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Irmo, SC, United States | Member Since 2011

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 ratings
  • 165 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2015

  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell

    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

    Cynthia says: "The Art of (Unconventional) War"
    Would you listen to David and Goliath again? Why?

    Yes--Gladwell gets better with every book.

    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how he presents his information.

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

    Best one yet.

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

    Probably wouldn't make a film--not that kind of book. Sorry, man.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Bruce Reizen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis sets out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world's most important technology entrepreneur, the man who embodies the spirit of the coming age. He finds him in Jim Clark, who is about to create his third, separate, billion-dollar company: first Silicon Graphics, then Netscape - which launched the Information Age - and now Healtheon, a startup that may turn the $1 trillion healthcare industry on its head.

    Kenneth says: "A fun book about Jim Clark"
    "Great text, HORRIBLE performance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Seriously, this has got to be the WORST reading of an audiobook I've ever heard. I literally cannot enjoy and/or concentrate on the story because the reading is so bad. It's too fast, and too crisp--you can't relax into the story the way you can with most books (i.e., every other audiobook I've ever listened to).

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The New New Thing?

    Not going to spoil the book.

    What didn’t you like about Bruce Reizen’s performance?

    He spoke too quickly. Also, yeah it's great the guy can do voices, but those voices aren't really necessary if the listener can relax into the book. This man read as though he had no understanding of what he was reading--he read too quickly, with no inflection, and the only time he slowed down was when he did one of those voices, but by then he'd done such a horrible job on the lead-up that the voice ended up being more of a distraction than anything. I don't know if he's just normally a fast-talker or he had too much coffee that day, but holy crap it's horrible. You guys should commission a re-reading, seriously.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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