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Bruce

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  • Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Terry Galloway
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Hess
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
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    (12)
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    (13)

    In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed "child freak," she acted out her fury with her boxy hearing aids and Coke-bottle glasses by faking her own drowning at a camp for crippled children

    Susie says: "The Funniest, Meanest, Little Deaf Queer Out There"
    "Terry Puts the DEF in Deaf"
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    Where does Mean Little Deaf Queer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listen to a lot of books and this is one of my all time favorites. I read this books as part of a homework assignment for an American Sign Language ASL course i took. The story is real and human and endlessly entertaining, (well, until it actually ends of course). The story helps explain some of the mysteries of deaf culture and brings to life the world of the non-hearing. It is also the story of a remarkable woman who loses her hearing as she gains her sexual compass.Behind labels though it is an honest account of how a human discovers, copes and eventually thrives in the face of adversary.


    What other book might you compare Mean Little Deaf Queer to and why?

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull-They both have blue on the cover


    Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Hess – was your favorite?

    Toad and Frog-I don't know, who came up with these questions?


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

    I think i did lol when Terry talks about using her deafness to get sympathy points.


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  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1794)
    Performance
    (1561)
    Story
    (1569)

    Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

    C. Acevedo says: "I really enjoy listening over and over again."
    "Great Message Wrapped In Annoying Repetitiveness"
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    Would you try another book from Robert T. Kiyosaki and/or Tim Wheeler?

    Nope. The basic content of the book could be and should have been summarized in about 25 pages. The autobiographic parts of the book are unbelievable. No nine-year-old kid from the 50's would stand up to an adult as portrayed. No 50-something-year-old man could recall with absolute certainty and clarity the detailed conversations four decades old reported in the book. Oh, and spoiler alert: the author has daddy issues.

    And sooooooo repetitive. Geez, he makes the same points (good points mind you) over and again to the point of nausea.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The reader did the best he could with the material


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