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Felix Del Barrio

Felix Del Barrio

Australia | Member Since 2013

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  • 7 reviews
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  • 414 titles in library
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  • The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ben Hewitt
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Over the past several years, Hardwick, Vermont, a typical hardscrabble farming community of three thousand residents, has jump-started its economy and redefined its self-image through a local, self-sustaining food system unlike anything else in America.

    Richard says: "Trepidation turned to intruige"
    "Loved it"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Town That Food Saved the most enjoyable?

    Well read, researched and written. So wish Audible had more from the author.


    Any additional comments?

    Will certainly get you to wonder whether there is a quite, growing food revolution - and whether you want to be a part of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breaking Seas: An Overweight, Middle-Aged Computer Nerd Buys His First Boat, Quits His Job, and Sails Off to Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Glenn Damato
    • Narrated By René Ruiz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    Do you have a dream you must pursue, but everyone says it's unrealistic? Or that you're not qualified? Too old, too out of shape? Or you don't have the "right experience?" Glenn Damato was a 41-year-old software instructor who sought to exceed the bounds of his comfortable but humdrum existence. He embarked on an adventure for which he was miserably unprepared. Why did he do this? How did he answer the ancient human question: how do we jump-start growth in our lives? We become something we were not.

    Michael says: "If it fly's floats or f.... - its cheaper to rent"
    "Don't judge this book by it's cover"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is a strange one. It's a great book, well written, engaging, informative ect. But if you're expecting an 'epic journey', then expect it to only last from San Francisco to Cabo.

    Strangely I really wish the writer actually achieved what the premise of the book implies, but it's nonfiction, so fair enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David and Goliath

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (98)

    David and Goliath is the dazzling and provocative new book from Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw. Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.

    Rahul says: "Brilliant"
    "Good-ish, but meandering, and then abruptly ends"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    A nice listen, which is not too dissimilar to Outliers, but abruptly ends leaving you wondering - 'wait, what was the point again'?


    If you’ve listened to books by Malcolm Gladwell before, how does this one compare?

    Ok, but Outliers had more punch.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a download if you're a fan of Gladwell, just not a hugely new idea from him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Joel Salatin
    • Narrated By Joel Salatin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (402)

    From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In Folks, This Ain't Normal, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love.

    Erin says: "Sometimes preachy, but informative"
    "Joel is a gem"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If Joel were an egg, he would be a golden one. This book is yet another example of his infectious enthusiasm for one of the worlds most noble art forms.


    Any additional comments?

    Joel, if you're reading this, thank you. It's a wonderful book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fountainhead

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3202)
    Performance
    (1883)
    Story
    (1910)

    One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

    Zachary says: "The Fountainhead"
    "Loved it."
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    Any additional comments?

    A great first step into the world of Ayn, and quite possibly my favorite

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hitch-22: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (57)

    Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature.

    Ross says: "MASTERFUL & REVEALING"
    "A masterful memoir"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Hitch-22 in three words, what would they be?

    The Horse's Mouth


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    An amazing recollection of the boy from Irvine who took Christopher's views to heart.


    Any additional comments?

    A great book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (241)

    Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her.

    Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true.

    Claire says: "No PDF??"
    "An even bigger fan now"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Short, sweet, and often laugh-out-loud


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Funny question.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yup!


    Any additional comments?

    A lovely trip down Tina's wonderfully unique memory lane.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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