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Jason

FREDERICKSBURG, VA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • World Without End

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8975)
    Performance
    (3402)
    Story
    (3438)

    In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

    Laura says: "Repetitive, but still enjoyable"
    "Great read"
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    What did you love best about World Without End?

    This book capture you from the begining and does not let you go.


    What other book might you compare World Without End to and why?


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?


    If you could rename World Without End, what would you call it?

    The Plague


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Milton Friedman, Rose Friedman
    • Narrated By James Adams
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (221)

    Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, teamed up to write this most convincing and readable guide, which illustrates the crucial link between Adam Smith's capitalism and the free society. They show how freedom has been eroded and prosperity undermined through the rapid growth of governmental agencies, laws, and regulations.

    Erik says: "Fantastic"
    "Should be updated and mandatory"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book, may have been responsible for saving America from socialism in the 70s.


    What other book might you compare Free to Choose to and why?

    Atlas Shrugged


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    No


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

    Just how much has not changed


    Any additional comments?

    this si a must read for all Americans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11000)
    Performance
    (8433)
    Story
    (8483)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "I can't wait for the next one"
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    Where does The Way of Kings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is up in the top 10


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how the author debate when is the right time to use violence


    Have you listened to any of Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    I really like this book, I read most of Brandon Sanderson work and I think this is his best one.


    Any additional comments?

    Must read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Yaron Brook, Don Watkins
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    The rise of the Tea Party and the 2010 election results revealed that tens of millions of Americans are alarmed by big government but skeptical that anything can or will be done to stop the growth of the state. In Free Market Revolution, the keepers of Ayn Rand’s legacy argue that the answer lies in Rand’s pioneering philosophy of capitalism and self-interest—a philosophy that more and more people are turning to for answers.

    John says: "Ayn Rand is relevant today"
    "This book could save America"
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    What did you love best about Free Market Revolution?

    Lays out a plan to fix America economic issues


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    It is all based in facts


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

    I think this book would make a good documentary like Milton Freedman's free to choose.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5532)
    Performance
    (3483)
    Story
    (3508)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "This book should be mandatory"
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    Would you listen to Atlas Shrugged again? Why?

    Yes, it is not only a great story but read like it is rip from today's headlines


    What other book might you compare Atlas Shrugged to and why?

    There is not really any other book like this one


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

    I have not


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

    Yes, this book will help you define what type of person you are in life.


    Any additional comments?

    Should be taught in every school.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Torchwood: First Born

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By James Goss
    • Narrated By Claire Corbett, Kai Owen, Joe Jameson, and others
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Gwen and Rhys are on the run. Rhys was hoping this meant a windswept cottage on a cliff top, but he’s had to settle for a miserable caravan in the isolated village of Rawbone. With the locals taking an unhealthy interest in their daughter, Gwen and Rhys start to realise that something is very wrong. As they uncover the village’s terrible past, Gwen discovers that Torchwood will never leave her behind, and now she and Rhys stand alone in defence of the Earth. And the children of Rawbone can only bring her closer to the secret forces that want her out of the way.

    Jason says: "Torchwood live on"
    "Torchwood live on"
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    What made the experience of listening to Torchwood: First Born the most enjoyable?

    This si a good story and really well written and read


    What other book might you compare Torchwood: First Born to and why?

    Any of the Doctor books


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

    No


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dexter's Final Cut: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (232)

    Mayhem. You won't find this story on television. Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan. Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research", Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life.

    Jeannie says: "Stumble, stumble, fall..."
    "Good read"
    Overall
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, Dexter is always fun to read


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No


    What about Jeff Lindsay’s performance did you like?

    Jeff Lindsay did a really good job of showing that even though Dexter is the hero he is not a nice guy.


    Do you think Dexter's Final Cut needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, it left you hanging


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Critical Decision Making

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Michael A. Roberto
    • Narrated By Professor Michael A. Roberto
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (154)

    Learn to approach the critical decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated eye with this fascinating 24-lecture series that explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective decisions. The heart of this accessible series is a thorough examination of decision making at three key levels. First, you'll look at decisions made at the individual level, where, among the many things you'll learn is that intuition is more than just a gut instinct and, in fact, represents a powerful pattern recognition capability.

    PHIL says: "Very rewarding, fulfilling its promise"
    "Loved this book it is a must read for any leader"
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    Would you listen to The Art of Critical Decision Making again? Why?

    Yes, great techniques on how to lead a team I have already started using some of the techniques at work.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Case method


    What does Professor Michael A. Roberto bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a really engaging story teller, I think in text it would be kinda of dead.


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

    No


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (32)

    Crackpot is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a wreck, nobody is surprised. Except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name. And she tells them what it is. Then they find that she can fly... and swim... Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks and she is taking the Potts with her! Jump into the world s most loved magical car, for her first adventure ever!

    MissSusie66 says: "Not even close to the musical movie"
    "Love David Tenet and Ian Fleming but this is just"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No


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

    Ian Fleming other books are great this one falls short


    What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

    Love David Tennat voice, I hope he does more audio work


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (5467)
    Performance
    (3724)
    Story
    (3734)

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
    "So much better than the movie"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great story has very little to do with Zombies. Great read


    What did you like best about this story?

    Truth that America may call out for a Caesar but to have one ruin it us


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

    This book is a performance


    Any additional comments?

    I did not like the central planning aspect read by Alan Alda

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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