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I get to bottle feed baby raccoons, throw mice at a coyote, and muck out the bear house at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care! I love my new town!

South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States

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  • 0 purchased in 2014

  • A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor, and Country

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Wesley K. Clark, Tom Carhart
    • Narrated By Wesley K. Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Focusing on his major life battles, from his difficult youth in Arkansas through the horror of Vietnam, the post-war rebuilding of national security, and the struggles surrounding the new world order after the Cold War, this groundbreaking audiobook draws lessons from General Wesley Clark's unique experiences and reveals his plan for America, at home and in the world.

    Donna says: "autobiography of a leader"
    "Easy Does It, Wes!"

    Book is almost unlistenable! I was eager for the message, the words, the story. A friend recommended it. I'm not stupid. I made Captain in the U.S. Air Force -- and a woman at that! -- I went to college and worked for attorneys. But this man reads too fast! I have to assume he did not take direction in making the audio. It's like he's still trying to prove he's good enough -- or the best -- whatever! And in reading so hell bent for leather, he is too self-centered to care about the listener! It's all about him! I bet he grinds his teeth! For sure this man has never heard of easy does it. He hardly takes a breath! It's exhausting to listen, and I slept badly and will not listen again. Somewhere around Kosovo it gets really good -- the words are good, but dammit! General Clark wants to get there first hell or high water! And indeed he does. His enunciation suffers badly also. I wish I had not bought this book. Please have an actor read it again at a decent speed for comprehension. I am angry and disappointed in this book. Print version will be worth checking.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas Paine's Rights of Man: A Biography: Books That Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Simon Vance

    Thomas Paine was one of the greatest political propagandists in history. The Rights of Man, first published in 1791, is the key to his reputation. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund Burke's attack on the uprising of the French people, Paine's text is a passionate defense of the rights of man. Paine argued against monarchy and outlined the elements of a successful republic, including public education, pensions, and relief of the poor and unemployed, all financed by income tax.

    Mimi says: "Exciting July Fourth Listening! Wow!"
    "Exciting July Fourth Listening! Wow!"

    Somehow I had expected this would be simply Tom Paine's writing, not a whole book about him. History, philosophy and politics are not my strengths, but I've lived long enough and traveled enough that I do care about these things. I found another audio book on the same topics, Founding Brothers, very difficult listening, although I believed it was well narrated. This book by contrast is almost suspenseful. The narrator reads with great understanding, but the book is written so as to be interesting. This author has an exciting mind!

    Back in high school I didn't really get it about the deists. And who cared about the Louisiana Purchase? Paine was already trying to solve the problem of slavery, develop a plan for freed slaves. Paine even foresaw a need for a welfare system. Well, goodness! It's a most stimulating book. Educational, exciting, most worthwhile.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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