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  • We Have No Idea

  • A Guide to the Unknown Universe
  • By: Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson
  • Narrated by: Daniel Whiteson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to spelunk through the enormous gaps in our cosmological knowledge, armed with their entertaining and lucid explanations of science. In We Have No Idea, they explore the biggest unknowns in the universe, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good primer for those interested in cosmology

  • By J. Ritt on 01-25-18

this is awesome

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

sacastic and fun. understandable to a history teacher. Read ir listen to it and love it.

  • Millionaire Teacher

  • The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School
  • By: Andrew Hallam
  • Narrated by: Peter Drew
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

Most people wouldn't expect a schoolteacher to amass a million-dollar investment account. But Andrew Hallam did so, long before the typical retirement age. And now, with Millionaire Teacher, he wants to show you how to follow in his footsteps. With lively humor and the simple clarity you'd expect from a gifted educator, Hallam demonstrates how average people can build wealth in the stock market by shunning the investment products peddled by most financial advisors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Investment Advice

  • By Kevin on 11-27-13

just a big advertisement for vangard.

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

the first few chapters are very good. The authors views onindex funds is helpful and good. The rest of the book is just a pounding of this over and over amd over.

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30,648
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,854
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28,801

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

worth the wait.

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

The best way to describe this book is...........
........ I have no idea.
the story moves forward and knowledge gaps from previous books are filled in.
the world at the end of book three does not resemble the world at the beginning of book one.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,144

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Bobverse

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-17

The book that inspires the next great literary master..........is not this book.

This book is fun!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Phoenix

  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York's Tower 7. She is an "accelerated woman" - only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix's abilities far exceed those of a normal human. Still innocent and inexperienced in the ways of the world, she is content living in her room speed reading ebooks, running on her treadmill, and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human of Tower 7.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunningly unique and beautiful story

  • By Anya on 02-01-16

racist book.

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

the teller of the story sees all things in a racial context. It was very annoying. The logic of the story was weak.

0 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • Rath's Rebellion

  • The Janus Group, Volume 5
  • By: Piers Platt
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

After he's found guilty of murder, Rath is saved from a death sentence by a mysterious new ally. His newfound friends have a daring plan to rekindle an old revolution, and they want his help. If it all works, Rath could clear his conscience at last, and pay his debt to society. But starting a rebellion will put him squarely in the sights of Beauceron and Paisen as they rush to prevent the looming war. And even Rath's best-laid plans can go astray....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you are a fan of Rath, this is a must read!

  • By Charles on 08-20-16

Don't bother!!!!!#

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

I have enjoyed this series however this book was liberal propaganda with a very little thought and it was applied to some characters who are supposed to be intelligent. Poor story, pathetic economics this book was claptrap ridiculousness.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • TWA 800

  • The Crash, the Cover-Up, and the Conspiracy
  • By: Jack Cashill
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

What really happened to TWA 800? On the 20th anniversary of the crash, author Jack Cashill reveals shocking new evidence. TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 passengers onboard. Although initial reports suggested a terrorist attack, FBI and NTSB investigators blamed a fuel-tank explosion. But skeptics have long questioned the official story, and new evidence has surfaced that suggests a widespread conspiracy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Far More Than Another Anti-Clinton Screed

  • By Nathan D. Backlund on 10-22-16

not for the aluminum foil hat crowd.

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

This is interesting. It sounds like a career chaging snafu that could have cost Clinton his job. It was Bengazi before Begazi.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cephrael's Hand

  • A Pattern of Shadow and Light, Book 1
  • By: Melissa McPhail
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 32 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,859

In Alorin...300 years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan, a dangerous and enigmatic man whose shocking betrayal three centuries past earned him a traitor's brand. It is the Adept Vestal Raine D'Lacourte's mission to learn what Bjorn knows in the hope of salvaging his race. But first he'll have to find him....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start to a new series

  • By Michael Harbison on 09-08-16

world good, no story.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

some times a texas ramcher is all hat and co cattle. this book takes place in a new world that is very well explained. the problem is there is no plot or stoeryline or suspence to keep you inyetesred.

16 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Altered Carbon

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,830

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Altered Carbon

  • By Jake Williams on 09-22-07

a look into the future....

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

i enjoyed the book. The future is made of men and monsters.....not fantasy monsters but men that are or who have became monsters. Gives some food for thought into the nature of man. The book also is fun and has the feel of several books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hungry Gods

  • Identity Crisis, Volume 1
  • By: J. D. Brink
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

The country's premier superhero team is missing. So when a mutant monstrosity goes on the rampage, it's Spitball to the rescue! He's a third-string hero today, determined to be first-string tomorrow. And the Army may be giving him just the chance he needs. Spitball's been invited to undertake a secret mission into America's heartland. What he's about to discover, however, is not a chance at stardom but a horror movie come to life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A newbie superhero bites off more than he can chew

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-06-18

Youth super heros wannabe gets his groove.

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

this was a fun little story of a wannabe superhero getting to hang with the big boys. Fun but. not special.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful