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William Wright

Colorado Speed Climber

Superior, CO USA | Member Since 2001

ratings
56
REVIEWS
3
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
5

  • Fast Food Nation

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Eric Schlosser
    • Narrated By Rick Adamson
    Overall
    (1294)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (164)

    To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Fast Food Nation is a groundbreaking work of investigation and cultural history that may change the way America thinks about the way it eats.

    Bruce says: "Should be required reading for all"
    "Preaching to the choir only"
    Overall

    This book was frustrating to listen to. I knew the premise beforehand and it was recommended to me by a couple of friends, but the author never addresses or provides any evidence that fast food restaurants are any different from other restaurants. This is just assumed. In fact, the book starts off with the assumption that franchises are inherently evil and that everyone agrees on that, so he doesn't provide any evidence or logical reasoning on this topic. If you start off with the assumption that franchises and fast food are evil and inherently different from all other restaurants, then I suspect you wil like this book. But how can you indict one type of restaurant without at least showing how it is different from other restaurants? It's not a scholarly book, but just a rant.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The First Americans: Prehistory - 1600, A History of US, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    Thousands of years, way before Christopher Columbus set sail, wandering tribes of hunters made their way from Asia across the Bering land bridge to North America. They didn't know it, but they had discovered a New World. The First Americans is a fascinating re-creation of pre-Columbian Native American life, and it's an adventure of a lifetime!

    Alice says: "Target Audience"
    "For kids"
    Overall

    This series of books is written for kids and probably fine through junior high, but not very compelling to older kids or adults.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Cell: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (3331)
    Performance
    (1068)
    Story
    (1077)

    The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

    chris says: "Entertained"
    "King's worst"
    Overall

    This book was very disappointing to me. It is just simply bad. There is nothing creative in it and in fact almost nothing happens in the book. There is no explanation of who/why the "Pulse" occurred and the technical explanation for the result is ridiculously simplistic. I finished the entire book only because I was hoping that something would happen and nothing ever does. Even the event at the end is only local. Ugh. Don't waste your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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