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Winton D Jones

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  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,828
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,081

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

nice book!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I really enjoyed her laying it on the line;as only Tiffany can.Humorous and very truthful...

  • The Plot to Destroy Democracy

  • How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West
  • By: Malcolm Nance, Rob Reiner - foreword
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 660

In the greatest intelligence operation in the history of the world, Donald Trump was made president of the United States with the assistance of a foreign power. For the first time, The Plot to Destroy Democracy reveals the dramatic story of how blackmail, espionage, assassination, and psychological warfare were used by Vladimir Putin and his spy agencies to steal the 2016 US election. It will show how Russia and its fifth column allies tried to flip the cornerstones of democracy in order to reengineer the world political order that kept most of the world free since since 1945....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OH NOOOO

  • By Becky on 07-18-18

Well written and engaging...

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I loved it ,and it educated me on things that were hidden.I would say it like this:the backstory.It led me to come to the conclusion of where we, as a country, are today...

  • My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

  • A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past
  • By: Jennifer Teege, Nikola Sellmair
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happens to pluck a library book from the shelf, she has no idea that her life will be irrevocably altered. Recognizing photos of her mother and grandmother in the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List - a man known and reviled the world over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Readable.. but barely.

  • By Desiree Bradish on 08-21-15

Very well written...

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

I enjoyed this audio.I was also able to empathize with her situation that she had nothing to do with.She just happened to be born with an evil past perpetrated by her grandfather.

  • Stalker

  • By: Brenda Hampton
  • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

After a brutal divorce, Abigal Wilson vowed to never love again, but when Brent Carson crosses her path, she simply can't resist his good-guy persona that exemplifies perfection. From A to Z, Brent appears to have it all. Abigal falls head over heels for him - until the unthinkable happens. Brent's announcement - "I'm just not that into you" - sends Abigal on a downward spiral. She can't cope with ill treatment from another man, and now nothing would please her more than to see Brent making his way to the gates of hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dang

  • By Jalissa on 03-10-17

Many twists and turns

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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: 07-06-17

I enjoyed this audiobook.It had many many surprise plots and subplots.It is well written and worth the listen

  • All the Tea

  • By: Ken Carodine
  • Narrated by: Walter Koenig, Full Cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The U.S. and China have emerged in the millennium as the pre-eminent superpowers. Japan and the U.S. have worked in secret at a disused nuclear safety research center on a remote island in the South China Sea to perfect a viable nuclear fusion reactor. Suddenly, the black veil of secrecy is shredded, the long-shot project is on the verge of breakthrough, and the Chinese want the prize for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Tom on 01-06-04

Nice effects

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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: 05-30-17

The sound effects really helped and made for an exciting listen.I enjoyed this audio.The voices read well and with enthusiasm.

  • Atomic Accidents

  • A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
  • By: James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A NUCLEAR POINT OF VIEW

  • By CHET YARBROUGH on 01-05-15

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

This is a nice listen.They explore all of the nuclear tragedies through the years since the very first discovery of radioactivity and radiation. It's a very interesting listen!

  • Idaho Falls

  • The Untold Story of America's First Nuclear Accident
  • By: William McKeown
  • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

When asked to name the world’s first major nuclear accident, most people cite the Three Mile Island incident or the Chernobyl disaster. Revealed in this book is one of American history’s best-kept secrets: the world’s first nuclear reactor accident to claim fatalities happened on United States soil. Chronicled here for the first time is the strange tale of SL-1, a military test reactor located in Idaho’s Lost River Desert that exploded on the night of January 3, 1961, killing the three-man maintenance crew on duty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nuclear noocyuler

  • By paulb on 08-20-15

It was okay

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

I enjoyed the audio read.It wasn't the greatest or worst.The way that they describes the reactor and how this went down after the explosion.The author did a good job of bringing you up on the story and the events that happened that tragic night.

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  • Full Body Burden

  • Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats
  • By: Kristen Iversen
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Kristen Iversen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America." It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and - unknown to those who lived there - tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story that no one else wanted to tell.

  • By Carol on 01-28-13

Very well written

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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: 11-10-16

I really enjoyed listening to this.The reader did a good job of adding elements throughout her reading.The story itself was well written.I enjoyed hearing about the people that she encountered while growing up in the shadow of Rocky Flats and how the radiation or radioactivity affected them.After this book,i called my mother because she worked at Fernald in Ohio.She has some of the same disquieting symptoms that were described in this book.The author also does a good job of educating her readers on nuclear energy and the making of the bombs.The trace elements:Strontium 90,Cesium 137,and the most dangerous one Plutonium.It's a good and informative listen.

  • A Thousand Miles to Freedom

  • My Escape from North Korea
  • By: Sebastien Falletti, Eunsun Kim
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965

Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child, Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the countrywide famine escalated. By the time she was 11 years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun too was in danger of starving. Finally her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Much New Here, but Courage and Hope to Spare

  • By Gillian on 03-25-16

Very inspirational

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

This is a story of a woman that escaped a very repressive and dangerous regime.

  • The Serial Killer Files

  • The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World’s Most Terrifying Murderers
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 436

Hollywood's make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can't hold a candle to real-life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed author of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the ultimate resource on the serial killer phenomenon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made me feel sick, yet I didn't want it to end

  • By Neuron on 02-07-17

Extremely macabre...

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

This is a very detailed and somewhat chilling account of serial murder's and how they accomplished their mayhem.It is written with many details.It has very many disturbing parts.