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Blair

Gilbert, AZ, United States

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  • Cry, the Beloved Country

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alan Paton
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (224)

    This is the most distinguished novel that has come out of South Africa in the 20th century, and it is one of the most important novels of the modern era. Cry, the Beloved Country is in some ways a sad book; it is an indictment of a social system that drives native races into resentment and crime; it is a story of Fate, as inevitable, as relentless, as anything of Thomas Hardy's. Beautifully wrought with high poetic compassion, Cry, the Beloved Country is more than just a story, it is a profound experience of the human spirit.

    Penny says: "Two Words"
    "A Good Classic is Timeless"
    Overall

    What a great audio book. The narrator is fabulous but it is the material - the book itself - that is so timely and timeless. I am just starting to work in Mozambique over the last four years in a small NGO and my travel always take me through South Africa. This book is just as timely now as then, I'm sure. I see the hopes and the fears of both white and black very evident in so much of what once was colonial Africa and now the struggling-to-emerge modern Africa. It is still as portrayed in this classic work.

    We have adopted a little Mozambican daughter who has come to the US to grow up with us in America. This book will go into a growing collection of works that I will one day share with her as she grows older to help her understand what was, what is, and what is possible in her world.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Johnstown Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (808)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (316)

    At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon.

    Susan K Donley says: "A page-turner! HIstory that reads like a novel"
    "Couldn't stop listening to the story."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

    I could read about anything that David McCullough wrote, or that Edward Hermann narrated. Put them together and you have a dynamite combination for an audio book. By far my favorite audio books narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged , Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    Overall
    (938)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (136)

    Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

    Valerie says: "An excellent listen, despite its length."
    "Dangerous reading for young minds"
    Overall

    It doesn't suprise me that the reviews are all over the spectrum from "loved it" to "hated it." I read all the Ayn Rand books in high school. It probably took me the next 4 years to recover my right mind. Life is far more than the individual or about individualism. Healthy relationships, even inter-dependency between people, companies, cultures and nations, is where love, happiness and real success is ultimately achieved, not in Ayn Rand's "I am a rock, I am an island" mentality and philosophy.

    8 of 18 people found this review helpful

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