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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States | Member Since 2014

  • 4 reviews
  • 22 ratings
  • 471 titles in library
  • 49 purchased in 2015

  • America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Stephen Colbert
    • Narrated By Stephen Colbert, Tim Meadows, Jordin Ruderman

    Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the number one nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around - we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders.

    Brett says: "Funny as usual"
    "Stephen Colbert again"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Stephen Colbert

    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Anyone who listens will become a Stephen Colbert Stalker

    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    by being Stephen Colbert

    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    there can never be anything wrong with his performance....he is Stephen Colbert

    Do you have any additional comments?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Most Important Fish in the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Bruce H. Franklin
    • Narrated By Bruce H. Franklin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In this brilliant portrait of the oceans' unlikely hero, H. Bruce Franklin shows how menhaden have shaped America's national-and natural-history, and why reckless overfishing now threatens their place in both. Since Native Americans began using menhaden as fertilizer, this amazing fish has greased the wheels of U.S. agriculture and industry.

    heather rogers says: "A Great Book"
    "a most important book on the most important fish"
    What made the experience of listening to Most Important Fish in the Sea the most enjoyable?

    great information about how overfishing one species could so greatly affect a local ecosystem which, in turn, affects the world
    It took a bit of time to get used to the slow, scratchy voiced, and sometimes muffled narration, but the author is passionate and very well informed and I ended up really enjoying this book and narration.There is alot of great history presented on this little known(at least on the West Coast) fish and the tales of its abundance in earlier years is jaw dropping. Fascinating information about how long it has taken before man realized and was willing to do something to reverse the effects of overfishing. If fishing a species is going to destroy the ecosystem and deplete things to the point where we are endangering ourselves, then we can no longer "self regulate" fish catches and government(or an international fish conservancy commission) intervention is necessary.
    You cannot leave it up to a corporation because their interests are short term and based on profits. It is amazing and disheartening to know that for this one species it comes down to ONE corporation! I hope the menhaden do not go the way of the passenger pigeon.

    What other book might you compare Most Important Fish in the Sea to and why?

    Four Fish by Paul Greenberg. Both are great books. Cod by Mike Kurlasky as well.

    Which character – as performed by Bruce H. Franklin – was your favorite?


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

    I was appalled at how human thoughtlessness can devastate the balance of nature so easily. We're killing ourselves through our own selfishness. That must be Mother Nature's failsafe to keep us from irrevocably destroying the natural world. We will destroy ourselves first.

    Any additional comments?

    thank you Mr Franklin for writing this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Paul Greenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Our relationship with the ocean is undergoing a profound transformation. Just three decades ago nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild. Today rampant overfishing and an unprecedented biotech revolution have brought us to a point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex and confusing marketplace.

    Dan says: "Great listen"
    "entertaining informative book on overfishing"
    Would you listen to Four Fish again? Why?

    yes, and I have. There is so much information here and written in an entertaining way that I enjoyed listening to it several times. The narration was very good.

    What did you like best about this story?

    it made me aware and made me think about the amount of fish that is taken from the seas and rivers every day. I wonder how it will affect the amount of food available for the future if we do not change our ways and think about sustainability....
    I loved to learn about animals and their behaviors etc and this book did not disappoint.

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

    his personal life and how it is intertwined with fishing

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

    Can 4 fish survive with help from the very same species set out to destroy them ?

    Any additional comments?

    would love to read more from this author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Northanger Abbey

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of "Gothic novels" by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn.

    Johnny says: "Awesome"
    Would you listen to Northanger Abbey again? Why?

    yes. Juliet Stevenson makes this story come alive. The best audio book narrator I have heard so far. Austen, of course, is classic and the duo makes for a great evening of entertainment

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Northanger Abbey?

    the way Austen writes--so entertaining. The protagonist didn't appear to flavor things with a gothic eye until she reaches Northanger Abbey so it is a bit if the first part of the story is a different character. Still, it all pulls together with typical Austen magic. If you like Emma, you'll like Northanger Abbey

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

    thi is my first listen to her narrration and I am now noting books she reads so I can listen

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

    it's a light read about young love with a very imaginative heroine. She's kinda silly like Emma....sweet

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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