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  • The Innovators

  • How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,029

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • With Atlantean Shoulders, Fit to Bear

  • By W Perry Hall on 10-06-15

Excellent book.

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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: 03-26-18

Excellent book, excellent reader! A great history of the digital age and its creators. Highly recommended.

  • Spillover

  • By: David Quammen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

The emergence of strange new diseases is a frightening problem that seems to be getting worse. In this age of speedy travel, it threatens a worldwide pandemic. We hear news reports of Ebola, SARS, AIDS, and something called Hendra killing horses and people in Australia - but those reports miss the big truth that such phenomena are part of a single pattern. The bugs that transmit these diseases share one thing: they originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. David Quammen tracks this subject around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story with a few slow moments

  • By K on 05-11-14

Great!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

An excellent book incredibly well researched. Excessive detail at times. But so informative that it should be required reading!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Faith Versus Fact

  • Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
  • By: Jerry A. Coyne
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion - including faith, dogma, and revelation - leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jerry Coyne Does It Again

  • By Samuel on 08-05-15

Solid

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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: 01-07-16

Well written with solid arguments to favor science over religion. The reader was also very convincing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,825
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,699
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,712

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-11

This a very well written and especially well read novel of life among ladies and servants in the American South in the 60's. It has its somewhat predictable turns typical of American stories (good and bad guys, heroes, etc) but it is sensitive and respectful of all characters. It does grip you and keep you listening. I recommend it highly. A very good novel.