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W. Jessee

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Floyds Knobs, IN, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 120 titles in library
  • 28 purchased in 2014
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  • A Christmas Carol: An Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    Overall
    (396)
    Performance
    (346)
    Story
    (348)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

    W. Jessee says: "Timeless Classic enhanced by Tim Curry"
    "Timeless Classic enhanced by Tim Curry"
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    Where does A Christmas Carol rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A Christmas Carol narrated by Tim Curry is the shining star in my collection.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I never tire hearing the moral of this study of human behavior, caustic reality of the times and redemption of the wretched side of all of us. Dickens gets to the heart of the matter of all mankind, unless we look around and release ourselves from self absorption we are damned to a life of empty materialism, loneliness and isolation.


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

    Tim Curry was born to narrate this story. I have heard others, but none others have captured the different characters like Tim Curry.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Due to the length, a short intermission is required.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4017)
    Performance
    (3461)
    Story
    (3435)

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

    Teddy says: "Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!"
    "Thank you"
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    Would you listen to Quiet again? Why?

    Yes and again. So many examples and insights into the behavior of introverts. I am introverted but can turn on the shallowness at any time.


    What other book might you compare Quiet to and why?

    This is the one that others to come will be compared


    What about Kathe Mazur’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen too and track.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Turning on the extrovert when needed. I think the opposite would be harder.


    Any additional comments?

    Very thought provoking and validating

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dad Is Fat

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jim Gaffigan
    • Narrated By Jim Gaffigan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1679)
    Performance
    (1555)
    Story
    (1548)

    In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children - everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four-year-olds ("there is no difference between a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor").

    Sean says: "Good for Gaffigan fans - better for expecting dads"
    "Let those without fault cast the first stone"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Who among us is so self deceived, so wrapped up in their narrcissistic existence that they can no longer be moved or humored by the common events of life. Mr. Gafigan's talent for bringing those common events to light is a divine gift and while his own humility forbids his self endulgence down that road, he holds himself in reserve, saying just enough about a topic or event to find the humor and then moves on to the next item rather than milk a topic to death like so many "observation" comedians until the spark of humor is gone. As pointed earlier, if you cannot find a smile or a slight ah huh at these thoughts and ideas then I believe you have ceased to be human and have progressed into the abysmal creature you thought you should be. I would, without reservation, recommend this book to friends.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The entire cast


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to more from this artist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eben Alexander
    • Narrated By Eben Alexander
    Overall
    (1757)
    Performance
    (1531)
    Story
    (1542)

    On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

    Kelly says: "Compelling"
    "Believeable."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    With the like of Dawkins and his crackpot, unstudied ilk its great to hear a voice of a person who was passive in their assumptions about the afterlife and now, impossibly and against all known understanding of the human brain, Eben Alexander now believes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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