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Lewisburg, TN, USA

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 ratings
  • 21 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Drunk with Power

    • ORIGINAL (46 mins)
    • By Margaret Cho

    Margaret Cho has a way of disarming her audience, dismantling preconceptions, and delivering punchlines that sting with wit and veracity. She derives much of her material from her upbringing as a second generation Korean American in San Francisco.

    Jo says: "Warning! I nearly crashed my car over this one"
    "Be careful driving!"

    So funny! Especially the "Gwen" episode! I, too, almost wrecked while driving and listening to this selection. It was so funny that it caused me, just recovering from pneumonia, to have an enormous coughing fit and almost wreck my car. I had to pull over so that I could listen to the rest of it. Cho is an excellent mimic. I particularly love her imitation of her mother. Definitely buy this one!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Year in the Merde

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Stephen Clarke
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle

    A Year in the Merde is the almost-true account of the author's adventures as an expat in Paris. Based loosely on his own experiences and with names changed to "avoid embarrassment, possible legal action, and to prevent the author's legs being broken by someone in a Yves Saint Laurent suit (or quite possibly, a Christian Dior skirt)", A Year in the Merde is the story of Paul West, a 27-year-old Brit who is brought to Paris by a French company to open a chain of British "tea rooms".

    Courtney says: "Delicious!"
    "A different kind of travelog"

    A nice listen: rarely did my mind wander as it sometimes does with audio books. The reader does a great job keeping the story on track. I enjoyed listening to the cultural differences between the French and the English. It would probably make a good Lifetime movie.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By Roy Blount Jr.
    • Narrated By Roy Blount Jr.

    In this exuberant, character-filled saunter though a place he has loved almost his entire life, Roy Blount Jr. writes of a city "like no other place in America, and yet (or therefore) the cradle of American culture". Here we experience it all through his eyes, ears, and taste buds: the architecture, music, romance (yes, sex too), historical characters, and all that glorious food.

    Beth says: "Why couldn't the author have read this book?"
    "Why couldn't the author have read this book?"

    I usually love Roy Blount, Jr. Unfortunately, the guy who is reading this book has no clue how to emphasize words in a Southern way, not does he even have a Southern accent. His expression in no way conveys Mr. Blount's humor. I feel like if I actually read the selection my self, I would find it much funnier than I have by listening to it here. I'd give it one star, but I'm sure the author wrote a fine book; it's just too bad that the reader completely messed it up.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated By Sarah Vowell, Conan O'Brien, Seth Green, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. Her essays confront a wide range of subjects, icons, and historical moments: Ike, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton; Canadian Mounties and German Filmmakers; Tom Cruise and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; twins and nerds; the Gettysburg Address, the State of the Union, and George W. Bush's inauguration. The result is an engrossing audiobook, capturing Vowell's memorable wit and her keen social commentary.

    Erik says: "A great listen"
    "What a great way to look at history!"

    Yes, it helps to be either open-minded or not Republican to enjoy this book. Having said that, I laughed out loud many times while driving to work. I think one of my favorite moments in the story has to do with her memories of watching Watergate as a child. It's something that I also remember as a big part of my childhood. The one thing I could do without on the selection is the music between each essay. But I can live with it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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