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Linda Roseland

campbell, TX | Member Since 2012

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  • America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ben Carson, M.D., Candy Carson
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (253)
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    (261)

    What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand... what is good about America... and where we have gone astray.

    Jonathan says: "A must for Americans"
    "Common Sense Rationale"
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    Would you listen to America the Beautiful again? Why?

    Yes, I plan to put it on CD's to listen over and over.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of America the Beautiful?

    I remember vividly the expression of Dr.Carson's decision not to blame the current generation of white people for the sins of the past generations of slave owners. He admits that perhaps reparations should be made but asked pointedly, "From whom should we get them?" explaining that no one living today had anythng to do with the past deeds of their forebears.


    Which character – as performed by Dion Graham – was your favorite?

    Since this book is non-fiction, no characers are present. However, Dion Graham is very articulate and easy to understand in his reading, just as Dr. Carson is in his speeches.


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

    Injustice and prejudice are everywhere but can be overcome. Things in our current government administration which seem irrational to me are just as irrational to all people who seek truth for truth's sake, not for personal gain or fulfillment of revenge in some vendetta against a segment of our population. Dr. Carson was treated to miserable unkindness by his teacher, who should have been very proud of and thankful for him in her class. (I would have been!) But he CHOSE not to let that stop him and moved on in our American Dream society. I admire this man more than I could ever tell him or show anyone. He is unafraid of speaking up for his faith in Christ and his reliance on the Bible. He is a true hero to people of every shade of the skin color rainbow (whether they acknoweldge that fact or not) because he seeks truth and does not tolerate the "shades of gray" that modern progressives want to foist on our population. And as he says, "Let the media try to dig some dirt on him - he as NOTHING to hide!" All the leftist/statists can do is twist his words and foment anger with that twisting. However, he shows in this book that he's a really smart man with a great sense of humor, so he'll be very word-crafting careful in what he says.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish Dr. Carson well and pray for his strength and courge as God taps him on the shoulder to run for President of the United States in 2016. American needs this kind of common sense rationale.

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  • Breath of Scandal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1156)
    Performance
    (660)
    Story
    (654)

    On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman's worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy, Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy "company town" where every man, woman, and child was dependent on one wealthy family.

    Margaret says: "Lifted by Narration"
    "One of Brown's Best"
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    What made the experience of listening to Breath of Scandal the most enjoyable?

    Sandra Brown makes the villains pay in this novel. Everyone who hurts Jade Sperry is repaid with greater but different pain in the end. Experiencing this book through Audible is like reading the Old Testament story of Esther where God's name is never mentioned, but one sees the plan of God unfolding and His guiding hand of justice dealing out righteous retribution to evil.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dillon Burke is my favorite character because of his honor and integrity in his job, with his family, with his grief, and in his patience with Jade to help her overcome a disfunction that was forced upon her in her youth.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Dillon Burke was best portrayed by Dick Hill because his accent with this character was the most consistent.


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

    Audible books are good for my 4+ hours/week windshield time, but with this one, I had to carry my Kindle with me everywhere for a chance to hear the next chapter, then finished it while cleaning the house.


    Any additional comments?

    Some books are difficult to stay with during traffic, but Sandra Brown's stories are so direct and enticing, that hearing them is almost the same as reading them. Audible books are a faster read, however, because you can listen and drive, or cook, or clean, or garden, or even rest and still be experiencing a great book by a favorite author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Andrew Breitbart
    • Narrated By Jeremy Guskin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (281)

    Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday, Andrew Breitbart has one main goal: to make sure the "liberally biased" major news outlets in this country cover all aspects of a story fairly. Breitbart is convinced that too many national stories are slanted by the news media in an unfair way. In Righteous Indignation, Breitbart talks about the key issues that Americans face, how he has aligned himself with the Tea Party, and how one needs to deal with the liberal news world head on.

    Larry says: "Very insightful!"
    "A Conservative "MUST-READ"!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know just how communism is bringing down the United States of America. If we who understand history do not speak up to not get our people (47%) to start thinking about providing for themselves the lifestyle they can afford rather than depending on the government to care for them with other people's money, we will go down the funnel of our own self-destruction just like the Roman republic did, and just like the Romans, we will arrogantly cry, "Why did this happen to us?" These "free-loaders" and "gold bricks" will be the ones crying the loudest, but they will provide a bit of humor for the rest of us to alleviate the suffering a little.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Righteous Indignation?

    Chapter 6 gives the history of the communist movement in the U. S., especially the way Alinsky's ideas helped promote collectivism and redistribution of wealth to level the classes and destroy the hope of earning a better life. The outline is very clear and completely researchable for those who are skeptical of Breitbart's veracity.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The excitement when Breitbart helped James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles bring ACORN down. The media attacked the tapes, of course, but the dismantling of ACORN stands, to the betterment of freedom in our society.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    He says that the thing that would appeal to him about religion is its search for absolute truth. He wanted the media simply to lay out the facts without bias or attack on either side. Journalism today, however, is all editorial, posing as factual. It is all Op Ed - ed meaning education of those who will not fact check.


    Any additional comments?

    The unfortunate thing about the people who are alive when history vindicates Andrew Breitbart is that they will be suffering as they never dreamed possible in America. Just because it hasn't happened in our country for decades does not mean it cannot/will not happen again.

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