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Jamie B.

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Oklahoma City, OK | Member Since 2011

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  • God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gene Robinson
    • Narrated By Gene Robinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
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    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    From Gene Robinson, the Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church, the first openly gay person elected (in 2003) to the historic episcopate and the world's leading religious spokesperson for gay rights and gay marriage, comes a groundbreaking book that lovingly and persuasively makes the case for same-sex marriage. It establishes a commonsense, reasoned, religious argument, made by someone who holds the religious text of the Bible to be holy and sacred.

    Jamie B. says: "He nailed it!"
    "He nailed it!"
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    What did you love best about God Believes in Love?

    It is honest and real, but written lovingly. It is not judgmental or hateful toward those who might have an opposing position.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is very informative and detailed. He talks about the history of the movement, lots of information (for those who apparently knew nothing, such as myself!), and biblical basics for supporting the LGBT community. I thought I was supportive, but you need to KNOW about the issues in order to really be supportive. Now I feel like I can better support family members who are struggling to tell others about their preferences, and begin to advocate for them in the community. Before I read this book, I did not really even know the major issues with allowing civil unions versus marriage. Now I know, and I am telling everyone to read this book!


    Which character – as performed by Gene Robinson – was your favorite?

    Not applicable


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    There was so much information here. I started it because I wanted to know


    Any additional comments?

    Read it! It's wonderful!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Jon Ronson
    Overall
    (565)
    Performance
    (514)
    Story
    (519)

    Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind. He has spent his life investigating crazy events, following fascinating people and unearthing unusual stories. Collected here from various sources (including the Guardian and GQ America) are the best of his adventures.

    glamazon says: "Like a Collection of TAL Episodes"
    "Well... that was interesting..."
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    Would you listen to Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries again? Why?

    I would listen to parts of it. The book is a collection of short stories, and it seems that the best ones are toward the end.


    Would you recommend Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries to your friends? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't know what to say. I read the book because I saw the author on Jon Stewart and it was portrayed as a funny book. However, as I read it, I felt like it was a less-funny Seinfeld; a book without a purpose. Parts were funny, and other parts were sad. Was the point to entertain, make a point, or show that the world stinks? I'm still unsure.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    His interview with the Insane Clown Posse... wow. Just... wow. Yet again, it was a mix of funny and chilling reality.


    Any additional comments?

    Whatever its purpose, the book was very well written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14385)
    Performance
    (11797)
    Story
    (12425)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "Get to the story already!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. If you're looking for a steamy book, you'll get your fix in the first few chapters. If you're looking for a story line beyond that, forget it!


    What was most disappointing about E. L. James’s story?

    The main character is a weak, helpless female. She lets Christian dominate her in the bedroom- fine! That's a personal preference. However, she also lets him run her life, boss her around, and keep secrets from her. How annoying!! There is serious possibility for an interesting story, but instead you get sex scene after sex scene after sex scene.


    Which character – as performed by Becca Battoe – was your favorite?

    The reader did a great job with all characters. It could have been very awkward to read this book and act it out- but it wasn't!


    Do you think Fifty Shades of Grey needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The follow ups are no better.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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