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Mark

Diamond Bar, CA, USA

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  • 38 reviews
  • 78 ratings
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  • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Edith Wharton, and others
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    Unlike the other arts, American literature has been a powerful, influential, and leading aspect of American culture. By turns sedate and mercurial and possessing a moral mind set of various social values, the American short story reveals in its pages the psyche of a growing, sprawling nation whose sense of destiny has always been larger than life. Here are seven masterpieces that will make you smile, make you frown, and leave you pondering the mystery that surrounds the soul of a great nation.

    James says: "Beautifully performed!"
    "Not bad"
    Overall

    Good short stories and narrating is very good. I kind of liked that some of the stories are a little on the downer side - it sucks you into the characters. But it just wasn't too entertaining for me. I was a little bored. It was kind of like watching an old black and white movie. Its a classic, but still an old black and white. I'll take Matrix over Casa Blanca any day. If you prefer Casa Blanca you might like this.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Biology of Belief

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Bruce H. Lipton
    • Narrated By Bruce H. Lipton
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (213)

    Since the publication of The Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton has received widespread acclaim as one of the most accessible and knowledgeable voices of "new biology". The science is called epigenetics – a revolutionary field that shows us how the energy of consciousness is as important in shaping life on earth as DNA and chemistry.

    Michelle says: "A Must-read"
    "One very thought provoking book"
    Overall

    I loved this book. The narration is fantastic and done in a style where it sounds more like a person is sitting down and talking to you. The book takes a very linear approach to spell out in very basic logic how your beliefs and thoughts can really affect your experience on this planet. It was VERY thought provoking.

    If you have some doubt about whether your thoughts and beliefs can have a real tangible affect on your life I would recommend this book. It lays out a very scientific and common sense explanation to a lot of it. I'll be listening to this one again.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Shack

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Wm. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    Overall
    (3988)
    Performance
    (1627)
    Story
    (1673)

    Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

    Renato says: "much more than I expected"
    "Pretty good - a little slow in middle"
    Overall

    I downloaded this because of all the hype around it. It was an interesting listen. It got a little slow in the middle for me but if you stick with it gets better in the fourth quarter. Not quite good enough for four stars though.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Processes: Ask and It Is Given, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks
    • Narrated By Jerry Hicks
    Overall
    (379)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (99)

    Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you're living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve.

    Beth says: "Disappointing"
    "I really enjoy these books"
    Overall

    These are great books to keep and listen to every so often to remind you. I think Jerry does a fantastic job as the narrator. I guess everyone has their own tastes but I think his speaking cadence really seems to fit with this material.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Kite Runner

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys, Amir and Hassan, growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.

    Robert says: "Kite Runner"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    What a fantastic story. It brought me close to tears a few times. For a grown man to be brought to tears while driving his car has got to tell you how powerful this book is. Author does a great job of narrating.

    Starts off a little slow and is hard to keep up with unusual character names but stick with it. Recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Warrior's Apprentice: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (1595)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (744)

    Miles Vorkosigan makes his debut in this frenetic coming-of-age tale. At age 17, Miles is allowed to take the entrance exams to the elite military academy; he passes the written but manages, through miscalculation in a moment of anger, to break both his legs on the obstacle course, washing out before he begins. His aged grandfather dies in his sleep shortly after, for which Miles blames himself.

    Readalot says: "What a great character!"
    "Wanted to like it but...."
    Overall

    I just could not get into this. The narration was very good and the characters interesting. But the story was either jumping around too quickly or dragging. There was no good medium. I ended up stopping it about 2/3 because it hit a slow part and lost me.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Learning Spanish Like Crazy, Level 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Learning Like Crazy
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (26)

    The Learning Spanish Like Crazy method lets you learn Spanish quickly and easily. It has been created by native Spanish speakers from Latin America to make sure you learn to speak Spanish just like a native. All speakers are college-educated speakers from Latin America to make sure you develop an authentic accent. This is a fun method of learning Spanish - no tedious memory drills. You learn practical spoken Spanish that you can use in everyday situations. Level 1 consists of Lessons 1 to 30.

    Toni says: "I love this course"
    "Good review course"
    Overall

    I took spanish in high school so I knew some of the language going in. This was a great review course. The audio is well done and gives you opportunity to repeat sentences and then will sort of quiz you about previous words or verbs. There are hours of lessons. I think you really get your money's worth.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Rush Hour Spanish

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Howard Beckerman
    • Narrated By Howard Beckerman
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Sing your way to a new language, anytime, anywhere! The new enhanced edition of Rush Hour Spanish includes two audio programs, a bonus music-only version of favorite Rush Hour songs, and a free downloadable word game (see www.berlitzbooks.com for link). Original music and catchy songs help you remember everyday words, phrases, and sentences, and the exciting storyline keeps you involved. Fun to use alone or with your family!

    Kim says: "I just got back from Mexico and...."
    "Didn't care for it"
    Overall

    The audio is nice in that it puts phrases to the tempo of music and makes them easy to repeat. However, it doesn't cover how the sentences can be changed or discuss how the verbs are used. I preferred learning spanish like crazy as I seem to get more out of it. Just my 2 cents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Disappearance of the Universe

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Gary R. Renard
    • Narrated By Gary Renard, Doreen Virtue, Gene Bogart
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (92)

    What would you do if you were sitting quietly in your living room when a mysterious couple suddenly appeared from out of nowhere, and then told you they were "ascended masters" who had come to reveal some shocking secrects of existence and teach you the miraculous power of advanced forgiveness? Would you call the cops? Call a psychiatrist? Call out for pizza?

    John says: "Positively Great"
    "Opened my eyes to ACIM"
    Overall

    I had tried to read A Course in Miracles years ago but simply could not understand the text and always put it down. This audio program helped open my eyes to what the book was trying to say and got me interested in reading it again.

    The audio is well done, and while Gary doesn't have the professional public speaker type voice he does a good job of narrating.

    If you were curious of a course in miracles or had tried to study the course and found it difficult to follow I recommend this audio as a good primer.

    Thanks Gary, it got me started back on that path.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Ethan Hawke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2414)
    Performance
    (1122)
    Story
    (1137)

    Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.

    William says: "What more can be said?"
    "What a great book"
    Overall

    I had never heard of this book but I'm so glad I found it. What a great book. I love the humor in it. Reminded me a little of hitchikers guide to galaxy.

    I thought Ethan Hawke did an outstanding job of narrating. It's worth it just for that. Highly recommended.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5603)
    Performance
    (2231)
    Story
    (2259)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Darwin8u says: "My wife says he's that Cold Desert Writer I love."
    "Poetic but dark"
    Overall

    The author writes with such a poetic style that this book is really interesting to listen to. The story is dark so it may not be everyone's cup of tea.

    Narration was excellent.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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