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Michael Dillon

nearlydowntown

Milwaukee, WI United States

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  • 3 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 107 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated By Jeanette Winterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (144)

    Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. This memoir is the chronicle of a life’s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser drawer; about growing up in a north England industrial town in the 1960s and 1970s; and about the universe as a cosmic dustbin.

    glamazon says: "The Title Says It All"
    "Really enjoyed it."
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    Where does Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10%


    Any additional comments?

    Some of the philosophical stuff was a little too much. But enjoyed it very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Rudolph E. Tanzi, Deepak Chopra
    • Narrated By Shishir Kurup
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (245)

    A manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way, Super Brain explains how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth. The authors are two pioneers: best-selling author and physician Deepak Chopra and Harvard Medical School professor Rudolph E. Tanzi, one of the world's foremost experts on the causes of Alzheimer’s. They have merged their wisdom and expertise for a bold new understanding of the “three-pound universe” and its untapped potential.

    Lea says: "I expected a lot from this book, it came through"
    "Great premise, bad follow through"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Spent too much time running down theories of people with whom they disagree (Richard Dawkins, for example) and trying to convince me that God exists. Would have been a much better book without that. And didn't need it either, would have been perfectly fine without it.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Shishir Kurup?

    He was a good narrator.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Fiction Ruined My Family: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jeanne Darst
    • Narrated By Jeanne Darst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    Jeanne Darst was born the youngest of four daughters in an old, celebrated family long past its glory days. For the early part of her life, the family survived on the memory of past generations' grandeur, and the romantic belief that Darst's father would restore that greatness with his destined career as a novelist. Within a few years, however, it was abundantly clear to everyone but him that despite the many years enslaved to the writer's craft and lifestyle, he was never going to sell a book.

    Dawn E. Sanders says: "Best Audiobook I've Heard in Awhile"
    "Sorry the book ended."
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    Where does Fiction Ruined My Family rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best books I've listened to. Loved her voice, her insight and use of language.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Funny funny funny


    What about Jeanne Darst’s performance did you like?

    Loved her parents' voices.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I'm listening to it again.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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