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david

“the book I was reading turned out to be crack” ― Elizabeth Norris, Unraveling

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  • Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Carmine Gallo
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (169)

    In The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, best-selling author Carmine Gallo reveals the qualities that make the Apple co-founder the most innovative leader in business today. Each principle is backed with research, quotes, and first-person interviews with experts and business leaders, as well as specific ideas for applying those principles to every business, large or small.

    Rick says: "Good summary of Steve's approach. Sort of."
    "Intersting but not great."
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    It didn’t really capture the imagination as much as I had hoped. It tells a lot of stories about Steve’s life but not necessarily the story of his life. It’s supposed to be more of an insight to how he thought more than the story of his life. As the author had to read into the decisions and life events a great deal, I found that it was comprised more of opinion than fact. However, it was still interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O' Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tom Angleberger
    • Narrated By Jonathan Todd Ross, Jessica Almasy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Tom Angleberger scored two critical and popular hits with his Star Wars–inspired The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back. In the hilarious Fake Mustache, young Lenny Flem Jr.’s friend Casper disguises himself with a shockingly convincing handlebar mustache and begins robbing banks, quickly amassing a fortune. Setting his sights on the presidency, Casper is working on plans for world domination—and only Lenny stands in his way.

    Mark says: "Hilariously Twisted"
    "Kept the kids listening on a long road trip"
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    I have a 6 year old and 10 year old. Neither of them loved this book but they both found it interesting enough to listen to it all the way through. For the 6 year old that’s saying something. It was funny and I didn’t mind listening to it either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King Rat

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 1 min)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By David Case
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (103)

    The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

    John says: "King Rat"
    "Just couldn't get into it."
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    I decided to give this one a listen after listing to Shogun. Unfortunately I just couldn’t get into this one. I’ll probably give it another try sometime, but for now it just didn’t do it for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower I

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6795)
    Performance
    (3230)
    Story
    (3276)

    Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea in the first volume of The Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape of good and evil.

    Valerie says: "Just As Wonderful as I Remembered!"
    "Don't give up on it."
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    It's kind of a weird story. It's hard to get into and follow. It's worth it though, the series is awesome!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shogun: A Novel of Japan

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By David Case
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1033)
    Performance
    (604)
    Story
    (615)

    A bold English adventuer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love....An English captain and his crew are shipwrecked on the coast of feudal Japan. They must deal with two Japanese warlords who are struggling to attain the title of Shogun - and the ultimate power that comes with it.

    LeRoy Reynolds says: "Great audio book AFTER the first 2.5 hours"
    "Great historical fiction"
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    I wish there was a second book! A great insight into Japanese culture. I kind of wish I was a samuri.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    In Steven Pressfield's richly imagined, vividly detailed story, golf legends Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen are joined by a local unsung opponent, the troubled war hero Rannulph Junah. Played above raging Atlantic surf and under gathering storm clouds, their match is thrilling competition. But the key to the outcome lies with Bagger Vance, a caddie who carries the secret of the Authentic Swing. His mysterious powers guide the play and leave a lasting imprint on the lives he touches that day and in years to come.

    david says: "Makes you want to believe in something more"
    "Makes you want to believe in something more"
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    One of my all time favorites! This book is a work of art, I wish there was a series or at least a second book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Running Blind: Jack Reacher, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
    Overall
    (1101)
    Performance
    (975)
    Story
    (967)

    Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

    GyAzJRD says: "Could have been much better"
    "Same old Reacher"
    Overall
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    Good book, ass kicking reacher. It wasn't to hard to guess the "who did it", as the cast of characters was small. However, it was still a good listen and I'll listen to the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lee Strobel
    • Narrated By Dick Fredricks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (595)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (228)

    Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis. Strobel challenges them with questions like. How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible? Strobel's tough questions make this read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be?

    Jeff says: "Interesting Approach to the New Testament"
    "One sided"
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    What disappointed you about The Case for Christ?

    That was an extremely one sided argument.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A book giving the other side of the argument


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Fredricks’s performances?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from The Case for Christ?

    Jon


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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