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Daly City, CA, United States | Member Since 2008

  • 4 reviews
  • 12 ratings
  • 134 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014

  • Through My Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Tim Tebow, Nathan Whitaker
    • Narrated By Tom Wayland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Over the course of the last five years, Tim Tebow established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of college football and a top prospect in the NFL. During that time he amassed an unparalleled resume - winning two BCS national championships; becoming the first sophomore in NCAA history to win the Heisman trophy; and in the face of massive public scrutiny, being drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.

    Michael says: "The ultimate role model for your son"
    "Inspiring Individual, Discouraging Narrator"
    Would you try another book from Tim Tebow and Nathan Whitaker and/or Tom Wayland?


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Wayland?

    Most definately. This is above his ability. Although the narrator had a youthful voice, his ability to communicate the same level of emotional intelligence and fun-loving humor of the writer was greatly lacking. I almost gave up on listening, because of the poor narration, several times throughout my listening experience.

    This should be re-recorded. Making this point is the main purpose of my review.

    Do you think Through My Eyes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Let's let the young man live a little bit more, ya' think? Most of his actions are playing out on the national stage at the moment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated By Ruby Dee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Zora Neale Hurston’s classic novel begs to be read aloud, and Ruby Dee answers the challenge with utter perfection, capturing the wide range of characters and their diverse accents with grace and power. Their Eyes Were Watching God is the luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to 70 years.

    Leslie says: "a pleasure"
    "Award-Winning Performance"
    What did you love best about Their Eyes Were Watching God?

    The story is fascinating and seems to depict real people. Ruby Dee delivers a stunningly beautiful performance as ALL of them!

    What did you like best about this story?

    The writer tenderly communicates some of the most shameful, noble and funny aspects of African-American culture.

    Which character – as performed by Ruby Dee – was your favorite?

    ALL of them! She was so many people, male and female, and she never apologized for being only the narrator. She dove in deep and came up with a master-piece, in my opinion. She communicated each character with such compassion and realism. The moment of dread when

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

    Yes, yes and yes.

    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, Ruby! Your performance really brings this classic to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "A fascinating story well-told"

    The writer borrows much of his information regarding the individual from the "Secret History". This is woven into a well thought out compilation of believed true instances corroborated with other historical sources. It's an educational and entertaining listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Martin Luther King: The Essential Box Set: The Landmark Speeches and Sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Clayborne Carson, Kris Shepard, Peter Holloran, and others
    • Narrated By Keith David, Jay Gregory, Martin Luther King

    This definitive box set includes all the landmark speeches of the great orator and American leader Martin Luther King, Jr., from his inspirational "I Have a Dream" to his firey "Give Us the Ballot." Comprised of recordings previously included in A Call to Conscience and A Knock at Midnight, The Essential Box Set is a must-have for any home, library, or school collection.

    Veronica says: "A Great Resource!"
    "A Great Resource!"

    The collection of originally delivered speeches is a preciious research. The reading of letters written by the history-makers involved in his campaigns and anecdotes of those present help to establish the contextual settings of the speeches.

    I think it's great!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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