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  • A Child Called 'It'

  • One Child's Courage to Survive
  • By: David Pelzer
  • Narrated by: Brian Keeler
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141

Dave was in first grade when his unstable alcoholic mother began attacking him. Until he was in fifth grade, she starved, beat, and psychologically ravaged her son. Eventually denying even his identity, Dave's mother called him an "it" instead of using his name. Relentlessly, she drove him to the brink of death before authorities finally stepped in. With faith and hope, Dave grew determined to survive. He also knew that he needed to share his story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good one

  • By Christy Medsker on 06-07-09

rough story

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

Amateur writing style. Story is to the point, a series of horrible events that is shocking to imagine.

  • Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness

  • By: Thomas Cowan MD
  • Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

Over the past 50 years, rates of autoimmunity and chronic disease have exploded. In this provocative book, Dr. Thomas Cowan argues for a direct causal relationship to a corresponding increase in the number of vaccines American children typically receive. The goal of these vaccines is precisely what we’re now seeing in such abundance among our chronically ill children: the provocation of immune response. Cowan looks at emerging evidence that certain childhood illnesses are actually protective of disease later in life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needed Understanding!

  • By Michael on 09-18-18

Child afraid of needles given medical licence

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Dr. Cowan, please remember your lessons that correlation does not equal causation. This book seems to intentionally misrepresent science. While autoimmunity is in a shocking rise and a real threat to modern society, this is more likely due to the evolution of a modern society beyond our biological evolution. Its been proven our ultra sterile lifestyle, the foods we consume, over use of antibiotics and toxins in our society are directly linked to autoimmunity. In fact, autoimmunity uses a completely different set of cells and chemokines than immune response to vaccines. Vaccines actually use our natural immune system to our favor. Cultivation of a proper microbiome by getting kids away from the television, and playing outside has also has a direct correlation with proper antibody response. Dr Cowan does do a good job describing gaps in medical technology/knowledge for treatment of autoimmune diseases. There is a lot we don't know about medicine, immunity and vaccines. Please don't jump to conclusions.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Seventh Plague

  • Sigma Force Novels, Book 12
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141

If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened—could they happen again—on a global scale? Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, Professor Harold McCabe comes stumbling out of the sands, but he dies before he can tell his story. Then an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body—while he was still alive. Subsequently, the medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Really Wanted to Get Passed the Narration

  • By Pilgrim on 03-01-17

Epic.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

The narrator had me turning up and down the volume constantly. The story? Epic. Excellent characters, excellent story line great action. Might even top Judas Strain. As a microbiologist who studies Infections Diseases I found this one intellectually accurate.

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change

  • By: Marc Morano
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Less freedom. More regulation. Higher costs. Make no mistake: those are the surefire consequences of the modern global warming campaign waged by political and cultural elites, who have long ago abandoned fact-based science for dramatic fearmongering in order to push increased central planning. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change gives a voice - backed by statistics, real-life stories, and incontrovertible evidence - to the millions of "deplorable" Americans skeptical about the multibillion dollar "climate change" complex, whose claims have time and time again been proven wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Facts to counter every man made Climate Change lie

  • By Peter on 12-08-18

He's not wrong!

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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: 09-05-18

As a scientist myself, he says everything I suspected but have never dared to say, for fear I would be ostracized. Enlightened me on political aspects I hadn't even imagined possible. Worth the time, don't get bogged down by the beginning. Your hair will be standing on end when you finish.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Kick Ass with Mel Robbins

  • Life-Changing Advice from the Author of “The 5 Second Rule”
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,922

Want more out of life? You're not alone. And best-selling author Mel Robbins is here to help with no-bullshit life and business advice that you won't get anywhere else. This follow-up to The 5-Second Rule - available only in audio - takes the classic talk-show format and elevates it to a premium audio experience. Listen to private, one-on-one coaching sessions between the celebrated motivational speaker and people like you - people who want better relationships, to be healthier and more productive, to get unstuck from destructive habits.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A $26 Podcast

  • By Sam Cochrane on 06-01-18

Motivational speaker is now a therapist?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Some of the stuff seems spot on, some is way off! What kind of therapist talks all over people? She makes huge leaps, picks on weaknesses and basically makes people cry. Its as if she is establishing dominance. As somebody who has personally been through some major trauma, I know this 30 minutes of telling people how they feel does not fix peoples lives. Also, some of the crying seems fake. I wouldn't be surprised if this is rehearsed. Also, nobody also ever says no, that's not it, which seems unlikely. They're all like OMG, YOU'RE AMAZING. Wish things were that easy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Atlantis Gene

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,454
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,729

Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Horrible

  • By Laura Roderick on 07-29-17

Awesome, but complicated

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

Reviewed: 04-23-14

Would you listen to The Atlantis Gene again? Why?

I'm listen for the second time, the story line is a little complicated and hard to follow. I'm hoping I can catch all the twists and turns of the plot on the second one. This book really engages the mind and imagination.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful