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Doug Cox

Cumberland, BC Canada | Member Since 2012

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  • Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Alan Taylor
    • Narrated By Andrew Garman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous borders, the leaders of the American Republic and the British Empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples. Taylor’s vivid narrative of an often brutal—sometimes farcical—war reveals much about the tangled origins of the United States and Canada.

    margot says: "A proper history of an obscure epoch"
    "Boring!"
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Sorry but the writing just wasn't there for me. It was like reading a school report.


    What was most disappointing about Alan Taylor’s story?

    the writing


    How could the performance have been better?

    better writing


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment - could have been such a colourful story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Natural Woman: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Carole King
    • Narrated By Carole King
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (99)

    Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A Natural Woman chronicles King's extraordinary life, drawing listeners into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful number-one album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife, and present-day activist.

    Marie says: "Hearing it is even better than reading it!"
    "I Like Her EVEN more now !"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Natural Woman to be better than the print version?

    It is wonderful to hear Carole King tell her own story with her wonderful rhythms and accent.


    Any additional comments?

    Carole's honesty and openness is brave and refreshing and her unique perspective as a woman who lived through the 50's and 60's music scenes and then, wrote the book on the 70's makes for a fascinating story. Her life story includes her struggles with her desire to stay true to herself and those she loves - she keeps it real - and that is an inspiration as well. Music history buffs will learn stuff, too!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Me, the Mob, and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tommy James, Martin Fitzpatrick
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Everyone knows the hits: "Mony Mony," "I Think We're Alone Now," "Crimson and Clover," "Crystal Blue Persuasion." They are nuggets of rock and pop history. However, few know the unlikely story of how these hits came to be. Tommy James had been performing in rock bands in the Michigan area since the age of 12. Prompted to record a few songs by a local disc jockey in 1964, Tommy chose an obscurity titled "Hanky Panky," which became a minor local hit that came and went.

    Dave says: "What a ride - excellent story, well told"
    "An excellent listen!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - it's a great look at part of the history of pop music that isn't often talked about and I read and listen to lots of music books.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Tommy Jame's openness to talking about his success and his failures was very refreashing.


    Have you listened to any of David Colacci’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    n/a


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

    His reference to how he treated those in his personal life vs. his career.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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