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Alfred

Pepperell, MA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jonah Goldberg
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (575)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (225)

    "Fascists", "Brownshirts", "jackbooted stormtroopers" - such are the insults typically hurled at conservatives by their liberal opponents. Calling someone a fascist is the fastest way to shut them up, defining their views as beyond the political pale. But who are the real fascists in our midst?

    Randy says: "Like everything you were taught is a lie."
    "Having been called a facist..."
    Overall

    ...by a liberal friend of mine, I found the book enlightening into why she called me that and how mis-informed she is. This book is filled with historical references but don't think it's a boring read. Quite to the contrary, the sarcasm and wit will keep you laughing as much as the analytical dissection of the term facism and the historical links to the Left will keep your mind engaged and enthralled.

    17 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Runway RunAway: A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock 'n' Roll

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lorelei Shellist
    • Narrated By Lorelei Shellist
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Rebellious, headstrong, independent and on her own at 15, Lorelei dreamed of being a model. She made that happen through determination and serendipity; a chance meeting with a '70s Southern California rock star opened the A-list Hollywood doors to a wondrous world, as well as a full-blown romance. Pounding the pavement in L.A. and New York taught her the hard knocks of being a working-class model.

    Alfred says: "Thank you for a wonderful tale"
    "Thank you for a wonderful tale"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Runway RunAway the most enjoyable?

    What I found most enjoyable was hearing about Lorelei's climb to success and, of course, her relationship with one of my guitar heroes, Steve Clark.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character has to be Steve but the insight Lorelei gives into their lives is what truly makes the latter part of the book the most compelling and enjoyable.


    What aspect of Lorelei Shellist’s performance would you have changed?

    The fact that it was her telling her own story made it seem that much more real. My first complaint (and it could be hardware related on my part) was the skips and breaks that popped in occasionally. My second was the mix of the between chapter music. It overwhelmed the chapter titles often making them hard to understand.


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

    I was nearly in tears by the end of the book. I've loved Steve Clark's and Def Leppard's music since I was in jr. high back in the 80's. To hear how he spiraled so out of control was heart-wrenching. Even worse was hearing how much damage he did to those that loved him, especially "Martha". It's a shame, a real shame, he never saw how much he had and how much he deserved it.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lorelei, for sharing such a wonderful tale. Not only were the stories with Steve compelling, but your life before Steve had me almost equally enthralled. I loved the book and feel forever grateful for you sharing it with me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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