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Eric Pratum

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  • First-Time Dad: The Stuff You Really Need to Know

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Fuller
    • Narrated By John Fuller
    Overall
    (3)
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    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Perhaps the most powerful influence in the world is that of a dad on his child. Baseball gloves, dirty diapers, tiny little hands, first days of school, daddy-daughter dances, and learner's permits ... and so much more! There's no way you can be ready for it all, but this is when you need to get a bit of a head start. First Time Dad by Focus on the Family ministry veteran (and father of 6) John Fuller lets you in on the stuff you really need to know ... because in just a few months or weeks or days, your life is going to change.

    James says: "A Great Refresher for all Dads!"
    "Too conservative"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Those that want a Christian themed book.


    What could John Fuller have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He wrote it for his target audience. I just didn't realize it was so religious when I bought it. That's my fault. Not his.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Well written.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Pfeiffer
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy-this book's here to help you avoid all (most) of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her. She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her one 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible.

    Frank says: "A fun spirited, yet lacking book for the everyman"
    "If you've read other dad books, this one pales."
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    This book gives you similar information to what you get in other soon-to-be dad books. Unfortunately, this book seems intended for soon-to-be dads that are content with statements like, "It's just a woman thing," or, "Don't worry because you'll never understand." It's not that it's offensive necessarily, but rather that it's so simplistic and incurious that it's really not worth reading when you compare it to similar books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alex Haley
    • Narrated By Avery Brooks
    Overall
    (2040)
    Performance
    (1157)
    Story
    (1175)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

    Kevin says: "Powerful"
    "Great book & narration"
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    If you could sum up Roots in three words, what would they be?

    100% engaging


    What did you like best about this story?

    The depth of the narrative


    What about Avery Brooks’s performance did you like?

    He has a rich voice that sounds like it fits perfectly with this story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2094)
    Performance
    (1428)
    Story
    (1437)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    russell says: "Endurance"
    "Good story. Could have been told better."
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    Would you try another book from Alfred Lansing and/or Simon Prebble?

    Prebble, yes. Lansing, no.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Alfred Lansing? Why or why not?

    No. Shackleton's story is really quite amazing, but I felt that Alfred Lansing mostly just conveyed the facts. Honestly, there was so little scene setting or description of the immediate environment that I had little, to no, idea of what things actually looked like until I went online to find pictures.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Simon Prebble?

    Yes.


    Was Endurance worth the listening time?

    I'm split on this. Maybe.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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