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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,877
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52,730

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Could not remove headphones

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

I have recommended the audiobook to everyone in my life, and picked up a hard copy for those behind the times. Rosario Dawson should receive awards for her performance in this book, she breathed palpable life into an incredibly diverse array of characters flawlessly. The whole book keeps you on your toes, at the edge of your seat. It was well written, scientifically accurate, and thrilling to listen to. I'm awed and delighted.

  • The Book of Joy

  • Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
  • By: Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Carlton Abrams, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,320
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,279

The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perspective and Life Changing Book

  • By Dr. Pepper on 10-27-16

Breathtaking

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

Even just listening was joyous, and the notions put forth in this book had a pervasive tendency to improve all other aspects of my life

  • From Bacteria to Bach and Back

  • The Evolution of Minds
  • By: Daniel C. Dennett
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 440

What is human consciousness, and how is it possible? This question fascinates thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. From Bacteria to Bach and Back is Daniel C. Dennett's brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Dennett; maybe not for beginners!

  • By Caroline Smith on 02-13-18

Showboats writing style, then muses on the mind

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

This book was a struggle to finish, since Dennet seemed to me to talk himself in circles gratuitously, if only to wind up (too late) at a pretty way of summarizing an argument that could be presented far more concisely.

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  • The Three-Body Problem

  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,388

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard science fiction

  • By DarthVal on 03-11-16

Phenomenal Scope; Breathtakingly told

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

It blew my mind in content. Then awed me in presentation. It revolutionized my concept of space time.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95,716
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88,657
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88,241

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Unprecedented! Flawless!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

Trevor Noah has lived a seemingly impossible life, yet he presents the incredible stories of his childhood with the humor, intimacy and humanity with which he's captivated audiences the world over. While the poignancy of the story, I'm sure, comes across in print, there is no better way to enjoy it than narrated by the author himself. I am moved, I am inspired, I am uplifted. It is a deficiency on Audible's part that I am limited to awarding this masterwork 5 stars.

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  • Lexicon

  • By: Max Barry
  • Narrated by: Heather Corrigan, Zach Appelman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,316

At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren't taught history, geography, or mathematics - at least not in the usual ways. Instead, they are taught to persuade. Here the art of coercion has been raised to a science. Students harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as "poets": adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fasten your seat belt...

  • By Tango on 06-22-13

Sublime

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

Both narrators breathed life into characters so real that you could step into them like your favorite shoes. In his trademark dry style, Max Barry confronts complex political, social, and emotional concepts with wit, humor, and poignant ethos. Fall in love with your new favorite book: this was more worth the read than anything else I've picked up.

  • Planetfall

  • By: Emma Newman
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 410

More than 20 years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided alone. Ren has worked hard as the colony's 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment - and harboring a devastating secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Made me think about the theme for a while. .

  • By Bertito on 12-26-15

Mesmerizing setting, irritatingly human narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

The world Ms. Newman portrays is breathtaking and engaging and gripping; it is beautifully envisioned and thoroughly developed. Pace, however is irritating due to her narrator's drawn out self reflection and annoying tendency to hide major plot points too obviously from the reader.

Emma Newman's delivery of her own work is beautiful though, and vividly breathes life into the internal dialogue of Renata.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful