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Nancy

White Rock, British Columbia, Canada | Member Since 2007

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  • Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Elton John
    • Narrated By Elton John
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. And he had to do something to help stop the AIDS crisis. Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague.

    jeff says: "Inspiring book"
    "An important read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Love Is the Cure to be better than the print version?

    I like that it is read by Elton John.


    Any additional comments?

    Elton John is repetitive at times, but he has a very important message and tells the story so as to make sure we fully understand the message. I was a big Elton John fan in my teens, and had no idea how his life evolved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11373)
    Performance
    (9842)
    Story
    (9814)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Not just about Jobs."
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    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    This book was not just about Steve Jobs. His personality is fascinating and he accomplished a lot, but the book also brings the reader through the evolution of technology. I was a Mac user and then not and then went back to the Mac again. Guess what....this all coincided with when Jobs worked for Apple and didn't and did again. This book answered a lot of questions I've often pondered over the last 20 years. I learned so much about ipods and ipads too. I generally prefer to read Fiction, but this book was an excellent story and I never got bored, even in some technical parts. Isaacson really makes technology accessible to the reader as Jobs would have wanted him to.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was in awe of Steve Jobs throughout the book, even though he was thoughtless and arrogant. I was very touched near the end of the book as Jobs knows he will not live long, but hopes that he built a quality company that will continue his legacy.


    Any additional comments?

    I think listening to the book might be better than reading it, because one pays more attention to detail and each detail is important to explain why Jobs did what he did and how technology evolved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1412)
    Performance
    (697)
    Story
    (707)

    In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    A User says: "The Mountains of Spain"
    "A slower read"
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This was a very slow read at first and also not up beat, but soon the book picked up pace and I could not put it down.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone But Not Forgotten

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Phillip Margolin
    • Narrated By Margaret Whitton
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Thomas J. says: "Poor Audio Quality"
    "Too much gore"
    Overall

    Great story, but too much saddistic violence for my taste.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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