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William

Kentfield, CA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Flashman for Freedom: Flashman, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By David Case
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    A game of cards leads Flashman from the jungle death-house of Dahomey to the slave state of Mississippi as he dabbles in the slave trade in Volume III of the Flashman Papers. When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future - would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference? Once again Flashman's charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery, and fleetness of foot see the lovable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth.

    K.D. Keenan says: "Perfect for History Lovers"
    "Too racist"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Flashman for Freedom better?

    For a book written in the 20th century, the author is clueless about the "humor" he finds in racist jokes, stereotypes and terms.


    What was most disappointing about George MacDonald Fraser’s story?

    The constant use of the "n-word" was overwhelming, unnecessary and not funny.


    Have you listened to any of David Case’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes. fine.


    0 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jared Diamond
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (1315)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (266)

    In this groundbreaking work, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. It is a story that spans 13,000 years of human history, beginning when Stone Age hunter-gatherers constituted the entire human population. Guns, Germs, and Steel is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life.

    Lorac says: "Badly Abridged"
    "Should never have been abridged"
    Overall

    One of the worst I've ever listened to. My wife and others who had read the book recommended it without qualification. As only the abridged version is available on Audible, I decided to listen to it. Big mistake. It is little more than a recitation of facts and figures with little of the body, color and story that apparently make the full length book so interesting. Another example why Audible should only make abridged an option when the full-length version is available as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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