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Paul

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  • Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Toby Lester
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (110)

    Toby Lester, author of the award-winning The Fourth Part of the World, masterfully crafts yet another century-spanning saga of people and ideas in this epic story of Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic drawing of a man inscribed in a circle and a square. Over time, the nearly 550-year-old ink-on-paper sketch has transformed into a collective symbol of the nature of genius, the beauty of the human form, and the universality of the human spirit.

    Paul says: "Haunting Expierience"
    "Haunting Expierience"
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    Would you listen to Da Vinci's Ghost again? Why?

    Would you look at the Vitruvian man again? So would I, yes and each look would add to the understanding that comes by deep and thorough self study. Yet the value of this book is the way the Author has placed Leonardo into the setting giving a perception of the development of his mind. Capturing the mind of Man where we can examine it in ourselves.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Leonardo's ever present notebook that witnessed his development, chronicled it , and eventually brought him back to life for us to study.


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

    From the moment I first saw the Vitruvian Man I was captured by it, I quickly found it was one of Leonardos. I always have wanted to speak with him and ask his motivation, The Ghost is in me.


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Sidney Poitier
    • Narrated By Sidney Poitier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (460)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (137)

    In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure: as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.

    A User says: "bravo!!!"
    "HEAR you GO!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This takes audio books to a new high for me. The full measure of a man in his own words! Unequaled and Superb. If you only had one audio book in your library this would be that book. That Good!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author takes you into his mind and values on a solid gold adventure in reality. We may not all measure up though we may have the nerve to stand and cheer when it's been done with such integrity and honesty.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Don't be small it was all good!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    That's the thing! The film has been made this is THE STORY! that is woven between them.


    Any additional comments?

    Wow. I had no Idea I could be so Angry I couldn't loan it to a friend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11683)
    Performance
    (10117)
    Story
    (10094)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Good Job!"
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    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    The revelation of how difficult it is to keep focus without frustration. He could do what he did though health and happiness was honestly not some thing he could manufacture in himself.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It did'nt attempt to draw a conclusion, though it invited the reader to have the information to make up his or her own mind.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of War

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sun Tzu
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (327)

    Written before Alexander the Great was born, this Chinese treatise on war has become one of the most influential works on the subject. Read widely in the east since its appearance 2,500 years ago, The Art of War first came to the west with a French Jesuit in 1782. It has been studied by generals from Napoleon to Rommel, and it is still required reading in most military academies of the world.

    Michael says: "Just your basic Art of War translation"
    "Stratigum"
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    If you could sum up The Art of War in three words, what would they be?

    Revealing, Life and Death.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Sun Tzu's Stratigum give a clear cutting approach to problem solving. Seeing war as art stretches my mind, however, we all battle elements of our lives, and we command a powerful army with every idea that we pursue, protect, or promote. The Art of War has survived for good reason, it captures the simplicity of our nature to survive against the odds, strips the life and death emotion away revealing the structure of dominance. Every Artist owes it a read.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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