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tzefirah

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  • Rod: The Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Rod Stewart
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (99)

    Rod Stewart was born the working class son of a Scottish plumber in north London. Despite some early close shaves with a number of diverse career paths ranging from gravedigging to professional soccer, it was music that truly captured his heart - and he never looked back. Rod’s is an incredible life, and here - thrillingly and for the first time - he tells the entire thing, leaving no knickers under the bed. A rollicking rock ’n’ roll adventure that is at times deeply moving, this is the remarkable journey of a guy with one hell of a voice - and one hell of a head of hair.

    Ninotchka says: "If you think he's sexy - or not - give it a go!"
    "Strangely down to earth"
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    Where does Rod rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I give this autobiography a Number One with a Bullet.


    What other book might you compare Rod to and why?

    I don't have anything to compare it to.


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

    Simon Vance is a great narrator, AND he doesn't have Rod Stewart's raspy voice. Very listenable.


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

    I was surprised at how funny Rod Stewart is. I never suspected that he had a great sense of humor. And he's so honest about himself, his situations, his surprising career rise, and his painful indiscretions.


    Any additional comments?

    Rod Stewart is really a "regular joe" who got famous somehow. I felt like "Rod" is what I would be like if I had stumbled into fame and fortune.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • On Becoming a Dinosaur

    • UNABRIDGED (11 mins)
    • By Java Davis
    • Narrated By Java Davis
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Before there was desktop publishing, there were people responsible for legibility called typesetters. This is a short memoir describing working as a typesetter before that occupation was completely phased out.

    tzefirah says: "Why typesetters are history"
    "Why typesetters are history"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There was only one character, the former typesetter/narrator.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator is not a professional audiobook narrator. For an author reading own work, was not bad.


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

    Made me laugh and made me cry. Powerful ending.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Depression Carpenter

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Java Davis
    • Narrated By Justin D. Torres
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    A young man, born into a privileged New York family, loses them in a car accident. Young and wealthy, he needs to justify his existence during The Great Depression. Skilled in carpentry, he drives to the Gulf of Mexico, working on building projects all around the gulf with his peculiar friend and partner from Florida. Together, they travel, helping poor folks along the way, repairing their homes and their lives. Eventually, he lands in Galveston, where he stays to help rebuild the island after their first Great Flood, building an inter-racial school for the island's orphans. The chautauqua continues as an older and wiser man wends his way back to New York City.

    tzefirah says: "Too short!"
    "Too short!"
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    What did you love best about Depression Carpenter?

    I most enjoyed the development of the main character's journey from aimless to focused.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Mrs. Loretta Bell, the pastor's wife. Her character brings a sense of peace, harmony and love to the main character, Jake. He meets the mother he never had and never knew he wanted.


    What does Justin D. Torres bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Justin D. Torres brings a positive energy to the characters, an extra dimension that helps to "hear them in the flesh.".


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

    Yes and no. The chapters are distinct enough that it's easy to stop and start. There's often a great deal to chew on after listening to a chapter or two. After hearing it once, I listened to it again from the beginning.


    Any additional comments?

    I've recommended it to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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