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  • The Atlantis Plague

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 2
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,559
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,568

In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take it for what it's worth and enjoy it!

  • By Emily Wright on 05-07-14

Waiting for book 3. This is as addictive as Pavlov

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

Reviewed: 05-19-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Atlantis Plague to be better than the print version?

YEs.

What did you like best about this story?

The notion that our development as Humans can have more plausible causes than the mere evolution of the species fighting for life. GOD can have many forms.

What does Stephen Bel Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Passionate reading.

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

Why are we so different?

Any additional comments?

Just keep the good writing

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Atlantis Gene

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,556

Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Horrible

  • By Laura Roderick on 07-29-17

Can't stop reading!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, definitively. This story raises the curiosity and pulls us into it.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. Atlantians, the investigations, the secret societies, ...

Have you listened to any of Stephen Bel Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Whois thing

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Everything Store

  • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,717

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the honesty!

  • By Paul on 01-29-14

A must for Jeff inspired leaders

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

Reviewed: 01-22-14

Where does The Everything Store rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Well close to the top, along Currency Wars and The Ascent of Money

What other book might you compare The Everything Store to and why?

Well close to the top, along Currency Wars and The Ascent of Money

Have you listened to any of Pete Larkin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

As good as it can give us. Top

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The tenacity of Bezos

Any additional comments?

I strongly recommend. Inspiring. Success: 90% long, smart and hard work; 20% Inspiration and consistency

  • Civilization

  • The West and the Rest
  • By: Niall Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Niall Ferguson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,498
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,487

The rise to global predominance of Western civilization is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five hundred years. All over the world, an astonishing proportion of people now work for Western-style companies, study at Western-style universities, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and even work Western hours. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed unlikely to achieve much more than perpetual internecine warfare. It was Ming China or Ottoman Turkey that had the look of world civilizations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoughtful analysis of the ascendancy of the West.

  • By Patrick on 05-25-13

To understand where we are

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

Reviewed: 05-24-13

What made the experience of listening to Civilization the most enjoyable?

This is a great book, emotionally narrated that helps understanding where we are and why and what comes next. Six apps is what it took for the West to take an unforeseen advantage over much more developed civilizations. But as with almost everything, the current stance is just that, a period in the history; the odds might (will?) change. Nial Fergusson is a passionate historian that helps the reader to connect the dots and bring to a new level of understanding of our common past. A must!

What did you like best about this story?

The liason between chpaters. Conclusion is a fabulous chapter

Have you listened to any of Niall Ferguson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No