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  • The Case for Christmas

  • A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God. Who was he, really? And how can you know for sure? Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing really new

  • By Night Watcher on 12-14-17

A great read for Christmas

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

This is basically an abridged version of Lee Strobel's book, The Case For Christ that focuses on on the evidences for the Biblical narrative about the birth of Jesus. Lee Strobel is always an interesting read and he does a great job narrating as well.

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs
  • Length: Not Yet Known
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 71

Charles Dickens' ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen

  • By Donnie E Porter on 11-30-18

Great adaptation, poor delivery

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

This is a great adaptation of A Christmas Carol, second only to Patrick Stewart's. However, the program is split between five different files so it interrupts the immersion into the story when I had to manually start the next file when one ended. If Audible fixes that, then this would be a five star highly recommended listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Physics of Star Wars

  • The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away
  • By: Patrick Johnson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Ever wish you could have your very own lightsaber like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or that you could fly through space at the speed of light like Han Solo and Poe Dameron? Well, those ideas aren't as outlandish as you think. In The Physics of Star Wars, you'll explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for those with out a science background

  • By Matthew on 12-01-17

Good for those with out a science background

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

The Physics of Star Wars was an enjoyable read. It was written on a level that most anyone could understand, so don't let the physics in the title scare you. Since I do have a science background, I was annoyed by the use of Imperial units rather than SI units. Hearing temperature in Fahrenheit and distances in miles was kind of shocking in a science book, but it is more understandable by the average American. One thing that annoyed me about the narration was that there were times that the author used abbreviations for the units (m for meter, s for second, etc.) and the narrator just say the letter made me cringe.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Legends of Luke Skywalker

  • By: Ken Liu
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,248

As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands onboard trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious Luke Skywalker true or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy to another? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan, or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when they hear The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the Luke Skywalker story I was looking for...

  • By Gregory Jarrell on 11-08-17

A good look at the mythos of Luke Skywalker

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It has the feeling of the old legends Tales of books with a overarcing story through it. I hope that more books like it come out. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,738
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,479

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

One of the best books I've ever read!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Ready Player One grabs you as soon as you start reading it and you never want to stop. It has tons of pop culture references from the 80's so if you're familiar with those, you'll enjoy it even more. Plus you get to listen to Will Wheaton (from Star Trek TNG) read which is also a treat, especially when the book references Star Trek. Ready Player One is a fantastic read. Any fan of sci-fi, fantasy, or even classic video games will thought enjoy reading Ready Player One.

  • Star Wars: Life Debt - Aftermath, Book 2

  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,086

Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the never-before-told story that began with Star Wars: Aftermath continues in this thrilling novel, the second book of Chuck Wendig's New York Times best-selling trilogy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly better than the first one

  • By Mathew on 07-29-16

Better then the first book

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

Reviewed: 07-19-16

Aftermath life debt is a lot better than the first book in the series, Aftermath. The story flowed better, and got me more invested in the characters. I can't wait until the third book comes out now!

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  • Star Wars: Lost Stars

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: Pierce Cravens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,597

This thrilling young adult novel gives listeners a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Listeners will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends - Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell - who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them - and the galaxy - apart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cure for the Aftermath Blues

  • By Matt H. on 09-18-15

One of the best new Star Wars books

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

Reviewed: 09-18-15

This is one of the best books of the new Star Wars canon. It shows what true devotion, both to a cause and to another person is. Lost Stars also does a great job of fitting around the Star Wars movies, showing the events from a different perspective. It also makes me feel sad for those who were lost when the Death Star was blown up, it does a good job of humanizing the people of the empire.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Lords of the Sith: Star Wars

  • By: Paul S. Kemp
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,569

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough Sith

  • By Will Jadick on 07-30-15

Great book, too bad it was a prequel

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

I really enjoyed listening to the Lords of the Sith, it was a great sort of an early rebel attempt against the empire. However, it can't overcome the problem all prequel stories have to deal with (even the prequel trilogy), we know that Darth Vader and the Emperor survive, because we see them in the original trilogy.

Overall, Paul Kemp does a good job with this limitation, and manages to make Darth Vader seem more like a man and less like the horrible monster he had been known as.

  • Relativity of Einstein

  • By: Albert Einstein
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

In "Relativity: The Special and the General Theory", Einstein describes the theories that made him famous, illuminating his case with numerous examples and a smattering of math (nothing more complex than high-school algebra). Einstein's book is not casual reading, but for those who appreciate his work without diving into the arcana of theoretical physics, Relativity will prove a stimulating read.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Underwhelming and dissapointing

  • By Theodore on 08-18-12

Good book, needs better narator!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-12

This is a good book, for an easy introduction to two challenging portions of physics, special and general relativity. Written by the former of the theories, Albert Einstein. The narrator of this book does a poor job trying to convey the information in this book, especially the equations and the scientific notation in the book. He calls k' "k to the first" rather than "k prime" as it should be. Someone familiar with physics or at least science should narrate this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • For the Love of Physics

  • From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics
  • By: Walter Lewin, Warren Goldstein
  • Narrated by: Kent Cassella
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 593

As Carl Sagan did for astronomy and Brian Green did for cosmology, Walter Lewin takes listeners on a marvelous journey in For the Love of Physics, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power with which physics can reveal the hidden workings of the world all around us. "I introduce people to their own world," writes Lewin, "the world they live in and are familiar with but don't approach like a physicist - yet."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect formula for a great read

  • By Joseph on 01-08-13

Great book for an intro to physics

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

Reviewed: 05-02-12

For the Love of Physics was a great read. If you have watched any of Walter Lewin's lectures online, you know that he is a great teacher. In this book, he gives a good overview of physics. Towards the end of book, he goes into x-ray astronomy and talks about his research. Overall, this is a great book, I highly recommend it.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful