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  • Spaceman

  • An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
  • By: Mike Massimino
  • Narrated by: Mike Massimino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,496
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,492

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you're about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind's chance to unlock the universe's secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Likable guy, great storyteller

  • By Joy Woller on 10-09-16

this was excellent

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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: 09-10-17

This book was a lot of fun. Very interesting, well worth the time and very nicely done. A breath of fresh air!

  • Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

  • By: Frans de Waal
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884

De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed. De Waal's landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal - and human - intelligence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finally the science catches up

  • By Philomath on 05-07-16

interesting with reservations

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-16

I have presumed that this book was intended for the (educated) general public. The portions that dealt with animal behaviour were really very interesting and we'll done. Grandeloquence and references to politics (within the field and even the authors national political attitudes) were inappropriate and distracting. Nevertheless, I would still not hesitate to recommend it to anyone interested in animal behaviour which really is fascinating.

  • Hillary's America

  • The Secret History of the Democratic Party
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313

Dinesh D'Souza, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller America, is back with this darkly entertaining deconstruction of Hillary Clinton's flawed character and ideology. From her Alinskyite past to her hopes for America's progressive future, the presumptive Democratic nominee is revealed to be little more than a political gangster intent on controlling the nation's wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hillary's America

  • By customers coins on 08-29-18

This is an 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: 08-31-16

Nice review of all the historical pieces, puts the puzzle together, places it all in perspective, really very nicely done. Required reading if you want to see the forest.

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  • Comrade J

  • Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America after the End of the Cold War
  • By: Pete Earley
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Spymaster, defector, double agent....Here is the remarkable true story of the man who ran Russia's post-cold-war spy program in America. The revelations are stunning. Many spies have told their stories. None has the astonishing immediacy, relevance, and cautionary warnings of Comrade J.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some Inaccuracies, but still good

  • By Rayne Police Detective on 09-21-08

Excellent book, compelling 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: 03-18-15

Great reality check. This courageous man is a better American than most of us. I wish them well...

  • Stonewalled

  • My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington
  • By: Sharyl Attkisson
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 396

Seasoned CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals, and offers an incisive critique of her industry and the shrinking role of investigative journalism in today's media.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Reporting

  • By Michael G. Boyd on 12-30-14

Courageous lady

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

Reviewed: 02-26-15

This was very interesting, certainly sobering, not surprising and should be required reading for everyone.

  • Glock

  • The Rise of America's Gun
  • By: Paul M. Barrett
  • Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466

Today the Glock pistol has been embraced by two-thirds of all U.S. police departments, glamorized in countless Hollywood movies, and featured as a ubiquitous presence on prime-time TV. It has been rhapsodized by hip-hop artists, and coveted by cops and crooks alike. Created in 1982 by Gaston Glock, an obscure Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer, and swiftly adopted by the Austrian army, the Glock pistol, with its lightweight plastic frame and large-capacity spring-action magazine, arrived in America at a fortuitous time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great indepth book

  • By Clifton on 04-30-12

worthwhile but I don't agree with author's attitud

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

Interesting story and that I certainly enjoyed. Unfortunately, the books value was diminished by having to listen to the authors attitudes/conclusions about guns in America. I just want unbiased information. I'll do my own thinking.