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  • Unhinged

  • An Insider's Account of the Trump White House
  • By: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Narrated by: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,760

Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned 15 years - through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing We Didn't Already Know

  • By Yvonne Lowery on 09-11-18

Self-aggrandizing money grab

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Practically no insider information beyond the Omarosa's (dubious) personal opinions about how she should have credit for all of her great ideas and such... If you are interested in Amarosa's life story, read this. otherwise, there is nothing new or interesting here. I would recommend "Fire & Fury" if you want real insider info on the Trump White House.

The performance was OK, but her Trump impersonation is awful!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reality Is Not What It Seems

  • The Journey to Quantum Gravity
  • By: Carlo Rovelli, Simon Carnell - translator, Erica Segre - translator
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed over the last few dozen centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most compelling physics book in at least 10 years!

  • By Kyle on 02-03-17

A perfect primer and beyond!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

This book walks the reader through the history of physics, from its beginnings in ancient Greece to today's quantum physics, explaining all the key concepts thoroughly. (If you already know all of the physics, it's still a fun historical journey.) Then, the last third of the book details the cutting edge theory of loop quantum gravity as best as it can currently be explained.

Anyone who loves to understand the world around them will love this book. If you want to actually understand the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, this book is the best I have found to explain it. My 10-year old son was able to fully understand it and is now teaching his friends!

"Nuff said."

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,118

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

Good premise, but slow and cluttered...

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

The story starts off great! I love the book's overall story line, but beyond that, the whole thing becomes very cluttered with lots of characters that don't standout from others. It becomes difficult to keep track of what character did what, some times. This issue would probably be remedied with a second read, but due to the length of this book, I doubt many people will read it twice. Which brings me to the book's pacing... The story grabs you from the first sentence through most of the first quarter of the book (the best part of the book). Then, things get kind of slow, as the characters are being further developed. Unfortunately, the characters don't end up having a lot of depth, so they never interesting enough to really care about them. The main problem is that there is just too much going on because the author is trying to cram several stories in to one epic story arc, but, ultimately, the overall narrative suffers as a result (even though all the stories are pretty good).

We have a mixed bag when it comes to the narrators... The female narrator does a great job with the story narration & female voices, but not so much with male voices... The male narrator is fairly average, but he at least does a good job with both male and female voices...

At the end of the day, the book seems a bit clichéd (despite its novel premise) and gets predictable. About two thirds of the way through, I started to lose interest and just wanted it to find some place to call it an end...

Eventually, it did.

  • Exponential Organizations

  • New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do About It)
  • By: Salim Ismail, Yuri van Geest, Michael S. Malone, and others
  • Narrated by: Kevin Young
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

In business, performance is key. In performance, how you organize can be the key to growth. In the past five years, the business world has seen the birth of a new breed of company - the Exponential Organization - that has revolutionized how a company can accelerate its growth by using technology.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a revelation

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-24-16

Inspiring & Informative

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

This is an excellent book. It is a how-to for entrepreneurs wanting to utilize exponential technologies to start or grow businesses that can truly change the world... So, read/listen to the book, come up with a business idea and follow the guidelines laid-out in the book... Then, you just need to "get busy"!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,844
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,578

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

By far, my favorite book!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

Ready Player One is a full on 1980's pops culture nostalgia-fest with a modern sci-fi twist. Ernest Cline is a total classic video game GEEK (which is a good thing), and his passion shows in this sci-fi adventure. The characters are developed just enough to be relatable and likeable, but not so much that you don't get to use your imagination to complete the picture. The real characters in this book are the pop culture references, which, again are not over explained. If you know the references, everything is vivid in your mind, but there is enough description to still know what's going on.

If you love 80's pop culture and video games, you will love this book!

Also, Wil Wheaton is the perfect narrator for this book!