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  • 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 2,624
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,276

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

Thoroughly enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-08

I really enjoyed this book. It's not a light listen by any means but it's both interesting and informative. The author basically takes you from the big bang to the end of humanity, cruising through biology, history, zoology, sociology, economics, and politics in a way that doesn't get boring or dull. His language is engaging and makes everything interesting and the narrator did a very good job of telling the stories, taking it slow when he needs to and pausing for effect when appropriate.

  • Becoming

  • Written by: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,909
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,893

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspiring

  • By sheena on 2019-02-18

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-23

Made me laugh, made me cry, made me feel things, made me relate, and inspired me, I really enjoyed it from beginning to end.

  • On Becoming Toddlerwise

  • From First Steps to Potty Training
  • Written by: Gary Ezzo, Robert Bucknam
  • Narrated by: William Crockett
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

The toddler years are the learning fields, and you need a trustworthy guide to take you through the unfolding maze of your child's developing world. On Becoming Toddlerwise is a tool chest of workable strategies and ideas that multiplies your child's learning opportunities in a loving and nurturing way.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Except for the last two chapters, I didn't like it

  • By Nahla on 2018-12-23

Except for the last two chapters, I didn't like it

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-23

If you get bored easy, just don't read this. I really wanted to like this book. I was a babywise mom when my twins were younger, so I thought, take it from there, right? Wrong! First off, the narrator was kind of robotic. A lot of it is just things you should already know... there was also a chapter that was very out of touch and just rubbed me the wrong way. Assuming everyone has a huge house with slides and swings in the backyard, and the mom spending her whole day at home, and can afford help... really?
The only two chapters I liked were the last two.

  • The Zone

  • Written by: Barry Sears
  • Narrated by: Barry Sears
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Did you know that eating fat does not make you fat? Did you realize that eating fat-free carbohydrates can make you fat? Have you noticed that Americans are getting fatter in spite of eating less fat and more carbohydrates?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The book is great. The narration; not so much!

  • By Nahla on 2018-12-09

The book is great. The narration; not so much!

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-09

The book is great. The narration; not so much! The information is really helpful, though.

  • 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 1,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,247

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

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-31

I loved this and it had me listening non-stop. I enjoyed the whole journey, the jump cuts, the narration. I did think the discovery was kind of underwhelming, and not as earth-shattering as it was hyped up to be, and I have to admit that I could predict most of the plot twists, not all, which is ok I guess. Still, I really enjoyed it.

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • Written by: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 460

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Elementary Purchase

  • By Gentleman Gamer on 2017-09-21

Enjoyed every bit of it

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-14

The books are great and really capturing, and are rendered even more magical with the help of Stephen Fry's narration. All of these stories and novels for just one credit, such a good deal.