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Abony

Richmond, CA, USA

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  • 52 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3569)
    Performance
    (1314)
    Story
    (1312)

    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
    "Decent Book; Terrible Narration"
    Overall

    The book- Drags on at times, but overall has very interesting information. Perhaps would be better in book format.

    The narration- Unbearable. As others have noted, arrogant, unnecessarily dramatic, and smug. I was regularly distracted by the narration. This alone is reason to not buy.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • In the Time of the Butterflies

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Julia Alvarez
    • Narrated By Noemi de la Puente, Alma Cuervo, Bianca Carnacho, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    It is November 25, 1960, and the bodies of three beautiful, convent-educated sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. El Caribe, the official newspaper, reports their deaths as an accident. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of General Raphael Leonidas Trujillo's dictatorship.

    G Reinhardt says: "Beautiful"
    "Great "page turner""
    Overall

    This book definitely made me want to learn more about the DR and its history. It was also supremely entertaining, and the readings were excellent.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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