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Evan James

Member Since 2004

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  • The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brett McKay, Kate McKay
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (81)

    Authors Brett and Kate McKay provide a guide for every 21st-century man to achieve true manliness and live life to its full potential.

    Gunnar Flovenz says: "An excellent resource for gentlemen"
    "Mandatory Reading"
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    This should be mandatory reading for all 12-year old boys, parents of boys, and teachers of boys. Younger parents and teachers especially should read this; it might help stop the ill-guided feminisation of boys.

    The only criticism I can level is that some parts are not suited to the audio format. However, buying the book in addition to the audiobook solves this problem.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Hannah B. Harvey
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (126)

    An absolute treat for the heart and mind, these 24 lectures demonstrate how to master the art of storytelling, offering insight into the process of crafting and delivering a tale to enhancing the stories you tell everyday-to your children at bedtime, in your conversational anecdotes, and in your presentations at work. Teachers, lawyers, clergy, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to understand the power of stories to capture hearts and minds will benefit from these lessons.

    Amber says: "At least her voice was pleasant..."
    "Awful"
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    This is by far the worst Great Courses course I have ever bought. Prof. Harvey's family stories are trite and uninteresting. She has an awful habit of grunting, snorting and sniffing. She can't seem to differentiate between children's stories and adult stories. She advises not to use accents, and then randomly and bizarrely (she cannot say "fairy" without resorting to her awful accent), tries to use a Scottish accent, which she claims she is capable of. She isn't. In short, she is overbearing. I could not finish the course.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Foundation and Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1326)
    Performance
    (944)
    Story
    (952)

    The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

    Lynwood says: "Masterpiece"
    "A Classic"
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    A well-narrated edition of Asimov's classic story from the Golden Age of science fiction. No space opera here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Believe in Yesterday: A 2000-Year Tour Through the Filth and Fury of Living History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tim Moore
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    In 1989, Tim Moore moved into the last house in Chiswick with an outside toilet. Intrigued by a subsequent encounter with an elderly former resident, and shamed to confess the phobic haste with which he demolished this facility, he finds himself inspired to travel back to the land before now, experiencing the horny-handed hardships and homespun pleasures enjoyed and endured by Moores gone by.

    John S. says: "Not his target audience here I guess ..."
    "Typical Tim Moore"
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    If you like Moore's other books, you'll like this. The humour is British (not the pseudo-british humour that passes for it in the USA), the narration is good and it is certainly not repetitive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dominion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By C. S. Friedman
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    Overall
    (1273)
    Performance
    (1124)
    Story
    (1134)

    Four hundred years after mankind's arrival on Erna, the undead sorcerer Gerald Tarrant travels north in search of a legend. For it is rumored there is a forest where the fae has become so powerful that it devours all who enter it, and he means to test its power.

    DarcyB says: "Warning, vampires within!"
    "Poor introduction"
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    I have never read anything else by this author, and after listening to this, I doubt I ever will. The narration was good, but the story was crude, tasteless, derivative and superficial.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (2775)
    Performance
    (1882)
    Story
    (1902)

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    David says: "mouth watering"
    "Excellent"
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    Griffin is the right man for the job of narrating these excellent stories. You're far better off spending a credit on this than watching the Ritchie movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Trek Memories

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By William Shatner
    • Narrated By William Shatner
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    Boldly going where no audio has gone before, Star Trek Memories is William Shatner's own behind-the-scenes look at the legendary '60s television series that continues to spawn movies, books, and series spin-offs 26 years after the last episode aired. Avid Trekkers are sure to be delighted with this first-hand account from Captain Kirk himself.

    Barton says: "good insider view"
    "Great"
    Overall

    Very interesting to get Mr. Shatner's view of these events. Even if you are not a fan of his, you learn a lot about Star Trek and filmmaking in general. The only downfall is that it is abridged.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • To The Stars: The Autobiography of Star Trek's Mr. Sulu

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By George Takei
    • Narrated By George Takei
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    Best known as Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise and Captain of the Starship Excelsior, George Takei is beloved by millions as part of the command team that has taken audiences to new vistas of adventure in Star Trek, the unprecedented television and feature film phenomenon.

    Johnnie57 says: "Easy Listen"
    "Too short"
    Overall

    Really interesting, and not just for fans of Star Trek. Mr. Takei has a great voice, and a really good attitude. The only downfall is that it is abridged.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By J. F. C. Fuller
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Since the Renaissance, Julius Caesar has been idolized as a superman. There is no doubt that Caesar was an extraordinary man. But as General Fuller points out, Caesar was more extraordinary for his reckless ambition, matchless daring, and ruthless tyranny than for his skills as a military commander. Caesar continually had to extricate himself from the results of mistaken judgments. His unpremeditated Gallic conquest was just one of Fuller's many examples.

    Evan James says: "Top notch"
    "Top notch"
    Overall

    Fuller's background as a military man enriches this biography. Most historians have a shaky grasp of military tactics and strategy and tend to gloss over or sometimes even misunderstand the import of Caesar's actions. Fuller interprets Caesar from the viewpoint of one who fully understands the military mind.

    An excellent listen. Audible, please make the rest of Fuller's books available!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2862)
    Performance
    (1589)
    Story
    (1586)

    In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

    ben capozzi says: "...Though Hitchens Is!"
    "Very good"
    Overall

    Another good book by one of the Hitchens brothers. This one stands up with as one of the three best rational responses to religion that have been written in the last 5 years.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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