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Pamela

Woodcreek, Texas, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Colin Woodard
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (528)
    Performance
    (470)
    Story
    (477)

    North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an "American" or "Canadian" culture, but rather into one of the 11 distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent....

    Theo Horesh says: "One of a Kind Masterpiece"
    "The Best"
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    Would you listen to American Nations again? Why?

    Had to listen twice back to back, more information than I ever knew.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    How it meshed the entire cont.


    What about Walter Dixon’s performance did you like?

    The voice


    If you could give American Nations a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Where we came from and how we got here.


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (3939)
    Performance
    (2253)
    Story
    (2306)

    Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

    Sanford Rosenberg says: "What a pleasure to read a classic!"
    "Very hard to put down."
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Count of Monte Cristo the most enjoyable?

    The reader.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The count.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The meeting in Paris.


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

    Amazing.


    Any additional comments?

    All high school students should have it for required reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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