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  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • Written by: Audible Original
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 351

The Golden State Killer. The East Area Rapist. The Original Night Stalker. The Visalia Ransacker.

The monster who preyed on Californians from 1975 to 1986 was known by many aliases. And while numerous police sketches tried to capture his often-masked visage, the Golden State Killer spent more than 40 years not only faceless, but nameless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark!

  • By Saul on 2019-07-05

Couldn't stop listening to it till it was finished

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-16

It had me hooked from start to finish. There was one point where the tracks overlaid each other but it was brief and soon resolved.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • Written by: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,168
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,162

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-10

Awesome!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-17

Thoroughly enjoyed it. I will never hear the word naughty again without hearing it in Trevor Noah's voice

  • How Dogs Work

  • Written by: Raymond Coppinger, Mark Feinstein
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

How well do we really know dogs? People may enjoy thinking about them as "man's best friend", but what actually drives the things they do? What is going on in their fur-covered heads as they look at us with their big, expressive eyes? Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein know something about these questions, and with How Dogs Work, they're ready to share; this is their guide to understanding your dog and its behavior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking content and subject matter

  • By Jamie on 2018-12-10

Thought provoking content and subject matter

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-10

This book left me with mixed feelings which is not necessarily a bad thing. I felt the author dwelled far to long on the outdated scientific controversy that dogs are just biological machines with no more consciousness or emotions then a clock or motor engine and his statement as fact that a neonate would not be capable of suckling if not learned in the first few hours puts some of his research into question for me. Despite this I believe there is still lots of value to be found in his research and writing. The narrator's manner of speaking was odd and best listened to at a faster speed but overall I did find the audiobook interesting and thought provoking so I will give it a second listen.

  • Bones Would Rain from the Sky

  • Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs
  • Written by: Suzanne Clothier
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

In Bones Would Rain from the Sky, Suzanne Clothier takes a radical new direction in understanding our life with dogs...and our mutual love. Drawing on a lifetime of experience with dogs, this nationally renowned dog trainer brings us astonishing new lessons about our animals - and ourselves. Gently, with intelligence, humor, and unfailing patience, Suzanne Clothier guides us to truly comprehend another creature's mind and heart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • At times tedious and repetitive

  • By Jamie on 2018-12-10

At times tedious and repetitive

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-10

At times I feared I would never get through this audiobook. It was greatly improved by listening to it at 1.15 speed. Initially excited to delve into the writers philosophy on the canine perspective and ethical husbandry I soon lost interest with the repetitive nature of discussing each topic to ad nauseam. At times I felt it presented more as the author's autobiography with a touch of condescension. How much of this was the narrator's tone and the author's text I'm not sure but I did not find it a good match for an enjoyable listen.