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  • Great Railway Bazaar

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Paul Theroux
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (61)

    Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.

    R. Wagner says: "Viewing the World from a Railway Carriage"
    "My First Theroux Book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Great Railway Bazaar the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed the way the reader read this book


    What other book might you compare Great Railway Bazaar to and why?

    Roughin' It by Mark Twain only because it is written in a simalar style


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    Bravo


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

    I can never be to close to that Iron rail.


    Any additional comments?

    This book inspired me to read more Theroux.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Music Works

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By David Byrne
    • Narrated By Andrew Garman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (93)

    Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

    Daniel says: ""David Byrne is a Human" by a Talking Heads fan"
    "If you like Music you will like this book."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of How Music Works to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How Music Works?

    Learning about the no Child Left behind act. I have started researching this further. Only to become really grossed out.


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

    He does a swell job keeping the reader's attention


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

    Yes but it is 13hrs long so I broke it up into a couple of days.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you David Byrne. I have been a violinist for 21 years, and only now do I feel Like I can become a musician/ artist. Thank you for a very interesting look at music. :)

    Bravo

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Chrissie Wellington, Lance Armstrong (foreward)
    • Narrated By Polly Lee, Chrissie Wellington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (217)

    In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A Life without Limits is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, to the trails of Argentina, and finally, across the finish line. A Life without Limits reveals the heart behind her success.

    Mona says: "Chrissie winning, on repeat"
    "An Interesting story"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Life Without Limits the most enjoyable?

    The fact that it is read by Chrissie Wellington


    What did you like best about this story?

    Overcoming odds is possible for anyone


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Running the Hawaii Ironman race


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roughing It: A Personal Narrative

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    "If there is any life that is happier than the life we led on our timber ranch, it must be the sort of life which I have not read of in books or experienced in person," wrote Mark Twain, and now you can share in that experience. The beloved American humorist spent seven years on a "pleasure trip" through the untamed wilderness of Nevada. Twain intended to spend three months touring silver mines, but the lure of rough terrain and comfortable clothes proved irresistible - as will this vibrant travelogue.

    Tad Davis says: "Hilarious"
    "Twain is a funny man"
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    If you could sum up Roughing It in three words, what would they be?

    1800's Fun Adventure


    What did you like best about this story?

    I personally enjoyed the part about his travels in Lake Tahoe.


    What about Norman Dietz’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoyed this reader.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Mark Twain = Classic

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rich Roll
    • Narrated By Rich Roll
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (797)
    Performance
    (727)
    Story
    (718)

    An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

    In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

    J. Camara says: "Insightful conquering life's challenges"
    "Great Book"
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    Would you listen to Finding Ultra again? Why?

    Yes, There is valuable information in this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Finding Ultra?

    I enjoyed the whole story. I especially like the end of the book where he goes into detail about a vegetarian lifestyle.


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

    It was nice hearing Mr. Roll tell his own story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I just switched over to a vegetarian lifestyle and am training for my first marathon. This book has given me a good kick in the behind.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. This book has shown me that my lifestyle change from couch potato to active vegetarian was a great choice. This book has helped me with some nutrition knowledge for my change, and has an amazing story to go along with it. I think I will be ordering The "Jai Seed cook book" next. Thanks Mr. Roll for this wonderful book I wish you luck with future competitions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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