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  • Origins of the Human Mind

  • By: Stephen P. Hinshaw, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Stephen P. Hinshaw
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

This 24-lecture series is your guide to the latest information and viewpoints on what scientists know about this fascinating subject. Taught by an award-winning teacher whose training as a clinical psychologist straddles both the science of the mind and its impact on individual lives, their comprehensive approach reveals how that science applies to the life of our species - and to your own life as well. The lectures explore theories about how the mind works on both an evolutionary and individual scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enlightening...

  • By Douglas on 11-17-13

The next best thing to being in class.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-13

Very good teacher. I would recommend this book to all people, but especially to young people. These lectures help us to understand ourselves and others better. The brain, genes, and environments. This is in lecture format, so if at first you find them boring, do not stop. You will not know what you missed, but you will miss what you don't know.
Love this series of teaching lectures. Great addition to Audible.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,466

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

"To the wraith" and into Charlie Manx's head.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-13

I am not the most detailed person. So i was looking for a book that seemed interesting to use a credit on so i could fullfill the requirements of a 10.00 credit. I looked at the preorder category and thought i was buying a book in the sci fy genre. A girl rides her special bike and finds a bridge that takes her to find lost things."How interesting" I thought.
This book is so much more. It is not for everyone, however it is so well done, it will be read by many genre jumpers. This book will not leave me for some time and Charlie will always be with me.
The narration is top notch. Charlie is introduced early in the book and from that moment on I couldn't look away. I have recommended it to everyone.
I told a friend "It was Stephen Kingish. He told me two days later that Joe Hill was Steven Kings son.
Last But not least, when the narration of the story ends, don't stop listening. Joe Hill go's on to talk. There is a cute little story about how he would have liked to be a childrens author.

I hope you enjoy your trip with Charlie to Christmas land where every day is like Christmas morning, and every night like Christmas Eve.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Warmth of Other Suns

  • The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
  • By: Isabel Wilkerson
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Ken Burns (introduction)
  • Length: 22 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,643

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to previously untapped data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superior non-fiction

  • By Lila on 05-20-11

One of my favorites!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-13

I was born in mid 1960's and grew up in desegregated florida. This book revealed facts about america that I would have never known otherwise. I grew up 50 miles south of Mims and race was rarely discussed, however it was always present. Knowledge and perspectives from both sides of racism are important if we are to ever completely eliminate hatred based solely on skin color. Perhaps that is too utopian a dream and may very well be the message that we gleam from the author. The characters sought a land void of racism, what they found was something different. Please do not miss this one.

  • A Memory of Light

  • Wheel of Time, Book 14
  • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 41 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,938
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,362
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,376

Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally we have closure!

  • By Cliff on 08-29-13

Good ending. Sanderson and Jordan delivered.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-13

This is the ending that must be. Sanderson wraps the story up, about as neatly as it can be. If you have invested the time to listen to the series, this book certainly is worth your time, One of my favorites of the entire series.

  • A Tale of Two Cities [Recorded Books]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 784

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." So begins this classic, one of the most beloved novels of all time. Charles Dickens brings the French Revolution to life through such vivid characters as Charles Darnay, the Old Doctor, Sydney Carton and Lucy Manette. The action peaks with the storming of the Bastille, the dreaded symbol of government authority. And the blade of La Guillotine falls again...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute literature...and a page turner at that!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-03

The Best!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-12

I have hundreds of titles in my audible library and many more from the local library. This book stands above all others. As long as human society exists this topic will have relevance, and should be remembered. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,795

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suprizingly entertaining

  • By Konstantin on 02-17-12

Fun,Exciting,Out of this world!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-12

This whole series offers an escape from reality. It reads like a comic book, and is perfectly enjoyable.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Real Romney

  • By: Michael Kranish, Scott Helman
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Mitt Romney has masterfully positioned himself as the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Even though he's become a household name, the former Massachusetts governor remains an enigma to many in America, his character and core convictions elusive, his record little known. Who is the man behind that high-wattage smile? In this definitive, unflinching biography by Boston Globe investigative reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, listeners will finally discover the real Romney.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Three dimensional biography entertainly told

  • By David on 06-11-12

Informative.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-12

It seems to me that there is very little information about Mitt Romney that is easily accessible. This book, after the first read, left me with the impression that I know Mitt Romney better and understand a little more of who he is. I believe it was written from a mostly unbiased perspective and mentions both good and not so good impressions. This book feels like a documentary.

  • Monster Hunter Legion

  • Monster Hunter, Book 4
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,726
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,089

When hunters from around the world gather in Las Vegas for a conference, a creature left over from a World War Two weapons experiment wakes up and goes on a rampage across the desert. A not-so-friendly wager between the rival companies turns into a race to see who can bag the mysterious creature first. Only there is far more to this particular case than meets the eye, and as Hunters fall prey to their worst nightmares, Owen Zastava Pitt and the staff of Monster Hunter International have to stop an ancient god from turning Sin City into a literal hell on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Shock...

  • By Sandi on 09-08-12

Exactly what i expected. Over the top again.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-12

100% testosterone. So unbelievable and yet that is what makes this series so good. Ready for the next one. The narration is perfect for the attitude of the book. Very entertaining.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Endgame

  • The End of The Debt Supercycle And How It Changes Everything
  • By: John Mauldin
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 616
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 501

Hundreds of books have been written about the financial crisis that engulfed the world after Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. But what if the bigger financial crisis is ahead of us, not behind us?As John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper deftly illustrate in this controversial audio book, the crisis was more than a half-century in the making. The Great Financial Crisis, however, was merely Act I.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Educational Fear Ride

  • By Graham on 06-15-12

I learned alot!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-12

Economics can be very difficult to understand and i am just beginning to learn. This book has a lot of good useful information that i could easily understand.

  • Monster Hunter Alpha

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,742

Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Enjoyable

  • By Nicholas on 02-22-12

Fun listen.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-12

I really enjoy these over the top, cannot even be close to real books. Don' t expect to learn anything. Sometimes that is exactly what i want.