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Thomas John DeBrocke

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  • Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
  • Auteur(s): Charles C. Mann
  • Narrateur(s): Robertson Dean
  • Durée: 17 h et 46 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 9

More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus’s voyages brought them back together - and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult - the “Columbian Exchange” - underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows the creation a worldwide trade network....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book.

  • Écrit par Thomas John DeBrocke le 2019-06-20

I loved this book.

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-20

I liked this book so much that I listened to it twice.
Filled with colourful characters, humorous anecdotes, and interesting facts, the author weaves together stories from around the world into a compelling narrative about the far reaching effects of the Columbian exchange.
The author's style is entertaining and conversational, which is a nice contrast to some of the more dry historical books I've read (it also makes the transition to audiobook nicely).

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  • Salvation

  • Salvation Sequence, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrateur(s): John Lee
  • Durée: 19 h et 2 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation - including starships - virtually obsolete. Every place on Earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now a step away from any other. And all seems wonderful - until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world 89 light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the potential of the threat a high-powered team is dispatched to investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but slow at first

  • Écrit par Grant M. le 2018-10-22

Solid book. Hard to get into at first.

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-17

It took me a while to get into, but by the enf it was worth it.

  • Dead Moon

  • Auteur(s): Peter Clines
  • Narrateur(s): Ray Porter
  • Durée: 11 h et 23 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Histoire
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87

In the year 2243, the Moon belongs to the dead. The largest graveyard in the solar system, it was the perfect solution to the overcrowding and environmental problems that had plagued mankind for centuries. And the perfect place for Cali Washington to run away from her past. But when a mysterious meteor crashes into one of the Moon’s cemeteries, Cali and her fellow Caretakers find themselves surrounded by a terrifying enemy force that outnumbers them more than a thousand to one. An enemy not hindered by the lack of air or warmth or sustenance. An enemy that is already dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Huh

  • Écrit par P le 2019-05-30

The Worst Book in the Series

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-06

This book doesn't add anything to the series or really even develop the world further.
It's zombies on the moon.
And it's not even a particularly good zombie story at that.

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  • In Times Like These

  • Auteur(s): Nathan Van Coops
  • Narrateur(s): Neil Hellegers
  • Durée: 13 h et 47 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Benjamin Travers has been electrocuted. What's worse, he and his friends have woken up in the past. As the friends search for a way home, they realize they're not alone. There are other time travelers, and some of them are turning up dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing series

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2018-12-03

Pretty good time travel book

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-19

Not perfect, but a fun book that has an interesting take on time travel. There were a few storylines that could've been dealt with better, and the voice acting always sounds strange when a man does female voices and vice versa, but it's not as bad as some.

  • Lightning

  • Auteur(s): Dean Koontz
  • Narrateur(s): Christopher Lane
  • Durée: 12 h et 58 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story that also has time travel in it

  • Écrit par Jayson le 2018-09-16

Strong Start, Weak Finish

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-08-07

A time travel story that started strong, but lost me 2/3 of the way in.
*Some spoilers*
The story is at its best when the main character is a child; horrors lurk around every corner, monsters haunt her world and stalk her relentlessly. Every chapter draws you in, and you genuinely fear for the safety of this poor child.
The trouble comes when she grows up and morphs into a Sara Connor-type character who stockpiles guns and fights time traveling Nazi's (really?). Perhaps if I read this in 1988, my review would be different, but in 2018, it doesn't really hold up.

  • Illuminae

  • The Illuminae Files, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrateur(s): Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe, Johnathan McClain
  • Durée: 11 h et 40 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Audie Award, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2016. The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra - who are barely even talking to each other - are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2018-03-13

Terrible execution. Almost unreadable

Au global
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
1 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-05-31

Seriously, about a third of this book is wasted on reading out the time stamps on communication logs.
It's as if the authors are desperately trying to meet a word count, and are using every trick in the book to make it seem like there is something of substance under all the repetition and nonsense.
Is there a riveting sci-fi narrative buried in the mess of logs and text messages, or is it merely another mediocre teen romance? Who knows?
If you're going to tell a story, just come out and tell it. If you have to rely on a crappy gimmick, it might just be a bad story.