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Soo Lee Davis

Soo Lee Davis

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  • Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Ethan Hawke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2584)
    Performance
    (1280)
    Story
    (1293)

    Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.

    W. Seligman says: "What more can be said?"
    "Masterfully written - masterfully read - gripping"
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    Would you listen to Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade again? Why?

    Absolutely. The language is rich and descriptive. The reading gives so much more character to the book. Ethan Hawke's inflection and timing adds to the drama and depth.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade?

    I loved Chapter 1. It feels like a foreword from the author -- reflection on his life -- reflection from a man haunted by war that has found a way to manage the demons.


    What about Ethan Hawke’s performance did you like?

    Ethan Hawke's inflection and timing adds to the drama and depth. His voice matches the characters of the men, young and old, he's describing.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it does make me reflective.


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  • The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Nate Silver
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1267)
    Performance
    (1060)
    Story
    (1061)

    Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger - all by the time he was 30. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation’s most influential political forecasters. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data.

    Scott Fabel says: "Learn About Statistics Without All The Math"
    "The best critical thinking book to read now"
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    Would you listen to The Signal and the Noise again? Why?

    Yes - profound lessons in how to think and solve problems


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Signal and the Noise?

    Thinking like a fox.


    What does Mike Chamberlain bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A hint at humor.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    So many! Must read again


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Share of the Task: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By General Stanley McChrystal
    • Narrated By Kevin Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (131)

    In this illuminating memoir, McChrystal frankly explores the major episodes and controversies of his eventful career. He delves candidly into the intersection of history, leadership, and his own experience to produce a book of enduring value. Joining the troubled post-Vietnam army as a young officer, McChrystal witnessed and participated in some of our military’s most difficult struggles. He describes the many outstanding leaders he served with and the handful of bad leaders he learned not to emulate.

    Jfadams says: "Incomplete ending"
    "The best leadership book I've read in a decade."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - fundamental leadership lessons; excellent description of contemporary military operating environment.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Share of the Task?

    Epilogue


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hunting el-Zawahiri


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

    In Service to Our Nation


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator could have been better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1519)
    Performance
    (1258)
    Story
    (1262)

    A Signature Performance: Kenneth Branagh plays this like a campfire ghost story, told by a haunted, slightly insane Marlow.

    Harold says: "From Civilization into Darkness"
    "Deliciously descriptive; better than theater!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The narrator - rich vivid descriptions.


    What about Kenneth Branagh’s performance did you like?

    Take the journey with Marlow - Conrad's descriptions so rich and vivid; vocabulary so wonderfully precise; Branagh with perfect tone, inflection, and animation - you feel the story as much as read/listen to it. A classic that is short enough to be read again and again, just to relive the adventure.


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

    Adventure


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