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  • The 3-Day Effect

  • By: Florence Williams
  • Narrated by: Florence Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,992
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,966

Does nature really make us feel better? The 3-Day Effect takes a look at the science behind why being in the wild can make us happier, healthier, and more creative. Whether it’s rafting down Utah’s Green River, hiking in Utah’s wilderness, or walking through Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC, scientists are finding that the more exposure humans have to nature, the more we can benefit from reduced anxiety, enhanced creativity, and overall well-being.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of opinions

  • By Peter A. Oneill on 05-08-19

Inspired

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Reviewed: 06-05-19

this book was inspiring, emotive, and all around very helpful. I would definitely recommend. thanks

  • No god but God

  • The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
  • By: Reza Aslan
  • Narrated by: Shishir Kurup
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

Though it is the fastest growing religion in the world, Islam remains shrouded by ignorance and fear. What is the essence of this ancient faith? Is it a religion of peace or war? How does Allah differ from the God of Jews and Christians? Can an Islamic state be founded on democratic values such as pluralism and human rights? A writer and scholar of comparative religions, Reza Aslan has earned international acclaim for the passion and clarity he has brought to these questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and Interesting!

  • By Kate on 03-14-12

Must Read History of Islam Religion

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Reviewed: 12-27-18

As a Christian, American academic, I found this book extremely enlightening. There are definitely parallels between the rise and evolution of Christianity, Israel and Islam.

I hope this books helps eventually heal the right between the sons of Abraham and paves the way for pluralistic democratic Muslim states.

  • The Dark Forest

  • By: Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen - translator
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,775

This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking listeners to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author. In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion - in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-25-15

Truly an Epic tale.

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Reviewed: 10-21-18

This is a deep book; not as quick-paced as The Three Body Problem, but it's reading is just as satisfying.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,894

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

So worth the listen.

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Reviewed: 05-02-18

please read this book! you will be uplifted by the time you spend with it

  • Listening Is an Act of Love

  • A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project
  • By: Dave Isay
  • Narrated by: Dave Isay
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,026
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,680
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,687

Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, the largest and most ambitious private oral history project in American history, comes this tapestry of the stories Americans have been sharing from their lives to leave behind to their loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching

  • By Debra on 11-23-12

I'm in tears

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Reviewed: 10-11-17

Very worth the listen. I loved the depth of the relationships between the couples and families. Absolutely beautiful.

  • The Dictator's Handbook

  • Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics
  • By: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,285

For 18 years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest" - or even their subjects - unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Expand the coalition

  • By Charles on 06-06-13

Fascinating Insights

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Reviewed: 10-03-17

A great read to discover the natural reasons behind the political and corporate blunders we see here and abroad, and gives feasible and intuitive solutions to those issues.

  • The Glory and the Dream

  • A Narrative History of America, 1932 - 1972
  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 57 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

This great time capsule of a book captures the abundant popular history of the United States from 1932 to 1972. It encompasses politics, military history, economics, the lively arts, science, fashion, fads, social change, sexual mores, communications, graffiti...everything and anything indigenous that can be captured in print.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous book, good narration, bad recording

  • By Paula on 07-10-08

Quite the Tour D Force!

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Reviewed: 07-22-16

I loved the book; born in the 80's, I gained great insight into my parents' and grandparents' lives, their struggles and joys. I feel like I understand them much better, especially my reserved grandparents.

it took me months to finish the book, in the meantime I finished many other books (including Moby Dick). For me, it was a great book to go while on a long jog or in the garden. It doesn't require 100% of your attention, making it a great activity book. I highly recommend.

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

  • Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
  • By: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
  • Narrated by: Chike Johnson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

Here is the remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Wonderful

  • By L. Lyter on 12-27-10

Truly Inspiring

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Reviewed: 10-30-15

In a world where we increasingly depend upon the government for help, a lone, young African boy shows us that there are no limits to humanity's ingenuity and innovation. Let us all rise up and take charge of our own destinies!!

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  • Legion: Skin Deep

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,576

As the new story begins, Leeds and his "aspects" are hired by I3 (Innovative Information Incorporated) to recover a corpse stolen from the local morgue. But there's a catch. The corpse is that of a pioneer in the field of experimental biotechnology, a man whose work concerned the use of the human body as a massive storage device. He may have embedded something in the cells of his now dead body. And that something might be dangerous.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple personalities detective agency

  • By Silicon Valley Geek on 02-08-15

Very Fun!

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Reviewed: 07-03-15

Sanderson has done it again. I love his grasp of people and his ability to make 'tall tales' believable.

  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3

  • Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
  • By: William Manchester, Paul Reid
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer, Paul Reid
  • Length: 53 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,717

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, Defender of the Realm, the third volume of William Manchester’s The Last Lion, picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister - when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill portrayed by Manchester and Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy final volume in a great biography

  • By Mike From Mesa on 11-27-12

Amazing Man, Great Story

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Reviewed: 03-18-14

What made the experience of listening to The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3 the most enjoyable?

I have a theory for biographies: if they don't bore you in at least a few sections, they are not worth reading. That being said, this volume was my favorite of the series. The book maintained a good pace with a grounded view of Winston from a variety of sources. After ~125 hours of hearing of his life, I feel like I know him now.

What did you like best about this story?

After listening to this biography, I am amazed at his genius, strength of will, ability to overcome obstacles and faith & love in humanity.

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

I cried at his death.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful