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Allan

Morristown, NJ, United States

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  • I Married a Communist

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Ron Silver
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Don't toss out the cake and candles just yet. Philip Roth, who, among other notable achievements, changed the way Americans laugh about masturbation, celebrates his birthday on March 19th. Check out: I Married a Communist and Operation Shylock.

    Allan says: "POOR"
    "POOR"
    Overall

    This one I think is good but I'd like to really hear it. The sound is quality is poor. I am a quarter way through it, and may not finish. Don't waste your money. It's a shame they apparently can't improve the sound.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (129)

    All the best ingredients are here: an idyllic cruise in an exotic setting, a beautiful young woman on her honeymoon, a shocking murder with suspects galore. Fortunately Hercule Poirot is on the scene, thanks to a cruise holiday on the River Nile, and he exercises all his "little grey cells" in probing the passengers' airtight alibis. This most challenging mystery is known to be the author's personal favorite.

    Ian says: "A fine Poirot mystery"
    "So-so"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Just OK. I found this to be a rather typical, rather ordinary, who dun it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man on Mao's Right: From Harvard Yard to Tiananmen Square, My Life Inside China's Foreign Ministry

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Ji Chaozhu
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    No other narrative from within the corridors of power has offered as frank and intimate an account of the making of the modern Chinese nation as Ji Chaozhu's The Man on Mao's Right. Having served Chairman Mao Zedong and the Communist leadership for two decades, and having become a key figure in China's foreign policy, Ji now provides an honest, detailed account of the personalities and events that shaped today's People's Republic.

    Adam says: "Very enlightening"
    "Excellent!"
    Overall

    I've been a member since 10/07 and have heard (read) over 30 books since then. The overwhelming majority have been of the non-fiction, historical type. That being said, I just finished a few days with this one and, for the 1st time, went directly to my computer to write this review. This is an absolutely amazing book. It is well-written (after all, the author went to Harvard, not me), well-narrated, and this is an exceptional story. I can't recommend this one highly enough.....it is the best one I've experienced. Get it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Max Blumenthal
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (54)

    Inspired by the work of Psychologist Erich Fromm, who asserted that the fear of freedom propels anxiety-ridden people into authoritarian settings, Blumenthal explains in a compelling narrative how a culture of personal crises has defined the radical right, transforming the Republican party for the next generation and setting the stage for the future of American politics.

    Diane says: "Should be required reading!"
    "Buy It!"
    Overall

    Everyone with a brain should get this book. I couldn't stop listening to it. It was packed tightly with information and read very well. A must listen to fully appeciate their insanity and what we, as a country and a people, are really dealing with. I came away with a new understanding (and I am already well-informed) of truly how much money and how out of their minds the Right really is.......that they're nuts and dangerous!

    11 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Johnstown Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (859)
    Performance
    (368)
    Story
    (365)

    At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon.

    Susan K Donley says: "A page-turner! HIstory that reads like a novel"
    "Like You Were There"
    Overall

    As the title states, to hear this book is like you were there. A lover of history will surely like this.....an amazing event described wonderfully and narrated very well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Renegade: The Making of a President

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Richard Wolffe
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcomer with no money and an alien name grew into the world's most powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters and the Secret Service code name Renegade. Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews, as well as 21 months covering his campaign as it traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe answers the simple yet enduring question about Barack Obama: Who is he?

    Carl says: "Insights into the greatest Presidential Campaign"
    "Get It!!"
    Overall

    Full disclosure: I am a Progressive and I supported Obama in the presidential campaign and I continue to support him. That being said, this book was wonderful to listen to, a fantastic book that was written very well and read like a good novel! It held my interest right through from beginning to end, and I am well-informed to begin with. The narratation was outstanding. Overall, I had a very positive experience with it!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Positively 4th Street

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By David Hajdu
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Positively 4th Street is a mesmerizing account of how four young people (Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina) gave rise to a modern-day bohemia and created the enduring sound and style of the 1960s.

    Courtney says: "Hard Times"
    "Written and Researched Well"
    Overall

    I just finished today this audiobook and must say that I enjoyed it a great deal. But, as the title reflects, there is one important caveat: to like it you must care about the subject matter. I certainly cared a lot about it as I was a young man in the 60's and thus maintain a vague memory of most of the events. This book provides a well-done filling in of the details. It held my interest and I was sorry that it ended.
    However, I can almost hear someone say: "who cares"? The author delves into almost excruciating detail, so be prepared for that. The narrator is good. In summary, if you are a student of the 1960's get this and listen to it. You won't be sorry. Just be careful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hacker Ethic and the Spirit of the New Economy

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Pekka Himanen, Linus Torvalds, Manuel Castells
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    In the original meaning of the word, hackers are enthusiastic computer programmers who share their work with others; they are not computer criminals. This is the book that cracks the stigma of the hacker and articulates their invaluable role in the information age.

    Craig says: "Enjoyable Discussion"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    Boring. What's the point?

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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