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Chris

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  • Cobb

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Al Stump
    • Narrated By Ian Esmo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (43)

    As a boy in the 1890s he went looking for thrills in a rural Georgia that still burned with humiliation from the Civil War. As an old man in the 1960s he dared death, picked fights, refused to take his medicine, and drove off all his friends and admirers. He went to his deathbed alone, clutching a loaded pistol and a bag containing millions of dollars worth of cash and securities. During the years in between, he became, according to Al Stump, "the most shrewd, inventive, lurid, detested, mysterious, and superb of all baseball players." He was Ty Cobb. In Cobb, Stump tells how he was given a fascinating window into the Georgia Peach's life and times when the dying Cobb hired him in 1960 to ghostwrite his autobiography.

    John says: "What a man -- what a book!"
    "Cobb's Third Side"
    Overall

    As a life-long baseball fan I have always been aware of Ty Cobb's various record accomplishments and his notorious cruelty and rascism. However until I heard Cobb I only had fourth or fifth hand anecdotes and tall tales. Well... many of them turned out to be true and Cobb a much more complex man than I imagined. There is plenty of pure baseball here to keep the hard core fan attentive and also more than enough of Cobb's tragic life story and objective, well-informed opinion by author Al Stump to fill up the 14 hours of the reading. The narraration of this books makes it quite an enjoyable listen and I couldn't wait to hear the each installment.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Your Mac Life, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shawn King
    • Narrated By Shawn King
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Your Mac Life, hosted by Shawn King, is one of the most popular Mac broadcasts in the world. Download and listen to this weekly, Web-based "radio show" about and for Apple and Mac users. Stay on top of the what's new in the world of Macs, listen to interviews with Mac-related newsmakers, and pick up technical tips to help you make the most of your Mac.

    James says: "Fun to listen, and sometimes I learn stuff"
    "My Mac Fix"
    Overall

    After listening to Your Mac Life for about 6 months now I felt it was important for me to share with potential new listeners just what "YML" is all about. First off, this show is not for everyone. The hosts, Shawn and Jay, sometimes revel in their un-PC (meaning both anti-political correctness and anti-Mircrosoft) bliss a little too much but, at the very least, you're getting raw, uncensored news, opinions and interviews. Just in case it isn't clear, THIS IS NOT YOUR ORDINARY SHOW!

    I've found YML to be both funny and informative, striking a delicate balance between the absurd and the absolute. This in and of itself is a rare thing to hear these days. Go Mac! Go Your Mac Life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Michael Lewis
    Overall
    (924)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (221)

    Moneyball is a quest for something that money can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected by a brotherhood of baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, and physics professors. These numbers prove that the traditional measure of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. This information has been around for years, and nobody paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's.

    Steven says: "Best Audible Book Yet"
    "Fascinating Stuff!"
    Overall

    Wow. What a book/audiobook. I remember seeing an interview on Charlie Rose with Michael Lewis and being a baseball (Dodgers) fan I was intrigued. Well, time passed and I signed up for audible and snatched it up as fast as I could. I finished it in less that two days and am looking forward to listening to it again. The author reads the book with the warmth and candor of a good friend. One of the best books I heard/read in quite a while. You don't have to be a statistics nut to get into what is being talked about here.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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