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M. Lucas

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  • Earth

  • The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming
  • By: Fred Krupp, Miriam Horn
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Here's how to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.

The forecasts are grim and time is running out, but that's not the end of the story. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of the Environmental Defense Fund, brings a stirring and hopeful call to arms: We can solve global warming. And in doing so, we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the 21st century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A survey to the next industrial revolution

  • By Pampa on 04-10-08

Good info; but a dry read

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

Reviewed: 09-27-16

I got the book because I was interested in learning more on environmental and renewable energy alternatives. It was informative but also a little dated. The book could use an updated edit. The narrator is a little dry so the content may get a little slow at times, but it is nonetheless very interesting,

  • The Highly Sensitive Person

  • By: Elaine N. Aron
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616

Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., is a world-renowned psychologist and speaker. The Highly Sensitive Person is an in-depth look at characteristics that define sensitivity. Through self-assessment tests and techniques, Aron shows listeners how to identify their own personality traits. This exceptional book can lead to remarkable results for many who suffer from constant stress and anxiety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This HSP loved the book AND the narrator.

  • By Kimberly on 10-31-14

Excellent and Insightful

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

I rated moderate on the scale of HSPs and found this book an excellent resources for understanding & explaining this character trait. I found it useful and appreciated the balance between the advantages & disadvantages with many strategies for coping. The narrator did not annoy me at all. Listen to the sample if you have trouble enjoying audiobooks when you don't care for the narrator.

  • The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide

  • Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World (Step-By-Step Guides)
  • By: Ted Zeff
  • Narrated by: Paul Aulridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

If you're a highly sensitive person (HSP), you're in good company. HSPs make up some 20 percent of the population, individuals like you who both enjoy and wrestle with a finely tuned nervous system. You often sense things that others ignore such as strong smells, bright lights, and the crush of crowds. Even the presence of strangers in your immediate vicinity can cause you considerable distraction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great help!

  • By Daryoush Zand on 12-13-16

Packed with practical advice

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

I listened to this after Dr. Elaine Aron's The Highly Sensitive Person. It gave many strategies for dealing with the problems of being an HSP in the modern world. I will return to this book many times in the future for advice.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • 21 Dog Years

  • Doing Time @ Amazon.com
  • By: Mike Daisey
  • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

Mike Daisey worked at Amazon.com for nearly two years during the dot-com frenzy of the late nineties. Now that his nondisclosure agreement has expired, he can tell the real story - one that blends tech culture, hero worship, cat litter, Albanian economics, and venture capitalism into a surreal cocktail of delusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 21 Dogs Years

  • By Victoria on 07-29-05

A Dog of an Audiobook

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

Reviewed: 10-17-11

I am a avid listener to audiobooks and this one is one of the worst I have heard. I concur with the other reviewers who gave it 1 star. I was looking for an insight to the company and their rise to success, like the book The Facebook Effect. But this one was simply about the author, who is really a bit wack. So much that I couldn't even get through the first 21 minutes of this thing. I wasted a credit on this book. Buyer beware! Take a listen first and read all of the reviews before you think about downloading (which is what I should have done).

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Autism

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Uta Frith
  • Narrated by: Leslie Bellair
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an autism epidemic? What are the main symptoms, and how does it relate to Asperger syndrome? Everyone has heard of autism, but the disorder itself is little understood. It has captured the public imagination through films and novels portraying individuals with baffling combinations of disability and extraordinary talent, and yet the reality is that it often places a heavy burden on sufferers and their families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Making Sense Despite Uncertainty

  • By fels on 10-29-17

Dry reading, scientific perspective, not worth it

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

Reviewed: 09-15-11

I have purchased nearly every book about autism on this site and this by far is the worst one. Not only is it a very dry listening experience, but the author is clearly not the parent of an autistic child nor does it appear that she has much interaction with the families of autistic children. As the parent of an autistic son, I am fighting to find out more information, in particular, how to recover my son from autism. This book does not offer any hope, discounts any new or innovative therapies, nor is interesting to listen to. Don't bother buying it and go get Jenny McCarthy's audiobooks instead!

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Marathon

  • The Battle That Changed Western Civilization
  • By: Richard A. Billows
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Gage
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Published to coincide with Marathon's 2500th anniversary, a riveting history of the historic battle. The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. is not only understood as the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians, but can also be seen as perhaps the most significant moment in our collective history. 10,000 Athenian citizens faced a Persian military force of more than 25,000.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Effectively evokes the world of ancient greece

  • By Aaron on 11-02-10

Took too long to get to the battle

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-11

I got the book in preparation for my Marathon to get a little idea about the history of the battle of the famous run. Though it started off well, the book went into almost too much background detail and it wasn't until the preparation and the battle for Marathon that it got really good. If you skipped to chapter 4 or 5 and listened to the end, you would find it a great book. Perhaps the abridged version did this. But was far as the unabridged version, I rate it just average (because of its boring and unnecessarily long first half of the book).

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Airmen and the Headhunters

  • The Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II
  • By: Judith M. Heimann
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

November 1944: Army airmen set out in a B-24 bomber on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast. Instead they found themselves unexpectedly facing a Japanese fleet: and were shot down. When they cut themselves loose from their parachutes, they were scattered across the island's mountainous interior. Then a group of loincloth-wearing natives silently materialized out of the jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the hostile Japanese occupiers?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding

  • By She on 01-03-08

Not a good audiobook; buy the book instead

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-08

This book was recommended by someone who really enjoyed the book, so I thought I'd give the audiobook a try. Only after a few minutes did I realize that purchasing the audiobook was a mistake. The reader makes listening difficult because she has a monotone voice and the accents she uses for each tribal word or name invokes almost an air of condescension. When she quotes a Japanese officer or headhunter, she does so in a Japanese or headhunter accent, making a mockery of their English.

I found it annoying and would not recommend it as an audiobook. I would suggest that anyone interested in the story should read the book itself and avoid the pretend accents that make this audiobook one of the worst I've heard.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Who's Looking Out for You?

  • By: Bill O'Reilly
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Who's Looking Out for You? is a book that boldly confronts our worst fears and biggest problems in a post-9/11, post-corporate-meltdown world. Its sage, candid advice on regaining control and trust in these troubled times will resonate with the millions of readers and viewers who have come to believe in Bill O'Reilly as the man who speaks for them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Balancing The Reviews

  • By Charles on 10-18-03

Who's Looking Out For You?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-03

Excellent no nonsense writing to get people to think about who really has their best interest at heart. This makes you think about who you associate with and what effect that has on your life. Good for family relationships, friendships, and professional relationships. Written subjectively from a man who is not afraid to take a stand for something and speak his mind.

19 of 23 people found this review helpful