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James

CHEHALIS, WA, United States | Listener Since 2004

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  • Being George Washington

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (532)
    Performance
    (464)
    Story
    (467)

    If you think you know George Washington, think again. This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. It's a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.

    Dell says: "My hero has been brought back. Thanks Glenn."
    "A Story Worth Telling - Well Told"
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    Where does Being George Washington rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best among the biographies I've read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Beck decided to tell the story in a entertaining narrative, using Washington's person moral codes as the thematic backdrop for the telling. And as Washington believed God's hand guided the events of his life, Beck told the story in a way that shared that same beliefl. Excellent!


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

    Not familiar with the narrarator, but I thought he did well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many. I loved Washington's impassioned plea to his troops to fight for liberty, even when it seems Congress was unable to care for them or compensate them.


    Any additional comments?

    Honestly, I don't follow Glenn Beck very closely, and was a bit skeptical about the book. But as a great admirer or Washington and curious about the idea of telling his story in a more novelesque fashion, I bought it. It exceeded my expectation and kept me riveted.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Limitless: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Alan Glynn
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (110)

    A burnout at 35, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola could use a shot in the arm. One day he randomly runs into Vernon, his ex-wife’s brother, and his ex-dealer. Now employed by a shadowy pharmaceutical company, Vernon has something that might help: a new designer drug that stimulates brain function. One pill and Eddie is hooked. His book is finished within days; he learns and synthesizes information at a frightening rate; and he can go a long time without sleep or food.

    Alan says: "I was skeptical"
    "good story, minus the ending"
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    What did you love best about Limitless?

    I loved the writing style. A lot. Totally drew me in with the author-narrator's "voice." And the Narrator, Fred Berman, nailed it with his presentation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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