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Phillip

Chesapeake, VA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dan Charnas
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (54)

    An original journalist for The Source, Dan Charnas built a celebrated career in the rap industry. In The Big Payback, he chronicles the rise of the hip-hop culture and shows how it became so powerful in a matter of decades. Charnas also profiles many of the movers and shakers in this burgeoning cultural movement, offering unprecedented access to an industry that continues to shake the globe.

    Chief Break Everything says: "So much love"
    "The Best book on Hip-Hop Culture and Industry Ever"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Big Payback in three words, what would they be?

    Detailed, Insightful, Epic


    What did you like best about this story?

    The has views from all sides


    What about Kevin R. Free’s performance did you like?

    Award Winning


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

    No, but every free minute it was played till the end.


    Any additional comments?

    If I were teaching a course on Hip-Hop History this would be mandatory reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Private: #1 Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Scott Shepherd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1039)
    Performance
    (859)
    Story
    (874)

    Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Listen"
    "This is why I read James Patterson Books"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Private: #1 Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    Extreme Thrill Ride


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Morgan is the perfect protaganist because he is not perfect, he makes mistakes in his personal life but he is the best in the world at what he does.


    What does Scott Shepherd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Scott Shepherd is a great narrattor . Sometimes I forgot that only one person was reading.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Finding out about Colleen.


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Patterson, I would love to read A Private/Mike Bennett mashup novel. Could we get one of those?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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