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Suita, Japan | Member Since 2011

  • 7 reviews
  • 85 ratings
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  • 10 purchased in 2015

  • Monogamy is Bad for the Soul: An Intelligence Squared Debate

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Intelligence Squared Limited
    • Narrated By Various

    Monogamy is Bad for the Soul
    Jack Klaff, a writer, director, and actor; Rod Little, a journalist for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and The Spectator; and Dr. Anthony Grayling of the University of London spoke for the motion.

    Gordon says: "Hadn't put much thought into the topic"
    "Hadn't put much thought into the topic"

    This is the first of the Intelligence Squared series I've listened to and if the others are as thought provoking as this one, I'll be listening to more. At times hilarious and often crude, but this debate provided a variety of intelligent perspectives on the topic. Both sides were well represented and made solid points. A few crackpots, but that just made it all the more fun.

    I'd pay the cost of this over most of the similarly priced movies I've seen in the last few years.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Henry and Mudge: The First Book

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated By George Guidall

    When Henry's parents choose Mudge, the wriggling puppy has floppy ears and straight, soft fur. Mudge is tiny. But Henry knows he'll grow. Now Mudge is three feet tall, and he's the best friend Henry has ever had. Mudge trots to school with Henry, and he sleeps on Henry's bed. But one day the big dog goes for a walk by himself and gets lost. When Henry comes home from school, he is alone. Where's Mudge?

    Gordon says: "Easy feel-good stories"
    "Easy feel-good stories"

    Wonderful first book to a wonderful series. Great for early readers. Covers topics that young kids are familiar with, so reading is easy. One of the great things about the story is that it takes the dogs perspective occasionally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!: and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bob Newhart
    • Narrated By Bob Newhart

    That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. In this, his first audiobook ever, Newhart gives his brilliant and bemused twist on a multitude of topics, including flying, the trials of a family holiday in a Winnebago, and more serious subjects, such as golf. And, of course, there are side-splittingly funny stories from his life and career. Who else has a drinking game named after him? ("Hi, Bob!")

    Kerry says: "I love Bob!"
    "So unfunny it was painful"

    This audiobook was simply not funny at all. He describes one failure after another in his attempts to be funny over the years and how the audience did not find him funny. You start to feel sorry for him, then pity, then it just becomes painful as he continues to attempt to make jokes and they fall flat. Clearly the Grammy nomination was nothing more than a tribute.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Among the best"

    Just brilliant! Draws you in and stays with you after you finish the series...which you will.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Controlling Your Dreams

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Stephen LaBerge
    • Narrated By Stephen LaBerge

    Explore the last frontier, your inner space! Lucid dreaming - the ability to be "awake" when you dream - is a breakthrough that has been hailed as the first major advance in dream research since Freud. This audio piece by Stephen LaBerge, the most prominent researcher in the field, will teach you this exciting skill, so that you can overcome fears and nightmare anxieties, learn to apply insights gained in your dreams to your waking life, and more.

    David says: "A wonderful statrter course for lucid dreaming"
    "A starter"

    This is a fine introduction for people would like to know more about lucid dreaming. Don't expect an elaborate 'how to' book. It will give you the background you need to get started and point you in the right direction, however. Enjoy!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Fawlty Towers, Volume 1: Basil the Rat

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated By John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    Donald says: "The Greatest !"
    "A few chuckles, very few"

    Somehow this just didn't do it for me. I am fan of most British comedy and especially anything related to Python, but I just couldn't sit through all of this.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Timeline

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Modern science meets feudal France...dinosaurs still walk the Earth...a secret world of killer gorillas...only in a Michael Crichton thriller! Check out our full selection in our Crichton store!

    Charles Stembridge says: "Narrator"
    "Annoyingly bad reader"

    I enjoyed the book enough to stay with it, especially after the first third, but if you are not very forgiving of a poor reader, you may want the print version. Some characters were done excellently, but others were just so bad or completely out of character that I was constantly paying attention to the reader rather than the story.

    The story would be more appropriate for a made-for-TV movie than a novel. A fun TV movie, but not worth more than a couple hours of my time.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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