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  • To Hell and Back

  • By: Audie Murphy
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955

Audie Murphy was a desperately poor eighteen-year-old orphan when he joined the Army, nineteen when he first saw a buddy die from an enemy bullet and an enemy die from one of his own. By VE day, he had killed at least 240 Germans, had single-handedly destroyed a German tank in one battle and held off six tanks in another, and had become the most decorated soldier in American history, winning every medal his country offered, including the Congressional Medal of Honor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An American Classic

  • By Wisconsin on 04-04-09

Stunning and horrific

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

Best narration I have heard on Audible. Amazing story of horrible times. Please take the chance to listen.

  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

  • A Book for All and None
  • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is one of the most extraordinary - and important - texts in Western philosophy. It was written by Friedrich Nietzsche between 1883 and 1885. He cast it in the form of a novel in the hope that his urgent message of the 'death of God' and the rise of the superman (Ubermensch) would have greater emotional as well as intellectual impact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration!

  • By Judd on 06-06-16

I’m going to need cliff notes

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

Verily, God is dead.
Oh, how I Love you O’ Eternity.
Higher men are noobs.

  • East of Eden

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,427

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why have I avoided this Beautiful Book???

  • By Kelly on 03-25-17

Solid

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

This is life, that’s it. The book is everything we know and do. People are not good or bad, just people.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

  • By: Peter M. Vishton, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Peter M. Vishton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632

Parenting advice isn't hard to find. There are thousands of books on the subject, as well as a multitude of websites. Much has also been written on the science of child development. What's been lacking, however, are sources of reliable advice that bring together the scientific research and its real-world applications.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable Information, But Lots of Citations

  • By Rich on 03-24-15

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Informative and inspirational, felt like I was in college again with solid mentor. Good work.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,587

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Dude

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

Everything you know that you are not willing to acknowledge to yourself. I'm in need of a change, soon.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Perfect Health Diet

  • Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat
  • By: Paul Jaminet, Shou-Ching Jaminet
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Suffering from chronic illness and unable to get satisfactory results from doctors, husband and wife scientists Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet took an intensely personal interest in health and nutrition. They embarked on five years of rigorous research. What they found changed their lives - and the lives of thousands of their listeners. In Perfect Health Diet, the Jaminets explain in layman's terms how anyone can regain health and lose weight by optimizing nutrition, detoxifying the diet, and supporting healthy immune function.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • PHD

  • By JayPat Griffith on 06-26-16

PHD

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

While listening to this book I have been on the PHD for two and half months. I am in the military and physical fitness is a major portion of my training. The results I have seen, cravings during fasting minimal, decreased and maintained body fat composition, and decreased acne. I am happy with science and the results of the diet. The discrepancy I have with this book is the reader reports, I don't want to hear continuous infomercials on the PHD, I already purchased the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Brief History of Time

  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: Michael Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,949

This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. Its author, Stephen W. Hawking, is arguably the greatest mind since Einstein. From the vantage point of the wheelchair, where he has spent the last 20 years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Professor Hawking has transformed our view of the universe. A Brief History of Time is Hawking's classic introduction to today's most important scientific ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily Digestible Presentation of Complex Topics

  • By James on 05-19-04

I'm not smart enough

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

Hawking does his best to simplify the processes and theories; I'm still not smart enough to understand much of the content. I googled many nouns and persons, in this book. Don't underestimate yourself and give this a read / listen.