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Chris

United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 5 reviews
  • 199 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 31 purchased in 2014
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  • Who Fears Death

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "A journey."
    "I couldn't get past the narrator"
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    I had to stop listening about about an hour - the narrator was like nails on a chalk board. I think that the story may have been interesting, but the only thing I could hear was that irritating voice.

    The narrator is supposed to enhance a story, not become the focus of the story. This narrator failed miserably.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2838)
    Performance
    (2032)
    Story
    (2038)

    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Lynn says: "A Rip Snorting Story"
    "Very Enjoyable"
    Overall
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    The book is more than a little sympathetic to Google, but it really puts the impact that Google has had on the Internet and society into sharp focus. You almost forget what life was like before Google. Like them or love them, Googlers have changed the way the world works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Diarmaid MacCulloch
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (211)

    Once in a generation, a historian will redefine his field, producing a book that demands to be read or heard - a product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill. Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity is such a book. Breathtaking in ambition, it ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers the world, following the three main strands of the Christian faith.

    Celia says: "Generally quite good"
    "Not as bad as many are claiming"
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    The book started out strong with lots of interesting facts about pre-Christianity and early Christianity. The author wasn't even afraid to mix in some mildly controversial views. But as history progressed and entered into eras where there is more concrete evidence he degenerated into a litany of fact recitation with very little insight and opinion mixed in.

    Overall the book is absolutely comprehensive and I learned lots of things that I hadn't previously known - but I prefer my histories with a bit more insight. *Why* did history take the turns that it had or *Why* did people react in certain ways to certain events. The microscopic list of dates and names and places I find less interesting than some.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (355)

    The Second World War lasted for 2,174 days, cost $1.5 trillion, and claimed the lives of more than 50 million people. Why did the Axis lose? And could they, with a different strategy, have won? Andrew Roberts's acclaimed new history has been hailed as the finest single-volume account of this epic conflict. From the western front to North Africa, from the Baltic to the Far East, he tells the story of the war - the grand strategy and the individual experience, the cruelty and the heroism - as never before.

    Mike From Mesa says: "A very interesting book with some shortcomings."
    "Hoping for More"
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    Any additional comments?

    When I read history I'd like some insight. This felt mostly like an endless litany of dates, names, battles and facts.

    If you are looking for a book that will describe all of the details of World War II then this is probably perfect for you.

    The narrator had an odd tone to his voice and was pretty flat. Though he may not have had much of a choice given the nature of the material.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2134)
    Performance
    (1952)
    Story
    (1933)

    In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

    Amazon Customer says: "An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall."
    "Disappointing"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The rest of the series was narrated so wonderfully that having to listen to King was almost unbearable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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