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Christopher

Eagle River, AK, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • As Texas Goes... How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Gail Collins
    • Narrated By Gail Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    In one of the most timely political books in years, Gail Collins declares that "what happens in Texas doesn't stay in Texas anymore." Gail Collins's fascination with Texas began rather abruptly in that distant spring of 2009 when she heard Governor Rick Perry - back to the wall, boots to the ground - address a Tea Party rally full of passionate Texans who seemed to be interested in seceding from the Union. "How long had this been going on?" she wondered, on behalf of the rest of the nation. "Was it something that we said?"

    Kathleen says: "Wonderful book but should be read by someone else."
    "Entertaining Political Poke"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have a daughter going to college in Texas this fall. Thought I would pick up a book to learn a little about the Texas culture. I got a little of what I was looking for. It started out fun with an perspective of the Alamo and the politics of wide open spaces. It took a strong left turn as it went on. Gail Collins was an easy listen, however I think to give one state with a group of of characters credit for so much change is a bit of a leap. I think you could probably write the same book about about characters in some Eastern states and one state along the great lakes that begins with I. Still a fun listen for those who aren't offended by listening to the left agenda.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born Confused

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Tanuja Desai Hidier
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Dimple Lala doesn't know what to think. She's spent her whole life resisting her parents' traditions. But now she's turning 17 and things are more complicated than ever. She's still recovering from a year-old break-up, and her best friend isn't around the way she used to be. Then, to make matters worse, her parents arrange for her to meet a "suitable boy". Of course, it doesn't go well, until Dimple goes to a club and finds him spinning a magical web of words and music.

    Christopher says: "A Delightful Insight"
    "A Delightful Insight"
    Overall

    Great narration, good story, and memorable one-liners for those who listen closely. The book puts you in the head of a 16 just turned 17 yr old intelligent American born Indian girl growing up in Jersey the summer before her Senior year in high school. It speaks to adapting to your culture but it's more than about being Indian.

    My daughter " just liked the book" . For me it was a multi-cultural snapshot - Indian, high school, college, big city- and a reminder of high school Summer days, the journey of self discovery, and the importance of being connected to family and friends.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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