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  • The Order of Time

  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685

In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most listeners, this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it appears. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where, at the most fundamental level, time disappears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brain Workout With A Great Narrator

  • By Raymond on 05-15-18

Brain Workout With A Great Narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

You better have your thinking cap on, cause this one will make you do just that... although, not in a bad way. If you aren't at least somewhat familiar with the language of quantum mechanics, or theoretical physics, this may be a tough listen. I listened to the entire book while driving from my home in Utah to Denver, sometimes rewinding to catch key concepts.
Benedict Cumberbatch is phenomenal, bringing the passion of the author to the narration with ease. I plan to find more books with Cumberbatch as the narrator; ad well, I plan to listen to others by Rovelli.

28 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Trackers

  • Trackers, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214

Estes Park police chief Marcus Colton and tracker Sam "Raven" Spears have never liked one another, but when a young girl goes missing in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colton hires Spears to help find her. Their search ends after a night of devastating horror. When word reaches Estes that the nation has been hit by a coordinated electromagnetic pulse attack, Colton and Spears are forced to work together again. But they quickly realize they aren't just tracking a killer - they are tracking a madman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great exciting book!

  • By grammyshere on 03-08-17

NSS Still One of My Favorite s

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

I enjoy Nicholas' stories... Extinction was epic and full of action. I finished Tracker 1 in a day, and I'm downloading #2 right now. I plan to check out the rest of Nicholas' library in the coming months. I travel a lot for work and his stories keep me awake and enthralled.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Everville: The Second Book of 'the Art'

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

On the borderland between this world and the world of Quiddity, the sea of our dreams, sits Everville. For years, it has lived in ignorance of the gleaming shore on which it lies. But its ignorance is not bliss. Opening the door between worlds, Clive Barker delivers his characters into the heart of the human mystery; into a place of revelation, where the forces that have shaped our past - and are ready to destroy our future - are at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wish barker would get off his ass & write book 3

  • By Charles E. on 07-23-17

Long & Detailed

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

Hard to follow some times. Barker's imagination is infinite and difficult to fathom. 24 years and no 3rd book...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,606

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

A must...

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

I plan to listen again in a few weeks, and take notes... after I've thought about some of the concepts that Mark presents in relation to my own life and how I've been living it. I think everyone should at least give this book a try.

  • Imajica

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 37 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,237

Imajica is an epic beyond compare: vast in conception, obsessively detailed in execution, and apocalyptic in its resolution. At its heart lies the sensualist and master art forger Gentle, whose life unravels when he encounters Judith Odell, whose power to influence the destinies of men is vaster than she knows, and Pie "oh" pah, an alien assassin who comes from a hidden dimension.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Imajica is full of adventure, love, lust, power, g

  • By MizNikki on 08-21-15

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

If you begin this journey that is Imajica, you will be changed by it, and its enormity.

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  • Ubik

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 477

Glen Runciter is dead. Or is everybody else dead? Chip works for Glen Runciter's anti-psi security agency, which hires out its talents to block telepathic and paranormal crimes. But when its special team tackles a big job on the moon, something goes terribly wrong, and Runciter is seemingly killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Safe when read as directed!

  • By Darwin8u on 12-20-13

Cerebral

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

If you aren't at the top of your mental game, this story could kill you. As it stands though, it was interesting and worth finishing.

  • Down

  • A Project Eden Thriller, Book 7
  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

Matt Hamilton's last words have led Daniel Ash and his team to the snow-covered town of Everton, Vermont. On a field just outside city limits sits an unassuming hut. But this is no innocent building. Inside is the entrance to the secret Project Eden base known as Dream Sky, the key to the project's success. Or its defeat, as Ash hopes. To give the team the best chance to succeed, resistance groups have moved into position outside project installations around the globe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good closure to exceptional series

  • By Wolregnif on 08-03-15

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

my attention was held from the start. Wondering what was going to happen next, and if the characters would make it out alive or if the project would get them. This has definitely been one of the better series I have read. I enjoyed the story, the narrator, and the imagery evoked by both.

  • Sick

  • A Project Eden Thriller
  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,791

Daniel Ash wakes after midnight to the cry of his daughter. Just a bad dream, he thinks. She's had them before. Yet he can't help but worry when she cries out again as he pads down the hallway. Stepping through her doorway, he expects to find her sitting up in bed, frightened by a nightmare. But the nightmare is his. It's real. And it's just beginning....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyably addictive story!

  • By Amanda on 12-03-13

great read.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

a book you can easily listen to in one sitting. can't wait for Exit 9.

  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 67,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,438
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58,349

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did not disappoint...

  • By Theodore on 01-17-12

GRRM At His Best... As Always.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-15

Would you listen to A Clash of Kings again? Why?

Not sure I would. The story is great, but the narrator was hard to listen to. Had to turn the speed up to 1.5 to get through it.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

His voice and attempts at creating other voices for characters was okay. Still, hard to listen to for long periods of time.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Duh!

  • Glory Road

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,177

. C. “Scar” Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia, but he hadn’t given up his habit of scanning the personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him: "Are you a coward? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English with some French, proficient with all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential...."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heinlein's great story, a glorious spin by Pinchot

  • By BRKyle on 09-19-12

Glory Road rocks!!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-15

Bronson Pinchot brings Glory Road and its characters to life in a way that pulls you into the story and keeps you there from start to finish. The story is excellent, and the narrator is as well. I will definitely be listening to this book again and again.