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  • Super Memory

  • Speed Read, Recall Names, and Learn Faster
  • By: Gary Small, Brian Tracy, Larry Iverson, and others
  • Narrated by: Dr. Gary Small, Dr. Brian Tracy, Dr. Larry Iverson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

As the amount of published information rapidly increases, our ability to recall vital facts and absorb information quickly becomes more and more important. What can we learn from the world’s leading experts on brain science about memory and learning? Join us in a fascinating discovery from a team of UCLA neuroscientists who are demonstrating that exposure to computer technology causes rapid and profound changes in neural circuitry.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Alex on 12-02-11

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 12-02-11

I've read and listened to a number of books in the past which provide useful information for increasing memory or allowing the reader to work on some exercises that may or may not have results, but this is primarily a dry recitation of data with regards to the process of memory in a statistical format, presented with endless references to various other studies on the subject.

This is more of a lengthy college dissertation meant to show data that has been collected for review by academia. Very detached in presentation, little story or flow that can be followed for a casual reader and likely better presented in textbook format with charts and graphs to refer to as the data is presented.

There is little here of use to those interested in improving memory.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Carrie

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

In one way or another, everybody abused Carrie. Her fanatical mother forbade this 16-year-old misfit everything that was young and fun. She was teased and taunted by her classmates, misunderstood by her teachers, and given up as hopeless by almost everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. Just wow.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-31-05

Here at last!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-05

This is the book which launched Stephen King's career and set the bar for all other aspiring writers. For those who have never read this book, you are in for a treat.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Life Expectancy

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662

Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New life for Koontz

  • By MarDin on 09-05-05

Sneaky Suspenseful and Sardonic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-05

I'll admit I stopped about halfway through the tale, however, as the days counted on and the story bloomed, I was pleased with the story overall. I would recommend this one in audio format over the written format just for the reader's eerily accurate representation of the antagonist(s).

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Odd Thomas

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,133

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Doubting Thomas

  • By Denise on 12-11-03

A new favorite!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-05

I was a bit skeptical about this book since I hadn't heard much from my peers good or bad. Now I am off recommending this book to them since it was such a great read and a great listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Tears

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Jay O. Sanders
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Police detective Harry Lyon is a perfectionist who likes his files error-free. To Harry's dismay, his partner, Connie Gulliver, embraces chaos, urging him to "get in touch with the rhythms of destruction." But when Harry and Connie have to kill in the line of duty, the ensuing surreal nightmare makes Connie's cynical world view seem all too accurate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first Koontz, but not my last!

  • By Dan's Gal Sal on 03-01-03

Koontz Classic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-05

I was thrilled when this novel came into the audible library as it is a definite favorite. The novel was great to own and now the spoken version is one which I am thrilled to have listened to. The story is a thrilling page turner and the reader is above and beyond in a class of his own.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unfit for Command

  • Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry
  • By: John O'Neill, Jerome R. Corsi Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In their new book, Unfit for Command, John O'Neill and co-author Jerome Corsi bring together the words of more than 200 Navy veterans who served with John Kerry and who feel it their duty to tell why Kerry is unworthy of the presidency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unfit For Command

  • By Richard T. Betz on 09-29-04

Phenomenal

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-04

I've never in my life seen such a fervor to subvert a book as I have with this one! I couldn't find it in any book store despite its bestseller status and was thrilled when I found it here. How odd that so many books have come out criticizing the president, but one book comes out against this person and the country turns communist! I would recommend this book just to find out what is so damaging that no one wants objective readers to see.

37 of 52 people found this review helpful

  • The Republican Noise Machine

  • Right-Wing Media and How it Corrupts Democracy
  • By: David Brock
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Former right-wing journalist David Brock uses his keen understanding and experience to show how a conservative media has skewed American politics noticeably to the right. Brock's incisive analysis of right-wing media theories, strategies, financing, and operations makes for a convincing argument that the Republican Right does not embrace or encourage journalistic freedom, but instead seeks to control it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A 4 star book (If you are a political junkie)

  • By Rexm on 06-05-04

Wrong Category

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-04

This should not be listed under the patriotic works. This is more leftist extremist for those who dislike their own country and use literature for attacks on those who try to make it better.

13 of 163 people found this review helpful

  • 9-11 Commission Hearings

  • Condoleezza Rice (4/8/04)
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 33

National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice's testimony before the 9-11 Commission, presented April 8, 2004.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Information Everyone should hear!

  • By Michael on 04-14-04

Admirable!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-04

Rather than being the information gathering forum intended, the Democrats once more tried manipulating facts, this time facing a knowledgable and calm individual who made them all out to be the fools they are. Grandstanding and playing to the crowd did nothing for the Democrat panel members. Their obvious goal to manipulate to their own political gains was apparent to all.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful