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Ilonka

Laguna Woods, US, Canada | Member Since 2004

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  • The Republic

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Plato
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (165)

    What is at stake is far from insignificant: it is how one should live one's life. Plato's The Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation, other questions are raised: What is goodness? What is reality? What is knowledge?

    Lazaro says: "Very Good!"
    "Surprice"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    contains some pretty good ideas


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    no character


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I did not like that one was doing all the talking while the other just said yes, aha and agreed. Am I suppose to think that everyone was stupid and only Socrates (Plato) new the answers and then they just agreed to everything? I expected more


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it gave some good ideas and truth.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Barbarian Nurseries

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Héctor Tobar
    • Narrated By Frankie J. Alvarez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (121)

    With The Barbarian Nurseries, Héctor Tobar gives our most misunderstood metropolis its great contemporary novel, taking us beyond the glimmer of Hollywood and deeper than camera-ready crime stories to reveal Southern California life as it really is, across its vast, sunshiny sprawl of classes, languages, dreams, and ambitions.

    David says: "A modern classic for 21st century Los Angeles"
    "culture glash"
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    What did you like best about The Barbarian Nurseries? What did you like least?

    It showed nicely how each person lives in their own world and really has no idea of the others around him. Reading this one must think "How can anyone or a group of people be so stupid. What about communication?????
    However, I actually have seen such stupidity around me in real life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    was quite entertaining


    Which character – as performed by Frankie J. Alvarez – was your favorite?

    they where all excellent


    Do you think The Barbarian Nurseries needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I think it needs a different title. As far as a follow up ??? follow two different stories, the family and the housekeeper? Could be interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    Where did the House keeper end up???????

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black House

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (537)

    Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories....

    Brian says: "Jack Sawyer delivers"
    "gory surprice"
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    What made the experience of listening to Black House the most enjoyable?

    the detailed laying out of the characters and the whole ground work for the story which was actually longer than the the story. However I kind of missed Stephen Kings clear and pinpoint karate chaps (in words)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Sawyer because he seemed together, of good character,


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

    detail description so one can almost picture it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Black House of Horrors


    Any additional comments?

    I am not so sure about the children. That makes me think of dirty old Men.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crises

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James Rickards
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (483)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (411)

    In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics.

    Roddie says: "Must read, listen too!"
    "Eye opening, very interesting."
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    If you could sum up Currency Wars in three words, what would they be?

    Interestingly eye opening


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    no characters in this story


    Have you listened to any of Walter Dixon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Pst ...... see the New power war


    Any additional comments?

    foll owes a very well thought through path of using power of mind rather than strength of body and we the Public do we notice any of this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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