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Jeffrey E. Platt

Hollywood, FL.
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  • Medieval Europe

  • By: Chris Wickham
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period - one not easily chronicled within a single book. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding, absolutely outstanding.

  • By Anonymous User on 05-11-17

must be read not listened to.

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

this is an example of when hearing a book read does not work. i am listening to this book to LEARN something about medieval europe. however when this book is read to you you cannot absorb the material. it goes by so quickly that there is no comprehension being put forward of the concepts. when you read this book you read at your own pace and stop to consider each idea that are contained therein. that is how learning works otherwise one sentence "runs "into another and the listener gets nothing out of it.

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  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,109

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

weather or not.....

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

this is an interesting book. it is far from great but not really bad. i think that an interest in the weather would help people to appreciate it. but who is not interested in the weather. i listened without becoming board. but i believe many people WOULD become board.it is a trough call weather to recommend this work or not. i liked it. but then i have been following the weather for 60 years on a daily level.

  • The Hunt for Red October

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,982
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,762

Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on - and there’s only one man who can find her. Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers - a game that could end in all-out war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank GOD you got a new narrator!

  • By Andrew M. Niehaus on 08-24-18

good read.....

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

this is a very good book. it holds your interest throat out. it is a thriller and fun to ' read ' .
tom clancy who died not long ago was a top rated author in his field. this is his first work and maybe his best.
if you like adventure yarens - you should not miss this fine work of fiction.

  • Happiness Is a Choice You Make

  • Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old
  • By: John Leland
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

In 2015, the award-winning New York Times journalist John Leland set out to meet some of the city's oldest inhabitants for a series on America's fastest-growing age group: those over 85. Leland was at a crossroads in his own life. His marriage had fallen apart, and, at 55, he was alone for the first time. He was also caring for his elderly mother, whose main desire was to die. He understood aging, like many of us do, as nothing more than the relentless deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Substantive and inspiring

  • By Lili on 02-19-18

really pointless.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

here several people over the age of 85 are interviewed. there stores are pretty standard stuff. in my opinion the author fails to justify the title.

  • The Physics of Star Trek

  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

What actually happens when the words, "beam me up, Scottie" are uttered? What "warps" when something travels at warp speed? Internationally renowned theoretical physicist and educator Lawrence M. Krauss provides matter-of-fact scientific explanations of the physics of Star Trek in this highly creative and informative guide for both the devoted Trekkie and the physics novice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Book. Quite Technical

  • By Christopher B. on 12-07-04

wonderful read.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

written in 1995 this book may need updating. but as it stands - a must read for star trek fans. more so if you are into science in general. over time i have listened to this book 3 times. getting more out of it with each read. frankly a background in physics
101 is helpful in understanding some of this work.

  • Star Talk Radio: The Science of Star Trek

  • With Special Guest Lawrence Krauss
  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The Star Trek TV and movie series imagine a bright future for humans in space, one in which we explore alien worlds with the aid of advanced technology. Because the writers tried to include as much realistic science as possible within the fictional framework, the stories have been an inspiration for students, scientists, inventors, and anyone interested in pondering our destiny on Earth and beyond.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • o.k.

  • By Jeffrey E. Platt on 08-26-18

o.k.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

not a very interesting read. but if a star trek fan - not a wast of time.

  • The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years

  • By: Edward Gross, Mark A. Altman, Seth MacFarlane - foreword
  • Narrated by: Helen Litchfield, Alex Hyde-White, Jason Olazabal, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing 50-year mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've ever heard on making pop culture

  • By Chris Smith on 07-13-16

so good.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

see my review on the next 25 years of star trek. again if a star trek fan - you gotta read this !

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: First Contact (Adapted)

  • By: J.M. Dillard
  • Narrated by: Gates McFadden
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

"Resistance is futile." The greatest threat the Federation has ever faced is the half organic, half mechanical Borg. Now more dangerous than ever, the Borg threatens the Federation's past, present, and future. Read by Gates McFadden, "Beverly Crusher" on Star Trek, The Next Generation!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good movie tie-in

  • By A. hunter on 02-27-15

great book - also great movie

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

this is not only a great si-fi novel. it is a great all a round novel. it is taken from the star trek movie of the same title. this is maybe the best of the star trek movies. personally ' first contact ' is one of my fervent movies of all time. the movie translates fairly well into novel format.

  • What Do You Care What Other People Think?

  • Further Adventures of a Curious Character
  • By: Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman's last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sure You're Joking is much better.

  • By Jose on 12-29-16

an everyday scientist.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

this is a tongue-in-check work of humor and science.at first i did not think it would be worth reading thru. however i did finish it and it was a worth while read.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,308

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One would think he got paid by the word!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

first rate si-fi

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

this is a time travel novel, and one of its best of its type. mr. king at his best. narration also good. this is a fantastically inventive novel. if you are into time travel novels - this is a read for you.

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