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  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,594
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,460
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,386

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Cheapo

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

This is just the soundtrack of a 6 part mini-series. The 2017 season? Listening to the audio I understand why there was no 2018 season. This is a desperate attempt to make money from old footage and scripts. I loved the X-Files in the 90's because it was novel and quirky, I hope for more new and interesting concepts. But this is just a cash grab.

If you did watch the 2017 series and want to recall the detail it's ok, but David Ducovney performance does not work as a voice-only actor. I have listened to him narrate his own book and that was equally awful as he has one tone; deadpan sarcasm. With the visual's and the beautiful suits that works. In this format, it's like nails on a chalkboard. The rest of the cast had a better emotions range, but it still did not hold together well as the pacing of the story was obviously designed for the movements.

If you are wanting to re-vist the 2017 series buy the video version.

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  • Evolve Your Brain

  • The Science of Changing Your Mind
  • By: Joe Dispenza D.C.
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976

Joe Dispenza, DC, has spent decades studying the human mind-how it works, how it stores information, and why it perpetuates the same behavioral patterns over and over. In the acclaimed film What the Bleep Do We Know!?, he began to explain how the brain evolves - by learning new skills, developing the ability to concentrate in the midst of chaos, and even healing the body and the psyche. Evolve Your Brain presents this information in depth, while helping you take control of your mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great message, long book

  • By Matt on 04-03-17

Too long for the message

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

The amount of real science and hard evidence is hard to separate from his personal stories and one-off examples. The summary of the science was excessive and repetitive.

No instruction's about how to change self, just some assumptions. Not worth the credit.

If you want to learn how to change yourself the best of these books I have ever read is 'Your Brain at Work' by David Rock.

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,199

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Great story, both simple and complex and entirely beautiful. I finished it in one day. Lovely

  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,433

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

great great great

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Such a great story: simple and complex and entirely engaging. A child's fairytale in an adult world. Just clever. Loved it!

  • Get Up!

  • Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It
  • By: James A. Levine
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson, Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

That the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office environment. But few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of modernity's increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. In Get Up!, health expert James A. Levine's original scientific research shows that today's chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negativeconsequences on our health.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Anecdotes and suppositions; Move Your DNA better

  • By Tibber on 04-14-15

could have been completed in 10 pages.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Lots of stories in mind torturing detail and repetition with very little science. The author bared his wounds and self congratulated himself and I expect feels much better about himself now.

  • Thinner Leaner Stronger

  • The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body
  • By: Michael Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeff Justus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 406

Michael Matthews' number one best-selling women's fitness book with over 250,000 copies sold. If you want to be toned, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, "good genetics", or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on pills and powders... regardless of your age... then you want to listen to this book. Building lean muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Written and Read for a Man not a Woman

  • By Mark on 01-08-14

Too late to return it

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Define 'woman'? I think it's just a short man?????

I cannot begin to explain how much a waste of money this was. Maybe if it was at least read by a woman I could have felt some connection to the title.

This is a tale of simply counting and bro-science. Counting grams of protein/carbs/fat and the basic message is the bigger you are the less you should eat.

I accept the need for maintaining muscle mass, for both genders, as you age to maintain health but beyond that this book has nothing.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,038

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Powerful and captivating

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

A piece of forgotten WWII history that touched every part of me. A story about an amazing teenager and life in Italy, a enemy nation, that I had no knowledge of.

Often our hero, unable to explain himself, repeats; it's complicated. It certainly was and I'm so pleased to have seen into his world.

  • Mr. Popper's Penguins

  • By: Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

The 1938 classic tells the story of Mr. Popper, the small-town housepainter who dreamed of exploring Antarctic regions, and Captain Cook, the redoubtable penguin who turned Mr. Popper's world upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Our Favorite. So far.

  • By BenjesBride on 07-16-16

a charming tale

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Not at all related to the movie but a lovely tale. Would be a great listen for 6-8 year olds.

  • Summary of The Obesity Code by Jason Fung

  • By: FastReads
  • Narrated by: Anthony Pica
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Please note: This is a summary of The Obesity Code by Jason Fung and not the original book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Quick Read!

  • By Grandma Teri on 04-13-18

a summary of the problem no solutions

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I'm glad I didnt spend money on the book or waste my time. i love Dr Fung but this book is only a summary of the problem only vaguely mentioning fasting as a solution. I guess he wants us to buy the second book.

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  • The Gender Game

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,210

A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Plot line is asinine in so many places.

  • By L. D. Brown on 08-30-17

Adequate

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

I cared enough about what was going on to finish the book and not get a credit. JUST.

But it just did not have enough originality or character depth to engage me and I certainly don't care enough to want to know what happens next, or why, to any of them. I hate books that are just long chapters in a single story. I like series that are an evolution of events for the same set of characters, but where each novel is a satisfying and self-contained story like Harry Poter or Enders Game.

This might be ok to buy for your ten-twelve year old.