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Pollock, LA, USA

  • 4 reviews
  • 25 ratings
  • 47 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The World, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Marco Werman
    • Narrated By Marco Werman

    The World is a US-based international news and analysis program co-produced by the BBC, PRI, and WGBH. It is hosted by Marco Werman.

    Mikey says: "OK news marred by sloppy recording"
    "Interesting & much better than typical reporting."

    Having said that, I must add that subjects and events are covered with a brevity that will require the listener to start with an above average understanding of what has led up to what is being reported. Like most headline reporting, one may be left with whiplash from how rapidly a subject is paid attention to and then just as rapidly forgotten.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • 9-11 Commission Hearings: Donald Rumsfeld (3/23/04)

    • Abridged/Unabridged (1 hr and 48 mins)

    Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's testimony before the 9-11 Commission, presented March 23, 2004.

    Dennis says: "Commissioners prone to political grandstanding."
    "Commissioners prone to political grandstanding."

    I am no fan of Rumsfeld or Wolfowitz, but they did answer questions posed to them forthrightly. Generally, their answers were then disassembled and mischaracterized for political grandstanding by the Commissioners posing follow-up questions or assessments.

    Most Commissioners would perfunctorily acknowledge their vision was 20/20 hindsight, but one couldn't tell from their snide questions and observations.

    It will be difficult for me to listen to more of the hearings if this is what the general tone of them are. Perhaps any closed-door discussions would be free of the acrimony and get down to the business of protecting our Nation.

    Many thanks to Audible for their high-minded civics.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • C-SPAN Booknotes: The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998

    • Abridged/Unabridged (58 mins)
    • By Brian Lamb

    The first of its kind, this omnibus collection covers Nikki Giovanni's complete work of poetry from three decades, 1968-1998. The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni contains Giovanni's first seven volumes of poetry: Black Feeling Black Talk, Black Judgement, Re: Creation, My House, The Women and the Men, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day, and Those Who Ride the Night Winds.

    Akuba Carol Jankura says: "Interesting interview, not enough poetry"
    "Unfit for C-SPAN Booknotes"

    I could have gotten more culture from watching Comedy Central. Among other garbage, boorish discussions of why she picks her nose. Gives a pretence of abhorring racism but is a poster child for it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A History of Britain, Volume 1: At the Edge of the World, 3000 B.C. - 1603 A.D.

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Simon Schama
    • Narrated By Timothy West

    A History of Britain poses questions that have universal timeless resonance. What makes or breaks a nation? To whom do you give your allegiance and why? Where do the roots of your community lie - in your hearth and home, your village or city, your tribe, your faith? And, finally, what is Britain? Also, listen to A History of Britain, Volume 2.

    Dennis says: "Accessible to the lay-person."
    "Accessible to the lay-person."

    I found it to be very helpful in understanding the recent history of Britain of which I am more familiar. To an American such as myself, British history as it is taught over here is extremely dull. This book is quite the opposite and has helped me to understand such issues as Ireland, the split from the Catholic Church and the formation of the Anglican Church. As a student of American history and politics, I enjoyed seeing the roots of what is so often taken for granted in our political institutions.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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