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Incarnated Soul

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  • Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and The World That Made Him

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By David Henry, Joe Henry
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    Richard Pryor was arguably the single most influential performer of the second half of the twentieth century, and certainly he was the most successful black actor/comedian ever. Controversial and somewhat enigmatic in his lifetime, Pryor's performances opened up a new world of possibilities, merging fantasy with angry reality in a way that wasn't just new - it was heretofore unthinkable. His childhood in Peoria, Illinois, was spent just trying to survive.

    Siafa says: "Great"
    "Don't Bother"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Original material; not material from other books.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Henry and Joe Henry again?

    Probably not; it is NOT original material.


    Which character – as performed by Dion Graham – was your favorite?

    Richard Pryor


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a huge disappointment. The author jumps from past to present and vice versa.
    Not a biography at all...just a collection of practically incoherent bunch of paragraphs put together.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • El Narco: The Bloody Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ioan Grillo
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (91)

    The world has watched stunned at the bloodshed in Mexico. Thirty thousand murdered since 2006; police chiefs shot within hours of taking office; mass graves comparable to those of civil wars; car bombs shattering storefronts; headless corpses heaped in town squares. The United States throws Black Hawk helicopters and drug agents at the problem. But in secret, Washington is confused and divided about what to do. "Who are these mysterious figures tearing Mexico apart?" they wonder.

    Kathy says: "A NOBY Nominee"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about El Narco?

    The introduction implied an exciting read.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I don't think the content would allow for improvement.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No; I thought I would enjoy it for days but it failed to keep me engaged.


    Any additional comments?

    The book starts off very interesting, but then rambles on jumping from one political scenario to another making a reader lose interest

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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