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K. Roth

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  • Galileo's Middle Finger

  • Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science
  • By: Alice Dreger
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

A powerful defense of intellectual freedom told through the ordeals of contemporary scientists attacked for exploring controversial ideas, by a noted science historian and medical activist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clarion call for separating science and ideology

  • By Wayne on 01-01-16

excellent book on studies of sex ambiguities in babies and why the sex choice should not be the doctors choice!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-16

Excellent book on the sex ambiguities of babies and the social and personal implications as to why the sex choice should not be the doctors decision, but the individual.
Great points were made in her research on conjoined twins and how most felt broken and torn when surgically separated.
Many times the decision made by others has caused severe implications and even suicide to the individual.
This is a book for all to read and will bring light on a subject many fear to talk about!

  • FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,740
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,446
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,444

Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEER BATTERED BULL SH@@

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-31-14

Wicked Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-16

This Season one Episode one was so good I bought the second episode!
The story pulls you in. Similar in the start to the TV show Missing, but from there on all is different.
Groups of individuals sorting out what has happened and now what to do when one group comes along a river....

  • Seed

  • By: Ania Ahlborn
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 515

With nothing but the clothes on his back - and something horrific snapping at his heels - Jack Winter fled his rural Georgia home when he was just a boy. Watching the world he knew vanish in a trucker’s rearview mirror, he thought he was leaving an unspeakable nightmare behind forever. Now, years later, the bright new future he’s built suddenly turns pitch black, as something fiendishly familiar looms dead ahead. Surviving a violent car crash seems like a miracle for Jack’s family, but Jack knows there’s nothing divine about it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts out slow-ends with a BANG

  • By PlantCrone on 03-26-14

a good scaredy, creepy read of a Book that will make your skin crawl!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-16

For those of you that enjoy a good scare with a dab of wonder added this is the book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Signatures of the Dead

  • A Jane Yellowrock Story
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Jane Yellowrock, her best friend Molly Trueblood, an earth witch, police detective Paul "Brax" Braxton, and Molly's husband Evan go after a blood-family of rogue-vampires who killed a local family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice!

  • By Erika Velasquez on 08-07-18

Nice Little Vampire Hunting Novella

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-16

Nice little Vampire Hunting Novella with the female lead character and poignant interests in her chAracter to keep you interested.

  • The Innocent Killer

  • A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and Its Astonishing Aftermath
  • By: Michael Griesbach
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

In The Innocent Killer, Michael Griesbach tells the story of one of the nation's most notorious wrongful convictions, that of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. But two years after he was exonerated of that crime and poised to reap millions in his wrongful conviction lawsuit, Steven Avery was arrested for the exceptionally brutal murder of Teresa Halbach, a freelance photographer who had gone missing several days earlier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By K. Roth on 02-07-16

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-16

This book gives a very good storyline of all that has happened in all of the case history of Avery and many of the injustices done. It leaves the decision of this last case up to the reader after all case history is brought forward.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Babe

  • The Legend Comes to Life
  • By: Robert W. Creamer
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

He was the biggest man baseball has ever produced. Babe Ruth transcended the sport that brought him fame, money, and adulation, moving beyond the limits of baselines and outfield fences into the mainstream of American life. In this extraordinary biography, Creamer uncovers the complex and captivating man behind the legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The definitive biography of Babe Ruth

  • By DKT on 05-30-16

the Best Biography of BabecRuth

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-16

The Best Biography of Babe Ruth with his beginnings through his Baseball years with only a dabbling thereafter

  • A Thread Unbroken

  • By: Kay Bratt
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Many believe that those who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red thread. If that is so, the fates of Chai and Josi are weaved together and tied with a knot that cannot be broken. Chai has been the self-appointed protector of her best friend, Josi, since their toddler days. Their lives are as far from extravagant as can be imagined - but they don’t need material things to be content.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Thread Unbroken

  • By W. on 10-19-17

Nice Novel, but needed stronger substance

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-16

This was,a nice novel, but it lacked the serious forces needed to keep the story going with interest.
Until the last one only then realizes how serious the relationship between father and daughter were.

  • The Things They Carried

  • By: Tim O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,490

Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner-Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heavy Load

  • By Mel on 10-28-13

fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

This is a fantastic book that has great meaning.
So much relevance, besides the simple items themselves, but the servicemen who used them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Escape

  • By: Paul Brickhill
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,015

It was a split-second operation as delicate and as deadly as a time bomb. It demanded the concentrated devotion and vigilance of more than six hundred men for every hour, every day, and every night for more than a year. With only their bare hands and crude homemade tools, they sank shafts, built underground railroads, forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons, and tailored German clothes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and exciting!!

  • By 6catz on 10-28-13

great book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-16

Many have seen the film, but as always the book is better.
The detail these men had to take in drawing the document e nuts to appear like bad typing!
Hiding all the soil and finding wood, creating so many items they require I read actually made them inv e notes!
It truly not only saved many of their lives, but saved all their sanity giving them hope and something to work toward!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,845
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,810

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

I am uncertain why this book was written.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

This is an intriguing book, but it should be understood to stand alone and not be seen as a sequel.
This is years later and as we know people grow and emotions and feelings change and or truths may come out.
I believe this book is more a reconnecting for conversations.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful