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Daniel Holmlund

Hillsboro, OR
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  • Soul of the Fire

  • Sword of Truth, Book 5
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,592

Now it has become terrifyingly clear that the Chimes have the potential to bring down all that Richard and Kahlan have worked to protect, and even the power of the Sword of Truth may not be enough to stem the tide of their unleashed magical force. But if the Chimes cannot be stopped, first they will ravage Richard and Kahlan, then all of D'Hara, and then the entire world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, bad narator

  • By Blaine on 05-09-11

Enjoyable, needs better resolution and denouement

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Terry Goodkind is a talented writer. Books 1 through 3 were captivating and fun if you enjoy the Fantasy genre. However by book 5 the ends are starting to become predictable. Hoping book 6 will impress more.

  • The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know

  • By: The Great Courses, Joshua N. Winn
  • Narrated by: Professor Joshua N. Winn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

As recently as 1990, it seemed plausible that the solar system was a unique phenomenon in our galaxy. Thanks to advances in technology and clever new uses of existing data, now we know that planetary systems and possibly even a new Earth can be found throughout galaxies near and far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun across the universe

  • By Mark on 01-08-16

It's not just an Awful Lot of Space

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

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When the astronomer and science popularist Carl Sagan wrote, “The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space,” it was still unknown whether any planets even existed outside of our solar system. With brilliant, yet child-like fascination, Professor Joshua Winn's 24 lecture series on The Search for Exoplanets, explores the tools and the techniques which have led to the discovery that most of the stars you see have distance worlds orbiting them. Learn about systems containing super-Earths, mini-Neptunes, hot Jupiters, lava worlds, worlds orbiting binary stars and how techniques such as the doppler method, the transit method, the radial velocity method and direct imaging have different strengths and weaknesses that make them suited to discovering different types of worlds.Only 12 hours long, this lecture series is very entertaining for anyone who wonders about the universe above.

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