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William Fletcher

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  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,679

Space travel just isn't what it used to be. With the invention of Quantum Teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By K. F. on 03-09-17

I'm amazed the author read this.

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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: 01-10-19

the humour in this is lovely. the sense of irony and the uniqueness of it all. loved it.

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Dramatised)

  • By: Robert M. Pirsig
  • Narrated by: James Purefoy
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 229

James Purefoy stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Robert M. Pirsig's multi-million best-selling philosophical novel. One of the most important and influential books of the past half-century, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance tells the iconic story of a father and son's motorcycle trip across America in the 1960s. Yet it also describes a personal and philosophical journey. Now dramatised for the first time by Peter Flannery and starring James Purefoy, this full-cast drama adds a new and original dimension to a true modern classic.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I should have bought the book.

  • By SAW on 08-11-15

pretty good I thought.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-19

do wish they had the full book though. this version is quite emotional. the book fleshed out the ideas more.

  • Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 539

Jason Taverner - world-famous talk show host and man-about-town - wakes up one day to find that no one knows who he is - including the vast databases of the totalitarian government. And in a society where lack of identification is a crime, Taverner has no choice but to go on the run with a host of shady characters, including crooked cops and dealers of alien drugs. But do they know more than they are letting on? And just how can a person's identity be erased overnight?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent reading of an amazing book

  • By dnblack on 05-24-16

very good and deep.

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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: 10-20-18

I can see why the book is so famous and well known. it's very unique.

  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,027

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

ok I'll admit it entertained.

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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: 05-06-18

it's a unique and interesting story with a richness to it. it's clearly aimed at younger teen-agers. I listened cause of a recommendation.

  • First Things First

  • By: Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

First Things First is a revolutionary guide to managing your time by learning how to balance your life. Traditional time management suggests that working harder, smarter, and faster will help you gain control over your life, and that increased control will bring peace and fulfillment. But the authors of First Things First apply the insights of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to our daily problems of struggling with the ever-increasing demands of work and home life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • its just a Overview.. Disappointed

  • By naveendavinci on 02-04-13

just but gripping.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I think people new to the subject may find this book useful. for me it seemed painful and tedious while anecdotal and at times subjective. although the story of the jar seemed good.

  • The Forever War

  • By: Joe Haldeman
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,178

William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic.

  • By John on 09-24-08

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: 04-08-18

survive the first hour. it's totally worth it. at first I thought it'd become a boring space opera. but some this gripped me to the end. definitely a unique piece of literature. I felt like the author let the consumer's mind create whatever structure the consumer wanted for scenery.

  • Vurt

  • By: Jeff Noon
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Vurt is a feather - a drug, a dimension, a dream state, a virtual reality. It comes in many colours: legal Blues for lullaby dreams. Blacks, filled with tenderness and pain, just beyond the law. Pink Pornovurts, doorways to bliss. Silver feathers for techies who know how to remix colors and open new dimensions. And Yellows - the feathers from which there is no escape. The beautiful young Desdemona is trapped in Curious Yellow, the ultimate Metavurt, a feather few have ever seen and fewer still have dared ingest. Her brother Scribble will risk everything to rescue his beloved sister.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the writing style I am used to

  • By David on 11-10-18

deep. very deep. very emotional.

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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: 03-25-18

definitely a story with depth and characters. I'd recommend at least one go through of this book on everyone's lifetime.

  • Thomas World

  • By: Richard Cox
  • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Thomas Phillips knows he's losing his mind. He's been losing it for as long as he can remember. And yet, when a strange old man asks him to consider that he, out of everyone in the world, knows the real truth, Thomas' life begins to spiral out of control. He loses interest in his job and is fired. He refuses his wife's suggestion of psychiatric care, and she leaves him. In the end, Thomas is alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and Creative Listen

  • By Brian on 09-27-12

200% awesome. amazing!

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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: 03-12-18

I have promoted this book heavily to everyone around me lately. the way the characters get portrayed in first person. the feeling of interactions. the depth of emotion. the constant twists. amazing!

  • The Divine Invasion

  • VALIS, Book 2
  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

God is not dead. He has merely been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and persuades him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. Featuring virtual reality, parallel worlds, and interstellar travel, The Divine Invasion blends philosophy and adventure in a way few authors can achieve.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trippy, gnostic exploration of good/evil & God/man

  • By Darwin8u on 08-19-13

epic

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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: 02-11-18

I would recommend this book to Philip K Dick fans everywhere. it surprised me with a deep and complex story. Far surpassing my initial estimates of the contents.

  • Richest Man In Babylon - Original Edition

  • By: George S. Clason
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

The Richest Man in Babylon, based on Babylonian parables, has been hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In simple language, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. A celebrated bestseller, it offers an understanding and a solution to your personal financial problem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Fianancial Fundamentals!!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-12-17

very impressed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

listened to this book originally on YouTube and it seemed played out. but a friend recommended it and I seriously enjoyed it and learnt from it.

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