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  • Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Christopher Anderson
    • Narrated By Edward Hermann
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Christopher Andersen, senior editor for People and acclaimed author of numerous books, spotlights Dana and Christopher Reeve - examining their unique partnership and the romance, faith, and fortitude that defined it. This bittersweet saga shows the couple bearing the painful hand of providence with unbelievable grace, courage, and humor.

    Joy says: "What a great book and a great love story...."
    "Heroic and Inspiring"
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    It brought tears to my eyes for the love, the humor and the steadfastness of these two remarkable people. I will be listening to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11540)
    Performance
    (9993)
    Story
    (9968)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Absorbing Bio of Apple's Self-Absorbed 'Il Divo'"
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    Intense personality who "got" the importance of intentional congruence in the branding of "Apple", but didn't "get" or take responsibility for the way he treated people. Read this to understand his intense devotion to the fine details and the whole presentation of the Apple image and products. If you remember the movie "The Illusionist" and all the devotion to details and presentation in setting up the presentation, there's a parallel to Steve Jobs' skill and genius as a showman.

    Some reviewers comment negatively on the narrator. IMHO he is not a bad reader, just slow. Increasing the speed to 1.5 on the Audible app made the narration more comfortable to my ears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Conor Grennan
    • Narrated By Conor Grennan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (519)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (375)

    In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children.

    Angela says: "Amazing experience + Inspiring tale"
    "Enthralling story"
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    I don't want to waste my time or credits on books I might not enjoy. So I was so glad to find this gem! The author is the reader and I felt drawn in, as if I was there. I read it through in a couple of days during breaks at work and (I admit) while working at my computer. Enjoyed his reading of the different characters with their accents. Also taught me about another culture through the story. I highly recommend this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sermon on the Mount According to Vedanta

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Swami Prabhavananda
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (13)

    Although theologians are apt to explain away these teachings in various ways, the Vedantists believe Christ meant what he said. Listen to this remarkable recording and discover how Vedanta goes to the very heart of Christ's teaching.Vedanta came to the West in the late 19th century, not to supplant any religion, but to bring a more tangible spirituality to those who seek it. Its goal has never been to proselytize, but to help man realize the divinity within him.

    Marquis says: "Practical and Instructional"
    "Book and narrator not a good match"
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    The Western trained narrator is too dramatic for my taste. Seems to me the reader should be trying to convey the author as well as the book. This narrative style is sometimes too pretentious dramatic and stern, not to mention mispronouncing Vivekananda's name several times. This style distances the reader, and personally, I want to be drawn in. I hope this book can be rerecorded. For a listener who isn't bothered by this style, the book itself is fantastic and worth a listen.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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