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  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • Written by: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not the real book

  • By Hannah Dudney on 2019-02-11

Nope

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-26

A classic into one of the worst adaptations possible. If you are looking for treasure island this is not it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Peak Performance

  • Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
  • Written by: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By sona kazemi on 2018-09-13

Unexpectedly brilliant

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-12

Easy to listen to. Lots of good little stories that accompanied the explanations. Practical information.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Verbal Judo, Updated Edition

  • The Gentle Art of Persuasion
  • Written by: George J. Thompson PhD, Jerry B. Jenkins, Lee Fjelstad - foreword, and others
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you’re in control. Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you're talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J. Thompson's essential handbook has taught people how to communicate more confidently and persuasively in any situation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Useful, though with a tad too much self-promotion

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-07-08

Lots of filler

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-06

If you skip the first hour (1/6th) of the book it’s will save you a lot of time. If you want to save even more time just read the chapter titles.

  • A History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

  • Written by: Thomas Childers, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Thomas Childers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Know thy enemy. That's what the wisdom of history teaches us. And Adolf Hitler was surely the greatest enemy ever faced by modern civilization. Over half a century later, the horror, fascination, and questions still linger: How could a man like Hitler and a movement like Nazism come to power in 20th-century Germany – an industrially developed country with a highly educated population? How were the Nazis able to establish the foundations of a totalitarian regime in such a short time and hurl all of Europe – and the world – into a devastating war that would consume so many millions of lives? Professor Childers has designed this gripping 12-lecture course to shed light on these and other questions that have plagued generations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-12-26

Hard listening

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-26

With pages flipping, long pauses, verbal diarrhoea, ummms and uhhs. This book needs a big polish. Maybe by the 4th or 5th edition it will be ready.

  • Failing Up

  • How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning
  • Written by: Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Narrated by: Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Leslie Odom Jr. burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Locomotive

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-12-04

Locomotive

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-04

Leslie takes a while to get into this little book but punch’s well above his weight.

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  • Don Quixote

  • Written by: Miguel de Cervantes, John Ormsby (translated by)
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 36 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

The most influential work of the entire Spanish literary canon and a founding work of modern Western literature, Don Quixote is also one of the greatest works ever written. Hugely entertaining but also moving at times, this episodic novel is built on the fantasy life of one Alonso Quixano, who lives with his niece and housekeeper in La Mancha. Quixano, obsessed by tales of knight errantry, renames himself ‘Don Quixote’ and with his faithful servant Sancho Panza, goes on a series of quests.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Classic

  • By Sandi on 2018-08-13

Must read

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-24

This book brings you in right away and keeps you wanting one more chapter. One of the best performances I have heard.

  • The Longevity Code

  • The New Science of Aging
  • Written by: Kris Verburgh MD
  • Narrated by: Pete Cross
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Medical doctor and researcher Dr. Kris Verburgh is quickly emerging as one of the world's leading research authorities on the science of aging. The Longevity Code is his authoritative guide on why and how we age and on the four most crucial areas we have control over in order to slow down - and even reverse - the aging process. We learn why some animal species hardly age at all while others age and die very quickly and about the mechanisms at work that slowly but definitely cause our bodies to age, making us susceptible to heart attack, stroke, cancer, pneumonia, and dementia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-10-05

Hard No

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-17

The book is put together very poorly. First half is contradictory to the second half. The book should of had some scientific accountability with MD slapped on it, but was filled with statements “ I feel..., I like..., buy my other book.” I would compare it to a grade 9 science project that was done the night before it was due.

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  • The Right Stuff

  • Written by: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers that made The Right Stuff a classic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great History, Mediocre Reading

  • By Austin Fusilier on 2018-09-13

The right stuff

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-09

The summary doesn’t do this book justice. Great all round book with this book having the right stuff.

  • What If?

  • Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
  • Written by: Randall Munroe
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there were a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strange questions, well thought out answers

  • By Jon Ross on 2018-10-10

Informative and funny

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-06

Does a great job of answering some far out question, using easy to understand science with a great sense of humour.

  • Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

  • Written by: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

In today's information age, medical myths are all around us. And using them to make decisions about your own health can be harmful. Even deadly. That's why it's critical to understand the accuracy of medical information and discover the truth about everyday health and well-being. That's the core of this important series of 24 eye-opening lectures from an acclaimed neurologist, educator, and science broadcaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read

  • By Tariq Al-idrissi on 2018-09-20

Pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-28

Does a great job on drawing you into a book that would seem like mostly common sense. He does a great job explaining why they came to be and why this misconception came about.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful