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Aaron

Hi, I'm Aaron - marketer, artist, lifelong learner and friend.

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  • The Greatest Generation

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Tom Brokaw
    • Narrated By Tom Brokaw
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (50)

    In this superb audiobook, Tom Brokaw goes out into America to tell through the stories of individual men and women the story of a generation. America's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern America. This generation was united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values- duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibility for oneself.

    Don Lance says: "Why we appreciate this generation"
    "A Different & Inspiring Time in America"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Greatest Generation the most enjoyable?

    The stories of regular citizen heroes were compelling. The glimpse into their sacrifices, attitudes and post-war lives reveals a culture and character make-up little seen today.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The look back at who we once were. The visual connection between their sacrifices and the freedom we enjoy today.


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

    He is a great narrator. His tempo, annunciation and emphasis is exceptional - a result of decades as a TV journalist.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I liked digesting it in parts. That is my preference.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Steve Martin
    Overall
    (2570)
    Performance
    (1181)
    Story
    (1175)

    In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

    Andrew says: "Fantastic"
    ""The best comedic autobiography ever written.""
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    Would you listen to Born Standing Up again? Why?

    Absolutely. Steve Martin is a fantastic writer. He captures his thought life, the culture, the struggles and the triumphs in Born Standing Up. As Jerry Seinfeld said, 'this is the best comedic autobiography ever written.'


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Born Standing Up?

    The process of becoming a comedian and then becoming a good one. This book is about the journey, it encapsulates real life and is told with remarkable sophistication and humor.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Every time Steve was broke and persevered anyway - he got better and better.


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

    A comics life. (Which I believe was the original title for the book)


    Any additional comments?

    So good you will want all of your friends to read it too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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