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A. Rahmani

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  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great novel, only somewhat held back by narration

  • By Ryan Love on 2019-02-27

hard scifi, thought provoking, but too long

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-01

If enjoy reading hundreds of pages about orbital mechanics, then this book is for you. Neal Stephenson describes in painstaking detail every single technological difficulty the humanity faced to put hundreds of space stations in the orbit.

  • Death's End

  • Written by: Cixin Liu, Ken Liu - translator
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 28 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to coexist peacefully as equals, without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent conclusion to an epic series.

  • By Mickey on 2018-01-20

such a great story

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Reviewed: 2018-08-12

Cixin Liu is a master story teller. I can compare him with Arthur C Clark. This Three-body problem series is much more than a Sci-Fi story. it brings awe and wonder to the reader and a sense of understanding how grand and mysterious the universe is.

  • Not a Scientist

  • How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent and Utterly Mangle Science
  • Written by: Dave Levitan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

In 1980, Ronald Reagan created one of the dumbest talking points of all time: "I'm not a scientist, but..." Since then, politicians have repeatedly committed egregious transgressions against scientific knowledge prefaced by this seemingly innocuous phrase. Yet, as science journalist Dave Levitan reveals, that line is just the tip of the melting iceberg when it comes to rhetorical tools wielded to attack scientific findings that don't cooperate with political agendas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great book - infuriating topic

  • By dylan nicholson on 2018-09-14

eye opening and very informative

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-19

this book exceeded my expectation and covered a wide range of topics in which, politicians twist and mangle science to run their own agenda. I highly recommend this book to those who care about our future and seek a better understanding of current scientific facts.

  • Childhood's End

  • Written by: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great 50's Sci Fi Classic

  • By Ki on 2017-10-12

the best of Arthur C Clark

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-16

undoubtedly a master piece. I could have never imagined such a fate for humankind. reaching beyond the stars.

  • A Really Good Day

  • How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life
  • Written by: Ayelet Waldman
  • Narrated by: Ayelet Waldman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from "Lewis Carroll", Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her mood storms have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are suffering with her. So she opens the vial, places two drops on her tongue, and joins the ranks of an underground but increasingly vocal group of scientists and civilians successfully using therapeutic microdoses of LSD.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a really good book

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-09-19

lovely book and great performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-14

Ayelet is a great writer and a great narrator. I did not expect to have this much fun listening to her story.

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • Written by: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Stars can’t do it justice

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-09-14

fantastic and meaningful

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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: 2018-07-07

fast pace story. events unfold at light speed. interesting twists. thought provoking end. and lots of F worlds