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Larry Newell

Fort Worth, TX, US | Member Since 2012

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  • 282 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2015
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  • American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (50)

    In this collection of essays, Walter Isaacson reflects on the lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, and various other interesting characters he has chronicled as a biographer and journalist. The people he writes about have an awesome intelligence, in most cases, but that is not the secret of their success.

    Gerardo says: "Enjoyable and Insightful - Get it"
    "A Better Title: Isaacson's Opinions"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It was doomed from the start.


    What was most disappointing about Walter Isaacson’s story?

    Title was very misleading.


    What aspect of Cotter Smith’s performance would you have changed?

    The material he had to read.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Too few to mention.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the Jobs bio, but Sketches was a waste.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Night with a Perfect Stranger: The Conversation That Changes Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By David Gregory
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    After meeting Jesus in person under amazing circumstances six years ago, Nick Cominsky figured life would be smooth sailing, not coasting downhill. Why didn’t Jesus tell him how to make the Christian life work? Just when Nick is stopped dead in his tracks - stranded on the side of the highway with an empty gas tank and miles to go - he finds himself in rich company once more. Jesus has returned to give Nick the refueling he desperately needs. And like their first meeting, it’s not at all what he expects.

    Amazon Customer says: "Perfect Conclusion"
    "Outstanding!"
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    One of the best and most helpful books I've ever read. David Gregory is a masterful story teller, and Grover Gardner's performance is the perfect compliment to the author's work.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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