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Brad

Bethany, OK, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Marilyn Monroe: The Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Donald Spoto
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (38)

    Fifty years after her death, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe still beguiles the world, her image enthralling millions. Many books have attempted to explain her allure and tell her story, but none has succeeded as well as this work by acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto. Spoto’s exhaustive research uncovers a conspiracy of silence, allowing him to present the facts, free from often-repeated myths and speculation. Granted access to more than thirty-five thousand pages of formerly sealed files containing letters, diaries, appointment books, and other intimate papers, he also interviewed nearly two hundred people who had never before spoken on record.

    M.J. says: "The Definitive MM biography"
    "So much more than I have ever heard"
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    What did you love best about Marilyn Monroe?

    Every thing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Marilyn Monroe?

    Her way of making men want to take care of her


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    As if she was just telling a story


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Man's Initiation

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By John Dos Passos
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (392)

    Springing from the author's first-hand experience as an ambulance driver and Red Cross worker during World War I, this autobiographical first novel is noteworthy for its vivid and colorful evocation of France at that time and for its passionate indictment of war. The author's disillusionment with war for a time turned him toward socialism and against capitalism.

    Sam Motes says: "A gem in the anti war genre."
    "Odd"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Probably but I am not a writer


    Has One Man's Initiation turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    easy to listen to


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    probably not just not that interesting


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated By Jesse Boggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (102)

    Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.

    Randy says: "This is an awesome story about the greatest day"
    "Personal Stories gives inside thoughts"
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    Would you try another book from Stephen E. Ambrose and/or Jesse Boggs?

    Probably


    What did you like best about this story?

    Personal stories


    What does Jesse Boggs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    hearing like your hearing them tell it


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    can't see it as a movie


    Any additional comments?

    Hard to follow with out visuals to see where they are talking about

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address)

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett, Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (380)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (337)

    The Battle of Gettysburg – the turning point of the American Civil War – would, in the words of one staff officer, stand “like Waterloo, conspicuous in the history of all ages."

    Jami says: "Historical Snapshot"
    "Doesn't really tell you that much"
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    What disappointed you about Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address)?

    Not real indepth Just skims over what happened


    What could Allen C. Guelzo have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make it more in depth


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address)?

    I don't know


    Any additional comments?

    e

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charles R. Cross
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (97)

    For many, the name Jimi Hendrix conjures up a larger-than-life image of the man who set fire to guitars, women's hearts, and the status quo. In this groundbreaking account, music journalist Charles R. Cross takes a far deeper look. Beyond Hendrix's legendary onstage and offstage magnetism, and his excessive lifestyle, was a man who struggled to accept his role as an idol and privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had.

    J. Wood says: "Hendrix-Man and Myth"
    "Depressing"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, If you want to know what kind of life he had growing up and the life he led after getting famous


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Room Full of Mirrors?

    Just the sadness of his life


    Have you listened to any of Lloyd James’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know but he is very good


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

    Just made me sad


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Steve Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2510)
    Performance
    (1122)
    Story
    (1117)

    In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

    Andrew says: "Fantastic"
    "interesting"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Born Standing Up to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Steve added his emotion to the reading


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Born Standing Up?

    The struggles he had


    Have you listened to any of Steve Martin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jeff Guinn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (111)

    With dramatic flair, Jeff Guinn delivers the definitive portrait of Bonnie and Clyde. These media-savvy outlaws appealed to America's Depression-era hunger for swashbuckling characters. Glowing radio and newspaper reports transformed these "public enemies" into celebrities - much like the cinema gangsters of the time.

    Tim says: "Bravo!"
    "Very Riveting"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Go Down Together to be better than the print version?

    I think so the narrator was extremely good


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Expression, speed wasn't too fast, and pleasant tone.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The build up to the end


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Game of My Life: Dallas Cowboys: Memorable Stories of Cowboys Football

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jean-Jacques Taylor
    • Narrated By David Deboy
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Game of My Life: Dallas Cowboys takes you inside the most memorable game of 24 players and of head Coach Jimmy Johnson that earned each of them a place in the history and lore of America’s Team. Each chapter provides colorful detail on the player’s favorite game and its significance to the history of one of the world’s most recognized franchises. Learn how these men joined the Cowboys fraternity.

    Brad says: "More about players than what they had to say"
    "More about players than what they had to say"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not, It isn't that much about the games that they remember but more about leading you up to the game and about the player than what the player thinks about the game


    Has Game of My Life: Dallas Cowboys turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Have you listened to any of David Deboy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not


    Was Game of My Life: Dallas Cowboys worth the listening time?

    No not really


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Geronimo, His Own Story: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Geronimo
    • Narrated By Stephen F. Clark
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The autobiography of the famous Apache war chief, Geronimo. A shout of "Geronimo!!!" is still evoked to show courage. Hear, in his own words, the war story of Geronimo and his Chiricahua band of Apache Indians.

    Brad says: "Interesting to see things through His eyes"
    "Interesting to see things through His eyes"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    If you are interested in History I would say yes, You get see things through his eyes and the times he lived in.


    Would you recommend Geronimo, His Own Story to your friends? Why or why not?

    Only if they were somewhat interested in this type of history


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not because I am not that into movies about this time in History


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson
    • Narrated By Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (131)

    Two sisters. Two voices. One Heart.

    The mystery of "Magic Man." The wicked riff of "Barracuda." The sadness and beauty of "Alone." The raw energy of "Crazy On You." These songs, and so many more, are part of the fabric of American music. Heart, fronted by Ann and Nancy Wilson, has given fans everywhere classic, raw, and pure badass rock and roll for more than three decades. As the only sisters in rock who write their own music and play their own instruments, Ann and Nancy have always stood apart - certainly from their male counterparts but also from their female peers.

    Kathy says: "Good Behind-The-Scenes Look At "Heart""
    "Very interesting and insightful"
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    Where does Kicking and Dreaming rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Close to the top


    What did you like best about this story?

    Just how much love they show for each other and their family.


    What does Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It is like you are sitting there listening to them telling story's and you get the emotion through the way they tell everything. They were great.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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