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Charles

Maysville, KY, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michelle Malkin
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (105)

    The era of hope and change is dead...and it only took six months in office to kill it. Never has an administration taken office with more inflated expectations of turning Washington around. Never have a media-anointed American Idol and his entourage fallen so fast and hard.

    susaninphoenix says: "Very hard to listen to such great content"
    "Makes its point, but struggles to do so"
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    What did you love best about Culture of Corruption?

    It gave a number of facts and figures about the people in our government and the people who may have been placed in our government.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Nothing, it is what it is.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The extent to which our current administration is an extension of Chicago politics.


    Any additional comments?

    The book did seem to extrapolate the deeds outside of national politics to the Obama administration. This is not surpising concidering the views ot the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated By Garrison Keillor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (541)

    Garrison Keillor's latest book is about the wedding of a girl named Dede Ingebretson, who comes home from California with a guy named Brent. Dede has made a fortune in veterinary aromatherapy; Brent bears a strong resemblance to a man wanted for extortion who's pictured on a poster in the town's post office. Then there's the memorial service for Dede's aunt Evelyn, who led a footloose and adventurous life after the death of her husband 17 years previously.

    A User says: "Brillliant but not lighthearted"
    "Typical Garrison Keillor"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if the friend likes Garrison Keillor


    Would you be willing to try another book from Garrison Keillor? Why or why not?

    Yes, he is a good narrator of his stories.


    What about Garrison Keillor’s performance did you like?

    The almost comedic timing and interpretation given to the text.


    Who was the most memorable character of Pontoon and why?

    Barbara, she learns about herself, her family, and her community.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Brock, Ari Rabin-Havt, Media Matters for America
    • Narrated By Bob Dunsworth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    The Fox Effect follows the career of Ailes from his early work as a television producer and media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. Consequently, when he was hired in 1996 as the president of Rupert Murdoch’s flagship conservative cable news network, Ailes had little journalism experience, but brought to the job the mindset of a political operative. As Brock and Rabin-Havt demonstrate through numerous examples, Ailes used his extraordinary power and influence to spread a partisan political agenda....

    Robert A. Lime says: "Pretty good - just a liberal confirmation bias boo"
    "Mediocre Analysis, Poor Performance"
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    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Bob Dunsworth?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bob Dunsworth’s performances?

    Not my perference


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    As stated in the discription, it showed Fox News to fall short of journalistic principles.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a muckraker calling a muckraker a muckraker, It showed a correlation between Fox News and the Republican Party, but no cause and effect.

    4 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3642)
    Performance
    (2110)
    Story
    (2124)

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
    "Gross subject, humorous presentation"
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    If you could sum up Stiff in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, funny, gross


    What did you like best about this story?

    The diversity of the subject matter and the balance given to the aspects.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The interview, through an interprater, of a Chinese crematorium manager.


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

    No, it is easily broken up.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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