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  • Fever: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Mary Beth Keane
    • Narrated By Candace Thaxton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (314)

    Mary Mallon was a courageous, headstrong Irish immigrant woman who bravely came to America alone, fought hard to climb up from the lowest rung of the domestic service ladder, and discovered in herself an uncanny, and coveted, talent for cooking. Working in the kitchens of the upper class, she left a trail of disease in her wake, until one enterprising and ruthless "medical engineer" proposed the inconceivable notion of the "asymptomatic carrier" - and from then on Mary Mallon was a hunted woman.

    Sand says: "A vivid and revealing slice of NYC history"
    "Highly recommended!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Fever in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging and captivating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fever?

    The story of Typhoid Mary's life and of New York city at that time.


    Which character – as performed by Candace Thaxton – was your favorite?

    Mary


    Who was the most memorable character of Fever and why?

    Mary


    Any additional comments?

    A bit more factual information in the epilogue - three or four sentences - regarding Mary would have been very interesting. Overall an excellent book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10144)
    Performance
    (4775)
    Story
    (4764)

    You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

    Ralph says: "This is well worth listening too! Main points are."
    "Valuable human relations life lessons."
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?


    Dr. Carnegie's book continues to provide advice that is tried and true.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Win Friends & Influence People?

    You cannot isolate one principle and moment from another regarding its value.


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

    Being human - interpersonal skills at their best.


    Any additional comments?

    Should be part of every curriculum from medical/dental to leadership to sales to teaching - applies everywhere.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Benn Steil
    • Narrated By Philip Rose
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    When turmoil strikes world monetary and financial markets, leaders invariably call for "a new Bretton Woods" to prevent catastrophic economic disorder and defuse political conflict. The name of the remote New Hampshire town where representatives of 44 nations gathered in July 1944, in the midst of the century's second great war, has become shorthand for enlightened globalization.

    James says: "Fascinating!"
    "Excellent material: not always a easy listen"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Battle of Bretton Woods the most enjoyable?

    Materiel and information is comprehensive and very well conveyed to listener.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The diplomacy and politics underlying the multi-country negotiations and the negotiators personalities.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are numerous interesting scenarios.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Various aspects about Dr. J M Keynes.


    Any additional comments?

    Captivating information. Very worthwhile listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Billy Crystal
    • Narrated By Billy Crystal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1877)
    Performance
    (1711)
    Story
    (1703)

    Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like ""Buying the Plot"" and ""Nodding Off,"" Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever ""test positive for Maalox""), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (""the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac""); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

    Pamela J says: "Growing up with Billy Crystal"
    "Good humorous listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to Still Foolin' 'Em the most enjoyable?

    Self narrated autobiographical humour.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Still Foolin' 'Em?

    Not anyone thing. Overall excellent.


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

    No


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

    Life at 65


    Any additional comments?

    Not a prude however way too many uses of the f__ word. Detracts from humour and not necessary for impact.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Einstein of Money: The Life and Timeless Financial Wisdom of Benjamin Graham

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Joe Carlen
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Warren Buffett has repeatedly acknowledged Benjamin Graham, a man he personally studied and worked under, as the primary influence on his investment approach. Indeed, there is a direct line between the record-shattering investing performance of Buffett (and other value investors) and Graham's life. In six books and dozens of papers, Graham—widely known as the "Dean of Wall Street"—left an extensive account of an investing system that, as Buffett can attest to, actually works!

    Henry says: "Excellent Read"
    "Excellent Read"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Einstein of Money the most enjoyable?

    Good autobiographical review of Dr. Graham's life and contributions.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Einstein of Money?

    Benjamin Graham's early life, and his later life experiences.


    What about Walter Dixon’s performance did you like?

    Very well narrated.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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