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Gary

Greeley, CO, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Timothy Egan
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (872)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (511)

    In The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with The Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy.

    P. Bergh says: "A fascinating history of early Forest Service"
    "History came alive."
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    What other book might you compare The Big Burn to and why?

    The Perfect Storm is like The Big Burn. The difference is that The Big Burn includes historical persons and how the Federal government abandoned the rangers of the early days of the U.S. Forest Service at their time of greatest need.


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

    There is a point when the last train out was full and those that could not get on realized they were probably not going to survive. It is tempting to think this is a fictional story. If the government did even half of the things they did in this book the people would demand that someone be criminally charged.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme, Week 7

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Richard Parkes Cordock
    • Narrated By James Minter, Elena Souto, Luke Johnson, and others
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Whether you are planning to start your first business, or are growing an existing business, having a mentor who has been there and done it before is an invaluable tool.

    Gary says: "A Great Series for Entrepreneurs"
    "A Great Series for Entrepreneurs"
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    Performance
    Story

    This review is for the entire series.

    Successful entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom are interviewed regarding specific topics on entrepreneurship. There are five or six regulars and an occasional "special guest interviewee." One of the regulars is an American woman ex-pat that makes one wonder why she couldn't have been successful in the USA.

    The series is designed so each week is divided into a few minutes each business day with a "homework" assignment to be done over the weekend. Even though the series is British-based the principles are applicable all over the world.

    If you own a business or are thinking of starting one, listen to the "Millionaire MBA Programme."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme, Week 6

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Richard Parkes Cordock
    • Narrated By Lena Bjorck, Duncan Bannatyne, Glenda Stone, and others
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Whether you are planning to start your first business, or are growing an existing business, having a mentor who has been there and done it before is an invaluable tool.

    Gary says: "Entrepreneurship 101 for Entrepreneurs"
    "Entrepreneurship 101 for Entrepreneurs"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This review is for the entire series.

    Successful entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom are interviewed regarding specific topics on entrepreneurship. There are five or six regulars and an occasional "special guest interviewee." One of the regulars is an American woman ex-pat that makes one wonder why she couldn't have been successful in the USA.

    The series is designed so each week is divided into a few minutes each business day with a "homework" assignment to be done over the weekend. Even though the series is British-based the principles are applicable all over the world.

    If you own a business or are thinking of starting one, listen to the "Millionaire MBA Programme."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme, Week 5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Richard Parkes Cordock
    • Narrated By Simon Woodroffe, Karan, Bilimoria, and others
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Whether you are planning to start your first business, or are growing an existing business, having a mentor who has been there and done it before is an invaluable tool.

    Gary says: "Better than "The Pocket MBA""
    "Better than "The Pocket MBA""
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This review is for the entire series.

    Successful entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom are interviewed regarding specific topics on entrepreneurship. There are five or six regulars and an occasional "special guest interviewee." One of the regulars is an American woman ex-pat that makes one wonder why she couldn't have been successful in the USA.

    The series is designed so each week is divided into a few minutes each business day with a "homework" assignment to be done over the weekend. Even though the series is British-based the principles are applicable all over the world.

    If you own a business or are thinking of starting one, listen to the "Millionaire MBA Programme."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme, Week 4

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richard Parkes Cordock
    • Narrated By various
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Whether you are planning to start your first business, or are growing an existing business, having a mentor who has been there and done it before is an invaluable tool.

    Gary says: "A Great Course for Entrepreneurs"
    "A Great Course for Entrepreneurs"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This review is for the entire series.

    Successful entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom are interviewed regarding specific topics on entrepreneurship. There are five or six regulars and an occasional "special guest interviewee." One of the regulars is an American woman ex-pat that makes one wonder why she couldn't have been successful in the USA.

    The series is designed so each week is divided into a few minutes each business day with a "homework" assignment to be done over the weekend. Even though the series is British-based the principles are applicable all over the world.

    If you own a business or are thinking of starting one, listen to the "Millionaire MBA Programme."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme, Week 3

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richard Parkes Cordock
    • Narrated By various
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Whether you are planning to start your first business, or are growing an existing business, having a mentor who has been there and done it before is an invaluable tool.

    Gary says: "A Great Course on Entrepreneurship"
    "A Great Course on Entrepreneurship"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This review is for the entire series.

    Successful entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom are interviewed regarding specific topics on entrepreneurship. There are five or six regulars and an occasional "special guest interviewee." One of the regulars is an American woman ex-pat that makes one wonder why she couldn't have been successful in the USA.

    The series is designed so each week is divided into a few minutes each business day with a "homework" assignment to be done over the weekend. Even though the series is British-based the principles are applicable all over the world.

    If you own a business or are thinking of starting one, listen to the "Millionaire MBA Programme."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme, Week 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richard Parkes Cordock
    • Narrated By various
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Whether you are planning to start your first business, or are growing an existing business, having a mentor who has been there and done it before is an invaluable tool.

    Gary says: "A Great 8-week Course on Entrepreneurship"
    "A Great 8-week Course on Entrepreneurship"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This review is for the entire series.

    Successful entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom are interviewed regarding specific topics on entrepreneurship. There are five or six regulars and an occasional "special guest interviewee." One of the regulars is an American woman ex-pat that makes one wonder why she couldn't have been successful in the USA.

    The series is designed so each week is divided into a few minutes each business day with a "homework" assignment to be done over the weekend. Even though the series is British-based the principles are applicable all over the world.

    If you own a business or are thinking of starting one, listen to the "Millionaire MBA Programme."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme, Week 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richard Parkes Cordock
    • Narrated By various
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (21)

    Whether you are planning to start your first business, or are growing an existing business, having a mentor who has been there and done it before is an invaluable tool.

    Gregg says: "Still Resonates"
    "A Great 8-week Series for Entrepreneurs"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This review is for the entire series.

    Successful entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom are interviewed regarding specific topics on entrepreneurship. There are five or six regulars and an occasional "special guest interviewee." One of the regulars is an American woman ex-pat that makes one wonder why she couldn't have been successful in the USA.

    The series is designed so each week is divided into a few minutes each business day with a "homework" assignment to be done over the weekend. Even though the series is British-based the principles are applicable all over the world.

    If you own a business or are thinking of starting one, listen to the "Millionaire MBA Programme."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3628)
    Performance
    (2096)
    Story
    (2110)

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
    "The Story of Using Cadavers for Research"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The kinds of medical and non-medical research conducted by using cadavers. Some of the uses can be disgusting and even stomach-turning.


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

    Shock was my biggest reaction. From the gruesome story of body snatching in the 19th century to current research on decay, if I imagined that the people who donated their bodies to science as being alive I get a bit nauseous.

    It is a good story that allows one who may consider donating their body to science to understand the implications. I believe the soul is not the body and my body is just a container of my life and soul.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader is upbeat to counter the morbidity of the story. I do recommend the book as long as the listener understands the wide-range of topics. It is a very interesting subject.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By William J. Bennett
    • Narrated By William J. Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    You'll never again think of Santa Claus in quite the same way. Here is a touching rendition of the historical origins of our modern-day Santa by an in-demand speaker reacquaints us with the true meaning of Christmas.

    Gary says: "Do you know EVERYTHING about Ol' St. Nick?"
    "Do you know EVERYTHING about Ol' St. Nick?"
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    Where does The True Saint Nicholas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Because it is such a short story it ranks in the middle mainly because Dr. Bennett is not a professional reader. His voice can sound very droning. The length and the topic allows him to sound more upbeat but there are points where you can tell he needed to take a break.


    Have you listened to any of William J. Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Having listened to "America's Last Best Hope" (sic) series Dr. Bennett seems more upbeat while reading this publication. The writing is aimed to the adolescent listener although all ages will enjoy it. There are likely some facts of the Santa Clause character.


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

    This story made me smile. It is a new tradition to play this on Christmas Eve.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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