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J. Cooper

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  • The Other Einstein

  • By: Marie Benedict
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most 20-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoughtfully written

  • By ARVCo on 03-13-17

Wow

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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: 07-27-18

I could not stop. This story is fascinating and heartbreaking. I enjoyed every emotion it inspired, and every moment I spent reading it.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,694

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FLEETWOOD MAC

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-04-15

This was fantastic

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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: 02-04-17

I have not jumped on the zombie bandwagon, but, i have to say the story behind this book is phenomenal. I enjoyed the whole performance. The reader's voice was engaging and perfect for this book. I will read it again.

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  • Budgeting Wisely

  • Create and Manage Your Budget, Spend Less, Save More, Have Less Stress and More Freedom
  • By: Jonathan Meeking
  • Narrated by: Brendan T. Stallings
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Have less stress about money and experience more freedom by simply following these 10 budgeting principles. Are you stressed out about your finances? Are you concerned there won't be enough money to pay your bills? Is your debt weighing you down? Have you ever wondered why there always seems to be more month than money? It's shocking that millions of people don't know how to budget. So many people have been searching for the answers to their money woes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Almost sounds like a machine reading

  • By J. Cooper on 01-05-17

Almost sounds like a machine reading

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-17

The nuggets in this are relatively obvious... pay off high interest first, don't buy expensive coffee, etc. it is a nice collection of some building blocks for learning to budget. I paid under $2 for this book. If I had paid any more I would be much harsher with my review.

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,279

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely needed the trigger warning, but..

  • By Hillary on 02-01-16

Great story, tough subject

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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: 11-06-15

This book was a fantastic story that kept me on the edge of my seat and creeped out throughout the whole read. The torture descriptions were pretty graphic, but they really gave you a sense of being there. I was able to feel the fear. It was sickening in some parts and I had to put it down, but I always picked it back up. If you watch Criminal Minds or other shows (Law and Order SVU, etc) then you will probably be ok. The story was riveting and makes me anxious to read another Karen Slaughter book. I'm very pleased with the purchase.

  • My Life on the Swingset

  • Adventures in Swinging & Polyamory
  • By: Cooper S. Beckett
  • Narrated by: Cooper S. Beckett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

For five years, Cooper S. Beckett has written for Life on the Swingset. The website was born out of the feeling that he'd learned enough in his whole year of swinging to tell other people how to live their nonmonogamous lives. His hubris can be seen from space. Here, he has collected personal essays, stories, erotica, and prescriptive how-tos into this memoir of his life, My Life on the Swingset. He may be biased when it comes to swinging, polyamory, and other forms of ethical nonmonogamy (in fact, he most certainly is), but he doesn't sugarcoat it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book was exactly what I wanted

  • By J. Cooper on 08-03-15

This book was exactly what I wanted

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-15

If you could sum up My Life on the Swingset in three words, what would they be?

Education through experiences

What did you like best about this story?

I like how Cooper analyzed his experiences and gave short and to-the-point thoughts on why or how things happened. It was a fantastic book for me because it gave some open and honest insight into this lifestyle. It was exactly what I was hoping for. Not smut, just honesty.

What about Cooper S. Beckett’s performance did you like?

Cooper's voice was very friendly and his tone was conversational. This made the book feel like friends sitting together talking.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I turned the book on every chance I had.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 156,752
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144,651
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 144,495

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

I love this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-15

Wow. The author is a genius. I can't recommend this book enough. If you love problem solving you will love this book.

  • Orphan Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,231

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving story of sharing and transformation.

  • By Kathi on 04-03-13

Beautiful story and a fantastic narrator

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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: 06-18-15

I enjoyed this performance. The story was well put together and the narrator did well switching her voice slightly between characters so it was easy to understand who was the focal point of the moment. This book was a nice easy read. I am sure I will open it and recommend it again.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,440

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I hated this book!

  • By nikki on 04-11-18

Interesting story

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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: 02-14-15

I enjoyed the journal entry writing style that brought all of the characters experiences together. It was a fun read.