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  • Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Geoffery Canada
    • Narrated By Bill Quinn
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (37)

    Long before the avalanche of praise for his work - from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from President Barack Obama - long before he became known for his talk show appearances, Members Project spots, and documentaries like Waiting for "Superman", Geoffrey Canada was a small boy growing up scared on the mean streets of the South Bronx. His childhood world was one where "sidewalk boys" learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher.

    M3 says: "A Personal History, Not a Researched Book"
    "A Must Listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to Fist Stick Knife Gun the most enjoyable?

    The content was well-written and heartfelt.


    Any additional comments?

    While the narrator did a commendable job, Geoffrey Canada has such a wonderful voice - I wish he would have read his own work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By R. A. Dickey, Wayne Coffey
    • Narrated By Ben Hunter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (51)

    >The Glass Castle meets Ball Four as Mets knuckleballer R. A. Dickey weaves searing honesty and baseball insight in this memoir about his unlikely journey to the big leagues. An English Lit major at the University of Tennessee, Dickey is as articulate and thoughtful as any professional athlete in any sport - and proves it page after page, as he provides fresh and honest insight into baseball and a career unlike any other.

    Anthony says: "Marred (for me) by unfortunate performance issues"
    "not your ordinary baseball memoir"
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    Would you listen to Wherever I Wind Up again? Why?

    Definitely. Dickey's story is moving and honest. He allows you to experience his joys and his darkest pain along with him. Each listen provides a different lesson.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The subtitle of the book is "My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball" and his authenticity is commendable. He never glosses over things to paint himself in the best light, he puts it out there as a real experience in his life and illustrates how he's grown from it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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