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DAVID

Chester, NJ, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Alex Stone
    • Narrated By Alex Stone
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (89)

    When Alex Stone was five years old, his father bought him a magic kit - a gift that would spark a lifelong love. Years later, while living in New York City, he discovered a vibrant underground magic scene exploding with creativity and innovation and populated by a fascinating cast of characters: from his gruff mentor, who holds court in the back of a rundown pizza shop, to one of the world's greatest card cheats, who also happens to be blind. Captivated, he plunged headlong into this mysterious world.

    Kat says: "Magic for the Mind"
    "Not so much magic as magical"
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    A pleasant laid back listen for everyone who has wandered through life trying to find their passion told by the boy next door who found his in a childhood gift. Most authors shouldn't read their own books but this book wouldn't be as good read by anyone else. Alex reveals just a little 'leg' of the magician and a fascinating glimpse of a different world hiding in a New York City pizza parlor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    Overall
    (3748)
    Performance
    (3340)
    Story
    (3352)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Killing Language"
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    Nothing I haven't seen in other biographies of Lincoln but pulled together expertly in a fast paced and engaging style. Well written but O'Reilly narrates like he's never seen the book before. His uneven cadence and mis pronunciation of simple words (cavalry, carotid, harassment) would win him the pinhead award on his own show.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann, Dick Cheney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (419)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (357)

    In his unmistakable voice and with an insider's eye on history, former Vice President Dick Cheney tells the story of his life and the nearly four decades he has spent at the center of American politics and power. In My Time is truly the last word about an incredible political era, by a man who lived it and helped define it - with courage and without compromise.

    A User says: "Eye Opening, Insightful and Honest"
    "Forget what you think you know"
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    If you bought the popular image of Dick Cheney as Bush's brain or Darth Vader you have to read this book. The memoir casts a different and much more detailed light on the era and changed what I thought I knew. May not want to go on a quail hunt with him but he was an honorable patriot.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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