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Bernice

Clifton, NJ, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Al Gore
    • Narrated By Al Gore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (133)

    Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. With the same passion he brought to the challenge of climate change, and with his decades of experience on the front lines of global policy, Al Gore surveys our planet’s beclouded horizon and offers a sober, learned, and ultimately hopeful forecast in the visionary tradition of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock and John Naisbitt’s Megatrends. In The Future, Gore identifies the emerging forces that are reshaping our world....

    savi says: "Who said a book should be easy? Demanding but Amaz"
    "If you are not a scientist, don't buy this book"
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    Would you try another book from Al Gore and/or Al Gore?

    I would not buy another book by Al Gore especially if it was READ by Al Gore. OMG! borrrrrning - no inflection, no personality. And he wrote it as if EVERYONE knew the technical terms for everything. I am sorely disappointed. He is a brilliant man - just not relatable to the common person.


    Has The Future turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no - I really like knowing what is going on in the world - but - not being a Rhodes Scholar, I could not get into this book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    This might be a dry subject - but some life in the inflection when reading would be nice


    Any additional comments?

    Can I have my money back?
    WARNING - do not try and listen to this book while driving. Drowsiness may occur.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4001)
    Performance
    (3561)
    Story
    (3583)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Things I didn't know"
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    What made the experience of listening to Killing Lincoln the most enjoyable?

    Small facts about the President and other people of the time, made me imagine what it was like to live in that time. The hardships of the civil was that where never brought out in our history classes, that made me understand the cruelty of war on both sides.


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

    It horrified me in places to think that some people, not just in the killing of the President got away with not following orders, but in the war, that made it even last longer.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there where more books that brought out the true and not "candy coated" history that we were taught in school. Teaching history in a story rather than in bulleted points of facts is the way people would relate and enjoy knowing what went on and how one persons ego and not following orders as given can cost so much.

    Lessons learned from history can show our youth that one person can make a difference in the world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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