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Nikki

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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,846

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

What a surprise!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-19

I thought Scalzi was a contemporary thriller person. But it seems he is a SF/ Mystery/ Horror writer. This was very clever. Surprising. He has an understanding of people. Kind of like Deaver but not murder mystery.

  • The Gifts of Imperfection

  • Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,355

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy 'The Power of Vulnerability' Instead!

  • By tracy on 08-17-14

Excellent

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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: 04-15-19

This woman inspires me. I have followed her journey on TED talks, and love her books. I highly recommend anything she writes.

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Do you need my help? It was always the first question he asked. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn. Raised and trained as part of a top-secret programme, he was sent to the worst places in the world to do things his government denied any knowledge of. Then he broke with the programme and disappeared. But now someone's on his tail. Someone who knows he was once known simply as Orphan X.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Nikki on 04-15-19

Excellent

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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: 04-15-19

The first of Evan Smoke the dark superhero. The narrator is good, the story is great. If you like thrillers, romance, and kind and vulnerable assassins, this is your book.

  • The Naturalist

  • The Naturalist, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,176

Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop. As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing. But a field trip to Montana suddenly lands him in the middle of an investigation into the bloody killing of one of his former students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! I loved this book!!

  • By shelley on 10-02-17

What a WONDERFUL listen!

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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: 04-15-19

And now for something totally different! This story was quite entertaining about an autistic scientist guy who is arrested for the murder of one of his students. He quickly is found to not be guilty, but he doesn't believe they found the real killer. This was a hoot as he solves the mystery using science.

  • Out of the Dark

  • Orphan X, Book 4
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from the orphanage he called home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Trained as a lethal weapon, he and his fellow recruits were sent round the world to do the government's dirty work. But the programme was rotten to the core. And now the man responsible needs things to be nice and clean. All evidence must be destroyed. That includes Evan. To survive, Evan's going to have to take the fight to his nemesis. There's just one problem with that. Jonathan Bennett is President of the United States, and Evan isn't his only victim. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little disappointed

  • By Carol on 02-25-19

Love this author

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-19

This guy writes so well I feel like I am there. I can't recommend him enough. It's a romance, a thriller, an adventure do-gooding rescuer hero with plenty of realistic flaws. Just my kind of listen. Bought the book too.

  • Nine Line

  • By: Zachary J. Kitchen
  • Narrated by: Kelli White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

When Nick Patterson signed up for the Navy reserves, he just wanted some money for medical school. He never imagined he’d someday find himself fighting for life and limb in the sands of Iraq. Frustrated by a military bureaucracy he cannot begin to understand and an increasingly pointless war, he doubts why he is there and what he is doing.  When the plucky and idealistic MEDIVAC pilot Samantha Brown crashes into his life, he sees another side to the war. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Nikki on 04-15-19

Excellent

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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: 04-15-19

As an RN this is well written. The author is a doctor and worked in the middle east. Realistic and a very good story. The narrator is perfect too. Highly recommended realistic romance between a MASH doctor and a female helicopter pilot. .

  • Barking up the Wrong Tree

  • The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
  • By: Eric Barker
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,193

By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them - and find out, in some cases, why it's good that we aren't. Barking up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn't, so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable wisdom. I just wish I were the author

  • By Celso Relvas on 03-21-18

Listen to this more than once

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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: 04-15-19

Some great stuff in here. Well worth a listen. I found it positive, useful, and uplifting.

  • Real Grinders: How to Play Poker for a Living

  • Poker Books for Smart Players, Book 1
  • By: Ashton Cartwright
  • Narrated by: Joshua Risser
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

If you’ve ever wanted to know if you have what it takes to be a professional poker player, now is your chance to find out. We’ve brought together some of the best pro players from around the world to talk about what it's like playing poker for a living; the good parts, the bad parts, the successes, and the challenges - everything that separates the winners from the losers in a game where fortunes can be won or lost on the turn of a card, and a level head and a quick wit control the table.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nephew loved this

  • By Nikki on 04-15-19

Nephew loved 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: 04-15-19

He is a poker freak and listened to this more than once on the way to work. Said he enjoyed it. I was given this free review copy audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Habits of Winning Poker Players

  • Poker Books for Smart Players, Book 2
  • By: Ashton Cartwright
  • Narrated by: Joshua Risser
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

What makes one poker player successful time and time again while another poker player never makes that big score? There are several habits that best poker players have, and these habits make all the difference between winning and losing. The top players in the world have each developed these habits in their own way and use them to dominate any poker table they find themselves playing on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bought for my nephew

  • By Nikki on 04-15-19

Bought for my nephew

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-19

He said it was a good guide that both the beginner and the more advanced player should find useful in improving their game. Covers strategy, math, and understanding your opponent's mindset at the table.

  • Gregg Hurwitz

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Excusive Interview
  • By: Holly Newson
  • Narrated by: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Highlights
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

The New York Times number one international best-selling author of 19 thrillers including Orphan X, The Tower and Tell No Lies, Gregg Hurwitz is the master of his genre and has published the third installment of his breakthrough Orphan X series, Hellbent. Gregg Hurwitz talks to us about protagonist Evan Smoak, his very hands-on research and writing comics.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • X

  • By Elaine Jackson on 09-16-18

Good

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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: 04-15-19

I love this author's stories. It was fun to hear how he got into it with this interview.