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Terra

Oregon House, CA, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • 6 reviews
  • 85 ratings
  • 271 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2014
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  • A Book of Five Rings

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated By Stanley Ralph Ross
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (27)

    Written over three centuries ago by a Samurai warrior, A Book of Five Rings has been hailed as a limitless source of psychological insight for businessmen – or anyone who relies on strategy and tactics to outwit the competition.

    Terra says: "A Book of Five Rings"
    "A Book of Five Rings"
    Overall

    I love having this book to listen to while I drive and work.

    There is so much to learn each time I listen. I highly recommend this book!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Joseph M. Marshall
    • Narrated By Joseph M. Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (98)

    Rich with storytelling, history, folklore, and Marshall's own personal experiences, The Lakota Way expresses the heart of Native American philosophy and the 12 core qualities that are crucial to the Lakota way of living: bravery, fortitude, generosity, wisdom, respect, honor, perseverance, love, humility, sacrifice, truth, and compassion.

    Catherine says: "You feel like you're at the camp"
    "TEARS ...... HOPE ..... Humbled"
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    Where does The Lakota Way rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is a series of stories. Teaching stories. Every person I have loaned this too, or given to them has been deeply affected by these stories....... they are incredible stories of human beings .........


    Have you listened to any of Joseph M. Marshall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Joseph M Marshall is, to date, my favorite reader. After hearing my first book, I have bought them all .... and never been disappointed.


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

    Walking with honor on the good Road


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Taran Wanderer: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (70)

    Taran, the assistant pig-keeper who wants to be a hero, goes questing for knowledge of his parentage, hoping that his journey will ennoble him in the eyes of Eilonwy, the princess with the red-gold hair. Accompanied by several loyal friends, Taran begins his search when three wily enchantresses of the Marshes of Morva send him to consult the Mirror of Llunet for the answers he is seeking, cryptically promising that "the finding takes no more than the looking".

    Amazon Customer says: "Harry Potter, Percy Jackson Fans This Is For You!"
    "These Books are classics!"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Taran Wanderer to be better than the print version?

    Not sure. I loved both. And this audio addition is very well done


    What did you like best about this story?

    Characters .... nobel characters


    Which character – as performed by James Langton – was your favorite?

    Couldn't tell you .... he was excellent at all of them


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

    From one part to the next the whole thing is well developed. The challenges are realistic, and the characters are all pushed to develop themselves


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Are Here

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Thomas M. Kostigen
    • Narrated By Thomas M. Kostigen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In this groundbreaking book, Thomas M. Kostigen reveals the vital missing link in today's environmental crisis: how we as individuals are connected to the most tenuous geography on the planet. Despite the recent prominence of "green" issues in the news, we continue to ignore the raw relationship between the earth and our actions. But the seemingly insignificant things we do every day have the power to literally alter the landscape in the ongoing battle to resuscitate the planet.

    Brad says: "You can have an impact book"
    "Inspirational in a way I did not expect"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up You Are Here in three words, what would they be?

    Thoughtful. Thoughtful. Thoughtful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You Are Here?

    His descriptions of how the distribution of garbage works. How computers from the LA schools sit in land fills in India, and how something like 25% of the polution in LA is from China.

    He creates a whole picture .... but it is not dark, morbid and fanatic. It is thoughtful and well informed. Simple and to the point.


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

    not sure


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

    Garbage, without judgement


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book. Growing up on a farm, I am very aware of what comes around goes around. I am also aware, that to go to one extreme or the other is pointless. I would never not use antibiotics when an animal was sick, nor would I keep the animals constantly on antibiotics so that I could keep them in unhealthy conditions.

    This book finds just that balance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All Creatures Great and Small

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Herriot
    • Narrated By Christopher Timothy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1144)
    Performance
    (526)
    Story
    (537)

    In this first volume of his memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? The local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Siegfried Farnon, his charming student brother Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl named Helen.

    Sara says: "A Wonderful Listen--Stories That Never Get Old"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about All Creatures Great and Small?

    It is a fantastic story. A story of the turn of the century when penicillin was just coming into use. A time of small cities, and big hearts!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    James Harriet. James Harriet is performed by the gentleman who played the part in the TV show All Creatures Great and Small. Though Siegfried is a close second!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to recount! I laughed and cried and laughed again.


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful book, story or TV show. My kids have spent house listening to these! Based on the life of James Harriet, who was alive and helped with the TV series ..... it has all the warmth, grit and delight of a life well lived and loved!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zen and the Samurai

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By D.T. Suzuki
    • Narrated By Christopher Reed
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    Examine the paradox of Zen as a philosophy of both compassion and combat. Explore Zen Buddhism as it applies to the warrior, sustaining him both morally and philosophically. Learn how a great Zen Master must be familiar with both the sword of life and the sword of death, and know when and how to wield either of them. Grasp the meaning and symbolism of the sword and the code of bushido, the way of the warrior.

    W. Wagoner says: "Calm Warfare"
    "Zen and the Samurai"
    Overall

    This book is deeply insightful. So often in the translation much is lost. Yet the author takes the time to explain the true meaning of the word, not just the easiest translation.

    Listen well there is much to learn.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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