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david

Pretoria, South Africa

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  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1999)
    Performance
    (1742)
    Story
    (1751)

    Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

    Nick says: "Great Book - Bad Narrator"
    "Thought Provoking"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No


    Would you recommend Rich Dad Poor Dad to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, short read, some interesting thoughts


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

    No


    Did Rich Dad Poor Dad inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, a few tweeks


    Any additional comments?

    Probably one of those iconic books, that everyone should read, so that they can talk about it with all the other people who have read it

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Long Walk to Freedom, Vol. 1: 1918-1962

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nelson Mandela
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Kofi Annan
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Emotive and compelling, this is the story of an epic life.

    Amazon Customer says: "Awesome content, AWEFUL AWEFUL reader"
    "Poor Narration"
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    This is a great story, by a great man, but it is tremendously annoying that the narrator did not take the time, effort, and courtesy out of respect to author story and listeners, to learn how to pronounce South African vernacular correclty

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4095)
    Performance
    (2640)
    Story
    (2663)

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "Phenomenal"
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    One of the best and most interesting reads I have had the privilege, in this case, of listening too

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cry, the Beloved Country

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alan Paton
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (582)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (253)

    This is the most distinguished novel that has come out of South Africa in the 20th century, and it is one of the most important novels of the modern era. Cry, the Beloved Country is in some ways a sad book; it is an indictment of a social system that drives native races into resentment and crime; it is a story of Fate, as inevitable, as relentless, as anything of Thomas Hardy's. Beautifully wrought with high poetic compassion, Cry, the Beloved Country is more than just a story, it is a profound experience of the human spirit.

    Penny says: "Two Words"
    "Narrator a shocker"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I couldn't even listen to the whole book, as the narrators voice was so annoying, and it is insulting to the author, when you don't take the time or effort to learn how to pronounce words from the vernacular of the country correctly


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inheritance: Book Four

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Kerry Shale
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix.

    david says: "Its over"
    "Its over"
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    Would you try another book from Christopher Paolini and/or Kerry Shale?

    No


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Closing off the saga? Wasn't particularly original


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the final confrontation


    Do you think Inheritance needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, not in the league of other Fantasy masters


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Post Captain: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    This tale begins with Jack Aubrey arriving home from his exploits in the Mediterranean to find England at peace following the Treaty of Amiens. He and his friend Stephen Maturin, surgeon and secret agent, begin to live the lives of country gentlemen, hunting, entertaining, and enjoying amorous adventures. Their comfortable existence, however, is cut short when Jack is overnight reduced to a pauper with enough debts to keep him in prison for life. He flees to the continent to seek refuge.

    jokeyjon says: "A brilliant series performed beatifully"
    "Slower than the first book"
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    If you could sum up Post Captain in three words, what would they be?

    pause for breath,


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Anything on the sea, interesting, the social dilemnas, not so much


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

    Yes, just as good


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I wouldn't


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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