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Luis

SALTILLO, Mexico | Member Since 2005

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  • 4 reviews
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  • 15 purchased in 2014
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  • Winter of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (161)

    Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-20th century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil step her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

    Anne says: "Listen and learn"
    "Nice story great narration."
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    Good story, but the characters' part in most historic milestones reminds me a bit of Forrest Gump and requires some naiveté. Still, can’t wait for the last instalment.

    John Lee is a master, great narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Searching for Annabel Chong: Demystifying the Legend of Singapore's Most Famous Pornstar!

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Gerrie Lim
    • Narrated By Tatch Max
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Back in January 1995 in Los Angeles, California, a Singaporean pornstar named Annabel Chong took cultural rebellion to an extreme, on terms that had never been negotiated before. She was filmed having sex with a long receiving line of men, servicing them 251 times over a ten-hour period to set a new world record: The World’s Biggest Gangbang.

    Luis says: "Lacks substance"
    "Lacks substance"
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    Performance
    Story

    The author tried to make a study on the impact of fame, a treaty on psychology and sociology plus a critique on an authoritarian regime but it is all based on a personality that had her 15 minutes more than a decade ago, and does not seam to have had a big impact even then. The result is repetitive and boring, it is a hard book to finish and feels like reading the source material, the draft and the book plus the NYT review all at the same time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jeffrey S. Young, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    In this encore to his classic 1987 unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs: The Journey is the Reward), Jeffrey Young examines Jobs' remarkable resurgence, one of the most amazing business comeback stories in years.

    Blair says: "Steve Jobs History painted with a wide brush"
    "Leaves a lot to be desired…"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    After reading the Walter Isaacson book I wanted a bit more, unfortunately this book is full of lapses and, it seams, some inaccuracies. The problem with abridged books is that I don’t know who’s to blame.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hiroshima Nagasaki

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Paul Ham
    • Narrated By Robert Meldrum
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly, mostly women, children, and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Yet the bombs were "our least abhorrent choice", American leaders claimed at the time - and still today most people believe they ended the Pacific War and saved millions of American and Japanese lives. Ham challenges this view, arguing that the bombings, when Japan was on its knees, were the culmination of a strategic Allied air war on enemy civilians that began in Germany.

    Luis says: "Amazingly detailed and balanced account."
    "Amazingly detailed and balanced account."
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    Paul Ham did a great job, the research is evident in the details and the story is very well balanced, many different perspectives and facts that go well beyond the surface.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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