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Michael G. Boyd

Michael Boyd

San Diego, CA | Member Since 2004

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  • The Fifth Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (628)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (528)

    From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White - the hero of the number one New York Times best seller The Inner Circle - discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

    Janice says: "I had to stop listening a little bit into the book"
    "Maybe this is a better written story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Brad Meltzer and/or Scott Brick?

    I have always enjoyed Meltzer, but this one was really hard to follow in audio. I almost gave up four or five times. I had to force myself to finish it.


    What was most disappointing about Brad Meltzer’s story?

    I can't put my finger on what was wrong with it, but I know I can't recommend it.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    It was fine.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Roots of Obama’s Rage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dinesh D’Souza
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (190)

    D’Souza explains that the reason Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found, as Obama himself admits, in The Dreams of My Father: a deeply hostile anticolonialism. Instilled in him by his father, this worldview has led President Obama to resent America and everything we stand for. D’Souza masterfully shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America here and abroad.

    F. Ribeiro says: "Insightful Listen, But for the Glenn Beck Section"
    "This book answers who is and what drives Obama"
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    Performance
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    What other book might you compare The Roots of Obama’s Rage to and why?

    Godforsaken


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    I thought it was good overall.


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

    This book is well researched and builds its explanation logically and methodically.


    Any additional comments?

    I first read Dinesh D’Souza's book, Godforsaken and it strengthened my faith and answered many questions for me as a Christian. I was hesitant to read a "political hit job book" on Obama, but decided D'Souza would not take that approach given my experience reading Godforsaken.I was correct. Excellent book. Dinesh D’Souza's explanation of Obama's motivations and world view explain what I thought was once unexplainable.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11051)
    Performance
    (9554)
    Story
    (9522)

    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"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    Enjoyed the book. It was an honest biography of a brilliant but sometimes flawed man. Refreshing and encouraging.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside the Revolution: Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus: Battling to Dominate the Middle East

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    Inside the Revolution takes you inside the winner-take-all battle for the hearts, minds and souls of the people of the Middle East.

    It includes never-before-seen profiles of The Radicals, The Reformers and The Revivalists. It explains the implications of each movement, the importance of each leader, and does through not only through the lenses of politics and economics but through the third lens of Scripture. Today, wars and revolutions define the modern Middle East, and many believe the worst is yet to come.

    Joyce says: "Excellent Book"
    "Encouraging and Enlightening"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, I would recommend it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Rarely reported details about growing rejection of radical Islam and the encouraging progress within hard line countries. It was well researched and ended encouragingly. It gave me compassion for the people living in Iran and similar countries and restored my belief that we are more alike than different.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Godforsaken: Bad Things Happen. Is there a God Who Cares? Yes. Here's proof.

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dinesh D'Souza
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    For a lot of people, the biggest question about God isn't, surprisingly enough, whether he exists. Instead, it's about whether God is truly good. Dinesh D'Souza, in his debates with leading atheists, quickly realized that many of his debates would revolve around the question of evil in this world and how God could create a world that allowed such suffering and evil. In Godforsaken, Dinesh D'Souza takes these questions head-on. Does God act like a tyrant? Is God really responsible for the evil in this world? Why is there suffering in the world?

    Michael G. Boyd says: "Excellent"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I don't agree with everything D'Souza says, but it enriched my faith and made me think. It definitely answers the question of why bad things happen and is there a God who cares? Well worth the time. I highly recommend it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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