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Fred Graichen

NEENAH, WI, US | Member Since 2006

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  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13125)
    Performance
    (5566)
    Story
    (5634)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Wow.. if you have aging parents.."
    Overall

    This was probably the best Audio book I have heard in over 10 years of traveling and listening to Audies. I have an 88 year old father, or 90, and it made me really think about the daily things he must be thinking as he thinks back on his full life and large family. An incredibly simple story but with characters you care about from the first chapter on. Incredible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By David Cay Johnston
    • Narrated By David Cay Johnston
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (28)

    The best-selling author of Perfectly Legal returns with a powerful new expose.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Must Listen! Great narration!"
    "Disturbing"
    Overall

    At times I found the information provided so upsetting I had to turn it off. That should be taken as an ultimate compliment, considering the subject matter. What made this so interesting throughout was that the author used many different scenarios to make his point.

    What our representatives have allowed to happen in tax policies, lack of oversight etc. is nothing short of criminal. If only every person in our country spent just a few hours each month listen/reading materials like this, maybe we would not all fall for the sound bites we are fed by our political representatives we would not be selling the very future of our company to the elite few.

    Thank you Mr. Johnston for this very illuminating read.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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