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  • Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Dinesh D’Souza
    • Narrated By David Cochran Heath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (147)

    In his controversial New York Times best seller, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, Dinesh D’Souza answered the question on everyone’s mind: why is President Obama hell-bent on seeing America fail? The reason, D’Souza explained, is Obama’s fervent anticolonial ideology. Here, in his blockbuster follow-up, Obama’s America, D’Souza shows how President Obama is applying his anticolonial ideology to unmake America and turn it into a country our founders would hardly recognize.

    Cristin says: "Compelling"
    "We are in trouble."
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    If you could sum up Obama’s America in three words, what would they be?

    No way!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Obama’s America?

    Debt, possible outcomes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    China's president has it easier to run the country. What a comment to make.


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

    Problem, we have to fix.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the coverage and pace.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Honor Among Enemies: Honor Harrington, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (929)
    Performance
    (665)
    Story
    (674)

    Despite political foes, professional jealousies, and the scandal which drove her into exile, Capt. Honor Harrington has been offered a chance to reclaim her career as an officer of the Royal Manticoran Navy. But there's a catch. She must assume command of a "squadron" of jury-rigged armed merchantmen with crew drawn from the dregs of her service and somehow stop the pirates who have taken advantage of the Havenite War to plunder the Star Kingdom's commerce.

    Readalot says: "I like honorable heroes!"
    "Go Honor"
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    What made the experience of listening to Honor Among Enemies the most enjoyable?

    The story was great. Sound and performance carried it well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Honor, because she works though her problems. And the enlisted petty officers carrying the load.


    What about Allyson Johnson’s performance did you like?

    I like her performance. Pace and inflection draws you into story time.


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

    Sad about losing some favorite crew.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By D. Allen
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (119)

    This first book of the Holding Their Own series, A Story of Survival, is set in the year 2015, when the world is burdened by the second Great Depression. The United States, already weakened by internal strife, becomes the target of an international terror plot. A series of attacks results in thousands of casualties and disables the country's core infrastructure. The combination of economic hardship and the staggering blow of the terror attacks results in a collapse of the government.

    Steve says: "Could not listen to it...."
    "Sound"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Sound was poorly done. I was distracted from story line.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joe Nobody again?

    I now listen to sample carefully first.


    Would you be willing to try another one of D. Allen’s performances?

    I would not search for his performance.


    What character would you cut from Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival?

    I can't remember.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel I had to finish to get my money's worth. Or I was so needy for something new to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Amanda Ripley
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (142)

    Today, nine out of 10 Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality - anything we've ever learned, thought, or dreamed of - ultimately matter?

    Sara says: "fascinating"
    "Think and review."
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    Where does The Unthinkable rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a winding researched thought provoking story.


    What other book might you compare The Unthinkable to and why?

    "One second after", a fictional possible day. I was pushed to start looking around and thinking, what if?


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    I thought it was well rehearsed and smooth. I can not remember any flaws.


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

    Training required, more thought on drills.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I give another subject that needs to be written about. I would read another book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5382)
    Performance
    (5017)
    Story
    (5012)

    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.

    Ken says: "It's all about the codas"
    "Book not set up for audio."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Different people doing the roles would help.


    Has Redshirts turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It has made me careful, and will sample more.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Wil Wheaton’s performances?

    Nice voice, but I also enjoy the way some performers work with different voices.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I kept looking for them, but I finally bummed out.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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