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  • Caliban's War

  • The Expanse, Book 2
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,994

James S.A. Corey’s best-selling hit Leviathan Wakes earned Hugo and Locus Award nominations. In Caliban’s War, the second chapter of Corey’s Expanse series, a desperate Earth politician works tirelessly to prevent war from reigniting. Meanwhile, upheaval takes root on Venus and Ganymede. And amidst this tumult, James Holden and his crew on the Rocinante are charged with the impossible task of saving humanity from a terrifying fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No sophmore slump as both plot and writing improve

  • By Ethan M. on 09-17-12

fun story, interesting characters

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

Reviewed: 02-06-16

a very interesting world. Main characters are blooming well and fun to behold. New characters are well done and woven in skillfully. Plot is well written and not too fanciful. This was a fun book to read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,384

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent

  • By Ethan M. on 05-11-12

great story

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

I really enjoyed it. it kept my attention. he has created a great world.

  • A Life Wild and Perilous

  • Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific
  • By: Robert M. Utley
  • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

If you have ever wondered what is was like to be an explorer in the unspoiled American West of the early 1800s, then this is the audiobook for you. Not only a groundbreaking work of American history by critically acclaimed author Robert M. Utley, A Life Wild and Perilous is also a dramatic story of innovation and survival. Here is your chance to live in the very heart of the American wilderness with legendary trappers and mountain men like Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Tom Fitzpatrick, and Jedediah Smith.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book (read with a map)

  • By Gary Schnitkey on 06-25-16

wonderful

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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: 12-30-15

a well written book. it had enough detail to allow one to connect with the figures. yet enough brevity to avoid mind numbing facts.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Why We Lost

  • A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
  • By: Daniel Bolger
  • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Over a 35-year career, Daniel Bolger rose through the army infantry to become a three-star general, commanding in both theaters of the U.S. campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. He participated in meetings with top-level military and civilian players, where strategy was made and managed. At the same time, he regularly carried a rifle alongside rank-and-file soldiers in combat actions - unusual for a general.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An apolitical account of our recent wars.

  • By Don Middleton on 04-07-15

A General's account of the post 911 wars

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

This account was the insiders' perspective I was looking for. He didn't seem to be too judgmental or bitter. He just told the story and threw in plenty of tales of the front lines. His analysis was even keeled, I thought. The narration and recording quality was good as well.

  • How to Write a Book That Doesn't Suck and Will Actually Sell

  • The Ultimate, No B.S. Guide to Writing a Kick-Ass Non-Fiction Book
  • By: Michael Rogan
  • Narrated by: Gregory Zarcone
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

Learning how to write a book is easy. Learning how to write a book that doesn't suck and can actually make you money - and set you up for a full-time writing career is harder.

But it's nowhere near impossible. And it's far more doable than you can imagine. The trouble is, most books offering tips on how to write a book fail to address two key considersations: 1) Most self-published nonfiction books suck. 2) It's almost impossible to make a living from one self-published nonfiction book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great thought organizer

  • By Matt on 10-14-15

concise, humorous, advice that doesn't suck! :)

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

the narrator and recording quality was good. the author did a good job of presenting the material in an entertaining yet concise way that I appreciated. I would recommend this book to others interested in this subject.

  • Bipolar Child

  • Bipolar Survival Guide for Children : 7 Strategies to Help Your Children Cope with Bipolar Today
  • By: Heather Rose
  • Narrated by: Stefanie Jones
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

For many years people have held the belief that bipolar disorder only affects adults, but recent findings suggest that having a bipolar child is not only possible, it is actually more and more common these days. While adults generally treat the disorder with the help of medication, therapy and pharmaceuticals, the same approach cannot really be taken with children, especially younger ones, and that's precisely why the Bipolar Survival Guide for Children by Heather Rose was written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Content, Horrible Narration

  • By Luli on 01-04-17

good basics

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

Reviewed: 10-15-15

I found the book basic enough to understand what I should next. I appreciate that in a book about this difficult subject.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Solar Energy

  • By: Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
  • Narrated by: Robert D. Fleming
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

In order to know where to find solar energy you must first know what solar energy is. Solar energy is energy from the sun. When the sun is shining solar energy is being produced as it sends the heat radiating to the earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good info

  • By Montaque on 10-13-15

good info

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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: 10-13-15

I appreciate the forward thinking views of this book. it makes solar seem really viable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • World on the Edge

  • How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
  • By: Lester R. Brown
  • Narrated by: Alan Robertson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skillfully distills in World on the Edge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a must read for anyone that cares about the future

  • By Cynthia on 03-21-18

Good overall info

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

Reviewed: 09-23-15

I like how the author covered a variety of topics briefly to tie together the overall picture of crises we face.

  • The Day the World Ended at Little Big Horn

  • A Lakota History
  • By: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Narrated by: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana in 1876 has become known as the quintessential clash of cultures between the Lakota Sioux and whites. The men who led the battle, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Colonel George A. Custer, have become the stuff of legends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Little Big Horn viewed from the other side

  • By Bonny on 06-16-11

A wonderful encapsulation.

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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: 09-04-15

I appreciate the battle and it's consequences so much better now. I feel like I've come to understand the Souix people better as well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eaarth

  • Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
  • By: Bill McKibben
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way. Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very important and interesting read

  • By Ira on 07-19-10

Interesting and different nuanced approach

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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: 07-15-15

Great narrator. loved the way Bill talks about climate change! I recommend this book.