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Matt

Springfield, OH, USA

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  • My Father, Frank Lloyd Wright

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By John Lloyd Wright
    • Narrated By Robin Lawson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Frank Lloyd Wright, designer of some 800 buildings, is widely regarded as the twentieth century's greatest architect - an unconventional genius who transformed both residential and commercial building design with his concept of "organic" architecture. In this charming memoir, Wright the architect and father, "a rebel" and "a jolt to civilization," comes to life through the vivid recollections and firsthand knowledge of his son.

    Matt says: "A personal, positive look at Wright"
    "A personal, positive look at Wright"
    Overall

    This book gives an excellent look at Wright's life, work, philosophy, architecture and relationships. It covers a much more human look at the great man and his work that the documentaries usually don't have enough time to get just right. It is also as much about the great life of the author and great architect, John Lloyd Wright. I enjoyed this book very much and I would recommend it to anyone interested in architecture and/or Frank Lloyd Wright and wants an honest, complete view of his life and work. Its also one of those great personal stories that you just can't get in fiction.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Keeper's Son

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Homer Hickam
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    On the outer banks of the Carolinas in 1941, fishermen and a few lonely sailors constitute the human population. Dominating the rough yet beautiful landscape is the majestic Killakeet Lighthouse, run for generations by the Thurlow family. But Josh Thurlow, the lighthouse keeper's son, has forsworn his heritage to become the commander of a small Coast Guard patrol boat. Tortured by twenty years of guilt for losing his brother at sea, Josh still searches for him.

    Robert says: "Good story, horrible narration!"
    "A good OBX yarn from a lost era"
    Overall

    I have been spending time on the Outer Banks for years and every once in a while, I got a glimpse of how different and fascinating the area around Morehead city was in the 1920's-1940's. "The Keepers Son" is a great story with great characters set in a time on the Outer Banks that is long gone. A great story of the lives of interesting characters.

    Spending a lot of time there, I did find the narrator needed a bit of work with the nuances of the Eastern NC accent, but it did not detract from the great story and overall, and he did a fine job. I really recommend this read for WWII enthusiasts, especially set against the backdrop of actual history on the early days of the war along the NC coast. Its also just a great love story and with characters you will like...and I love the ending.

    Enjoy.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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