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  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,859

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Very interesting biography

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Elon Musk is clearly a driven individual with a different idea of the world and universe. To be able to turn ideas that many will seem crazy into successful companies is remarkable. This is a good look into Elon Musk, the companies he runs, and the ideas he brings to fruition. It is an easy listen with a good narrator

  • My Not So Perfect Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,817

Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie's life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle - from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she's trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she's desperate to make her dad proud.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner by Sophie Kinsella!

  • By Robyn on 02-15-17

A delightful beach read

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

I haven't listened to a Sophie Kinsella in years. This book did not disappoint. An easy listen the will keep you engaged.

  • 13 Hours

  • The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
  • By: Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,011

13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened to it THREE TIMES

  • By LTC R. on 04-14-16

This book will make you mad

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was furious at our government for not doing more to help these people.

Any additional comments?

It is a hold your breath ride through 13 hours of sheer terror. Who can you trust? Who can help? Will anyone help? It was a behind the scenes and graphic look at what took place during those 13 hours in Benghazi. If it doesn't make you mad that nothing was done to help these people, well then, I think you need to look inside yourself. Unless you have seen these men interviewed - you may think you know the story...but you don't.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Survivor

  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,924
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,289

Top-secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seamless Mitch Rapp truly honors the Vince Flynn l

  • By Lynnett on 10-08-15

The reality is - Vince is gone

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

Would you ever listen to anything by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills again?

No.

Any additional comments?

George Guidall was excellent as usual, but I couldn't even get through this book. I loved Vince Flynn. His work was incredible. This is clearly not Vince Flynn and it was just a sad reminder that a great author was tragically taken too soon.

  • Zero Footprint

  • The True Story of a Private Military Contractor's Covert Assignments in Syria, Libya, and the World's Most Dangerous Places
  • By: Simon Chase, Ralph Pezzullo
  • Narrated by: Eric Brooks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522

Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry, and top-secret missions - this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like author Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world's top military operatives, and since retiring from outfits like US Navy SEAL TEAM Six and the UK's Special Boat Service, they have devoted their lives to executing missions too sensitive for the government to acknowledge. Chase reveals here for the first time the operations too hazardous and politically volatile to be officially sanctioned by his employers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding read

  • By Matthew on 03-28-16

If you liked 13 Hours - You'll like this

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

What did you like best about this story?

I like books that I learn new things from. I learned a lot about private military contractors and it was very interesting to be taken "behind the scenes"

What does Eric Brooks bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought he did a great narration.

Any additional comments?

This was an excellent book. After listening to 13 Hours I found this book even more interesting. Benghazi is part of this book, but a small part. These contractors have been putting their lives on the line long before Benghazi. Yes, they get paid a lot of money, but their level of risk is just as high as military on the front lines but without support of governments (although one could argue that our own military doesn't have the support of our government). It was a unique look inside of the lives of military contractors professionally and personally.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • When the Moon Is Low

  • By: Nadia Hashimi
  • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Neil Shah
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957

Mahmood's passion for his wife, Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she's ever known. But their happy middle-class world - a life of education, work, and comfort - implodes when their country is engulfed in war and the Taliban rises to power. Mahmood, a civil engineer, becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime and is murdered. Forced to flee Kabul with her three children, Fereiba has one hope to survive: She must find a way to cross Europe and reach her sister's family in England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Written So Much As Sung!

  • By Gillian on 01-25-16

Get ready to go on a journey...

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

Reviewed: 11-30-15

Any additional comments?

The story is told so vividly, that you feel like you are on this family's journey...You can smell the smells, hear the sounds, it transports you to a place far away and takes you on their emotional journey. It is about dreams, life, hardship, love, loss, survival...It is about life.

17 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Radiant Angel

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,240

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG - surveilling Russian diplomats working at the UN Mission - is thought to be "a quiet end", he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another John Cory Success

  • By R. Warren on 05-31-15

Scott Brick is solid - Book is not.

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

Reviewed: 07-17-15

What disappointed you about Radiant Angel?

This was Nelson Demille saying "I really need to get a John Corey book out there for my fans." and writing a 1/2assed story to get it to the publisher. Nelson Demille is one of my favorite authors and this is the first book that instead of having to pace myself so I didn't finish it too quickly, I could barely get through it. I started and stopped it at least 4 times and started new books.

There were what seemed like endless chapters about the Russian characters without any John Corey...What a waste.

The story was incredibly predictable. I don't necessarily mind this. If it is a good story and keeps me engaged, than being able to figure things out doesn't bother me. This felt insulting it was so predictable.

I don't want to spoil so let me just say, less Kate = less bickering = less entertainment.

Nelson - you have a lot of 'splainin to do...and you owe your faithful fans a true John Corey book.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The only redeeming quality in this book was Scott Brick. he is solid and he makes you believe John Corey is a real person.

  • Escape to New Zealand Boxed Set, Books 1-3

  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 27 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

Three best-selling sweet and steamy New Zealand rugby romances: Just This Once (Audie nominee in Romance, 2015), Just Good Friends, and Just for Now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this audiobook! Great series well done.

  • By Rose OToole on 03-07-15

Corny Romance - yet enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Any additional comments?

I found these books enjoyable. I thought the stories were a little corny, and you knew how things were going to turn out, yet they were enjoyable at the same time. Easy to listen to and I thought the narration was well done. If you take them at face value - romance - very decent.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,774
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,773

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar or a parking lot or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The worst Coben book among the many I've heard

  • By Ed on 04-22-16

I always look forward to a Coben book - BUT

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Any additional comments?

This was awful. The story was disjointed, easy to figure out where it was going, and overall boring. There was no suspense. Not enough of a twist for Coben. I am actually surprised that I got through the whole thing. It was a total waste of an Audible credit.

  • The Liar

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,037

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions.... The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it but figured it out too early.

  • By laurie hughes ross on 04-19-15

Didn't want it to end

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Any additional comments?

Narration was excellent. Story was excellent. Character stories were excellent. This is the perfect beach read. I really enjoyed it and once again Nora Roberts manages to combine romance and mystery into an easy flowing, enjoyable story that leaves you wanting her next novel.