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Rob

Anacortes, WA, USA

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  • The New York Times Audio Digest, 1-Month Subscription

    • NONE (45 mins)
    Overall
    (245)
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    (0)
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    It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.

    George says: "It's Great!"
    "Great listen"
    Overall

    Clearly, the New York Times is the United State's most respected Newspaper. With this download I get the best of it each weekday. I must say that this daily download has become just as an important part of my morning routine as my first cup of coffee. My only complaint is that it's not available on weekends.

    Enjoy!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Fredd Wayne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    Ben Franklin's own lively story of his early years is a unique, fascinating, and influential look at this American founding father. It has been taught in schools as a moral tract, as a guide to self-improvement, and as the Great American Success Story. It also is relished both for its insight into colonial life and the mind of the man who most affected the development of our democratic form of government.

    Karen says: "Interesting"
    "Fantastic Listen"
    Overall

    The reader is superb. As the book continues I can't help but feel as though Franklin himself is talking to me. It is everything an audio autobiography should be.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5619)
    Performance
    (2247)
    Story
    (2275)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Darwin8u says: "My wife says he's that Cold Desert Writer I love."
    "Narrator takes liberties"
    Overall

    A terrific/gripping read. I like to actually read the books while listening. My gripe is that the narrator changes many of the author's words! In one instance, the narrator completely changed the meaning of a sentence. Where does this narrator get off changing the words in a Pulitzer Prize winning Novel? I was really surprised by this.

    That's the only reason it doesn't get 5 stars from me. It's a great,must read/listen, you'll never forget.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Aeneid

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Virgil
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (79)

    The publication of a new translation by Fagles is a literary event. His translations of both the Iliad and Odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our era. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, Fagles has reintroduced Virgil's Aeneid to a whole new generation, and completed the classical triptych at the heart of Western civilization.

    Rob says: "Fagles is best"
    "Fagles is best"
    Overall

    I've been a huge fan of Fagles' translations before buying this book and this translation does not disappoint. For epics such as this, the Iliad, and the Odyssey I've chosen to to read the actual book as I'm listening. For people, such as myself, whose concentration is not the greatest (I've had a couple strokes so I have an excuse) the combination of listening while reading is terrific.

    I think the narrator is terrific and Rober Fagles is just amazing. If you like Fagles Aeneid, be sure to read and/or listen to his Iliad and Odyssey. Also, check out Steven Mitchell's "Gilgamesh", also availble from audible.com.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By David Shipley, Will Schwalbe
    • Narrated By David Shipley, Will Schwalbe
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Whether you email just a little or never stop, here, at last, is an authoritative and delightful audiobook that will tell you how to write the perfect email anywhere. Send also points out the numerous (but not always obvious) times when email can be the worst option and might land you in hot water (or even jail!). In short: absolutely e-ssential.

    Rob says: "Not for those with common sense"
    "Not for those with common sense"
    Overall

    This book is okay. There's nothing wrong with this book. However, there are so many wonderful books to read and for most of us, so little time to read, or listen to them that I suggest avoiding books of this nature.

    This book makes perfect sense. However if you already possess a good degree of common sense I think you'll not really learn much if anything listening to this book. I found myself basically thinking "no duh" as I listened.

    In my opinion, it's a waste of time for people with half a brain.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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