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Jeffery P. Lorig

O'Neill, NE | Member Since 2009

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  • 161 titles in library
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  • Of Thee I Zing: America's Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Laura Ingraham
    • Narrated By Laura Ingraham, Raymond Arroyo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (111)

    A menacing force surrounds us. We see it, we feel it, we know it. The country we love is in grave peril. While politicians and "experts" prattle on about the debt crisis at home, and terrorism abroad, a more insidious homegrown threat is emerging. It endangers our future and undermines our present. The uncomfortable truth: We have become our own worst enemy.

    David says: "Laura Is brilliant. As usual."
    "Sometimes Funny"
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    I listened to the end so that's saying something. Basically, it's just Laura ranting. It's hours and hours of complaining. Sometimes it was funny. Sometimes it sounded elitest and snobby.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Billy Crystal
    • Narrated By Billy Crystal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1940)
    Performance
    (1771)
    Story
    (1764)

    Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like ""Buying the Plot"" and ""Nodding Off,"" Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever ""test positive for Maalox""), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (""the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac""); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

    Pamela J says: "Growing up with Billy Crystal"
    "Really, really enjoyed this Book"
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    Where does Still Foolin' 'Em rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Can't express how much I really loved listening to Billy Crystal read this book. He is truly one of the great comics of our time. Now at age 65 he not only has some hilarious comments, but also important, poignant things to say about life and death. Looking forward to listening to it again some day soon.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the fact that as he weaves through his own life history, he is telling the story of so many baby boomers who seem to be at point in their lives asking, "Was it worth it?"


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    So personal. So real.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The little Jew who Could


    Any additional comments?

    Hoping Billy has many more performances to share with us in the future. Would love to see him work with Steve Martin someday.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daemon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    Overall
    (7390)
    Performance
    (4394)
    Story
    (4427)

    Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Really Fast Paced Sci Fi!"
    "Nietzsche Would Be Proud"
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    What did you love best about Daemon?

    A page turner...or ehh...one of those audio books you can't stop listening to. It's a good story with fast paced action and lots of mystery. Perhaps there are some deeper lessons about the partnerships between corporations and governments. It makes some anthropological claims you can agree or disagree with about man's free will. As the story unfolds and the prophetic claims of the Daemon come true, notice your own longing for them to not really be true. That will show you a truer sense of your humanity than what is written. Nietzsche would enjoy this Godless will to power.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10398)
    Performance
    (4832)
    Story
    (4849)

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    S Prabhu says: "Excellent book; well adapted for the audio format"
    "Think Again"
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    This book will make you think again about stories of success. If you're in the business of education or coaching, this book will change the way you approach the process.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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