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  • Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson Mandela (editor)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Damon, and others
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    (144)
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    Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, and Alan Rickman.

    Penny says: "Exotic, fun and fascinating"
    "Great CD! No Story/Performer list"
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    What did you love best about Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales?

    Alan Rickman! Alan Rickman! Alan Rickman!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories were funny, engaging and appropriate for children and adults. The stories and performers (most of them - not all) are worth listening to repeatedly. I highly recommend this CD. Plus, purchase goes to a good cause.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Alan Rickman! There is not enough praise for him. Other readers left wonderful stories flat. Some actors are personalities and not trained actors so only their fame earned them a place with the real talent.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have any hesitation purchasing this CD, don't! It is an excellent compilation and well performed album for anyone of any age or gender.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stein on Writing: A Master Editor Shares His Craft, Techniques, and Strategies

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sol Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    Overall
    (667)
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    (316)
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    (301)

    Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether newcomers or accomplished professionals. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions, how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place."

    ddsharper says: "Excellent Content and Listen"
    "No better book for writers - a masterwork."
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    What made the experience of listening to Stein on Writing the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was excellent. The content was technical, but user friendly. In enjoyed the anecdotes of writers who span multiple generations. What a delightful book! As a newbie writer, I learned more from this Master Editor than I have from many of the


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Stein on Writing?

    The whole book was excellent.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    Since this was not a non-fictional work, there were no separate character performances.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Stein on Writing?

    I've become a more discriminating reader and, hopefully, a better writer.


    Any additional comments?

    I strongly recommend this book to anyone who aspires to become a good writer or anyone who would like to become a more critical reader. Thank you Sol Stein for a masterpiece.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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