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Anthony

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  • The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4589)
    Performance
    (1967)
    Story
    (1944)

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    Rick Just says: "Dangerous Religion"
    "Little long, but enjoyable."
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The God Delusion the most enjoyable?

    The in-depth breakdown of each of the tenants of peoples beliefe of religion.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The God Delusion?

    Some of the condescending attitude that comes off in some of the ways in which he'd address topics of belief.


    Which character – as performed by Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward – was your favorite?

    Dawkings


    If you could give The God Delusion a new subtitle, what would it be?

    That was the best title, certainly explains the tone for which the 'believers' are given throughout the book. I am an atheist myself and thought it a bit silly how goofy/disrespectful he makes out peoples beliefs at certain parts. However it's a long book and not filled with negative talk, just some of the points that stick out in my book. The book itself is very civil.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11871)
    Performance
    (7248)
    Story
    (7137)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
    "Silly"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about Go the F--k to Sleep? What did you like least?

    Just a silly quick book I picked up on here. I don't know what else to say.


    Would you recommend Go the F--k to Sleep to your friends? Why or why not?

    maybe


    What does Samuel L. Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Yes


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John J. Ratey
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (2626)
    Performance
    (1660)
    Story
    (1641)

    Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

    Kathleen says: "Spark"
    "Enjoyable, but with a lot of holes in his theories"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Spark? What did you like least?

    The scientific data that he backed up some of his claims with, some of which was biological science, but most was behavioral.


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

    Not very impressed, there are gaps to his whole speil. I guess it's hard to get behind this as being the "only way to be" kinda mantra that he seems to convey throughout the book without wondering when is he going to address the silly question like "what about all the brilliant people who do little to no physically excercise on a regular basis yet enjoy emotional fullfilment as well as maintain high IQ's." My go to thoughts kept bringing me back to Stephen Hawkings.


    What aspect of Walter Dixon’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing, was good.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jimmy Carter
    • Narrated By Jimmy Carter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (49)

    Following his #1 New York Times best seller Our Endangered Values, the former president, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, offers an assessment of what must be done to bring permanent peace to Israel, with dignity and justice for Palestine.

    D. Cohron says: "A Story Not Told in the US"
    "Good to get an more in-depth insight of Palestine"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Good time, a bit long winded for some topics or some sub-topics more like.


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

    Knew where it was going and the entire book is based around a conclusion or suggestions of how to move forward.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Could you see Palestine being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • El Narco: The Bloody Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ioan Grillo
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    The world has watched stunned at the bloodshed in Mexico. Thirty thousand murdered since 2006; police chiefs shot within hours of taking office; mass graves comparable to those of civil wars; car bombs shattering storefronts; headless corpses heaped in town squares. The United States throws Black Hawk helicopters and drug agents at the problem. But in secret, Washington is confused and divided about what to do. "Who are these mysterious figures tearing Mexico apart?" they wonder.

    Kathy says: "A NOBY Nominee"
    "Riveting and enjoyable, albeit disturbing at times"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Where does El Narco rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top ten


    What other book might you compare El Narco to and why?

    Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain because of the frankness about both the situation, and probably cause I had just listened to that as well right after.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first 3 chapters


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

    The last chapter


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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