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D. Hoffman

Kirkland, WA United States | Member Since 2003

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  • Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story: What They Teach Us About Living and Dying and Our True Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By P. M. H. Atwater
    • Narrated By Tantor Studios
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    Real-life stories of out-of-body experiences, encountering a special light, greeters from the afterlife, life reviews, tunnels, and 360-degree vision - are all part of this intriguing look at near-death experiences (NDEs) by one of the world's noted authorities, P.M.H. Atwater. Atwater shares her amazing findings, based on her sessions with more than 4,000 adults and children, and over 40 years of research; a breathtaking culmination to a successful and controversial career.

    pnette says: "The headline of the book sounds good but"
    "Some good information but a lot of author theories"
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    Would you try another book from P. M. H. Atwater and/or Tantor Studios?

    Probably not.


    What was most disappointing about P. M. H. Atwater’s story?

    70% of the book is theories about the reason for NDEs by the author with words saying why she believes this but there really is little backing for it. If she gathered the information interviewing NDE'rs she shares little of that to back this 70%. She also basically says everything is true. She talks about the creator and evolution one sentence after another and other opposites. Sorry not everything can be true. Be very careful with this book. I would only believe the NDE stories and the thoughts directly derived from them. There is also a great deal of leaning towards psychics. Maybe it is my bias but I see a difference between NDEs and what psychics do.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No scenes in this book but the actual NDE reported stories are the best part of the book. But be ready to listen to lots of theories that are unsubstantiated in between.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Near-Death Experiences?

    All the theorizing and word lists that I still don't understand.


    Any additional comments?

    There are many much better books about NDE's out there. Be very careful with this one as not all of this book is fact. Much of it is supposition and some is out right contradictory. The parts of this book I believe to be true are much better presented in other NDE books like Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11473)
    Performance
    (9933)
    Story
    (9906)

    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"
    "Amazing Apple every actually made anything!"
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    Performance
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    Would you listen to Steve Jobs again? Why?

    This is an incredible behind the scenes story about Steve Jobs and Apple. You will be amazed that Apple exists today and that they produced the quality products everyone wants. Then on the other hand you can understand that is really was Steve Jobs that made Apple great.


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

    This is a riveting book and you will want to finish it as quickly as possible. Steve Jobs was an amazing person (even if not totally likeable) and in many ways the world could use more Steve Jobs. The book is very well researched and written.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Mary C. Neal
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (191)

    In 1999 in the Los Rios region of southern Chile, orthopedic surgeon, devoted wife, and loving mother Dr. Mary Neal drowned in a kayak accident. While cascading down a waterfall, her kayak became pinned at the bottom and she was immediately and completely submerged. Despite the rescue efforts of her companions, Mary was underwater for too long, and as a result, died. To Heaven and Back is Mary’s remarkable story of her life’s spiritual journey and what happened as she moved from life to death to eternal life, and back again.

    Richard D. Shewman says: "Christian witness for the most part"
    "Not much story and a lot of Bible references"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Stick to the story of the NDE.


    What was most disappointing about Mary C. Neal’s story?

    The actual NDE experience is less than 10% of this story. Is that really all the author got out of the experience?


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Lowman – was your favorite?

    NA


    What character would you cut from To Heaven and Back?

    NA


    Any additional comments?

    If you want biblical references that tie to what the Author experienced you will be happy. If you want to know what the author experienced and learned during the NDE you will likely be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Transfer of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (2527)
    Performance
    (2092)
    Story
    (2100)

    On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly one hundred hostages are taken. Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent in to take control of the crisis and determines that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought....

    Michael says: "Great Story-Bad Narration"
    "Flynn understands American politics today"
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    Performance
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    Flynn paints the American landscape today with its screwed up politics and political correctness. Then he shows a few people doing the right thing in spite of political stupidity. Rapp is awesome and I hope the is someone like him doing what needs to be done. I do thank everyone in the military and especially those willing to do the most dangerous jobs like the Seal who took out OBL.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis: Birth of an Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (919)
    Performance
    (543)
    Story
    (547)

    He was born Temujin, son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the steppe. Temujin's young life was shaped by a series of brutal acts: the betrayal of his father by a neighboring tribe, his family left to die on the harsh plain. But Temujin endured, and from then on, he was driven by a fury to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies from beyond the horizon.

    David says: "Move over Bernard Cornwell"
    "Incredible Find"
    Overall

    I don't write many reviews but this one deserves the high praise other reviews have given. I got this book not expecting much as many historical fiction books are somewhat dry. This story jumps from the page and you can imagine Genghis' world. The narrator is great too. I will be listening to all the other books by this author. You don't want to miss this one.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Sea Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Judith Ann Gantly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    Honora and Sexton are just settling into their new marriage, and have just bought their beloved New Hampshire house, when the economy crashes and everything in their world changes. Anita Shreve presents a "literary novel of the caliber and craft of Edith Wharton or Henry James," says the Baltimore Sun.

    Deneen says: "A pleasant surprise!"
    "Tiring"
    Overall

    This story will tire you out with the third person narrative and the hunderds of "he said" and "she said." Not a fun listen.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Call of the Canyon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By John Bolen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In the aftermath of World War I, a high-society New Yorker makes his new home in the wilds of the West. When his fiancé follows him out there, can she persuade him to return to New York? Or can she adapt to the rigorous life of the West? And will she be in time to save her beloved from a rival temptress?

    D. Hoffman says: "White Noise"
    "White Noise"
    Overall

    This is one to put you to sleep. Nothing ever happens. There is no action and the reader just drones on and on.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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