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Ted

Retired business owner conservative

Buena Vista, CO, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
    Overall
    (1109)
    Performance
    (583)
    Story
    (590)

    In this riveting, accessible work of science, Charles Mann takes us on an enthralling journey of scientific exploration. We learn that the Indian development of modern corn was one of the most complex feats of genetic engineering ever performed. That the Great Plains are a third smaller today than they were in 1700 because the Indians who maintained them by burning died. And that the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact.

    Case says: "Hotly debated new theories, but NOT revisionism"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made 1491 better?

    Don't write it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

    Not make it a dry text book


    Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Johnson’s performances?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from 1491?

    All


    Any additional comments?

    Dry useless information read aloud.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2154)
    Performance
    (1916)
    Story
    (1922)

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

    Kristina says: "MUST READ/LISTEN"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Killing Kennedy again? Why?

    Yes great information I never knew !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Realistic


    What does Bill O'Reilly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Personal information he is great


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful book and performance

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pioneers

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated By Jim Killavey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    While portraying life in a new settlement on New York's Lake Otsego in the final years of the 18th century, Cooper deftly explores the cultural and philosophical underpinnings of the American experience. He contrasts the natural codes of the hunter and woodsman, Natty Bumppo, and his Indian friend John Mokegan with the more rigid structure of law required by a more complex society.

    Louise M says: "Excellent and Insightful"
    "Very good not as good as Deerslayer"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Pioneers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Medium it is not as good as the previous books


    Would you be willing to try another book from James Fenimore Cooper? Why or why not?

    Yes


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

    Yes very good


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

    After the wilderness


    Any additional comments?

    Good book finishes his other stories that were great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Deerslayer

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (37)

    The Deerslayer is the first of the Leatherstocking Tales of James Fenimore Cooper. Here we meet Natty Bumppo as a young man living in upstate New York in the early 1740s. The action begins as Bumppo, called "Deerslayer", and his friend Hurry Harry approach Lake Glimmerglass, or Oswego, where the trapper Thomas Hutter lives with his daughters, the beautiful Judith and the feeble-minded Hetty. Hutter's floating log fort is attacked by Iroquois Indians, and the two frontiersmen join in the fight.

    Bill says: "things were slower them"
    "Great classic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Deerslayer in three words, what would they be?

    Very historical and important classic on the history of this country and why it is what was before the liberals took over


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

    Last of the Mohicans


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

    Have and he was good


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Just great

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How the West Was Won

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Joe Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    They came by river and by wagon train, braving the endless distances of the Great Plains and the icy passes of the Sierra Nevada. They were men like Linus Rawlings, a restless survivor of Indian country who’d headed east to see the ocean but left his heart - and his home - in the West. They were women like Lilith Prescott, a smart, spirited beauty who fled her family and fell for a gambling man in the midst of a frontier gold boom. These pioneering men and women sowed the seeds of a nation with their courage....

    Skaught says: "I thought the movie was good!"
    "Bad"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about How the West Was Won?

    It was just a rewrite of the movie I saw the movie in 62


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Write it before a movie is made


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    No


    What character would you cut from How the West Was Won?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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