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  • Don't Touch the Blue Stuff!

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?, Book 2
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663

Something called the “Blue Juice" is coming. For all of us. Luckily, me (Chip Collins), Pete, Nikola Tesla, Bobo, and FBI Agent Gina Phillips are here to kick its ass, and send it back to last Tuesday. Maybe. Or maybe we'll fail, and everyone in the multiverse is doomed. (Seriously, you might want to get that underground bunker ready.) Either way, I've got to get home to Julie and find out – woah, I'm not about to tell you that right here in the book description! TMI, dude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun roller coaster ride through the multiverse!

  • By Fascinatingbooks on 09-21-17

such a fun story, especially in audio format.

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

this story is just fun. It is narrated by the author himself so the characters really are true to what they sound like in your mind. the story is fun and there's a lot of Adventure and neat things to be had especially with Einstein and Tesla making an appearance. all-in-all I heartily recommend the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Questions of Philosophy

  • By: David K. Johnson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David K. Johnson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752

We have all pondered seemingly unanswerably but significant questions about our existence - the biggest of all being, "Why are we here?" Philosophy has developed over millennia to help us grapple with these essential intangibles. There is no better way to study the big questions in philosophy than to compare how the world's greatest minds have analyzed these questions, defined the terms, and then reasoned out potential solutions. Once you've compared the arguments, the final step is always deciding for yourself whether you find an explanation convincing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No easy answers, just easy questions

  • By Gary on 03-17-16

This course will make you think

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

this is a great course. It will get you thinking about many questions in philosophy and is also a great Refresher for philosophy course work.

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,490

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

Great audio presentation

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I will be honest. I returned the kindle book version of this when I first got it. In terms of a written book, It had turned me off. However after reading some of the audiobook review I was convinced to give it another try. This book, to me, is better spoken than it is read. As an audiobook, its pretty funny and entertaining. I'm glad I give it a 2nd chance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Springfield Confidential

  • Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons
  • By: Mike Reiss, Mathew Klickstein
  • Narrated by: Mike Reiss
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss - who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since episode one in 1989 - shares stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America’s most iconic cartoon family ever. Reiss explains how the episodes are created and provides an inside look at the show’s writers, animators, actors, and celebrity guests. He answers a range of questions from Simpsons fans and die-hards and reminisces about the making of perennially favorite episodes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • D'oh

  • By Lucas on 08-14-18

this book will make you smile.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

This is a hilarious book. Not only will you learn facts about the Simpsons, but you will learn about comedy and timing just listening to the author. He is hilarious.

  • The Reluctant Adventures of Fletcher Connolly on the Interstellar Railroad

  • By: Felix R. Savage
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Fletcher Connolly hasn't got a lot to lose. Since he and half the galaxy signed on to the rat race of the technological relics trade, Fletch has come to terms with the idea that he will join the ranks of unlucky explorers that perish light years from home without a dime to his name. But bankruptcy is a great motivator. With friends and family counting on him to strike it rich, Fletch embarks on an unwilling quest for alien treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun!

  • By VJG on 09-13-17

fun sci fi romp

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

I found this quite enjoyable. It's a not too serious sci-fi anthology that's really quite fun.

  • The Science of Energy

  • Resources and Power Explained
  • By: Michael E. Wysession, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Wysession
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610

To better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable source whose focus is on giving you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Overview

  • By Amanda Gannon on 04-07-16

Excellent survey course of energy

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

What did you love best about The Science of Energy?

It was very detailed and complete. It addressed how the various sources of energy are used and how they effect both the world and everyday life.

Any additional comments?

Some people seem to complain that the professor is making political comments. He is not. He is pointing out verifiable facts that can be researched. For example the Fracking industry did get a waiver to not have to abide by the clean water act. This is documented. Just because that makes you uncomfortable, doesn't mean its "political" .

  • Popular Economics

  • What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics
  • By: John Tamny
  • Narrated by: Daniel Penz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Forbes editor John Tamny uses entertaining stories from sports, movies, popular culture, and famous businesses to demonstrate the basic principles of economics. The Rolling Stones, the Dallas Cowboys, and Paris Hilton become examples of good and bad tax policy. The Godfather, Gone With the Wind, and The Sopranos reveal the downside of antitrust regulation while the Michigan Wolverines' 2007 loss to Appalachian State explains why regulations often fail to achieve their intended purposes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing modern book on economics

  • By Branden Beasley on 05-01-15

libertarian drek

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

Basic book on how bad government is and if we just let the market do its thing, everything would be better off and all the world would be great. A bunch of nonsense that ignores all the inequality and external forces in the economomy like racism and sexism and stands up limited example of how great things turned out for some limited small group that is not large enough to be indicative of a whole.

  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,026

Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

Very funny send up of heroes

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

There are a lot of funny hits and beats in the book. Imagine if super-heroes existed in the real world and were managed by corporations, and all the silliness that goes on at corporations now, magnified by super powers. It features a very funny and diverse cast of characters.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Republican Noise Machine

  • Right-Wing Media and How it Corrupts Democracy
  • By: David Brock
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Former right-wing journalist David Brock uses his keen understanding and experience to show how a conservative media has skewed American politics noticeably to the right. Brock's incisive analysis of right-wing media theories, strategies, financing, and operations makes for a convincing argument that the Republican Right does not embrace or encourage journalistic freedom, but instead seeks to control it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A 4 star book (If you are a political junkie)

  • By Rexm on 06-05-04

Show how the far right has been planning

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

This is a scary book in some ways. It goes into great detail, on how the republican party, since the time of Nixon has been working on undermining truthful and critical reporting on their party. How they have slowly been infiltrating the media and undermining truthful reporting and discouraging critical thinking, but pushing sensationalist headlines and stories. I highly recommend it.

  • Austerity

  • The History of a Dangerous Idea
  • By: Mark Blyth
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Governments today in both Europe and the United States have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. In contrast, they have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts - austerity - to solve the financial crisis. We are told that we have all lived beyond our means and now need to tighten our belts. This view conveniently forgets where all that debt came from. Not from an orgy of government spending, but as the direct result of bailing out, recapitalizing, and adding liquidity to the broken banking system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every politician needs to read this book

  • By JJ on 08-07-15

Great explanation of the concept

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

Both the written and the audibook versions are great. It goes into great detail as to why economically austerity is not a good idea, and why country sized economies cannot be run like a household budget. The author does a great job of building up on concepts and showing how the idea of austerity can hinder, not help an economy.