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Dr.

Barnesville, GA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Arthur Goldwag
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (27)

    Easy to spend hours with and fun to dip into, and seasoned with just the right amount of common sense skepticism, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies is a refreshing look at some of the most fascinating people, moments, and places in history.

    Dr. says: "Many interesting fact - BUT"
    "Many interesting fact - BUT"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The author obviously does not believe in conspiracies. As much as he tried to convince the listener of his bias, he is thoroughly biased. He really should have prefaced the book with something like :


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By John Powell
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (235)

    Have you ever wondered how off-key you are while singing in the shower? Or if your Bob Dylan albums really sound better on vinyl? Or why certain songs make you cry? Now, scientist and musician John Powell invites you on an entertaining journey through the world of music. Discover what distinguishes music from plain old noise, how scales help you memorize songs, what the humble recorder teaches you about timbre (assuming your suffering listeners don’t break it first), and more.

    C. Beaton says: "Great book - wrong narrator"
    "A good companion book for college music students.."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of How Music Works to be better than the print version?

    depends on the reader/listener. I am the kind of person who focuses best while driving, so audio books are great.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It covers a lot of basic information on sound and music in a straight-forward, easy-to-understand manner with enough humor to keep it from being dry.


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

    Film???? no


    Any additional comments?

    YES - the writer should have a music theorist edit the terminology. There is a difference between a note (what we see on paper) and a pitch (what we hear). the author confuses these. There are a few other discrepancies which might hinder other music theory teachers from adopting this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (158)

    In this explosive account of wrongful acts and ongoing cover-ups, Jesse Ventura takes a systematic look at the wide gap between what the American government knows and what it reveals to the American people. For too long, we the people have sat by and let politicians and bureaucrats from both parties obfuscate and lie. And according to this former Navy SEAL, former pro wrestler, and former Minnesota governor, the media is complicit in these acts of deception.

    Susan says: "Lots of things you didn't know but should"
    "Good, but VERY biased Jesse"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, I learned a lot of information that I was only marginally aware of. HOWEVER< Jesse's liberal bent and hate for Republicans and conservatives and his inability to see the problems on the left is frustrating. I am not a conservative nor a liberal, but a very frustrated American who hates to see the political nonsense in this country. People like Jesse could help, especially as an independent, but he is obviously more in the establishment than he likes to admit.


    Has American Conspiracies turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What aspect of George K. Wilson’s performance would you have changed?

    none


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Open your eyes Jesse.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21388)
    Performance
    (15991)
    Story
    (16055)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Janice says: "Indescribable"
    "I was in tears"
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    Would you listen to Unbroken again? Why?

    I would have never have guessed how this man's life was transformed, but it was amazing and touching.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
    • Narrated By Dean Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3036)
    Performance
    (2315)
    Story
    (2362)

    When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

    Jill says: "Heaven is For Real"
    "This is a truly inspiring story."
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    What made the experience of listening to Heaven Is for Real the most enjoyable?

    I am a person of faith, so some will discount my opinion, NONETHELESS, I have had the miraculous happen in my life - the unexplainable, non-coincidental, awe-inspiring miracles. I have talked with many others who have experienced these things, but this book goes beyond anything I have every heard of. It is beautiful. If you are an unbeliever, and you hear this and still scoff, you missed something.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The kid - obviously - because he had the kind of faith we all need.


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

    yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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