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Jay Marie

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  • True Stories I Made Up

    • ORIGINAL (49 mins)
    • By Daniel Tosh
    • Narrated By Daniel Tosh
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    After touring the comedy club circuit, a successful performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal introduced Daniel Tosh to the big time. He was soon appearing at comedy festivals as far away as New Zealand and Kilkenny, Ireland, and averaging 100 college campus performances a year. He made his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2001 and a year later was hosting his first stand-up special, Comedy Central Presents: Daniel Tosh.

    steve says: "Super Funny, starting with the title itself!"
    "Hilarious"
    Overall

    Daniel Tosh is hilarious if you don't mind very politically incorrect humor. If you have seen his Comedy Central special you have heard some of these tracks, but there are some different bits as well. This purchase is well worth it for true Tosh fans.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Wolf in the Parlor: The Eternal Connection Between Humans and Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jon Franklin
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Of all the things hidden in plain sight, dogs are one of the most enigmatic. They are everywhere, but how much do we really know about where they came from and what the implications are of their place in our world? Jon Franklin set out to find out and ended up spending a decade studying the origins and significance of the dog and its peculiar attachment to humans.

    Jay Marie says: "More Science than Story"
    "More Science than Story"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book though it was not quite what I expected. It does start out slow, stating information about human brain chemistry and wolf brain chemistry and how they relates to the evolution of the dog. However, it eventually comes together and you realize why the author goes into such detail. There are some cute stories about the author's dog, but I would have liked more anectodes. I was hoping for more information about the evolution of specific dog breeds and their orginal uses which did come up briefly, but was definitely not enough. The narrator does an excellent job. This book was just not quite what I expected, but if you are a true dog lover or are just interested in evolutionary science you will probably enjoy this book. If you are looking for anectodes and practical information about dogs, this book will probably be too slow and scientific for you.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Survival: True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Laurence Gonzales
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (220)

    After her plane crashes, a 17-year-old girl spends 11 days walking through the Peruvian jungle. Against all odds, with no food, shelter, or equipment, she gets out. A better equipped group of adult survivors of the same crash sits down and dies. What makes the difference?

    Betty says: "I'm not sure it can get better than this"
    "Not What I Thought"
    Overall

    After reading The Survivor's Club by Ben Sherwood I was looking for a good listen along the same lines. This audiobook was disappointing. It talks mostly about how your brain reacts to crisis situations and sprinkles in a few stories to keep it from getting too mundane. I appreciated the information on brain chemistry and functioning, but would have liked more stories and practical survival strategies. For a true adventurer, I would recommend this book. Otherwise, I would recommend Sherwood's book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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