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Tony Wilson

Sydney, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • Here on Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tim Flannery
    • Narrated By Tim Flannery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (33)

    Tim Flannery’s first major book since The Weather Makers charts the history of life on our planet. Here on Earth, which draws its points of departure from Darwin and Wallace, Lovelock and Dawkins, is an extraordinary exploration of evolution and sustainability. Our success as a species has had disastrous effects on many of the Earth’s ecosystems and could lead to our downfall. But equally, Flannery argues, we are now equipped as never before to explore our true relationship with the planet on which our biological, economic and cultural futures depend.

    Connie says: "The Next Jared Diamond"
    "As the title says there is hope for our future"
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    Where does Here on Earth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It has become one of may favourite books. It is very interesting and easy to understand and the arguments are backed up with internationally recognized scientific reports and studies.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is not a character driven book but if you believe in Gaia, then she is my favourite character


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I most enjoyed:
    - the tracing of the history of our species, we are often referred to as the upright apes in the book. I found it fascinating to learn about the other species of the genus Homo that came before us and how the different migrations around the planet formed our predecessors and us.
    - the outlining of the positive things that are being done and can be done to ensure our future and that of our planet


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Are we smart enough to save ourselves and our planet?


    Any additional comments?

    I like this book so much I bought it twice: first as a paperback when it first came out then I decided to buy it again as an audio book so that I could enjoy it again on a recent 10 hour interstate drive. The author has a pleasant voice and I got so much more from the book the second time round - enjoy.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever: Jane Jameson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3428)
    Performance
    (2603)
    Story
    (2610)

    Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

    Denise says: "Very clever!!"
    "Fantastic, but you should read 1 & 2 first"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the story is well written, witty and fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the main character (Jane) is developed, how despite the fact that fate seems to conspire against her, her good sense and positive outlook gets her through. The exasperating family reminds me of my own, I think most people can relate.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hmmm there are so many good scenes - I got a chuckle going when she had to deal with her benefactors nephew - especially when she snarled at him and his reaction.

    I am a bit of a sucker for a happy ending so I think the meeting of minds with her sister - I don't want to go into too much detail and spoil the story. Family is a big part of these stories and all the stuff you have to put up with from the relatives.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Nice girl makes good - eventually!


    Any additional comments?

    Start with book 1 'Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs' it would be a shame to not enjoy the entire romp.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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