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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,192
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,926

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Enticing premise, abysmal follow through.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

Any book should be able to stand on its own, even the first in a trilogy or longer series. It must be a full story, beginning middle and end, even if it leaves you wanting more. This book is merely Part 1 of a much longer book, and should have been released that way or edited to form a complete narrative. This book ends so abruptly and with such little fanfare I would have thought the download have finished, if it weren't for the "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program" closer.

  • Catch Me If You Can

  • By: Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607

Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • uhm where is the ending?

  • By Steve on 03-29-17

Marvelous tale, well-written and exciting, but...

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Where's the rest of the story??? it's like the first 10 chapters of a 12 chapter book... ends abruptly and unsatisfactorily.

  • One Simple Idea

  • Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work
  • By: Stephen Key
  • Narrated by: Tim Lundeen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

In this book, Key reveals the secrets that helped him and thousands of his students - including best-selling author Tim Ferriss - turn their creativity into a passive income generator by "renting" an idea to a company, which takes care of R&D, production, marketing, sales, accounting, distribution, and everything else you don't want to do. You’ll be amazed at how simple the process of licensing an idea for profit actually is.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Complete BS

  • By AWeirdly on 10-18-14

Wonderful content, unbelievably boring narrator.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

It's too bad the narration is so extremely awful for Content that is so important and exciting. I have no idea who picked this narrator or why, but he turns a fascinating field into a monotonous freshman seminar business lecture. I would not be surprised this cripples the reception of the audiobook despite the fact that more people should hear what it has to say.

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,602
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33,538

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great unless you are expecting Ready Player One

  • By Tyler J. on 02-11-18

Cliche and shallow.

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

Every trope from YA sci-fi comics and novels rolled into one. Not much of value here. Kinda sickening, actually. Hope for better luck for Cline in the future, but this one is really skippable.

  • Undeniable

  • Evolution and the Science of Creation
  • By: Bill Nye
  • Narrated by: Bill Nye
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,427
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,964

Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Leasurly read for those who don't want equations

  • By StefP on 02-05-15

Short and aimed at kids, but smart and enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

A little juvenile but some valuable arguments regardless. I learned quite a bit and was as always impressed by Nye's ability to be a fun person while engaging in intellectual discussions. I want to be a Science Guy!

  • Ethics in the Real World

  • 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
  • By: Peter Singer
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation and Practical Ethics, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, in Ethics in the Real World, Singer shows that he is also a master at dissecting important current events in a few hundred words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful range of topics

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-16

Mind-opening and inspirational.

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

Wonderful examination on how research and reality, as opposed to dogma and beliefs, can inform the decisions we make in our daily lives. Singer is remarkably well-thought and well-spoken, and dogged enough to follow logical pathways even when they come to emotionally disturbing results. We must reach these uncomfortable points sometimes to be able to give rational defenses for our positions.