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Heath

Georgetown, TX, USA

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  • 45 titles in library
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  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1993)
    Performance
    (951)
    Story
    (943)

    Listen to the incredible national best seller that is changing people's lives - and increasing their net worth. Also available:
    The Millionaire Mind.

    Mason says: "Light Went on in My Head"
    "If you aren't inheriting it..."
    Overall

    What's so interesting about this book is that unlike the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" and overnight millionaire books that deluge the market, it's based on good research and interviews. This will not tell you how to flip properties or find probated estates. It will tell you how to model the behaviors of people who have been in the same situation you find yourself in and have had the same success you want. Really well done in both content and narration.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Finders Keepers: The Story of a Man Who Found $1 Million

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mark Bowden
    • Narrated By Mark Bowden
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    Finders Keepers is the remarkable true tale of an ordinary man faced with an extraordinary dilemma - what do you do when you find $1.2 million in unmarked bills? - and the fascinating reactions - from complicity to concern to betrayal - of the friends, family, and neighbors to whom he turns. From Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down.

    Agnes says: "Ummm, a little detail"
    "Somewhat lacking"
    Overall

    From one of the best chroniclers of modern life and crime, I would expect a lot more. This book fizzled in the middle compared to his other works. Compared to Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo, it's just good. But if you haven't read Bowden and want a short account, this is a really good read.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Mark Bowden
    • Narrated By Mark Bowden
    Overall
    (418)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (93)

    Killing Pablo is the inside story of the brutal rise and violent fall of Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar. Also from Bowden: the best selling Black Hawk Down.

    Bob says: "Relevant Accessible History"
    "Bowden hits another home run"
    Overall

    Bowden is one of the few authors who can read his own work and keep you intrigued. The trade-off is that he does sound like a journalist rather than a story teller.
    You won't find a more well-researched account of the drug wars up close and personal. A fascinating read and one of the books I found myself listening to in my driveway.
    My only beef - it's abridged...

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Divers: Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of WWII

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Kurson
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2127)
    Performance
    (600)
    Story
    (602)

    In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

    Douglas says: "GRIPPING!"
    "Even Historical Digging is Exciting"
    Overall

    We listened to this in a trip across Germany and my brother and I often found ourselves staring at each other in amazement. We died a little each time as the divers suffered setback after setback.
    The reader did seem very dry at first, but it works and the material more than overcomes any narration short comings.
    I was unsure if I would enjoy this book at first, not being a diver. However, if you have any interest in history or are the kind of person who watches NOVA, go get this book today.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Edmund Morris
    • Narrated By Harry Chase
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (81)

    Available for the first time in audio, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt is the story of seven men - a naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, and a politician - who merged at age 42 to become the youngest American President in history. This first volume of a planned trilogy won both the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award. The second, Theodore Rex, is also available from audible.com.

    Michael says: "One of the best books I've come across."
    "Entertaining History"
    Overall

    Edmund Morris has a knack for making biographies interesting. With someone like Theodore Roosevelt who is such a charismatic figure in our nation's history, he really shines. The descriptions of his trips out west made me want to head to the Dakotas to see the Badlands for myself. I really enjoyed how Morris tied together the political picture and not just the adventures of Roosevelt.
    Also, the narration is fantastic, the voice of Roosevelt shines through and was used appropriately throughout the reading.
    The last star is missing simply because I really wanted to have the unabridged version.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ava's Man

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Rick Bragg
    • Narrated By Rick Bragg
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    Journalist Rick Bragg has built a soaring monument to the grandfather he never knew, and in the process created a powerfully intimate piece of American history as it was experienced by the working people of the deep South, a glorious record of a life of character, tenacity and indomitable joy, and an unforgettable tribute to a vanishing culture.

    Kate says: "Deeply moving"
    "Pure Southern Genius"
    Overall

    This and his earlier work "All Over But the Shoutin'" are some of the most compelling family stories you weill ever read. Mr. Bragg made me fel what he and his family felt, which the acme of skill in writing. I wanted to send his Momma flowers after his earlir book and I toasted Ava's Man after reading this. The stories are poignant and often heart wrenching but I couldn't wait to keep reading because he made me care about what happened next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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