The writer truly believes in his work but the working world isn't as technologically advanced as much as Godin would like us to believe in the book - at least not yet. Just ask the hundreds of highly educated artists out there in the service businesses.
I have to think about the Icarus analogy - I mean no one should fly too high with complete abandon because they will eventually get burned - this is after all a timeless cautionary tale for a reason. It is a nice thought though and I'm sure it was for Icarus too. And although I'm sure that it is not practical for everyone's situation in life, this work is probably a good gift for a college student / high schooler who is artistic and business driven. Still, I am glad that I gave it time and a listen.
This audio demonstrates just how much America and its power players have changed in 50 years as well as how much has stayed the same. Jackie gave so much grace to the country just by being herself. This audio is quite an education for me not just simply in politics but journalism as well. It shows a different side of the mysterious Jacqueline and I find this private side much more compelling. I can't help but wonder how different this country would be today if JFK would have been able to serve two terms.
Consideing she is in the grieving process, I don't know how she composed herself in so little time. Is JFK really all that she claims or is she romanticizing his legacy for posterity like a good 1960s wife? Even with all of this new info, there is still so much mystery to this woman who changed the White House forever. It is interesting how she voices her role as a woman and a wife and how her life and career actuallly turned out. It is a shame she did not make more of these tapes throughout her lifetime. Maybe she did. Wouldn't that be a nice surprise!
I couldn't help myself.
I love the format. I like to be able to listen to the individual stories one by one rather than clumped together into one single audio. Please offer more Sherlock titles just like this one.
Cumming owned every character. Superlative.
It seems silly that we can still relate the The Martian Chronicles after the Rover images so many years later. But this work is not particularly about Mars, it is about humanity and noone portrays the essence of the human heart as well as Bradbury. I would not rename this text. It is a portrait of our time and will continue to intrigue audiences for light years to come. ROCK ON, Mr. BRADBURY!
One of the highest. A masterpiece of American literature come to life. A must read / listen.
This tale offers a frightening glimpse into the dangerous power strutures of a seemingly well-run methodical psychiatric institution.It perfectly demonstrates the dynamics when the wrong people are given the menacing tools to execute power over others. One of the most bizarre and tightly wound characters in literature, Nurse Ratched personifies irony in the extreme and offers a compelling portrait of a desperate, lonely woman who sucessfully manages to discharge her own neurosis in what would seem to be the most unlikeliest of places. Nurse Rat is certainly not the most likeable characters in all of literature but she is one of the most important and one we can all learn from. You can't leave this book without wanting to give the nurse and her minions a heavy dose of their own medicine - and that goes for the effete professionals who relinquish their power to her.
Reilly enhances the text at a good pace. Excellent for on the go thinking.
The Chief, of course. I'm sure he has so much more to tell. But perhaps a little too much for dinner. Maybe a large coffee in the park.
The book: refreshing, insightful, heart-wrenching
The narrator: cold, overaged, slow
Katniss, of course, but not the audiobook version. Publishers need to consider the age of the character before they cast narrators. This is not the first time this has happened. This reader would never have been considered for the film because she does not fit the type. Why should it be any different for an audio book?
Anyone who is age appropriate and can grasp the character. This reader sounds as if she is bordering on fifty and reading to an audience who is slow to catch on. I felt I did not have time for her and turned it off. I was looking forward to buying the others in the series because I love the books so much but not now.
I have heard other audio versions of this book that I find are more pleasing to the ear but I am so glad Bradbury made a recording as well.
The men in the forest. What a portrayal of humanity. This scene always makes me cry and think of all that has been taken for granted in our culture and what is really important. Bradbury manages to do this over and over again in so many of his novels.
Every character in this novel serves a purpose. They all unite perfectly.
This is a masterpiece of a first novel.
Bizarre and powerful. A compelling portrait of intriguing self-delusion.
Wilby slips into the role so effortlessly that one easily forgets that it isn't actually Ferdinand Clegg telling the story. Wilby should be nominated for an award.
kindness, humility, sincerity
"Admire the teaching, not the teacher." Still, much gratitude, Mr. Hawkeye, "The Sharer"
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