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  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,113

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Everyone should hear this.

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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: 08-16-18

Because I grew up in Kansas, and then lived in California AND State College, Pa (home of AccuWeather),this was especially interesting! The next coming storm may be Kobach in Kansas.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

  • By: Molly Worthen, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Molly Worthen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

When you think about Christian history, you might think of the first thousand years - the events of Jesus' life, the acts of the apostles, the establishment of the church, and the various councils that established theological doctrine. But the history of Christianity from the Reformation to the present is equally dramatic and profoundly relevant. It's a story about people as much as theology - our cultures, our politics, our relationship to the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A history from someone who takes Christianity seriously

  • By Cecilia Mills on 03-31-18

A history from someone who takes Christianity seriously

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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: 03-31-18

What I really liked about this was the absence of condescension towards believers: Worthen tells a very comprehensive story and never forgets that these experiences are extremely important and often life changing. Also the global orientation was very refreshing: Christianity is much more than American televangelists and the series provides excellent coverage of contemporary Christianity in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • An Unnecessary Woman

  • By: Rabih Alameddine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

Aaliya Saleh lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family's "unnecessary appendage." Every year, she translates a new favorite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The 37 books that Aaliya has translated over her lifetime have never been read by anyone. In this breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman's late-life crisis, listeners follow Aaliya's digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tales of a Literary Snob

  • By Ilana on 02-14-14

Savor it

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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: 09-27-15

Whether you read this book quickly or slowly, as I did, savor it. The writing takes you to a place much in the news but from another perspective. For lovers of books.