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  • The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By A. J. Jacobs
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Cantor
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (181)

    Early in his career, A.J. Jacobs put his Ivy League education to work at Entertainment Weekly. He emerged five years later knowing which stars have fake boobs, which stars have toupees, which have both, and not much else. This realization led Jacobs on a life-changing quest: to read the entire contents of the Encyclopedia Britannica, all 33,000 pages, all 44 million words.

    Steve James says: "What were they thinking?"
    "Remember the Saying: No One Likes A ..."
    Overall

    I tried very hard to get through this book to gleam some sort of redeeming value, but I couldn't, I just couldn't. Found that the voice selected to narrate the book was a finger nails on the chalkboard sounding boyish-man. I know some like this book, just not for me. Do not like that I wasted my time and my money. There truly are so many more important things to do in life than to read an encyclopedia and then to write about it.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Going Rogue: An American Life

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sarah Palin
    • Narrated By Sarah Palin
    Overall
    (765)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (168)

    In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a rare, mom's-eye view of high-stakes national politics - from patriots dedicated to "Country First" to slick politicos bent on winning at any cost.

    Mike & Jan Geihsler says: "Needed unabridged"
    "How Did So Many People Know?"
    Overall

    I was amazed at the pre-order sales figures leading up to the release of Going Rogue. I like Sarah Palin, but I didn't think enough to purchase her book. Saw it was available as an audio book, but in an abridged version. Decided to purchase it anyway and WOW! Have listened to it twice already. All the craziness of the campaign makes sense now.

    Sarah really is a Rock Star! I am certain she is why McCain's popular vote was so high. Had his people not gotten in her way, I believe the numbers would have been better yet, even a win. Listen to her words and her actions make sense. I wish I was as smart in my life plan as she. Using her as a model, I am going to help my child better succeed! Where's the unabridged audio version? I'm eager for it. Go, Sarah, Go!

    7 of 46 people found this review helpful

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