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Monica

Vallejo, CA, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • The Last Lecture

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
    • Narrated By Erik Singer, Randy Pausch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2203)
    Performance
    (650)
    Story
    (650)

    When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" - wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have... and you may find one day that you have less than you think").

    K. Giavelli says: "How to Live"
    "Beautiful"
    Overall

    Well written, well spoken and very much missed! The only downside is that there's no pictures to connect with, thankfully there's the internet.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3483)
    Performance
    (1201)
    Story
    (1219)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Too fairy tale political"
    Overall

    Grisham means well with his stand on the death penalty. Getting his point across with his fairy tale type story. With that said, the book was long winded and a bit of grandstanding rather than entertaining. Of all his books (and I've read or listened to them all), this one is my least favorite. I will not be recommending it to others.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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