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Henry Reimert

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  • What Happens Next? Conversations from MARS

  • By: Adam Savage
  • Narrated by: Adam Savage
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

Every year, 200 experts across machine learning, automation, robotics, and space arrive in Palm Springs for MARS to share new ideas about how these four fields will shape our future. TV host and maker of things Adam Savage (MythBusters) takes listeners deep inside the MARS conference. In interviews with more than a dozen leading scientists and thinkers, Savage explores the mind-blowing and often misunderstood ways in which science and innovation are transforming the way we live, work, and play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun in a very geeky kinda way!

  • By Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore on 12-31-18

Adam Savage is so cool!

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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: 07-21-19

Adam Savage is so cool! Does being invited to the ultra-exclusive yearly conference hosted by Jeff Bezos make him any cooler? Yes it does! Does him geeking out and telling us about all of the cool people that he met and the even cooler things that they are doing make him one of the coolest people on Earth? Abso-fucking-lutely! The fact that he can name drop Chris Hadfield in a conversation and make it not sound pretentious is also cool.

  • Funny Amazon Reviews

  • By: Jane Lynch
  • Narrated by: Jane Lynch
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,713
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2,230

Famous comedians reading real Amazon product reviews. Hosted by Jane Lynch and presented by Audible. Featuring Lewis Black, John O'Hurley, Joel McHale, Margaret Cho, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, Lauren Cook, Jonathan Katz, Laura Silverman, Melissa Villasenor, Ron Funches, Gilbert Gottfried, Dan Savage, Vern Musical Improv.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hilarious!!!

  • By EmilioDaVinci on 07-10-17

As Fresh as Tuscan Gold Milk!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-21-19

Reading reviews on Amazon is one of those things that I don't do every day, but when it happens I can get stuck for hours paging through all of the crazy content that people post. This Audible original was well performed and captured some of the most creative reviews out there. They could make a series out of this and I would probably listen to every single one.

  • Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

  • By: Scott McCormick
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Samantha Turret, Khristine Hvam, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,721

Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hated each other? It’s true! Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World is a riotous audio exclusive, like if Monty Python taught your history class. Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world’s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor. Choose sides: Cope or Marsh, the jerks who discovered so many dinosaurs; Hamilton or Burr, whose rivalry fueled American politics; and many more....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry I waited so long to listen to this

  • By Miamigrrl on 05-26-19

Educational and Humorous!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-19

This was too short! I love stories about quirky historical facts. I was surprised at how little I knew about all of the people mentioned in this book. I was never into dinosaurs as a kid, who would have known the early fossil finders were so cutthroat!

  • Fall; or, Dodge in Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,445

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What Did I Just Listen To?

  • By Bauart on 06-20-19

Ended Too Soon

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-19

One of the things I love about Neal Stephenson books is that they are like a trip to Disney World. You have one day to take in all of the wonder and fun of the place. You do your thing, have the best time ever, but on the ride home, you know there were things that you could have done, that you wanted to do, but didn't have the time or the energy to do them. You don't regret it, but you wish you had the time to go back and explore some more. Fall is very much like that. Stephenson sets out and builds an ENORMOUS world and there are endless possibilities. He only gives you a small glimpse into one possibility. Do I regret it? No. Do I wish there were more? Yes!

This was not my favorite Stephenson story for a few reasons. It felt like he had set an arbitrary page limit and then tried to fit an ending into it. The ending seemed rushed like he had so many possibilities that he could not develop them out enough in the time he had left. 95% of the book I loved, I am still trying to come to grips with how it all played out.

Regardless of the end (many, many books I love have bad endings, i.e. most of my beloved works by SK), Fall takes you on a WILD ride.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads

  • The Human Division, Episode 12
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679

United States Diplomat Danielle Lowen was there when one of her fellow diplomats committed an unthinkable act that had consequences for the entire planet. Now she’s trying to figure out how it happened before it can happen again. Putting the puzzle pieces together could solve the mystery - or it could threaten her own life. "The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A 38-minute murder mystery

  • By AudioAddict on 06-04-13

Several Stories in The Old Man's War saga

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Reviewed: 06-22-19

Scalzi is good. He tells stories that I don't want to end. That is the case with The Human Division. I have read several of John Scalzi's books and it just occurred to me while reading The Human Division how much of his work is dialog driven. There were entire stories in this where everything was delivered to you through the conversations of the characters. That seems to be very difficult to do, yet Scalzi does it with ease. If you are a fan of The Old Man's War, you have to read this.

  • Earth Below, Sky Above

  • The Human Division, Episode 13
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687

At last, the Earth and the Colonial Union have begun formal discussions about their relationship in the future - a chance for the divisions in humanity to be repaired. The diplomats and crew of the Clarke are on hand to help with the process, including Ambassador Ode Abumwe and CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson, both of whom were born on Earth. But not everyone wants the human division to be repaired.... And they will go to great lengths to make sure it isn’t....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling Yet Open-Ended Conclusion

  • By Joshua on 04-10-13

Several Stories in The Old Man's War saga

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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: 06-22-19

Scalzi is good. He tells stories that I don't want to end. That is the case with The Human Division. I have read several of John Scalzi's books and it just occurred to me while reading The Human Division how much of his work is dialog driven. There were entire stories in this where everything was delivered to you through the conversations of the characters. That seems to be very difficult to do, yet Scalzi does it with ease. If you are a fan of The Old Man's War, you have to read this.

  • Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools that Separate the Average from the Exceptional

  • Improved Decision-Making, Logical Analysis, and Problem-Solving
  • By: Peter Hollins
  • Narrated by: Russell Newton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Mental models are like giving a treasure map to someone lost in the woods. They provide instant understanding, context, and most importantly, a path to the end destination. Now imagine having such a map for all problems and decisions in your life. Battle information overwhelm, focus on what really matters, and make complex decisions with speed and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A toolkit everyone can benefit from.

  • By Henry Reimert on 06-22-19

A toolkit everyone can benefit from.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-19

Who takes the time to learn how to think? Not many, but everyone should. This book is a quick, well-written treatise on thinking and decision-making. Each method is defined in enough detail to either give you the steps necessary to employ the method or pique your interest to find out more about it. There were several topics that I bookmarked and shared with my coworkers.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Dead Drink First

  • By: Dale Maharidge
  • Narrated by: Dale Maharidge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,672

Dale Maharidge’s father, like many World War II veterans, never talked about “the good war”. There was just one clue to his dad’s experience as a US Marine - a portrait with a close friend that hung permanently in their home. In The Dead Drink First, Dale, now a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, recounts his 18-year quest to find and repatriate the missing remains of his dad’s buddy, Herman Walter Mulligan, 73 years after he was killed in action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Explains a Lot about The Greatest Generation

  • By Debbie on 06-08-19

Incredible story of finding those left behind

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-19

An incredible story of the effects of PTSD, of the soldiers that did and did not come from WWII, and the impacts on their families. I think many of us forget that things like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder existed before it got a fancy name. It was not invented as a result of recent wars but impacted the lives of soldiers and their families throughout history. This story talks about the author's father and the effects the war had on him and also a son's search for those left behind.

  • Alien III

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Tom Alexander, Barbara Barnes, Michael Biehn, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,289

Father of cyberpunk William Gibson’s original script for Alien III, written in 1987 as a sequel to Aliens, never made it to our screens, although it went on to achieve cult status among fans as the third instalment that might have been after being leaked online. This terrifying, cinematic multicast dramatisation - directed by the multi-award-winning Dirk Maggs - is the chance to experience William Gibson’s untold story and its terrifying, claustrophobic and dark encounters between humans and aliens, as a completely immersive audio experience.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hope this does not get made into a movie!

  • By Melodye L. on 06-08-19

A Much-needed tale about the events AFTER Aliens

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-19

I love the Alien universe. I have been hooked ever since the first movie. This was a much-needed glimpse into the events that occurred after Ripley and the other survivors left Hadleys Hope in the Sulaco. We get to see the fate of Newt, Hicks, and Bishop. Could this have been the 3rd movie in the series as is? No, even though the audioplay is around 3 hours, I don't think there is enough depth to make it as a feature movie. I needed to know what happened here, and it definitely tells a great story.

The Audible Original production was AMAZING! They did a great job. If you have seen any of my previous reviews, I hate audioplays, but this is one that does not SUCK. It actually excels. The most important quality for me is sound quality and volumes. You can HEAR all of the dialogs even with the music and effects. I hate it when the dialog (what am I here for) is drowned out with shitty sound effects and god-awful stock music. This production sounds great, you can clearly hear everything. The actors are amazing and getting to hear them again in the Aliens universe takes me back in time. Audible do more of THIS.

  • METAtropolis: Cascadia

  • By: Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, and others
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 758

This sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction – performed by a galaxy of Star Trek stars. As the mid-20th century approaches, the Pacific Northwest has been transformed - politically, economically, and ecologically - into the new reality of Cascadia. Conspiracies and secrets threaten the tenuous threads of society. And the End of Days seems nearer than ever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Stephen on 11-21-10

A new take on the post-apocalyptic world

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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: 05-05-19

I love short stories. I love how authors can pack so much into such a small package. This was no exception. All of the stories were well written and left me wanting to understand more of the world in which they took place. This stories all take place in the same post-apocalyptic world. I love the common vocabulary and tech, and the continuity between the stories. I did not read the first installment of this anthology, but I will be going back to get it.