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Donna M

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  • Entangled

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Graham Hancock
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam, Graham Hancock
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (141)

    Graham Hancock has spent decades researching and writing some of the most ambitious and successful nonfiction investigations into ancient civilizations and wisdom. Entangled uses all of Hancock's skills and knowledge to propel a fantasy adventure like nothing else preceding it. This is a time-slip novel, alternating between present-day California, Brazil, and prehistoric Spain, with two teenage female protagonists who must come together to avert an incredibly bloodthirsty takeover of the human race.

    Kyle says: "Great Story"
    "Best Novel I've Ever Read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Entangled to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, and having listened to the audio version, I would not anticipate reading it. That said, I absolutely loved listening to this book! Graham Hancock's way with words paints a tapestry in your mind that is hard to imagine as possible while reading the printed page.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the story, it is fantastic!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I have no particular favorite scene, I loved the way the story rolled between time periods seamlessly.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must read book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3615)
    Performance
    (1353)
    Story
    (1352)

    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
    "Love this book, Hate the reader"
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    Would you listen to The Omnivore's Dilemma again? Why?

    Probably not, I would rather read it than hear this reader.


    How could the performance have been better?

    With a different reader this book would sound as brilliant as it is, that is the only place it falls short.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains: How you get from “gruntled” to “disgruntled”; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers “money for salt”; how the biggest chain of coffee shops in the world (hint: Seattle) connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what precisely the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.

    Donna M says: "One of my all time favorite books."
    "One of my all time favorite books."
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    Would you listen to The Etymologicon again? Why?

    I listen to this book over and over as one would do with a favorite song. I love words, and the fabric this book weaves is fantastic.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Playing Hide and Seek: The Individual as the Aperture of the Cosmos

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Alan Watts
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    It is often difficult - if not impossibe - to assimilate certain new ideas, especially if they come from an entirely different culture and time. In Playing Hide and Seek, the incomparable Alan Watts invties us to consider the mind-blowing truth of the total interdependence of everything in the world.

    Donna M says: "Ends mid-sentence"
    "Ends mid-sentence"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    In as much as I love Alan Watts & all of his works, this "book" ends in mid-sentence, HUGELY disappointed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Alan Watts


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrator?

    I would have cast it exactly as it was.. but I would have FINISHED the speech.


    Do you think Playing Hide and Seek needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, Alan Watts is dead.


    Any additional comments?

    Super disappointment

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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