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John Flynn II

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US | Member Since 2011

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  • Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jim Rogers
    • Narrated By Michael Bybee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (85)

    Jim Rogers, whose entertaining accounts of his travels around the world - studying the markets from Russia to Singapore from the ground up - has enthralled investors and Wall Street aficionados for two decades. In his engaging memoir Street Smarts, Rogers offers pithy commentary from a lifetime of adventure, from his early years growing up a naïve kid in Demopolis, Alabama, to his fledgling career on Wall Street, to his cofounding the wildly successful Quantum Fund [omit George Soros], Rogers always had a restless curiosity to experience and understand the world around him.

    Mr. says: "Jim Rogers tells it like it is"
    "Great Marco look at Investing"
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    What made the experience of listening to Street Smarts the most enjoyable?

    I like the way Rogers gives a you his ideas on the world and markets. He looks at things with a long term view.


    What other book might you compare Street Smarts to and why?

    This book is a lot like his other books but more general market advice.


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

    I'm not sure.


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

    This would not make a good film.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish Jim Rogers had narrated the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    Overall
    (5725)
    Performance
    (4912)
    Story
    (4920)

    The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

    Katheryne says: "Superb! Love Alan Cumming"
    "It was free"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes only because I'm a Holmes fan.


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

    It was not very memorable.


    What aspect of Alan Cumming’s performance would you have changed?

    It was just very forgettable.


    Was The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle worth the listening time?

    Yes but barely.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Medina
    • Narrated By John Medina
    Overall
    (664)
    Performance
    (507)
    Story
    (491)

    In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina told us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five.

    cynthia says: "Neuroscience for the nursery"
    "Great baby book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Brain Rules for Baby?

    This book gives you a great understand of how a babies brain may work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brain Rules for Baby?

    The chapter about babies learning how to play and use their imagination is very good. The chapter on one on one contact with the baby and not just putting them in front of a screen is a great listen.


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

    It is narrated and written well.


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

    Yes and I did on a long drive on afternoon.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Think American Government 2010, 2/e, Ch 1: A Changing America

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Neal Tannahill
    • Narrated By Daniel Baker
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Updated in a new 2nd edition, this book has an engaging magazine-style design, an inexpensive price, and is filled with contemporary readings from blogs, newspapers, and other sources. THINK American Government is informed by the latest research and includes numerous real-world examples. It allows you to apply current events directly into your studies with little additional work¿and at less than half the cost of a traditional book.

    John Flynn II says: "Basic Book"
    "Basic Book"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Neal Tannahill and/or Daniel Baker?

    Yes


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    It was a good basic understanding of the American Government.


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

    It was a good way for me to get a better understanding of the Government while I workout.


    What character would you cut from Think American Government 2010, 2/e, Ch 1?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Good for learning about the Government.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Steps to the Supreme Court: A Guided Tour of the American Legal System

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Peter Irons
    • Narrated By Nicholas Tecosky
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    A guide to the American legal system, told through the story of two actual court cases. The Steps to the Supreme Court takes a lively, narrative approach to the subject by following two real cases - one civil, one criminal - as they work their way through the system, all the way up to the Supreme Court. Written by a member of the Supreme Court bar, this book brings the legal system to life in a practical, accessible, and compelling way.

    John Flynn II says: "For about book about the Legal System this is ok."
    "For about book about the Legal System this is ok."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book is just Ok. I have not read many books about the Legal System that I like or love.


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

    Not sure how you can make the legal system enjoyable.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


    Do you think The Steps to the Supreme Court: A Guided Tour of the American Legal System needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    This is a subject that can always be revisited and expanded.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book for understanding the basics of the Legal System.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • VangoNotes for America: Past and Present, 8/e, Ch 01: New World Encounters

    • ORIGINAL (26 mins)
    • By Robert A. Divine
    • Narrated By Brett Barry, Alyson Silverman
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    You're busy. We get it. With VangoNotes you can study "in between" all the other things you need to get done. VangoNotes gives you the confidence you need to succeed in the classroom. They're flexible; just download and go. And, they're efficient. Use them in your car, at the gym, walking to class, wherever. Get yours today and start studying.

    John Flynn II says: "Good content bad organization."
    "Good content bad organization."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the book was not broken in chapters to download. These text books mess up my Library and are hard to keep track of what I have read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of VangoNotes for America?

    It is a good basic out line of America History plus they add quizzes that help a little to reinforce your memory of the content.


    Have you listened to any of Brett Barry and Alyson Silverman ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not sure but the performance is good.


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

    Yes it was useful.


    Any additional comments?

    Please fix the download so it does not download as individual chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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