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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,198

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally engaged from the start

  • By Marilyn Pope on 2017-11-04

What an exciting reading!

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

Reviewed: 2017-10-23

Dan Brown has surprised me with this novel! Dan is quite smart to "mislead" the readers throughout his books. I mean, coming up with something is never so easy such as happened as well in this story. I should also say that even me being a math teacher I had to reread a few parts of this story due to the abstraction. Overall, a whole exciting reading!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • Written by: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,905

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Point Made in First Half Hour....

  • By Brett Jenson on 2017-10-18

A must-read at all!

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

Reviewed: 2017-10-14

I've read quite a lot of self-helping books in my life, though, I must say that this is one of the best self-helping books, I've ever read thus far! Everything mentioned throughout this book is quite spot-on. It's impossible not to catch ourselves during the reading wondering about previously misbehaviors. I made a lot of mistakes throughout my life and just got rid of a painful depression process. However, I have rethought about a lot about my mindset and personality after this reading. Indeed, this books has changed my point of view about myself and people around me. I've highly recommended this must-read to a couple of close friends dealing with depression and rejection. Either way, read this book yourself and come up with what I just said or better yet.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • Written by: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent <br />

  • By STEVE on 2018-06-24

A must-read!

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

Reviewed: 2017-10-08

When I decided to listen to this audiobook, I was not sure of what I would be exposed. Though, I'm impressed by Kyle's story as well as his perseverance to overcome all the struggles which he had to! Indeed, this was a story that not only inspires the readers but also shapes our mindset about a lot of stuff in real life! At least this was what has happened to me. A must-read, for sure!

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • Written by: Yuval Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925

In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'll definitely listen to this again.

  • By Shea Earl on 2017-11-25

I've learned so much from this book!

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

Reviewed: 2017-09-17

I didn't use to like reading about history. As time has gone by, I've caught myself not only addicted to getting to know more about our history but also to audiobooks! Well, I liked the way of which this book was written especially for those like me not familiar with history. I've ended up wanting to read more and more! However, I'd like to make an observation that most parts of this book weren't narrated fully! I mean, many times the writing and its audio reproduction don't match! This doesn't compromise the understanding, but I believe this may be an issue for some people. Overall, getting to know a little more about our history was amazing!

23 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • How's Your Soul?

  • Why Everything You Want in Life Starts with the Inside You
  • Written by: Judah Smith
  • Narrated by: Judah Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

"How's your soul?" Instead of a perfunctory "how are you?", Judah Smith asks people this surprising question, because he knows that the health of the soul - the deepest part of ourselves - is overlooked in the busyness of everyday life. But the truth is, all the things people most desire in life - stability, peace, hope, love - are rooted in the health of their souls, and they need an intentional daily journey to manage it well.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I expected much more of this book!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-09-17

I expected much more of this book!

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

Reviewed: 2017-09-17

Honestly, I believe that my mistake about this book was having expected too much of it because of its title! I wish many parts of this book were less biased as it turned out to be. I mean, according to its author, either you believe in GOD, or you will most likely end up having a miserable life! However, things will change as long as you accept GOD's presence in your life. Well, what about atheists and agnostics? I wonder if most of them are unhappy! Are they? I believe that happiness isn't a matter of we believing or not in GOD! There's much more to consider!

What's more, most of the author's mindsets sounded quite biased to the point that, many times, I didn't want to go on reading it! But, I did my best and ended up this reading! Don't get me wrong; the idea of this book is great though the author's biases may be an issue to a lot of readers. Regardless, I would not recommend this book to most of my atheist/agnostic friends. I don't want these friends of mine feeling less, or social different because of someone's religious bias.