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  • Travels

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Fueled by a powerful curiosity - and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up - Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling - swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels - an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good, but takes a turn into left field...

  • By Jeffrey D. on 06-28-18

excellent memoir

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-17

A very well written explaination of Micheal's experiences to support his beliefs. highly recommended for anyone with an inquiring mind.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Prey

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,873

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles (micro-robots) has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slow but picks up lots of momentum

  • By Michael Kellogg on 05-06-05

Excellent narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-17

Loved it. Great visuals and analogies. The science was engaging and interconnected. The story developed at a good pace.

  • The Delight of Being Ordinary

  • A Road Trip with the Pope and the Dalai Lama
  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Roland Merullo's playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel finds the Pope and the Dalai Lama teaming up for an unsanctioned road trip through the Italian countryside to rediscover the everyday joys of life that can seem, even for the two holiest men in the world, unattainable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope this is not the end of the story!

  • By Camper on 10-05-17

spiritually enlightening and uplifting.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-17

Very inspiring and full of hope. Very well written performed. The story is full of love.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Andromeda Strain

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,536

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

Great biochemistry

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-16

The narration was excellent. The story was captivating. I really enjoyed the screens created and the dynamic interaction of the characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sphere

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,817

A classic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton, Sphere is a bravura demonstration of what he does better than anyone: riveting storytelling that combines frighteningly plausible, cutting-edge science and technology with pulse-pounding action and serious chills. The gripping story of a group of American scientists sent to the ocean floor to investigate an alien ship, only to confront a terrifying discovery that defies imagination,.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sphere

  • By BookReader on 06-01-16

Good Science

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-16

Good Sci-fi with accurate information but not overly complicated. the story was suspenseful but not overly dramatic.

  • The Buddha Walks into a Bar...

  • A Guide to Life for a New Generation
  • By: Lodro Rinzler
  • Narrated by: Lodro Rinzler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 875

This isn’t your grandmother’s book on meditation. It’s about integrating that “spiritual practice” thing into a life that includes beer, sex, and a boss who doesn’t understand you. It’s about making a difference in yourself and making a difference in your world - whether you’ve got everything figured out yet or not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Wendy J. LaPlaca on 01-17-16

Very Helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-16

This book is extremely helpful in relating teachings to real life. I found the book to be inspirational with real life examples to help with understanding the teachings.

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive

  • 101 Inspirational Stories about Counting Your Blessings and Having a Positive Attitude
  • By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark (editor), and others
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby, Jim Bond
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

101 True Stories about how Positive Thinking can change your life! Everyone needs a little attitude adjustment once in a while, and these amazing true life stories reveal how real people used positive thinking to improve their lives and overcome challenges. You’ll read stories about how you can make every day a special day, incorporate gratitude and joy into your daily life, count your blessings and change your outlook, use a few well-chosen words to reorient your life, manage cancer and other health challenges through a positive attitude, simplify and have a more meaningful life and more!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Eshap on 02-12-13

heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

Narrators were excellent. Great book for my commute to work. Stories were up lighting and easy to relate to.