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  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,224

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Phenomenal performance by Perdita Weeks!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-18

A beautifully written piece, if you were a fan of Song for Achilles you will enjoy this book. The audio performance is perfection.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tomorrowland

  • Our Journey From Science Fiction to Science Fact
  • By: Steven Kotler
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

New York Times, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Discover bestselling author Steven Kotler has written extensively about those pivotal moments when science fiction became science fact...and fundamentally reshaped the world. Now he gathers the best of his best, updated and expanded upon, to guide listeners on a mind-bending tour of the far frontier, and how these advances are radically transforming our lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but not what I expected

  • By Olya on 05-24-15

A Must-Listen for fans of Futurism

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Parks delivers a wonderfully engaging narration to this fact-heavy memoir...is it even a memoir? More of a journalistic think piece, this is a collection of essays on the present day status of futurism buzzwords like “bio-hacking” and “asteroid mining” and “flying cars”. Make no mistake, the future is here!
A bit dated actually, as this was put together a few years ago and many of the topics covered in the book are currently now beyond what the author even anticipated in his reporting, but an insightful and interesting listen nonetheless. My favorite stories: artificial limb replacement, stem cells, restoring the Everglades, and asteroid mining.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Three-Body Problem

  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,479

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They create a computer using a 30 million man Army

  • By Josh P on 12-07-14

Mind blowing story, PAINFULLY AWFUL narration.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

Do yourself a favor, skip the audiobook on this one and get a hard copy to read. The narrator is HORRIBLE.
Three Body is a beautiful novel, and she deserves a performance that can do her justice.

  • The Most Dangerous Game

  • By: Richard Connell
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

A mysterious island, shrouded in fear, evil, and darkness. Here the amoral General Zaroff hunts. And what, you ask, is the most dangerous game? It is the manner and substance of his nightly killings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Erez on 03-19-12

A classic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

The narrator does an excellent job narrating this classic story. Roughly an hour, perfect listen for a commute or a hike or gym session.

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,733

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting content. Unfortunate delivery.

  • By Jennifer Soudagar on 11-13-15

Hilarious, heartfelt & a MUST READ

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

I’d like to give a free copy of this book to everybody in the world.