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Fletcher

Pendleton, SC, United States

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  • In Defense of Food

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1355)
    Performance
    (587)
    Story
    (594)

    "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion.

    Kimberly says: "Good book, but read The Omnivore's Dilemma first"
    "Great information!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you listen to In Defense of Food again? Why?

    Good info, good ideas, great research. Pollan is brilliant.


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s voice?

    The narrator read this like it was a novel of some sort. He sounded sarcastic and trite at times.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fallen Angel: Gabriel Allon, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1392)
    Performance
    (1159)
    Story
    (1156)

    After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome.

    Audiophile says: "When will Gabriel retire?"
    "Boring and slow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Fallen Angel?

    I remember the first Allon book and enjoyed many in the series. The story had promises, but it was just slow for me. Maybe I'm loosing interest I these types of books, but the action was almost non existent and I couldn't even make it to the end.


    Has The Fallen Angel turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes - dull. He sounded like an 80 year old trying to be 40.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2257)
    Performance
    (1989)
    Story
    (1989)

    Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

    D says: "Odd Apocalypse; Oddly Great"
    "I couldn't even finish"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm sorry. I really like Koontz, and I typically love the Odd series. But this one just bored me. I couldn't get through it. This one was a fail for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16779)
    Performance
    (11027)
    Story
    (10911)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "God help me - it's SLOW"
    Overall

    From the write up and reviews, I thought I stumbled onto something pretty interesting. 3 hours into it, I realized I was wrong. If your idea of a good book/story is one of boredom - then this may be for you. If you want the least bit of excitement, anything remotely interesting, or something that keeps you listening for hours on end - go somewhere else. The narrator is slow and I feel as though I'm being fed cough-syrup!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Faith and Politics

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Senator John Danforth
    • Narrated By Senator John Danforth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    As a former three-term U.S. Republican senator from Missouri and an ordained Episcopal priest, John C. Danforth has watched the shifts in his party and the Christian church with growing alarm. Now he feels the time has come for a change.

    Wardell says: "Honesty and no malice"
    "Rational Right"
    Overall

    Danforth is not only a Republican, but a priest at that. But his views are refreshing as he discusses the extremism and religious control over our Republican party and how they have stepped over the line. Citing several different cases and events from recent news, he shows good examples to support his theories. Although Danforth speaks slowly and is monotone virtually the entire book, his thoughts are refreshing and keeps you interested. It's good to hear someone from the Right question their current party's motives.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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