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Scott

Farmboy, nurse, fisherman, birdwatcher,

Magrath, AB, Canada | Member Since 2009

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  • 50 Psychology Classics

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (75)

    Spanning hundreds of ideas developed over the past century, 50 Psychology Classics also explores important contemporary writings, such as Gladwell's Blink and Seligman's Authentic Happiness. Listeners will gain insight into the scientific research of leading contemporary psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists. And they'll discover why we think and act the way we do from the landmark best-sellers of psychology.

    Rick says: "50 Success Classics"
    "Quickest Psych overview available."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of 50 Psychology Classics to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print and would never but in my car? Wow pointed me to tons of further in depth reading AND let me know what I would find in each title.


    Would you recommend 50 Psychology Classics to your friends? Why or why not?

    Already have. It's a great conversation starter


    Which character – as performed by Sean Pratt – was your favorite?

    none, no characters. Just the facts and well done.


    If you could give 50 Psychology Classics a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Remember all that Psych stuff you sort of remember? Well zip thru 50 Psychology Classics and it All comes back with some you didn't know as added spice.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Terms of Enlistment

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Marko Kloos
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (415)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (380)

    The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

    DAVE says: "Solid military sci-fi."
    "if you need a new space opera this is it."
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    Would you listen to Terms of Enlistment again? Why?

    not likely it's a one time listen but enjoyable for all that


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Grayson - the hero's likable for sure


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    you didn't notice the reader. he let you here the story not him


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

    yes, it's light but you want to find out "what's next"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Charles Frazier
    • Narrated By Charles Frazier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (207)

    One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished America in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.

    M. Dunn says: "Cold Mountain (Unabridged)"
    "Better than the movie, gently paced."
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    What made the experience of listening to Cold Mountain the most enjoyable?

    the reality of the Civil War is laid bare. will you dare to see?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Goat Lady - serene, earthy, practical and self sufficient.


    What about Charles Frazier’s performance did you like?

    Charles Frazier is the ONLY author reading his own writing that I have ever enjoyed. His languidly precise voice is perfect.


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

    I have had trouble turning it off. I listen repeatedly. and AVIDLY


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Man's Walk

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (248)

    In Dead Man's Walk, Gus and Call are not yet 20, young men coming of age in the days when Texas was still an independent republic. Enlisting as Texas Rangers under a land pirate who wants to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans, Gus and Call experience their first great adventure in the barren great plains landscape, in which arbitrary violence is the rule -- whether from nature, or from the Indians whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico.<

    Richard says: "Not Lonesome Dove"
    "Humorous, witty, real wild west."
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    What did you love best about Dead Man's Walk?

    I walked the Dead Man's Walk with Call and Gus. Will Patton brings a very good tale to the level of Majesty. I've listened 4 times and get a little more each time. You'll love ALL of the characters - the heroes and the villains. The landscape they trudge through is wide open and wild. Loved it. Still love it. It's a listen again and again. Makes the Lonesome Dove TV series into a poor cousin by comparison.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Man's Walk?

    When the Mexican Commander hands over his gun to Call.... real drama.


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    I will listen to Will Patton read the phone book. His sensitivity with accents, and nuance are remarkable. I like him as an actor but LOVE him as a Narrator.


    If you could take any character from Dead Man's Walk out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I'd take Gus out for dinner and just listen. Mostly because he'd do all the talking and you would never get a chance to interrupt. But I'd take Call fishing - and count the dozen words he spoke as a library.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whisky Galore

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Compton Mackenzie
    • Narrated By Ken Stott
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Love makes the world go 'round? Not at all. Whisky makes it go 'round twice as fast. This is the hilarious story of wartime bootlegging in the Scottish islands.

    Wartime food rationing is bad enough, but when the whisky supplies run out on the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday, nothing seems to go right. Then the fifty-thousand-bottle cargo of the shipwrecked S.S. Cabinet Minister brings salvation - in its most giddily intoxicating form.

    Scott says: "Witty, Wicked and irreverently Scottish."
    "Witty, Wicked and irreverently Scottish."
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    What did you love best about Whisky Galore?

    The story of real people at odds with the distant bureaucracy. AND the Reader's accents and characterizations bring it alive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Biffer - He will do as he wants and stuff the authorities.


    Which character – as performed by Ken Stott – was your favorite?

    All the vast array of islanders and all their lovely accents.


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

    Absolutely. I heard it many years ago on cassette and have been unable to find it until now. An old friend has come home.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to smile. Listen casually. If you want a belly laugh listen with intent. You can't go wrong either way.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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