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Sidney, ME USA
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  • Evolution and Thought: Why We Think the Way We Do

  • By: Roger Bourke White Jr.
  • Narrated by: Roger Bourke White Jr.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Ah, the mysteries of life. A confidence man scams billions. Politicians fear talking about issues. Marriage is sweet, divorce is sour. This is the human condition...But why is this the human condition? That's what this book is about. It's about why we humans think the way we do.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • bad science

  • By Gary on 09-21-18

bad science

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Gave up. Author repeated almost every stereotype regarding evolution of thought, not a shred of evidence presented, and presents each stereotype as hard truth. The guy sounds like my old uncle, who tried to justify his bigotry with folk tales.

  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • A Novel
  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,069

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Walkabout

  • By FanB14 on 07-01-13

loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

So lovely, sad, and beautiful. Excellent reader. i thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Nothing unexpected, and nothing one could expect.

  • The Ultimate Aphrodisiac

  • A Brief History of World War III
  • By: Robert G. Barrett
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Aussie Vietnam veteran Ron Milne is on a good thing growing Indian hemp on the tiny Micronesian island of Lan Laroi. Besides being president, the natives treat him as a god. To the American DEA he is a dangerous criminal. U.S. President Clifford J. Clooney decides to invade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a good listen

  • By Gary on 03-28-08

a good listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-08

Barrett has a great voice, very charming, and within minutes I thought I was listening to an old buddy spin a tale. The story has a few racy scenes, a few violent episodes, and some hokey sci-fi fantasy stuff - all of which the author melds into one ripper of a story.
The story is entertaining, with lots of prate falls and political comedy. I'm definitely listening to more of Barrett's books.

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