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New York, NY, United States
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Thought provoking, with compelling narration

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Reviewed: 09-12-18

If you've heard Feodor Chin as Zenyatta in the game Overwatch, it's strangely appropriate to feel like you're being read a book about the moral quandaries of technological innovation by his character in that game (an extremely philosophical robot, for those unfamiliar). He's got a great voice, and I enjoyed his performance of this book as well.

The story is unsettling and sometimes nightmarish, especially when exploring human motivations for scientific discovery, but there's still a hint of optimism. Recommended if you like hard science fiction or just want more from Cixin Liu!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Memorable audiobook

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

This is an audiobook I'm still thinking about months after listening. Julia Whelan brings the perfect voice to this story of resilience.

Great listen

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Reviewed: 05-25-17

This one kept me guessing until the end! Loved the different perspectives and thought January LaVoy did an excellent job.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

So helpful!

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Reviewed: 03-30-17

As a newer manager who wants to be "nice," I found the advice in Radical Candor to be especially helpful. Hearing it in Kim Scott's voice was like having her there to coach me through it.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

Moving audiobook

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Reviewed: 01-15-16

Ruth's story is incredible. While the details are hard to hear, I couldn't stop listening. Having Ruth narrate the audiobook makes it all the more touching.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Interesting look at public shaming in digital age

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Reviewed: 08-25-15

I really enjoyed listening to this program. Ronson interviews many of the victims of internet shaming who just about anyone who is active on social media would have heard about, and it was eye-opening to hear just how serious the ramifications of our activities online can be.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great listen!

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Reviewed: 08-21-15

The narrator does a great job of portraying the characters throughout--from Mrs. Beegan's faux-old money affectation to Evelyn's posh group of friends and her own attempts at trying to make it among the "real" NYC elite.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

Such a fun listen!

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Reviewed: 02-05-15

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This was one of the most fun audiobooks to listen to. I felt like I was chatting with Tina Fey herself. I've since encouraged all my friends to listen as well.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

My favorite Kristin Hannah yet!

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Reviewed: 02-05-15

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I loved this story and definitely cried more than a few times. Polly Stone did an amazing job with all the different characters. I didn't want it to end.

6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Another great one from Scottoline!

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Reviewed: 12-03-14

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I always look forward to Lisa Scottoline's audiobooks and this one didn't disappoint. So happy to go back to the Rosato characters and Maria Bello does a wonderful job bringing them to life.