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Alfred

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  • Strange Stones

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter Hessler
    • Narrated By George Backman
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (55)

    Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hessler’s best reportage - a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling, shrewd cultural insight, and warm sense of humor that are the trademarks of his work. Over the last decade, as a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of three books, Peter Hessler has lived in Asia and the United States, writing as both native and knowledgeable outsider in these two very different regions.

    Katherine says: "funny, entertaining"
    "Great stories with incite into China"
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    Where does Strange Stones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its full of good stories, the reading was too slow and distracting. By speeding up the reading speed to 1.25 the listening improved by 100%. I was tempted to stop listening until I tried the speed up trick.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Deep Blue Good-By: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1364)
    Performance
    (1150)
    Story
    (1162)

    He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

    Michael Cavacini says: "An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series"
    "A vehicle for Born Again Christian preaching."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Remove the Born Again Christian preaching and it's an OK book. Some of the technical facts are a stretch, but that's forgivable. The preaching is not forgivable without making it clear up front that there is a Christian conversion theme.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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