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Washington, DC, USA

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 ratings
  • 23 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014

  • The New York Times Audio Digest, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (45 mins)
    • By The New York Times, The New York Times

    It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.

    George says: "It's Great!"
    "Very convenient"

    The excerpts chosen to be read provide a broad overview of the day's events. I listen on my way to work and it is fun to pick out the phrases that the NY Times' authors use to 'slant' the various stories. Half of every day's stories are like listening to one long editorial.

    The time I save by listening to the NY Times allows me to read the Washington Times, which is 'slanted' in the other direction, as well as the Washington Post, which appears to be the most objective of the three.

    Now, if Audible only put the Wash Post into an audio format, I could save a bunch of time every morning!

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Starts out 'hot' and ends 'cold'"

    This book pulls you in from the first few pages. The writer does an excellent job of getting the reader to immediately empathize with the main character - 'Ender'. The story is interesting and intriquing, and the author develops many of the other characters fairly well. The book was enjoyable, and I would have given it "5", but for the fact that the last hour or so of the audio book (i.e., the last couple chapters) had me wondering if the author just rushed the ending to meet his publisher's deadline or something.

    We follow Ender through his many trials and tribulations, and then the ending seems just like a walk in the park for the kid. Its as if we've figuratively zoomed forward in the character's life and find him changed and don't fully know (or care) why. Throughout most of the book, the author takes great pains to involve the reader in all aspects of Ender's life and make us 'care'. However, he seems to have forgotten to do so at the conclusion of the story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye

    People learn to work for money...but never to have money work for them. That's what Robert Kiyosaki says in this guide about what rich dads tell their children that poor dads do not. Browse all Rich Dad titles.

    TomD says: "Good starter"
    "Kiyosaki's book will put you on wrong track!"

    Warning! Kiyosaki is not who and what you may think he on:

    The book is like champagne -- you feel good when you're reading it, but afterward (when you try and apply the advice) you'll get a bad headache - and a rude awakening.

    The motivational aspect of the book is the hook that draws you in - but the examples are either phoney or misrepresented and much of the advice is erroneous. Even the author's credibility is questionable. (Don't just take my word for it -- do a Google search for respected real estate author "John T. Reed" and "Kiyosaki", then read how Mr. Reed completely debunks Kiyosaki and his book).

    Kiyosaki's book gives you investment, accounting, and personal finance advice -- most all of which is extremely basic, often wrong and relatively worthless.

    As an attorney and a fairly experienced investor, I have to say that some of Kiyosaki's advice could land you in hot water. The real estate investing aspect of his book sounds good on paper but is very unrealistic in application. If you buy into those "How I made a Million Dollars with No Money Down" schemes, then THIS is the book for you. If you're serious about your time and money, then it definitely is not.

    This book has become a best-seller, however its only worth is that hopefully it will spur people to search out more serious and accurate sources of information dealing with these topics (e.g., investing, taxes, real estate, etc.).

    16 of 29 people found this review helpful

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