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Michael McLeod

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  • Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (881)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (783)

    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Daniel E. Jacobs says: "putting his voice on what people have been saying"
    "Well done from a liberal perspective"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Guns to be better than the print version?

    Only heard the audio version


    Would you recommend Guns to your friends? Why or why not?

    Only the ones who can tolerate listening to an alternate viewpoint.


    If you could give Guns a new subtitle, what would it be?

    A liberal's view on why the 2nd amendment should be repealed.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall an excellent perspective from a rational liberal (yes they actually do exist - LOL!). There is considerable foul language in this audio book but it is part of artistic nature of this essay. It is used for shock value to emphasize points the author is attempting to get across. Although I disagree with both his conclusions and selected use of data, the author makes some interesting points. There are a number of times throughout the essay where the author displays his ignorance on some basics of firearms. The clip/ magazine terminology is one. The intentionally inaccurate and derogatory of automatic weapons vs. semi-automatic.is another annoying thing. His focus only on "gun violence" vs "non-gun violence" grossly mis-characterizes the point on the argument of "culture of violence". There is more to violence than just firearms.

    As the point of this review is to deal with the art vs. the facts, I will stop here and recommend that both blue bloods and red necks take 45 minutes and listen to Mr. King's thoughts on this topic.

    5 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4442)
    Performance
    (2098)
    Story
    (2096)

    In The Tipping Point, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in society happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

    Marian Hanganu says: "Exceptional!"
    "Another wonderful book by Malcolm Gladwell"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Tipping Point the most enjoyable?

    Malcolm Gladwell himself reading and presenting the material.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No but it made me think. Long and hard. I plan to listen to it again soon.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26306)
    Performance
    (20230)
    Story
    (20413)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    Sue Schreiber says: "A very satisfying ending"
    "Very enjoyable story and narration"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Mockingjay to be better than the print version?

    It was better for me as it forced me to listen to details, which were a huge part of this series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hamish, he foretells what happens to most of the Hunger Game winners.


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

    Yes but not sure I could describe it without revealing important plot points.


    Any additional comments?

    Both the story and narration were great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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