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  • Win Forever

  • Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion
  • By: Pete Carroll
  • Narrated by: Pete Carroll
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550

Pete Carroll is one of the most successful coaches in football today. As the head coach at USC, he brought the Trojans back to national prominence, amassing a 97-19 record over nine seasons. Now he shares the championship-winning philosophy that led USC to seven straight Pac-10 titles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A glimpse, but only a glimpse, into brilliance

  • By Scott Novis on 05-21-17

Quick & motivational. Interesting stories.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Quick and motivational. Interesting stories throughout. Fun to read from the perspective of a Seattlite.

Sapiens
    A Brief History of Humankind
    
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        Yuval Noah Harari
    
    


    
    
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        Derek Perkins
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    18,043 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,972

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

Enjoyable entertaining and educational perspective

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Enjoyable entertaining and educational perspective that would be valuable as required reading for all. Perhaps a high school requirement.

  • Arrival

  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 708

The Eden Project was a dream. To start the first extra-solar colony.... To avoid the mistakes of our past.... To start anew. Three generations, born and raised on a starship hurtling through space. To never know an open sky.... To never feel the wind on their face…. To never witness the sun rise or set. It is up to the advance team to set foot on each of these worlds, conduct their surveys, and send their findings back to the colony ship. Everything must go as planned, for the welfare of all the colonists depends on them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • CHILDREN. IN. SPAAAaaaAaAaAACE!!!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-30-16

Neat adventure sci-fi story. A bit long winded.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

I really enjoyed this adventure and story. It is well thought out and entertaining. I listen on 1.5 speed because of the length and wordy writing. I'm not sure the length is a bad thing, or how it could be shortened without cutting depth. Enjoy it for what it is.

Summary of the Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker - Includes Analysis
    
    
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        Susan Murphy
    
    


    
    Length: 23 mins
    2 ratings
    Overall 2.0
  • Summary of the Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker - Includes Analysis

  • By: Instaread Summaries
  • Narrated by: Susan Murphy
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers to help carry a woman's groceries. Is he a good Samaritan or is he after something else? A fired employee says, "You'll be sorry." Will he return with a gun? After their first date, a man tells a woman it is their "destiny" to be married. What will he do when she won't see him again? A mother has an uneasy feeling about the nice babysitter she's just hired. Should she not go to work today?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is an advertisement NOT a book.

  • By Scot on 12-30-16

This is an advertisement NOT a book.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This is an advertisement NOT a book.

Were the concepts of this book easy to follow, or were they too technical?

There are no concepts presented in this advertisement.

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

There is no story this advertisement.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

There is no story this advertisement.

Any additional comments?

There should be no charge for this advertisement. If anything, the listener should gain credits.

  • Folks, This Ain't Normal

  • A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
  • By: Joel Salatin
  • Narrated by: Joel Salatin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461

From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In Folks, This Ain't Normal, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awakened me from my ingnorance

  • By matthew on 05-27-12

Great content. A little repetative.

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

Reviewed: 07-13-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Great content. Edit it to reduce repetitiveness, then I’d say everyone should read/listen to this book. I found myself wishing I could speed up the delivery.

Who was your favorite character and why?

n/a

Have you listened to any of Joel Salatin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

n/a

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,565

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Slow story. Read slowly. Written for a child.

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

Reviewed: 03-26-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Read it faster. Write it for an adult. The idea of the story was excellent, but poorly put together. It was so bad I turned it off less than 1/2 way through.

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

Odd voices.

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

Not really, as I was already aware of the risk. I think if it was re-written better and without all of the propaganda-like opinions of the author, it could be informative to someone that has not been exposed to the topic.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Liberty Defined

  • 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom
  • By: Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Bob Craig
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

In Liberty Defined, congressman and #1 New York Times bestselling author Ron Paul returns with his most provocative, comprehensive, and compelling arguments for personal freedom to date. The term "Liberty" is so commonly used in our country that it has become a mere cliché. But do we know what it means? What it promises? How it factors into our daily lives? And most importantly, can we recognize tyranny when it is sold to us disguised as a form of liberty? Dr. Paul writes that to believe in liberty is not to believe in any particular social and economic outcome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ron Paul for President

  • By Armando on 07-27-11

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-12

If you could sum up Liberty Defined in three words, what would they be?

Required American reading!

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

While I do not agree with everything Ron Paul has to say in this book, I agree with much, and the logic behind these opinions and suggestions. I believe this should be required reading for all Americans. Our current political parties do not offer freedom and liberty as explained in this book.