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Corina

Corina

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  • 21 purchased in 2014
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  • The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jane Mayer
    • Narrated By Richard McGonagle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    The Dark Side is a narrative account of the decisions the U.S. made after September 11, decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In gripping detail, Jane Mayer relates specific cases, shown in real time against the larger tableau of Washington, looking at the intelligence gained and the price paid. In all cases, there were incalculable losses in terms of moral standing, our country's place in the world, and its sense of itself.

    Madeleine says: "Brilliant and Maddening"
    "Absolutely outstanding"
    Overall

    This is a frightening--hair-raising--book that every American should read. Unfortunately, the narration is monotone and sluggish, to my ear. But the content is so compelling that this hardly gets in the way.

    11 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Women: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (114)

    Told through the experiences of the four women who loved him, this imaginative account of Frank Lloyd Wright's raucous life blazes with Boyle's trademark wit and invention. Boyle's protean voice captures these very different women and, in doing so, creates a masterful ode to the creative life in all its complexity and grandeur.

    Diane says: "didn't work for me"
    "Great writer, great narrator"
    Overall

    A wonderful listening experience.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Proust Was a Neuroscientist

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jonah Lehrer
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (100)

    In this technology-driven age, it's tempting to believe that science can solve every mystery. After all, science has cured countless diseases and even sent humans into space. But as Jonah Lehrer argues in this sparkling debut, science is not the only path to knowledge. In fact, when it comes to understanding the brain, art got there first.

    Mark D. Jones says: "Excellent Book"
    "Pity about the narrator"
    Overall

    Fascinating book, disastrous narrator.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Condoleezza Rice: An American Life

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Elisabeth Bumiller
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Condoleezza Rice has until now remained a mystery behind an elegant, cool veneer. In this stunning new biography, New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller peels back the layers and presents a revelatory portrait of the first black female secretary of state and President George W. Bush's national security adviser on September 11, 2001.

    Claire Teagan says: "if you hate her read this"
    "Tentative"
    Overall

    The author seems pretty tentative in her assessment of Rice.

    The narrator should be taught how to pronounce "February," as her pronunciation (Febber-erry) is very distracting.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jonathan Mahler
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In November 2001, a 31-year-old Yemeni man named Salim Ahmed Hamdan was captured near the Pakistan border and turned over to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. After confessing to being Osama bin Laden's driver, Hamdan was transferred to Guantánamo Bay and designated for trial before a special military tribunal. The Pentagon assigned a young military defense lawyer, Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift, to represent him in a defense that no one expected to amount to much. But it did.

    Corina says: "Clear and Compelling"
    "Clear and Compelling"
    Overall

    A crisp, clear, and compelling rendition of a leading human- and civil-case of the Bush years. Mahler draws wonderful characterizations of his dramatis personae and leads the reader smoothly through the thicket of legal issues. Highly recommended

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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