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  • America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Meghan McCain, Michael Ian Black
    • Narrated By Meghan McCain, Michael Ian Black
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    In the summer of 2011, Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black embarked on a balls-out, cross-country tour. Along the way, they spoke to politicians, gun lovers, abortion-rights advocates and opponents, gay parents, flag burners, Muslims, poker players, Tea Partiers, Minutemen, veterans, teen moms, bikers, fast-food workers, and a hooker or two. They toured the White House. They fired semiautomatic weapons. They stopped and ate at every Olive Garden along the way. But mostly they talked to each other.

    Pam says: "Sweet and Thoughtful"
    "Think twice before purchasing this audible book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am just going to tell you like it is… Michal Ian Black has a whiney twang to his voice, and at times I could have sworn that I was listening to Woody Allen. Meghan McCain has a bit of a lisp, with a slight valley-girl intonation. Combine the two and it’s akin to listening to someone drag their fingernails across a chalkboard. I couldn’t tell you much about the content, because I barely made it through three hours… it was torture!


    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Bernadette Quigley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (176)

    In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences.

    Christine says: "Read this book, but don't listen to it!"
    "I gave-up after three hours..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Spook?

    The book is mildly interesting, but the narrator ruined it for me. When she is reading in her natural voice, she reads well. But when she tries to inject an accent, or (worse yet) tries to sound as if she is a scientific professional, it’s so over-the-top, it ruins the book.


    What was most disappointing about Mary Roach’s story?

    Very little current information... this book dwells on 19th century experiments.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bernadette Quigley’s performances?

    No


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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