• Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

    Cover of Kindred audiobook

    Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins

  • Cosmos by Carl Sagan

    Cover of Cosmos audiobook

    Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan
    Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins

Listening Length: 2 hours and 42 minutes
Started Listening : January 23, 2020
Just like every other kids in the 90’s, Jurassic Park was my first introduction to the world of dinosaurs. I bought A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs by Ben Garrod as part of the Audible Originals monthly selection for July.
Divided into six chapters, each chapter included interviews with paleontologists with insightful commentary.

  1. What is a Dinosaur?
  2. Size Matters

    I learned about the Dreadnoughtus and the Patagotitan finds.

  3. Feathered Freaks

    The velociraptor shown in Jurassic Park was not a velociraptor, but rather a Deinonychus.

  4. Who Needs Bones?

    How fossils help us understand dinosaurs, including their poop?

  5. What is Not a Dinosaur?

    There were no dinosaurs in the oceans. They were called Plesiosaurs.

  6. The Fall of Dinosaurs

    We all know how that happened.

Overall, it was an interesting and captivating read that I definitely recommend.

Audible Originals brings you a brand new audiobook adaptation of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic gothic novella, Carmilla – starring Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey), David Tennant (Doctor Who and Broadchurch) and Phoebe Fox (Life in Squares and The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death).
One of the very first vampire thrillers, this audio adaptation follows 18-year-old Laura as she recounts the story of her mysterious, intriguing and beautiful house guest Carmilla, who is stranded in the forest after a carriage accident and taken in by Laura’s widowed father. The girls develop a friendship which turns into a passionate meeting of souls. A relationship of vampire and prey, the story is told through Laura’s eyes as she is drawn further into Carmilla’s terrifying world of pleasure and pain.
A masterpiece of erotic Gothic horror, Carmilla encompasses mystery, suspense, forbidden lust, violence…and lots of blood…
Carmilla has been dramatized by Robin Brooks, an actor, dramatist and author who has been working as a playwright for over 25 years. Carmilla was directed by Fiona McAlpine of Allegra Productions for Audible Originals.

Have a Nice Day features a live multi-cast script reading captured over two evenings at Minetta Lane Theatre in Manhattanโ€™s Greenwich Village.
Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughterโ€”and possibly his life.
President David Murray starts the day in crisis. Heโ€™s lost control of Congress, has to decide whether to run for a second term, and his wife and teenage daughter are barely talking to him. Whatโ€™s more, the Angel of Death has sent a rather inept โ€œrepo manโ€ who is at the foot of his bed, giving him only one more day to live.
Cast members include Justin Bartha, Irene Bedard, Annette Bening, Chris Cafero, Dick Cavett, Auli’i Cravalho, Billy Crystal, Rachel Dratch, Darrell Hammond, Christopher Jackson, Robert King, Kevin Kline, and Robin Thede.
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