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Rodney

DeLand, FL, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1407)
    Performance
    (1177)
    Story
    (1206)

    On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war.

    Jeremiah Duncan says: "Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Informative"
    "A joy for history buffs"
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    If you could sum up Team of Rivals in three words, what would they be?

    Nothing ever changes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Team of Rivals?

    Many moments were memorable but what impressed me were the letters, no one writes like that any more! Without such great letters we would have missed a vary important part of history.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The right word is scenes. Every time Lincoln had to deal with a problem he somehow made the right ones. Although I would have got rid of McClellan much earlier.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No way to long


    Any additional comments?

    I was not a fan of Obama until I listened to this book and I see a lot of the way Obama weights his decisions (slow and methodically) yet willing to act no matter the risk when he thinks he is right just like Lincoln did. The book gave me a good feeling that even though our government today seems so divided it is no different then the government Lincoln had to deal with and we still made out alright.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Backfire: FBI Thriller #16

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen, Deanna Hurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (626)
    Performance
    (529)
    Story
    (536)

    San Francisco judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, begins the murder trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill only to have federal prosecutor Mickey O’Rourke, known for his relentless, aggressive style, suddenly turn tentative and distracted. Hunt suspects that something is very wrong — and then O’Rourke goes missing, and Judge Hunt gets shot in the back.

    Jaime says: "Still great at 16."
    "Love Coulter's growing FBI family after each book."
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    Where does Backfire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book up there with the rest of Catherine's FBI thrillers.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Good plot kept we wondering who was the villein.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst – was your favorite?

    I think both Jim and Deanna did a great job on all the characters. I like both a man and woman's voice when there are both men and women characters are speaking.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I could not.


    Any additional comments?

    Would like more books from Coulter with her FBI team.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Augusten Burroughs
    • Narrated By Augusten Burroughs
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (167)

    To say that Augusten Burroughs has lived an unusual life is an understatement. From having no formal education past third grade and being raised by his mother’s psychiatrist in the seventies to enjoying one of the most successful advertising careers of the eighties to experiencing a spectacular downfall and rehab stint in the nineties to having a number one bestselling writing career in the new millennium, Burroughs has faced humiliation, transformation and everything in between.

    Susan K Treiman says: "Wonderful, inspiring, insightful"
    "If you like Dr. Phil you will like this."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I don't have any friends that need this type of help.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Augusten Burroughs? Why or why not?

    Yes, he is direct and to the point.


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

    Never heard him be for.


    Do you think This Is How needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not really, at least on this subject.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked Augusten's telling like it is. I think to many people today feel sorry for themselves and are stuck in the doldrums, if they are willing to take Augusten's advice they could move on and be more productive in almost every aspect of life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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