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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 196,289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 183,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182,883

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

And Im not even into fiction.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

This book is so captivating even someone like me would be up 24 hours just to finish it. Fictional books I typically can't finish at all. Well done!!

  • What a Fish Knows

  • The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins
  • By: Jonathan Balcombe
  • Narrated by: Graham Winton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

An underwater exploration that overturns myths about fishes and reveals their complex lives, from tool use to social behavior. There are more than 30,000 species of fish - more than all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians combined. But for all their breathtaking diversity and beauty, we rarely consider how fish think, feel, and behave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and Fascinating

  • By wbiro on 07-14-16

good

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of good info included here. Too many simply repeat common knowledge just so that Joe Blow can get a publication out there. Not saying its 100%, but praise worthy. Yes, good info does seem to come with it's share of tree-huggin' guilt doesn't it?

  • Fishing on the Edge

  • The Mike Iaconelli Story
  • By: Mike Iaconelli, Andrew, Brian Kamenetzky
  • Narrated by: Mike Iaconelli
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

With his colorful tattoos and booming hip-hop sound track, Mike Iaconelli has turned the world of big-money competitive bass fishing upside down. In Fishing on the Edge, Iaconelli tells his own story, and it's a whopper: a Philly-born, Jersey-bred Yankee who's been stealing the spotlight from bass fishing's traditionally all-Southern anglers, attracting fans and dominating one of the fastest-growing sports in America.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • what you would expect

  • By Nate on 12-20-05

good

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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: 04-06-18

'bout what i expected. thanks ike. keep doin what we love and give us another book.

  • Lapidary as a Hobby

  • Discover the Secrets for Successful Lapidary That Teach You How to Cut Those Gemstones and Make Them into an Object of Beauty Every Time
  • By: Walter Vargas
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Hughey
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Want to learn exactly how to get started doing lapidary and learn what the pros do? Discover the secrets for successful lapidary that teach you how to cut those gemstones and make them into an object of beauty every time...even as a beginner! Just follow the instructions and you'll be cutting and polishing gemstones like a pro in no time! Are you ready to get started on your journey to becoming a skilled gem cutter - a lapidarist? Yes? Then let's get started!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • discouraging

  • By Mark on 01-29-18

discouraging

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

I have to take issue with SO many things that were said in this one. So, not to waist time let me summarize:
You have to join a lapidary club and take lessons to do this or you will most certainly fail, and in turn this book has no purpose. But have fun. The end.

  • Aquaponics

  • How to Build Your Own Aquaponic System and Successfully Grow Aquaponic Plants
  • By: Celine Walker
  • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

This audiobook contains everything you need to know about growing your own fish and food simultaneously. Aquaculture is a great way to get organic foods year round and save yourself a ton of money! Even if you just want to start small, this audiobook has all you need to know about the process that makes aquaponics so ingenious. You do not have to be a commercial farmer to make this method work for you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • okay

  • By Mark on 01-29-18

okay

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

It was not something I felt like I should take notes on. On ther other hand it didn't bore me to tears. The subject matter is interesting, though I don't feel any closer to setup after listenning.

  • The New Case for Gold

  • By: James Rickards
  • Narrated by: James Rickards
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

James Rickards is the most visible, vocal, and intelligent proponent for the gold standard today, and his unwavering stance on gold's value has drawn him hordes of lifelong fans. In The New Case for Gold, Rickards explains why gold is one of the safest assets for investors in times of political instability and market volatility and how every investor should look to add gold to his or her portfolio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Masterpiece by James Rickards

  • By Andrew J. Santucci on 04-07-16

Peanut Butter and Sandpaper

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

This is not what I hoped for, but I don't want to knock it too badly for what it is. I'm sure there is a gold collecting accountant out there that would love to absorb the information. I cannot, but then I'm also clearly NOT the intended audience.

  • Earth Moved

  • On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
  • By: Amy Stewart
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 759

They destroy plant diseases. They break down toxins. They plough the earth. They transform forests. They’ve survived two mass extinctions, including the one that wiped out the dinosaur. Not bad for a creature that’s deaf, blind, and spineless. Who knew that earthworms were one of our planet’s most important caretakers? Or that Charles Darwin devoted his last years to studying their remarkable achievements?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I bow down to our benevolent worm overlords

  • By Kirstin on 04-17-14

Worms. Oh ya.

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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: 01-23-18

Gotta love them worms. Get yourself a worm bin goin and you see for yourself in no time. I simply used a 30 gallon high fish tank and success came easy. If you are even considering this book, it's for you.

  • Decoding Nicea

  • Constantine Changed Christianity and Christianity Changed the World
  • By: Paul Pavao
  • Narrated by: Alan Sisto
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The Council of Nicea was not clerics in a dark and ornate hall. It was brawls in churchyards; it was emperors and governors fighting to save the empire; it was political intrigue as the governments of church and state blended into a volatile stew. It was the way a fringe group of peace-loving communal worshipers of a crucified Palestinian prophet conquered the Roman Empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So interesting.

  • By Esther on 04-04-17

Who mixes fact with fiction?

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-17

To reciprocate: If you are looking to find the one true and valid review, you need look no further. The fact is the information one may seek is scattered throughout the highly opinionated ministry. Have you ever wanted to grab someone by the ears and ask them if they are hearing their own words? The heavy bias of this sermon gives the reader good reason to exercise intellectual self-defense, and discredits the potential validity of any message. It was like listenning to a used car salesman for too many hours, so how much is bs?

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  • Keepers of the Garden

  • By: Dolores Cannon
  • Narrated by: Jane Sellers, Titus Stone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870

A young man wanting to explore past-life regression discovers this is his first lifetime on Earth. All his other existences were on alien worlds and in other dimensions. As this unique case is explored further, he finds out that his association with extraterrestrials did not cease with these other lives. The interaction with UFOs and aliens has continued during all his present life, although the information was protectively hidden by his subconscious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb

  • By paul on 05-06-15

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: 12-17-17

Even if you wanted to say this whole book is BS, I don't believe many would deny it is both entertaining and uplifting. Sure there are those who insist the KJV is the only way and that we must all convert to the no longer relevant political agenda of their sovereign Lord Constantine... This story doesn't go that way; Thank God.

  • The Gods Never Left Us

  • By: Erich von Daniken
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

The Gods Never Left Us contends that recent advancements in biotechnology, astrophysics, engineering, and artificial intelligence not only give us a fresh perspective on his ancient astronaut theory but actually validates it. We are - as a race - embarking on the exact same trajectory of our own interplanetary colonization, just as von Daniken suggested Earth itself was colonized. ETs are definitely at work today. And that affects all of us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • makes alot connections

  • By Anjanette M. Ruscetta on 04-24-18

I hoped for more

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-17

I think I may have to listen to it again. I think I somehow missed the Von Daniken wow moment. The reader did an excellent job but for me his non-Daniken voice got distracting once or twice. It made me think Steven Greer a couple of times, whom we should all know is, for lack of a better way, quite beneath Daniken. So what can I say? I've got to listen again.