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  • The Dharma Bums

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated By Allen Ginsberg

    S. Craig says: "jack at his best"
    "Classic BS"
    What would have made The Dharma Bums better?

    A time machine. Maybe this work was cutting edge back in the day but now it just sounds like some hipster doofus babbling on about drinking hooch on the street and chasing tail with his "art" friends. Please, man, I live it, I don't need to hear about it from the sorry likes of you. LAME!

    What could Jack Kerouac have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stop it with the crystal meth already Jacky! Where's the arc? How 'bout a little element of story thrown in to your jibber-jabbering? Oh that's a stylistic thing? Why the F didn't you say so?

    Would you be willing to try another one of Allen Ginsberg’s performances?

    I like his nasally old man voice. I'm not sure if I downloaded in the wrong quality or what but it sounded like he was at the bottom of a tennis balls tube with the lid still on it.

    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom. After 1.5 hours I was just saying to myself repeatedly "I think I can, I think I can...finish this stupid book"

    Any additional comments?


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jay Pathak, Dave Runyon
    • Narrated By Carlos Erbach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    We have hundreds of "friends" through online social networking, but we often don't even know the full name of the person who lives right next door. This unique and inspiring book asks the question: What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live on my street or in my apartment building? Through compelling true stories of lives impacted, the authors explain how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to us.

    Elizabeth says: "Great Content, Performance is almost robotic"
    "Good advice, I'd like the non-secular version"
    What did you like best about The Art of Neighboring? What did you like least?

    The Pros: Good advice and real world-ish examples of neighboring. The Cons: Jesus H. Christ, they bring up the Lord and Christianity a whole lot. I did not read the description carefully enough. This was like Sunday School!

    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Nice wrap-up. Good use of sentences.

    What three words best describe Carlos Erbach’s voice?

    Non-offensive.Beaming with the Lord's juice.

    Could you see The Art of Neighboring being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    God no. The corpse of Fred Rogers.

    Any additional comments?

    No, why do you ask?

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
    • Narrated By Po Bronson

    What are the differences between a winning and losing performance? Why are we able to rise to the challenge one day, but wilt from it the next? Can we in fact become better competitors? In Top Dog, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman use cutting-edge science to tease out the hidden factors at the core of every great triumph - and every tragic failure. By enabling you to identify your own competitive style, Top Dog will help you tip the odds of success in your favor.

    Shane Lynch says: "Interesting but lacks novelty"
    What disappointed you about Top Dog?

    I thought it would have a stronger or more compelling explanation and insight. I wasn't really sure why I was being given all this scientific data and what it all meant.

    What do you think your next listen will be?

    None of your beeswax

    What three words best describe Po Bronson’s performance?


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Top Dog?

    I would've added a summary at the beginning and end of each concept. I got lost in what he was talking about and why.

    Any additional comments?

    Po, try harder.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful

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