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LAM X LUU

Eden Prairie, MN, US | Member Since 2012

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  • Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Tom Mueller
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (140)

    For millennia, fresh olive oil has been a necessity - for food, medicine, beauty, and religion. Today's researchers continue to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties of true extra-virgin, and "extra-virgin Italian" has become the highest standard of quality. But what if this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt?

    dr says: "Well worth the listen - if you eat"
    "A Superb Book and Performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Extra Virginity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is not fiction


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

    Characters to voices of various people interviewed for the book.


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

    It introduces me to Extra Virgin oil, which is awesome


    Any additional comments?

    A very good book, both content and voice wise.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wait: The Art and Science of Delay

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Frank Partnoy
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (77)

    A passionate polemic in favor of pausing to think, not blink. What do these scenarios have in common: a professional tennis player returning a serve, a woman evaluating a first date across the table, a naval officer assessing a threat to his ship, and a comedian about to reveal a punch line? In this counterintuitive and insightful work, author Frank Partnoy weaves together findings from hundreds of scientific studies and interviews with wide-ranging experts to craft a picture of effective decision making that runs contrary to our brutally fast-paced world.

    Ray says: "Interesting"
    "A good, but unfocused book"
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Wait? What did you like least?

    The content of the book is excellent. It also poses extremely good questions to ponder on.

    However, it sounds really unfocused, with each chapter seems to go around and around different, sometimes seemingly unrelated matters. Most disturbingly, the last few chapters seem to break away totally from the first few.


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

    His slow reading and frequent pauses are very interesting, especially in a book entitled Wait. It also help me slow down to appreciate the book a bout slowing down.


    Did Wait inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, lots. Slowing down.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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