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I am a retired RN who has a interest in many different ideas, places, people, aand times. I do like books with some kind of action in them.

Rhinelander, WI, United States | Member Since 2010

  • 4 reviews
  • 22 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2014

  • The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dean Kowalski (Editor), William Irwin (Editor)
    • Narrated By Andrew Eiden

    Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs"? And - most importantly - whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga!

    This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about The Big Bang Theory and its nerdy genius characters.

    Janine says: "The talking heads"
    "The talking heads"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is an amazing and humorous piece of work. I enjoyed it immensely. Not only did it bring to mind some of my favorite moments from the series but It was spot on in its assessment of the action and interaction or lack thereof from the characters. Having grown up with a "genius" for a brother, I also related to many of the situations. Sheldonnnn reminds me so much of my brother in some aspects such as him having rto be interpreted for those not in his immediate circle, and sometimes even then. Thank you for such an enoyable time.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy?

    Then memorable moments started with the beginning and never stopped.

    Have you listened to any of Andrew Eiden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


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

    Yes and then again and again. I'm keeping on my MP3 player to listen to when I need a humor break.

    Any additional comments?

    I think I want to listen to some more of the philosophy discussions by the authors.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • My Share of the Task: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By General Stanley McChrystal
    • Narrated By Kevin Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In this illuminating memoir, McChrystal frankly explores the major episodes and controversies of his eventful career. He delves candidly into the intersection of history, leadership, and his own experience to produce a book of enduring value. Joining the troubled post-Vietnam army as a young officer, McChrystal witnessed and participated in some of our military’s most difficult struggles. He describes the many outstanding leaders he served with and the handful of bad leaders he learned not to emulate.

    Jfadams says: "Incomplete ending"
    "A memoir not to be missed"
    What did you love best about My Share of the Task?

    General McChrytal's unabashed honesty.

    What did you like best about this story?

    His description of the training and heavy responsibilities of those in leadership in the armed forces and the intelligence and dedication it takes to lead.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he and his wife went out for his retirement formation. It was a quiet and greatly significant event that shows that our great leaders do so much for us for so little appreciation from us. It demonstrates that only those who have been in similar situations can really appreciate what one does. It was real, heartfelt and full of honor.

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

    No. This is a book to be savored and thought over. Do not rush it.

    Any additional comments?

    Give this book a chance. You just might learn something.
    Thank you, General McChrystal and your wife.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dave Grossman
    • Narrated By Dave Grossman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to kill in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The psychological cost for soldiers, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating.

    g says: "Adam G"
    "A must read to understand our killing society"
    Would you consider the audio edition of On Killing to be better than the print version?

    I can't read because of my eyes. So audio is the way I go.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It doesn't have characters. It traces the history of how our armed services are prepared for war from our Civil War on. It explains why our armed forces and our society has the problems is has whether it be with depression, PTSD or children killing children in schools.

    Did Dave Grossman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Again there are no characters. There are very tangible reasons why "we" are the way "we" are.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me very alarmed and conflicted. I know we need people to fight our wars. We need to do more to help them when they come back....and their families. We need to rethink violent video games. I would outlaw them myself if I could.

    Any additional comments?

    I would suggest every parent, every service spouse, all the politicians and all the game makers read this. Then act as your conscience demands.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Room: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others

    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

    Kathleen says: "A truly memorable read"

    This was a unique tack to take by writing from the view of a 5 year old for most of the book. I was gratified that Emma included the inevitable tantrums of an emotionally delayed child. Being able to look beyond the ROOM, and see what trials awaited the mother and son, helped bring about a somewhat realisitc conclusion to the book. Of course, we do not really know how much time was between the escape and the ending,it must have been less than a year. These people would probably have been more crippled in those first few months. I doubt they would have been able to come to this conclusion within a year. But then again, who knows. I really enjoyed being pulled along by the narrative, waiting to find out what would happen next. Amazed at the resourcefulness of the mother made it interesting. Thank you. Emma

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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