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Livonia, MI, USA

  • 6 reviews
  • 15 ratings
  • 86 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014

  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Michael Lewis

    Moneyball is a quest for something that money can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected by a brotherhood of baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, and physics professors. These numbers prove that the traditional measure of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. This information has been around for years, and nobody paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's.

    Steven says: "Best Audible Book Yet"
    "Excellent book but it is"

    This book has got me interested in Baseball again! If you find different management styles interesting, if you enjoy the success of the unconventional, if you like thinking outside of the box this is a must read. The narrator who is also the author is very good. The only problem I found with this listen is that it is abridged! Why cant Audible's default format be unabridged as opposed to abridged? Because this was such a good listen I feel a bit cheated. Hopefully the author/narrator did a good job in abridging the book, but how do you know? Problem is that now I have to go buy the book to see what I missed. The whole idea of listening to the book is to save time...come on Audible do what is right.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Six Months That Changed the World: The Treaty of Versailles and World War II [Portable Professor]

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated By Margaret MacMillan

    Between January and July 1919 delegates from all over the world converged on Paris to forge a lasting peace in the wake of World War I. Margaret MacMillan vividly portrays the historical events surrounding the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which laid the groundwork for an even more devastating conflict-World War II-by demanding punishing reparations from the defeated nation of Germany.

    Nancy says: "Illuminating"
    "If you enjoy modern history this is for you."

    An excellent overview of the peace treaties and process after World War I. The professor is well spoken and has a pleasant voice. She is very clear what is fact and what her perceptions are. I did not notice any political bends. Very enlightening how events after World War 1 have lasting effects that we even see today.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Master and Commander: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull

    This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

    Frank says: "Choice of Narrators"
    "An example of what every audio book should be."

    I throughly enjoyed this narration. Mr. Tull does an excellent job with the characters. The book is not only entertaining buy historically correct with the venacular and times.

    Captial, just captial!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ann Coulter
    • Narrated By Elizabeth White

    From the author of The New York Times best sellers Treason and Slander comes an updated Ann Coulter compendium, complete with reader responses and television and talk radio transcripts (Couric, Donahue, Franken). With titles like "Would Mohamed Atta Object to Armed Pilots?", "9 out of 10 Caribou Support Drilling", and "Liberal Pimps for Clintonism", How to Talk to a Liberal covers Coulter's waterfront on her favorite issues and targets, from national security to Hollywood.

    Mike says: "funny...but...."
    "Narration leaves alot to be desired"

    Ann should really be the one reading these. The content is interesting if you can get by the narrator's voice, is the narrator a democrat? Possibly.

    The content is about her writings and sayings and Ann defending herself, interesting if your a Coulter fan like me, or are researching the truth.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • John Adams, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger

    With the sweep and vitality of a great novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough presents the enthralling story of John Adams. This is history on a grand scale - an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas.

    Kevin says: "John Adams"
    "The life and times of John Adams"

    The insight into John Adams life and times is astonishing. You will recognize modern names throughout this book, like Mr. Bass a shoemaker, Mr. Webster, you will learn how American politics and our party system began, and see the similarities to today's politicians. You will also get an understanding of regional politics much of which is the same today. You will get insight into how Americans and people in general lived in the late 1700 and early 1800?s. I actually wept listening to this biography. I could not recommend this book higher to anyone that would enjoy, American History, Politics, Adventure, and intrigue. The narration was done rather well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Paris Option: A Covert-One Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    An unimaginably powerful computer has fallen into unimaginably evil hands. Covert-One agent Jon Smith flies to Paris to find the forces wielding an all-powerful, secret DNA computer. Following a trail that leads him across two continents, Smith uncovers a web of deception that could cost millions of lives and reshape the world.

    Marc says: "The Paris Option (unabridged)"
    "The Paris Option"

    This audible unabridged book was narrated very well, the story line is very interesting. This is not one of Ludlum's best works but for Ludlum fans it is worth a read. I would wait for the paperback to come out.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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