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SHIMON

Mumbai, India | Member Since 2012

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  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2027)
    Performance
    (1879)
    Story
    (1867)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    Thug4life says: "Great for family car ride"
    "Amazing Narration!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Each one case its merits. In this case Anne's performance is the game changer.


    What other book might you compare The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to and why?

    I am not a fantasy/fiction reader. However I value this book on the subtle moral values it pushes to children. In a day and age where parents do not devote much quality time, children are nannied, exposed to various hedonistic influences the need for quality and wholesome content cannot be overelaborated.


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

    Voice Acting. You can imagine the world but it is entirely different to behold a class act. Her reading style is highly topical and engaging.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    None. But the book is a classic and needs no introduction. It is a allegory and hence makes you reflect at times. It is fun overall but not extreme.


    Any additional comments?

    Anne you need to read much more as from a social cause perspective. Engaging voice acting which the whole family enjoys is a great way to connect and fans.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fallen Angels: Giants, UFO Encounters and the New World Order

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By C. K. Quarterman
    • Narrated By Lynn Benson
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    One of the most fascinating and strategic topics in ancient texts is the record of fallen angels, giants, and UFO s. Fallen angels and giants are shrouded in mystery and belong to the age of pyramids and other great wonders of the world. It is an epoch that was destroyed by God s judgment, a flood, which left the world everlastingly changed, the evidence of which is found in the tales, folklore, and traditions of many cultures around the world. There were giants in the earth in those days....

    Davin says: "Not the best, not the worst."
    "Very Good"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fallen Angels: Giants, UFO Encounters and the New World Order to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    NA


    What about Lynn Benson’s performance did you like?

    Very good, brought energy in an engaging subject.


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

    the entire book is good and worth the price. i believe all those who wait for the second coming or people who view Bible as a old story for the aged should read this book.


    Any additional comments?

    UFO coverage was inadequate. There should be more coverage on books of Jasher & Enoch from a historical perspective. Gnosticism should also have been unveiled as a credible threat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Click-Clack the Rattlebag: A Free Short Story Written and Performed by Neil Gaiman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (1954)
    Performance
    (1791)
    Story
    (1793)

    "Click-Clack the Rattlebag", a subtle, witty, deceptive little tale, is your Halloween treat from Neil Gaiman and Audible, FREE through October 31. It's not available anywhere else, and for a limited time, each download from Audible benefits educational charities at DonorsChoose.org. Lock the doors, turn off the lights, and enjoy!

    Acacia says: "WHY WHY WHY"
    "Free, but could be better."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I cannot to whom it might appeal, perhaps to a very young audience or die hard fans of neil


    Would you ever listen to anything by Neil Gaiman again?

    Sure. Why not. This was a very short tepid story; and even though it was a waste of time, the writing style was witty and personal and hence does not as an exception reflect on the author's larger body of work.


    What about Neil Gaiman’s performance did you like?

    The narrator (author) did a good job.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Click-Clack the Rattlebag?

    I would have put more vision and drama. The intro section was like a cormac mcarthy normal which should'nt be the case due to paucity of time & space. Suspense should creep in and leave the listener high and wanting for more.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great step towards Corporate Social Responsibility / Charity. I would praise and encourage audible towards more such initiatives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chariots of the Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Erich von Daniken
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (338)

    Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance---the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth was visited by aliens. This world-famous best seller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, The Eye of the Sphinx.

    Neal says: "Answers? No. But if you wish to think it's great!"
    "Makes for an interesting perspective"
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    What did you love best about Chariots of the Gods?

    The story is engaging and many a facts presented will make you yearn to corroborate from other sources. Much of the info is dated and the fantastical conjectures are not very believable every time. However it is the enthusiasm of the author and well translated by the reader which makes things interesting and not to mention that the authors thesis may be true to some extent as many of the Herculean feats betrays a higher intelligence in play. The amazing mathematics of the Giza pyramids and Mayan astronomical finesse cannot be attributed to tribe intelligence, if so where has this intelligence disappeared, as no doubt with all the modern scientific capabilities much of these architectures cannot be replicated.


    What other book might you compare Chariots of the Gods to and why?

    To all the readers who might be interested, I will gladly suggest books by c.k.quartermain and Dr Patric Heron (few of ken johnson's) esp those related to aliens, ufo and nephilim etc which presents a similar case with a dramatically different flavour and replete with scriptural - historical cross-references. If you like chariots of god you will not fail to appreciate the solid thesis of these authors. Works of these authors are also available in audible.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a pioneer work and should be read by all who get a nagging feeling about the incongruencies in ancient history. But beware the stuff in the book are mostly opinions and in the current times much more scientific & archaeological clarity is available freely on the Internet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How Will You Measure Your Life?

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (346)
    Performance
    (283)
    Story
    (287)

    In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. He used examples from his own experiences to explain how high achievers can all too often fall into traps that lead to unhappiness. Full of inspiration and wisdom, this book will help students, midcareer professionals, and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment.

    Jessica says: "Must Read!"
    "Do you seek clarity in life ?"
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    What did you love best about How Will You Measure Your Life??

    This book come from the experience of a long time professor in one of the most prestigious institutions on earth. His vantage point in observing a large no of people and students, how their lives unfold, successes and misfortune helps in summing up what matters and what does not. While the book really did not require this length and I guess it helped in giving more time to reflect and soak in the theory using multiple examples.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Claytons story and his emergent strategy that lead him to be an educationist was the most insightful.


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

    I think he brought reflection and soul to the book. The pitch of his voice and tempo was just perfect.


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

    Films rarely give an opportunity to reflect as like a book.


    Any additional comments?

    The parallels to the business world and the fallacy of marginal costing were the most insightful.This is as much a business book as a self help book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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