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Gino Sciortino

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  • Daddy, Stop Talking

  • And Other Things My Kids Want But Won't Be Getting
  • By: Adam Carolla
  • Narrated by: Adam Carolla
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don't want to have to support their kids forever. Using his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale, and touting the pitfalls of the kind of helicopter parenting so pervasive today, Daddy, Stop Talking is the only parenting book you should ever read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than just hilarious

  • By Sparky on 07-29-15

Not for the PC crowd

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

Reviewed: 06-15-15

Good messages, everything is always better when earned and not given. Carolla does a good job of conveying this. Book is not for the PC types.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Knowledge

  • How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
  • By: Lewis Dartnell
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 276

Regarded as one of the brightest young scientists of his generation, Lewis Dartnell proposes that the key to preserving civilization in an apocalyptic scenario is to provide a quickstart guide, adapted to cataclysmic circumstances. The Knowledge describes many of the modern technologies we employ, but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built. The Knowledge is a brilliantly original guide to the fundamentals of science and how it built our modern world as well as a thought experiment about the very idea of scientific knowledge itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great science knowledge + zombie apocalypse prep

  • By Anonymous on 02-24-15

Good info but dry

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

Great info to have lying around if you need to rebuild a civilization, but it could be a little less dry

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,161

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

Unbelievable story of leadership and resolve

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

Incredible story from start to finish. Shackleton's story is one everyone should know about. Alfred Lansing did a great job re-telling the story with vivid detail.

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,476

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

Long but enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-15

Can't wait for the next one.
Great series all around so far.
I hope the show continues to live up to the books.