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Dawnita

Da Ram

LOUISVILLE, KY, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 85 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • Unfamiliar Fishes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated By Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, John Hodgman, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (899)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (541)

    In Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell argues that 1898 might be a year just as crucial to our nation's identity, a year when, in an orgy of imperialism, the United States annexed Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and invaded Cuba and then the Philippines, becoming a meddling, self-serving, militaristic international superpower practically overnight. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing.

    Kat says: "Sarah Vowell does it again!"
    "At the end I wanted to cry"
    Overall

    This book is easy to follow if your like me ur wiki-keying names and places as your listening. I like the flow of how she but the fact together. The story is disturbing part of American history but is typical and thats whats sad about it.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2759)
    Performance
    (2422)
    Story
    (2437)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "Epic Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story was really life like. I know stuff like this happens all the time especially in the U S. People looking down their nose at people that are as well of as them but look them as inferior. People not seeing past their little world of what's important to them, and what they want, to make sure to say things that hurt, embarrass or make someone jealous. It is a reflection of the stupidity people put themselves through. It's was a good read but sad. I'm glad I listen to it. Never read any of the Harry Potter books but J K Rowling is very talented and interesting writer.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the story was assembled.


    What about Tom Hollander’s performance did you like?

    I did not notice the reader much. I could hear him but he did not give to or take away from the story.


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

    To long for one sitting... plus parts are too sad to keep listening in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Rock
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1528)
    Performance
    (1131)
    Story
    (1110)

    Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

    Lindblad says: "An amazing insight to the brain"
    "So all the world is a stage"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Your Brain at Work in three words, what would they be?

    Useful, adaptable, most-read


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't pick one part of the book that was not useful for busy ppl


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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