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Steven Anderson

Dallas, TX | Member Since 2003

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  • 9 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014
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    Chuck says: "Bloody Briliant !!!!"
    "Fun, Funny, Original"
    Overall

    This is one of my favorite Audible downloads. Lots of fun with wit and improvosation throughout. Do yourself a favor and spend a book credit. If you don't find yourself laughing out loud, ask someone you trust if they think you have a sense of humor. Cheers!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Restless

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William Boyd
    • Narrated By Rosamund Pike
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1078)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (251)

    It is the summer of 1976 in Oxfordshire, England, and someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. The only person she can trust is her daughter, Ruth, a young single mother struggling with her own demons. Now Sally must tell her daughter the truth: She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited for the British Secret Service in 1939.

    Susianna says: "Favorite Book of 2007"
    "Loads of fun, plenty of twists"
    Overall

    Mr. Boyd is a talented writer, no formulaic mystery boilerplate here. Rosamund Pike is great. The story is fun and I was sorry for it to end. So far, just this one audiobook by the author and narator. More, please!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Faithful Spy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Alex Berenson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2204)
    Performance
    (844)
    Story
    (838)

    John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover.

    Margaret says: "Faithful Spy"
    "Every cliche in the book"
    Overall

    Sorry to dog this one folks, but the author's over-description of detail left nothing for the reader to figure out. We actually found ourselves laughing aloud at the melodramatic spy genre clich?s. Pretty good narrator. Have fun if you buy this, but don't expect to be challenged.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew and How Far She'll Go to Become President

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Edward Klein
    • Narrated By Edward Klein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Like it or not, Hillary Clinton is almost assuredly going to run for president in 2008. It doesn't matter that her negative poll numbers are high or that her past 15 years in the public eye have been anything but smooth. Since she was a little girl she has dreamed about becoming the first female president, and now that dream is well within reach.

    John says: "Right down party lines"
    "Overtly biased. No objectivity whatsoever."
    Overall

    Admittedly, I only got about 1/2 way through the audiobook. Way too negative. I expected a right wing perspective, but this is pure venom.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By David B. Breashears, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Michael Gross
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Steven Anderson says: "Good Book (but print copy may be a better choice)"
    "Good Book (but print copy may be a better choice)"
    Overall

    I am a huge fan of audible.com so it pains me to say that this book might be better in print version for three reasons. (1)The narration is not so great (I wish Breashears had read it), (2) it's abridged (yuk), and (3) the print book has some good photos. With this said, the author has had a remarkable career in adventure filmmaking and climbing. And unlike other "Everest" books, the author give a lot of detail about his early years and how he was introduced to climbing.

    Breashears played an important role in the 1996 Everest tragedy. Without doubt, his decision to share precious bottled oxygen supplies with other teams saved lives, even though doing so risked the success of the multi-million dollar IMAX expedition that Breashears was leading. His portrait of the tragedy adds valuable insight that complements accounts written by Jon Krakauer, Beck Weathers and others.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Eiger Dreams

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Jon Krakauer
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, Krakauer explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has himself battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, Eiger.

    Steven Anderson says: "Great book. Where Krakauer got his start..."
    "Great book. Where Krakauer got his start..."
    Overall

    A collection of enjoyable and sometimes funny short stories that were originally published in Outside Magazine. This book precedes Krakauer's "Into the Wild" which put Jon on the mainstream map, and of course "Into Thin Air", which is my favorite book of the past 10 years. Read by the author. Stories like these are easy to listen to several times.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Into Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Jon Krakauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1978)
    Performance
    (802)
    Story
    (818)

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    David says: "Being There"
    "My favorite all-time audio book"
    Overall

    This is one of my favorite books and I have given print or Audible copies to at least a dozen friends. I respect the honesty and accuracy that Krakauer strives for and hearing the book in his own voice makes it more real. I've read several books on Everest and the 1996 tragedy. Eiger Dreams is also an enjoyable book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther Than the Eye Can See

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Erik Weihenmayer
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind man to summit McKinley. He also reached the top of Everest, scaled the 3,300-foot wall of El Capitan, and married his sweetheart on Kilimanjaro. This is his remarkable story, about daring to dream in the face of a seemingly insurmountable limitation. Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, calls Weihenmayer "an inspiration to other blind people and plenty of us folks who can see just fine."

    Charles says: "Outstanding!"
    "Didn't keep my attention"
    Overall

    This is the first audioboook I abandoned half-way through. Maybe it would have been better if the author performed the actual voice naration. The first half of the audiobook (or maybe more) is about Eric's youth an early adult years.... not so much about climbing. I'm not sure why I didn't connect. Usually I eat this kind of stuff up.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Al Franken
    • Narrated By Al Franken
    Overall
    (2069)
    Performance
    (307)
    Story
    (316)

    Finding logical inconsistencies, factual errors, and doublespeak wherever he looks, Al Franken takes on and destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media, hoists the Bush White House on its own rhetorical petard, and punctures the mean-spirited sanctimony of such media darlings as Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly. Timely, provocative, unfailingly honest, and always uproarious, Lies is sure to raise hackles and spark hilarity inside the Beltway and from sea to shining sea.

    Peter says: "Franken's One Sided View"
    "Audiobook better than print!"
    Overall

    Frankin doesn't just read the book... he performs it. Very, very funny.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful

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