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Frank Abignale

in awe

United States of America

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 ratings
  • 125 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015

  • What Falls Away

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Mia Farrow
    • Narrated By Mia Farrow

    Told with grace and deep understanding, as well as humor, Mia Farrow's exquisitely written memoir goes beneath the surface of her amazing life, with all its drama, success, and pain, and exposes the inner workings of a mind and spirit for whom truth, compassion, and faith are essential.

    Nichola says: "An Eye Opener"
    Would you listen to What Falls Away again? Why?

    Certainly. She has had an incredible life story. It is so well written and the characters she has met in her life ( from Salvador Dali, to Frank Sinatra to the Beatles) and with whom she had even more amazing stories is a must read/ listen

    What did you like best about this story?

    It is emotional, beautiful, honest, touching, everything you want in a book.

    What does Mia Farrow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Fragility, honesty, closeness.

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

    Yes, the parts where she talks about her adopted children and their traits.

    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Mia. You are an incredible woman. I admire you profoundly.

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  • The Joy of Science

    • ORIGINAL (30 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Robert M. Hazen
    • Narrated By Professor Robert M. Hazen

    Science is humanity's greatest achievement. It ranges from the study of the universe itself to the smallest particles of matter contained within it - and everything in between. If you want to better understand our physical world, as most of us do, gaining a basic understanding of science itself is profoundly important - yet many are intimidated by the breathtaking scope of such an endeavor. Now an award-winning science teacher has taken out the intimidation, harnessing that breathtaking scope into a series of 60 exciting, comprehensive, and accessible lectures.

    Mark says: "Back to school"
    "Taking the joy OUT of science (or JoyLESS Science)"
    What would have made The Joy of Science better?

    Less mathematical formulas, less chemical formulas, less incredibly irrelevant biograpgical information of each and every most obscure figure in the history of science and more explanations for the layman. Plus this was not made for the "audio audience". It was a course with obvious visual cues. You get to hear a lot of what you were supposed to have seen. Don't waste your time or money on this. Get "a very short history of everything" by Bill Bryson, instead.

    If you’ve listened to books by The Great Courses and Robert M. Hazen before, how does this one compare?

    Not by M. Hazen. He is absolutely knowledgeable and very informed, he just has no idea how to make a relevant science course for the layman. Here are some of the things you will hear in this course: "...Radium 226 decays to Radium 222... The number of protons and electrons name the ion...covalent bonding...isobutane versus normal butane...semi conductor with a few mobile charges..." So what? How is any of this joyful? or enlightening?

    How could the performance have been better?

    Try not to mention every mathematical formula that comes to mind or add visual presentations to an audio course. Omit every possible minutiae about obscure historical figures. E.g. Whom John doe married and got married to or divorced from for the third time or eleventh have absolutely NO relevance in a science course or any joyfulness. Or don't name the course "The Joy of science", unless you are being sarcastic.

    What character would you cut from The Joy of Science?

    Thousands. Literally.

    Any additional comments?

    It was one of the most excruciating experiences i have ever had with audible. It is an ENDLESS listen. It is boring beyond belief and it is mind boggling how this could have been put in the store for sale as an audio "course", and there is just too much irrelevant information. And i LOVE science. There are things to be learned here, but they are few and sparse. SKIP IT. Audible: Please remove this from the store or make it obvious that it is a course that you are supposed to WATCH (if you wanna be tortured, but that is beyond the point) not listen to!!!

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