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Chris DeMuth Jr

Connecticut and Maine
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  • Raising Men

  • Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons
  • By: Eric Davis, Dina Santorelli - contributor
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,161

After Eric Davis spent over 16 years in the military, including a decade in the SEAL teams, his family was more than used to his absence on deployments and secret missions that could obscure his whereabouts for months at a time. Without a father figure in his own life since the age of 15, Eric was desperate to maintain the bonds he'd fought so hard to forge when his children were young - particularly with his son, Jason, because he knew how difficult it was to face the challenge of becoming a man on one's own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, insightful, funny and humbling.

  • By Steven on 05-05-16

Cartoonishly macho reader

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

This will be one of the few Audible books I have not been able to finish and all due to the reading. It was like a cartoon villain with ridiculously overacted inflections. Couldn't get past it.

  • Rocket Men

  • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,050

By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the moon - in just four months. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Men Who Saved 1968

  • By Gillian on 04-04-18

One of the best books on Audible

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

The reader is terrific. He sounds like a pilot, understands the material, and puts on just the right inflection. Bad readers are irritating and this one is great. The story is gripping. Why had I known so little about this launch? He gets the era right, really throwing you right into the 1960s with the context necessary to understand what it would have felt like to learn about this on the news. If you are thinking about getting this one: just do it. You won't be disappointed. If you have no interest whatsoever in space travel, it is conceivable that you would not like it, but if you have any interest whatsoever in flight then you will probably love this book as much as I do.

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  • Saudi America

  • The Truth About Fracking and How It's Changing the World
  • By: Bethany McLean
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

The technology of fracking in shale rock - particularly in the Permian Basin in Texas - has transformed America into the world's top producer of both oil and natural gas. The US is expected to be "energy independent" and a "net exporter" in less than a decade, a move that will upend global politics, destabilize Saudi Arabia, crush Russia's chokehold over Europe, and finally bolster American power again. Or will it? Investigative journalist and bestselling author Bethany McLean digs deep into the cycles of boom and bust that has plagued the American oil industry for the past decade....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read Peter Zeihan First "The Absent Superpower"

  • By David on 10-14-18

Great book; okay recording

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I adore Bethany McLean's books and this one didn't disappoint. However, she should have recorded it herself. She has a great voice for recordings and as the author can reliably give words the correct emphasis. This one was recorded with a voice that sounded computer-generated with zero emphasis on the right syllables. Get this book on paper and get recordings when the author records them.

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  • Science in the Soul

  • Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward, Gillian Somerscales
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

For decades Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. Science in the Soul brings together 42 essays, polemics, and paeans - culled from personal papers, newspapers, lectures, and online salons - all written with Dawkins' characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wide in scope - an engaging view into Dawkins

  • By Dennis A Robinson on 08-10-17

Great writing; distracting reading

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Science in the Soul to be better than the print version?

No. This was the frustrating part: multiple readers with different voices bouncing back and forth was a major distraction from the substance of what the writer offered.

What did you like best about this story?

I like best Dawkins' use of language and inspiring appeal to science, evidence, and data.

What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

Narrators. Any (particularly the author's) would have been fine. Jumping back and forth was not fine.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Less so than his other works.

Any additional comments?

I love Audible. I particularly love listening to a writer read his book, because you can always tell when a reader understands the material he is reading. The emphasis is usually just right. If Dawkins had read the whole thing himself, this recording would be a masterpiece. In fact, it would be worth just doing over.

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