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B. Barnett

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  • Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of 'God, No!'

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (516)
    Story
    (519)

    Let's be honest - nobody has more fun than atheists. Don’t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you’re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette - the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller - whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike.

    Marc Worley says: "Yes, he curses"
    "Entertaining, thoughtful and enlightening"
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    Would you listen to Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! again? Why?

    Yes. This is definitely a book you will want to read and reread. If only for his perspective on death. I was brought to tears with the relief of understanding death in that way. Penn has a way of speaking about things that has such clarity and realness. As an atheist I appreciate getting to hear another atheist's thoughts and feelings and life experiences. He really fills a gap in the atheist community by opening up as a "normal" person (Okay. I know he's far from average, being famous and rich but he doesn't come across that way and it hasn't gone to his head). I find myself thinking on the stories that he shared in this and his previous book frequently and I'm sure I'll be reading both over and over. I highly recommend his books and his podcast!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Penn, of course!


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to have the paper copy to see the pictures but I loved hearing his description of them. It added another personal dimension to the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11216)
    Performance
    (9702)
    Story
    (9671)

    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"
    "Overhyped, Not Very Good At All"
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    What disappointed you about Steve Jobs?

    It was boring after the first few hours of the story. The writing was boring, but Steve Jobs' personality was grating.


    Has Steve Jobs turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I think that this was just particularly bad.


    What didn???t you like about Dylan Baker???s performance?

    It didn't add anything to the book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom, frustration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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