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Mr. Sagiv Hadaya

Bellevue,wa
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  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,081
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,068

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Butterfly Effect meets Publicly Shamed

  • By Kingsley on 01-04-19

the story is one sided and oddly told

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

its a very sad incident, but the writer and producers were keen on ignoring the fact that many of these people are broken to begin with in this industry, and they paid too much attention to inconsistent stories Kevin was telling. its all very tragic and sad and the investigation could have gone further than just painting a target on her ex. Plus its totally unfiar to dig so much after someone is losing a lived one.

The narrator has a very soft voice and its not very pleasant. I wish they let the producer do the narratotion.

All in all, troubling story, unique, but poorly done.

  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,079

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

nice space drama with action for teens

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

i enjoyed it very much, but hoped it would have been longer and a bit more mature.

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,244

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

what an amazing journey

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

For any fan of the lore, this is an amazing value. great story, great production and top notch performance.

  • The Indifferent Stars Above

  • The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

In this gripping narrative, New York Times best-selling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most infamous events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah's journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-24-14

chilling story, great research and story telling

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

the story is unbelievable and told in a gripping way. only problem is that its hard to follow all these characters in the way its laid out.

but I guess the idea is also to keep a memory of the whole party. so its like 80 characters.

  • Blood Meridian

  • Or the Evening Redness in the West
  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,752
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,739

Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Existential leavings

  • By Colin on 03-22-08

very hard to understand book

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

i had to use a summary guide because its really hard. also the writer loves to leave all end open and no sense of closure at the end. so even after spending extra time translating and reading into summarize the book isnt finished for me... pretty good potential but not great execution.

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,851
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,649
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,636

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Jaccred on 05-29-18

wow. what a journey. amazing!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

amazing unbelievable story with fantastic research and fantastic narrative. I will surely watch for updates on this story. Highly recommend!

  • Unanswered Cries

  • A True Story of Friends, Neighbors, and Murder in a Small Town
  • By: Thomas French
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 450

On a warm Florida evening, Karen Gregory saw a familiar face at her door. What the beautiful young woman could not know was that she was staring into the eyes of her killer - a savage monster who would rape her, stab her to death, and leave her battered body on the floor outside the bedroom. Detectives frantically sifting through the evidence were tormented by one disturbing question after another....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Writing

  • By Phaedrus on 02-03-18

ok story with great performance

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

its probably me. i expected more from this story, it appears to be more along the way too, but it's not.

its an ok story, with no surprise, no ending and no conclusion. it is what it is because its the real case, but it's dissapointing.

performance and narrator are awesome!

  • Without Remorse

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 27 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,743

His work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded, and efficient, but who is he? In a harrowing tour de force, phenomenally best-selling author Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the CIA legend known as Mr. Clark. It is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness, without mercy - without remorse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Start here if you are new to Jack Ryan.

  • By Daniel Beck on 02-07-12

what a ride! amazing story

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

like a great movie, full of twists and turns and great deep characters, you get to learn about Mr Clark. and how he was came to be plus a whole lot more in this suspenseful thriller.

  • The Andromeda Strain

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,161

The United States government is given a warning by the preeminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best science + biology fiction book I have read

  • By Ryan Johnson on 07-31-15

not the typical Crichton. pretty boring

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

the story is not a thriller, it has lots of scientific info and medical info, but lacks the action and tye thriller of a good Crichton book.

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  • Countdown to Zero Day

  • Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
  • By: Kim Zetter
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare - one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Story, Terrible Production Quality

  • By Baumerx20 on 05-02-15

great story but way too repetitive

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

the story is amazing and very detailed but could be told in half the time. i felt it was repeating the same info and details many times to make the same cases..