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corey

LUTZ, FL, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • The Areas of My Expertise

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Hodgman
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    Overall
    (1105)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (350)

    In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Although best sellers such as Poor Richard's Almanack and The Book of Lists were certainly valuable, they also were largely true.

    Margot says: "Wow!"
    "something's not right"
    Overall

    I never thought I would call something "dreadfully unfunny", but this audio book is dreadfully unfunny. the introduction was good, but went downhill fast. I, like many other people, bought this book on the strength of Hodgman's Daily Show work. Maybe allowing him to carry on untethered to a subject is too much for him to carry off.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By James Wesley, Rawles
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (278)

    It’s the near future, and thanks to a perfect storm of reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, a stock market gone mad, and the negligence of our elected officials, the entire social, political, and economic infrastructure of America has collapsed. Chaos reigns in the streets, medical treatment is no longer available, and a silent coup has placed a dangerous group of men at the helm of a false government. America’s fate is in the hands of those few individuals who have the survival skills, the faith, and the forethought to return this country to the state its founding fathers intended.

    J Bailey III says: "Buy the first two not this one"
    "Horrible narrator, too much rehashing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    How could the performance have been better?

    Phil Gigante is an awful narrator, and his voices for women are beyond atrocious. I hope his rates are reflective of his performance quality.


    Any additional comments?

    I was surprised that Rawles actually wasn't negative regarding the farm family that was "moral but not religious". He does love to witness in his books and is clearly biased against those who are not Catholics or Christians. Still, he does now how to weave practical advice in with the story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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