first book, with tons of new characters and the same superb narration.

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,094
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,070

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

absolutely fantastic

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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: 01-28-17

spectacular writing with great vocab and literary style, narrator absolutely nails his character voices and accents. an utter pleasure.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 198,682
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185,110

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

mediocre writing

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-17

lots of cliches and bland list like description. wil wheaton is religious about having perfect enunciation.

  • Shadow of the Hegemon

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,292

Orson Scott Card tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans: the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, poor transfer

  • By Michael Kowalski on 09-24-08

good book, a couple small performance issues

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

great book, but i wish the voice talents would all sit down together and agree on the pronunciation of the words we're not used to hearing aloud. they all got "hegemon" wrong (though scott brick's mispronunciations were obviously rerecorded). Similarly with the character "Achilles". oh well. definitely worth listening to anyways.

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,660

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

Pretty good fantasy book

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

not the greatest writing I've ever come across but it was really enjoyable. i found it started slow but the last third of the book was worth the investment.

  • Ender's Shadow

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,333

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Card

  • By L. on 10-10-05

Fantastic book, Scott brick perfect fit

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

Reviewed: 01-02-16

Great book, blasted through it in a couple days. Highly recommend reading Ender's Game first, you'll get a lot more out of this one if you do

Scott Brick is a champion narrator, he's so freaking good at conveying the emotions of the characters and the mood of scene, I'd recommend listening to anything else he's done as well.