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Phillip

Chesapeake, VA, United States | Member Since 2014

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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
    (71)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (64)

    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"
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    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 Vegas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (291)

    Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds - especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides - and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters.

    Eve says: "Not Patterson's Best Work"
    "Great story"
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    I'm Glad we finally got back to the original Private Characters. This is what I've missed from the other books. Great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Steve Stoute, Mim Eichler Rivas
    • Narrated By Kerry Washington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    The business marketing genius at the forefront of today's entertainment marketing revolution helps corporate America get hip to today's new consumer - the tan generation. When Fortune 500 companies need to reenergize or reinvent a lagging brand, they call Steve Stoute. In addition to marrying cultural icons with blue-chip marketers, Stoute has helped identify and activate a new generation of consumers. He traces how the "tanning" phenomenon raised a generation of black, Hispanic, white, and Asian consumers who have the same "mental complexion".

    Brady says: "very relevant insight"
    "Phenomenal read"
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    Not only is Hip-Hop Culture alive and well. It's everywhere influencing everything. This should be used when teaching Marketing.

    0 of 0 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
    (1210)
    Performance
    (998)
    Story
    (1017)

    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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    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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