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S. Abouseda

Fresno, Ca USA | Member Since 2005

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  • 406 titles in library
  • 38 purchased in 2014
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  • 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Simon Johnson, James Kwak
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    Even after the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, America is still beset by the depredations of an oligarchy that is now bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks, which together control assets amounting to more than 60 percent of the country's gross domestic product, these financial institutions (now more emphatically "too big to fail") continue to hold the global economy hostage.

    Kyle says: "Easy to Understand and Comprehend"
    "Narrator is terrible"
    Overall

    I listen to a lot of books and this is one of the worst narrations I have heard. I can't get through any chapters because I don't want to listen to this guys voice. Another book with a good narration (not more exciting) is The Big Short. I could get through that one. Some books you just have to read yourself.

    So this is not a book review as I can't get through any part of the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ann Coulter
    • Narrated By Ann Coulter
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (233)

    For decades, the Left has been putting on a play with themselves as heroes in an ongoing civil rights move­ment - which they were mostly absent from at the time. Long after pervasive racial discrimination ended, they kept pretending America was being run by the Klan and that liberals were black America’s only protectors. It took the O. J. Simpson verdict - the race-based acquittal of a spectacularly guilty black celebrity as blacks across America erupted in cheers - to shut down the white guilt bank.

    Paul Luthi says: "Eyeopening and frank look at race relations"
    "Good review over several decades."
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    Story
    If you could sum up Mugged in three words, what would they be?

    I thought it was well thought out and put together. I am not a fan of hers and read the book on a recommendation. Now if she would please do just as good in her next book about the lies and demagoguery from the side she isn't so inclined to disparage. The chronology is easy to follow and research seems complete. If she puts her mind to it things turn out very well in her story telling. As I suggested, I would a more balanced approach from her. Not in the same book for sure.


    What about Ann Coulter’s performance did you like?

    I liked that she read the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2928)
    Performance
    (2761)
    Story
    (2775)

    Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

    Ryan says: "It's about time!"
    "Good story, even better narration"
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    What did you love best about Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition)?

    I was very surprised how good and how distinct the narrator made the voices of the characters. I enjoyed this book and the series very much. Some of the best story telling I have experienced on Audible.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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