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J. Landry

mountains, CO | Member Since 2012

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  • My Beloved World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sonia Sotomayor
    • Narrated By Rita Moreno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (517)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (448)

    The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

    Jean says: "Overcoming proverty via education"
    "Fascinating person fascinating life story"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up My Beloved World in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring and reflective. Family is who we are.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Beloved World?

    When she admits her upbringing left her lacking understanding of certain situations, it was moving.


    Did Rita Moreno do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Sometimes when she changed voice volume, I could not understand her.


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

    If the right doors are opened for you, unlimited potential is yours if you work,work,work.


    Any additional comments?

    I have new appreciation for having a voice and perspective as hers on the Supreme Court.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Waging Heavy Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Neil Young
    • Narrated By Keith Carradine
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (178)

    An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir. Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical career, spanning his time in bands like Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crazy Horse; moving from the snows of Ontario through the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today.

    John says: "Great book for Neil Young Fans"
    "Interesting listen. Jumps around alot"
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    Story
    Where does Waging Heavy Peace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved David Carradine's performance. Many interesting points came up, but it was a bit all over the place as timeline goes and can be hard for the listener to follow.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Not really an ending as Neil's adventure continues


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

    No


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    There is more to Neil than meets the ear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By H. W. Brands
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (133)

    Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In Brands' sweeping, majestic full biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right.

    Tad Davis says: "Underrated hero"
    "Fascinating story, but it could have been abridged"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes if they have 27 hours to listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man Who Saved the Union?

    The whole story was memborable as I knew nothing of his life.


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

    A genuinely caring and calm voice. much as l you would have imagined a great leader to sound.


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

    When he talked about meeting Lincoln and how much he respected him.


    Any additional comments?

    Made me want to learn more about the civil war time period and what followed for the country.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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