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Jason

Baton Rouge, LA, USA | Member Since 2012

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  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13869)
    Performance
    (6129)
    Story
    (6171)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    CynNC says: "Captivating"
    "Flawed but Engaging"
    Overall

    Like a beautiful painting with flecks of vomit on it, this book is mostly enjoyable--except for a few jarring passages. The prolonged scenes of rape are awful. And the love scenes were gratuitous and self-indulgent, I thought. I kept hanging on, thinking surely the villain would meet a grisly, brutal end equal to his violent history. But it was rather brief and anticlimactic. It seemed to me the author enjoyed torturing only women--and at every opportunity, elaborating on every squeamish detail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Listener's Bible NIV: The Complete Bible, Genesis to Revelation

    • UNABRIDGED (75 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Fellowship for the Performing Arts
    • Narrated By Max McLean
    Overall
    (488)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (85)

    Do you find the Bible hard to read? Do your thoughts wander as you try to make your way through a Bible reading program? If so then discover the joy of listening to the Bible. Now you can experience the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, wherever you are...with understanding you never thought possible.

    Kristopher says: "The Word of God!"
    "Long term, easily the most listenable audio Bible"
    Overall

    The Bible is difficult to narrate. It's sacred, and most narrators seem miscast. Some ham it up, which is inapproriate. Others are so over the top that the whole thing sounds cheesy. Yet others sound like they're reading news copy or doing color commentary for a baseball game. Nearly all inspire sleep. The ones with background music are the worst.

    Max McLean, however, reads with passion, emphasizes the right words, and conveys drama without being melodramatic (if that makes sense). Listening to Romans in my car, the air was absolutely electric. The Bible was truly alive, and that's what I expect. McLean holds your attention, and emotes appropriate to the context, be it irony, anger, judgment, whatever. My book credits are piling up because I can't quit listening to this.

    Easily the best audio Bible narration. Highly, highly recommended.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated By John H. Mayer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (43)

    In this landmark book, Robert D. Kaplan, veteran correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of Balkan Ghosts, shows how American imperialism and the Global War on Terrorism are implemented on the ground, mission by mission, in the most exotic landscapes around the world.

    Clark says: "completely engaging and informative"
    "Stories worth telling but not told by media"
    Overall

    A sober, illuminating collection that provides some badly needed affirmation for our grunts on the ground. Take a stereotype, any stereotype--of our guys, allies or the enemy--and this book smashes it to pieces. Unvarnished, disturbing, engrossing.

    Love the historical context provided, as well as the absence of flag-waving and back-slapping.

    One passage, which took place in Columbia, upset me so much I couldn't get it out of my mind. It inspires an odd confluence of emotions: compassion for those I can personally never help, and a desire for retribution against those who were once victims themselves.

    Highly Recommended.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • One Bullet Away: The Making of Marine Officer

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Fick
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Fick
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (80)

    A former captain in the Marines' First Recon Battalion, who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, reveals how the Corps trains its elite and offers a point-blank account of twenty-first-century battle. Fick's training begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth, and advances to the pinnacle, Recon, four years later, on the eve of war with Iraq.

    Josh says: "Great book on the war experience of a Marine"
    "aka I Wrote This Book to Overcome PTSD"
    Overall

    Fick is a gifted observer and story-teller. Wish unabridged version were available. Couldn't quit listening, even though it wasn't always what I wanted to hear.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 1776

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5384)
    Performance
    (2470)
    Story
    (2477)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

    Amazon Customer says: "It tantalized my taste buds"
    "Call me spoiled"
    Overall

    HUGE fan of this author and the period. However, his narration is a severe letdown after listening to his books John Adams (30+ hours) and Truman (50+ hours) narrated by Nelson Runger. Perhaps I'm spoiled by the bar being set so high, but I found this a bore and stopped listening to it after less than an hour. I think if I keep listening, I'll literally fall asleep at the wheel. I'll just have to find time to read the hardcopy.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • To Rule Mankind and Make the World Obey: A History of Ancient Rome [Portable Professor]

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Frances Titchener
    • Narrated By Frances Titchener
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    The influence of ancient Roman civilization on Western culture is difficult to overestimate, especially as it affects nearly every aspect of modern life from language to law, and from military conquest to spectator sports. In this sweeping series of lectures, award-winning professor Frances Titchener explores the many accomplishments of ancient Rome and shows how the empire rose and fell, as well as how it continues to live on today.

    Jason says: "More, please!"
    "More, please!"
    Overall

    If you love history, if you hate it--listen. You'll love this. Keeps your attention and interest like few can. Highly recommended. Not merely interesting, but disturbing--such as Hannibal's brutal, hate-filled upbringing. I was spellbound.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (908)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (287)

    The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul's yearning for greatness, the organization's imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity's search for its "voice". Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking new audiobook of next level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the Knowledge Worker Age.

    T.L. says: "It really does take it to the next level"
    "The Purpose-Driven Habit?"
    Overall

    Covey is too talented, too revered, to put out a "me too" book like this. Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life covered the same ground first, and covered it better.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful

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