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Peter

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  • The Soundtrack of My Life

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Clive Davis
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris, Clive Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (116)

    In this star-studded autobiography, Clive Davis shares a personal, candid look into his remarkable life and the last 50 years of popular music as only a true insider can. In the history of popular music, no one looms as large as Clive Davis. His career has spanned more than 40 years, and he has discovered, signed, or worked with a staggering array of artists: Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Dionne Warwick, Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Alicia Keyes, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Aretha Franklin, to name a few.

    Andy says: "great story and sensational narration...a #1 hit!"
    "and then i did this"
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    Would you try another book from Clive Davis and/or Dennis Boutsikaris and Clive Davis ?

    nope


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

    his early life


    What three words best describe Dennis Boutsikaris and Clive Davis ’s voice?

    I know everything about pop music and he probaly does


    Do you think The Soundtrack of My Life needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no way


    Any additional comments?

    too long could live with out his discussion of his sexuality

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By George Carlin
    Overall
    (1113)
    Performance
    (1000)
    Story
    (990)

    If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. t's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits.

    Rick says: "Like a Cast of Thousands"
    "Alittle goes a long ways"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from George Carlin and/or George Carlin?

    Some is classic the other are filler


    Would you be willing to try another book from George Carlin? Why or why not?

    nope- I have the good stuff


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

    Saw George live in Iowa-after about an hour I said I had enough


    Do you think George Carlin Reads to You needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no-his performance is tops his materials often is not


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hitler: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated By Alan Robertson
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    Hailed as the most compelling biography of the German dictator yet written, Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the heart of its subject's immense darkness. From his illegitimate birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales and overgrown with self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equal in the 20th century.

    Christopher says: "Superb, well crafted and well narrated."
    "not bad but no new insight on this evil man"
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    Would you try another book from Ian Kershaw and/or Alan Robertson?

    yea but Ibut I would not go out of my way for one


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ian Kershaw again?

    Sure


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    he just did not add much to it


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    dissipointment where was all the new stuff instead we go through everything which had been stated a thousand times before


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9287)
    Performance
    (8350)
    Story
    (8492)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "One of the best performances Ever"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Where does The Hobbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 25%


    Which character – as performed by Rob Inglis – was your favorite?

    He really worked to bring all the Characters alive and there are a lot of them


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

    The film has been made


    Any additional comments?

    buy it for the perfomance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wilson

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By A. Scott Berg
    • Narrated By Jeremy Bobb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (103)

    A hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg has completed Wilson - the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President. This is not just Wilson the icon - but Wilson the man.

    Jean says: "A complex man"
    "What to do with Wilson"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The author want to say wilson was great but the facts keep getting in the way

    In many ways wilson was the Jimmy Carter of his age
    A moral man
    A smart man
    Not a politician

    On the bad side
    A racist
    A know it all dreamer
    A bad Judge of people
    A sickly man
    indecisive


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

    be more objective Giving a a speech is not a profile of courage


    What aspect of Jeremy Bobb’s performance would you have changed?

    good job


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    there is a movie to be made on his time in office


    Any additional comments?

    author glosses over flaws and rationalize way to many of them

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Deliverance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Dickey
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1429)
    Performance
    (1270)
    Story
    (1270)

    The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

    karen says: ""A river runs through it...""
    "Prestty Good"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you like best about Deliverance? What did you like least?

    It was good way to kill some time


    What did you like best about this story?

    Short and to the point


    Which character – as performed by Will Patton – was your favorite?

    One of the better performance


    Could you see Deliverance being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    it has already beeen


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark R. Levin
    • Narrated By Jason Culp, Mark R. Levin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (329)

    Mark R. Levin has made the case, in numerous New York Times best-selling books - Men in Black, Liberty and Tyranny, and Ameritopia - that the principles undergirding our society and governmental system are unravelling. In The Liberty Amendments, he turns to the founding fathers and the constitution itself for guidance in restoring the American republic.

    Herb says: "We need to enhance the Constitution"
    "Out the box"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to The Liberty Amendments again? Why?

    yes-clearly mark is a deep thinker and repeated listening will provide great depth


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The constitution


    What does Jason Culp and Mark R. Levin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think both are the same


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

    cry is the way this great document has been trashed by third rate politicians


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bryce G. Hoffman
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (163)

    At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dys­functional culture of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses.

    Michael says: "The best business book I ever read"
    "Inspiring Leader"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up American Icon in three words, what would they be?

    I love Alan


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The joys of leadership


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The company was always on the brink and leadership saved the day


    Any additional comments?

    no man is perfect but it seem the authors feel the subject is-I dont want the dirt just the man

    5 of 7 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
    (3863)
    Performance
    (2438)
    Story
    (2456)

    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."
    "I learned a lot"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World the most enjoyable?

    I did not know the contribution this group brought to society


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept moving and provided a lot of information


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    some accents


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

    out of the past came today


    Any additional comments?

    wish i had a map

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ben Urwand
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    To continue doing business in Germany, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films attacking Nazis or condemning persecution of Jews. Ben Urwand reveals this collaboration and the cast of characters it drew in, ranging from Goebbels to Louis B. Mayer. At the center was Hitler himself - obsessed with movies and their power to shape public opinion.

    M. S. Cohen says: "Making mountains out of molehills"
    "A good listen but"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you like best about The Collaboration? What did you like least?

    I think the first half is excellent the second half felt padded


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Collaboration?

    no one moebt stands our


    What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a good german accent


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

    I think the author said what he had to say-it was interest


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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