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  • Moonwalking with Einstein

  • The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
  • Written by: Joshua Foer
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Foer's unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives. On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we too often forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By geordie s evans on 2017-12-08

Garlic. Cheese. Fish. Wine

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-11

I have to admit that i enjoyed this book, its geeky, straight forward, casual and funny at times, it gets a gentle nod and smile from me

  • Catch-22

  • Written by: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Jay O. Sanders
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch-22.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, tough as audiobook

  • By Andrew S on 2018-02-15

Makes me want to get in a fight

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-03

There are a number of characters in this story that only succeed in making me want to punch them in the face... Irritating

The story also reads like an upside down Christmas tree... A whole bunch of branches all lead into one main trunk, some branches are bigger than others

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  • The Things They Carried

  • Written by: Tim O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner-Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A true mixture of emotions, real human!

  • By Valérie B. on 2019-01-29

Humping more then gear

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-19

I did enjoy this book, it's a retelling of how soldiers go off and soldiers come back and while the war can end the social baggage never disappears and how it is a eternal and all too heavy stigma that a soldier is a soldier from birth till death and that they shall always carry with them the weight of the world that is laid upon them

  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

  • The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Author Biography!
  • Written by: Niccolo Machiavelli, Israel Bouseman
  • Narrated by: Doug Eisengrein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

The audiobook version of The Prince, is prefaced with a biography of the author and a background of the work itself, shedding some light on the mind that produced it, and the era which shaped his perspective. Also included are an overview, synopsis, and analysis of the work. The summary is capped with a brief look at the historical context of Machiavelli's work, as well as the criticisms it has evoked, and the impact he has had on society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dry as a popcorn fart

  • By tox on 2018-03-19

Dry as a popcorn fart

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

Reviewed: 2018-03-19

I went through this book, and all that I have to say is that it is a exemplary manual on how to lead a people in every situation when somebody comes into power in a new state either after Loretta Terry leadership or being risen by the people, religious individuals, or Knoebels. it touches on almost all aspects of what to do and what not to do Parma informed that it is a excellent book. but oh so dry

  • The Grapes of Wrath

  • Written by: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Sometimes.i.write.reviews on 2019-01-22

Its all downhill from here

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

Reviewed: 2018-01-02

I liked the story sure, but its just so sad and bleak that it makes you wonder what the human Spirit can endure, right from the get-go everything is always going to go downhill, and I really actually didn't care for the ending of this book, I would have preferred something like a death or something to that are a true death to one of the characters but they just keep fighting are always fighting

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