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  • The Point Is

  • Making Sense of Birth, Death, and Everything in Between
  • By: Lee Eisenberg
  • Narrated by: Lee Eisenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

In this engaging and provocative new book, Lee Eisenberg, best-selling author of The Number, dares to tackle nothing less than what it takes to find enduring meaning and purpose in life. He explains how from a young age, each of us is compelled to take memories of events and relationships and shape them into a one-of-a-kind personal narrative. In addition to sharing his own pivotal memories (some of them moving, some just a shade embarrassing), Eisenberg presents striking research culled from psychology and neuroscience....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Lindsey Foss on 06-19-19

Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-19

The book was insightful and funny. I was a tad underwhelmed, but then maybe I was expecting an answer to life, the universe, and everything. What I got was an entertaining take on the big questions. A good listen.

  • Born to Run

  • A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,305

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

Great Story!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

This was a book that was a story. The story was very nice.. Thank you.

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,223

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audiobook! Editing Clarification

  • By jeverett on 10-06-17

Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-18

You hear so much about Stephen King. How he's the Master of Horror, etc. You know this audio book is going to be good.

But then you listen, and kick yourself that you didn't buy it sooner.

Steven Weber gives the best narration I have ever heard.

But this now!

  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

  • A New History of a Lost World
  • By: Steve Brusatte
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275

In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field - discovering 10 new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork - masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, drawing on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction, and startling living legacy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • "The Rise of the Scientists Who Study Dinosaurs"

  • By Daniel Powell on 09-16-18

Good topic. Okay narration.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

As a science teacher, I was very excited to listen. Overall, the book is good. If you're interested in dinosaurs or in the sciences you should definitely listen. The author is a paleontologist and writes knowledgeable about earth history, evo!ution, the history of American palentology, dinosaur physiology, and more. I certainly did learn a great deal.

The narrator does over emphasize a lot of the time, and it took me some getting used to. His voice is good, but is at some times over dramatic, annoyingly so. The content is so that the listener can excuse this, though.

The author's writing is good. Informative, entertaining. Sometimes the analogies are weak or a phrase seems unpolished, but, hey, I haven't written a book so this guy has one up on me.

Again, if you like any or a combination of the sciences listed, or just dinosaurs, buy. Totally worth it.

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  • The Stranger

  • By: Albert Camus
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,778
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,779

Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is amorality bad?

  • By Rolando on 03-10-14

Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

This audio book was good. It was an audiobook which I enjoyed very much. Thanks.

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 58,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,788
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,734

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Roy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-18

Fantastic! Roy Dotrice does a great job of narrating this riveting installment. Gods job, Roy

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,748
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 98,614

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Wonderful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-17

The narration is superb and the content riveting! I am going to seek out the next book in the series.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,592
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,446

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets without the old texts

  • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

A Wonderful Introduction to the Nordic Gods

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-17

This was my first attempt at a Gaiman book, and I was not disappointed. The author is worthy of his accolades for writing, and also does a great job in narrating his work. This short listen provides a great launching point for discovering more about this mythology and of the early Germanic people in general. Perfect for the philosophy nerd, anthropology geek, or just for some good, VERY old fashioned storytelling!