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Bill Mobley

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Atlanta, Georgia United States | Member Since 2010

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  • How To Read and Why

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Harold Bloom
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, Berg Professor of English at New York University, and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. He has written more than 20 books of literary criticism. From a lifetime of writing and teaching about literature, this great scholar exhorts readers to consider the pleasures and benefits of reading well.

    Barbara says: "Like a review of my graduate English degree"
    "A honest"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of How To Read and Why to be better than the print version?

    Yes. John McDonough is one of my favorite readers. His reading is,rather scholarly (I don't know if he'd like that description though). I prefer his reading when listening to non fiction, much more than most modern readers who tend to adopt a rather funny "Everybody Loves Raymond" type tone when reading non fiction.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the introduction a lot, because I've always felt that fiction writing is in danger of becoming political tracts whose goal is to teach more than tell a story. If characters in stories are allowed to be themselves, politics will manifest itself naturally.


    Have you listened to any of John McDonough’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He had more spunk here than he does in reading Isaiah (from The Bible).


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh sometimes, especially when Mr Bloom calls two characters from one of Flannery O Conner's stories "Abominable persons." He was talking about a grandfather and a little girl.


    Any additional comments?

    I am glad to be introduced to a reader that doesn't get in the way of the story. I have a hard time listening to great actors when they read, because they give sort of characterizations that are often quite good (a British person, Truck Driver, Mafia lord...etc),but they are too definite for the length of an average novel.

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  • 50 Prosperity Classics: Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    50 Prosperity Classics examines the great works of entrepreneurship, personal finance, investing, economics, and philanthropy. Applying the 50 Classics formula, it highlights the key titles in the literature of prosperity, giving concise summaries of each book's main points, how they came into being, and what each offers the listener on their path toward a life of abundance. This is a comprehensive resource for creating wealth, managing financial assets, and, finally, giving something back in return.

    Neal says: "Worth well over the purchase price"
    "Ever wanted to know about prosperity books?"
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    What did you love best about 50 Prosperity Classics?

    I love the detail summaries of each book covered.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from 50 Prosperity Classics?

    Prosperity is worthless without given back or helping others. Yet the book is not one big guilt trip. It covers each subject with unbiased opinion and enhances the point each author was trying to make without personal judgements.


    Any additional comments?

    The subject of the book is inspiring to both rich and poor. Prosperity, here, is something positive and not polarizing. Most of the authors represented want to help others succeed by living up to their full potential.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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