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Jonathan

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  • Tying Down the Wind: Adventures in the Worst Weather on Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Eric Pinder
    • Narrated By Patrick Cullen
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    Where can you find the worst weather on earth? The surprising answer in Tying Down the Wind is: everywhere. Eric Pinder invites you to experience the excitement of the world's worst weather in the comfort of your own home.

    Gregory A. Tucker says: "Too much poetry"
    "ok but slow"
    Overall

    This book is good and well written but drags a bit and goes on and on. If you are really into weather then get it but not really a light listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zeitoun

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dave Eggers
    • Narrated By Firdous Bamji
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (772)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (369)

    When HurricaneKatrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun - a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four - chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the eerie days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and rescuing those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.

    Darwin8u says: "Something bold, ebullient, yet quiet"
    "Brilliant"
    Overall

    Great story - regardless of your biases or political standings just to read the story gives you a look at how unfair life can be and how the governement can jst mess up sometimes. Great book moves along well and keeps you interetsted

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Most Evil: The Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hodel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Steve Hodel, Ralph Pezullo
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (11)

    When veteran LAPD homicide detective Steve Hodel discovered that his own late father, Dr. George Hill Hodel, was the killer in the infamous Black Dahlia murder case, he wrote the best seller Black Dahlia Avenger, a book that convinced even the L.A. County Deputy District Attorney that George Hodel was responsible for Elizabeth Short's gruesome death.

    Jonathan says: "Dry as toast"
    "Dry as toast"
    Overall

    Really sounded like an interesting topic and probably would have been if condensed into much less but the repetitive chapters and info left me feeling like i was sitting in a congressional hearing...skip the book, read wikipedia about it instead

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Flyers: In Search of Wilbur and Orville Wright

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Noah Adams
    • Narrated By Noah Adams
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Noah Adams's adventure in search of Wilbur and Orville Wright is a journey that takes him across the country as he follows in the footsteps of the famous brothers in an attempt to know them more deeply, not just as inventors and pilots but as individuals as well.

    K says: "A Great Account of History"
    "great listen"
    Overall

    Nice read/listen. Noahs experience on NPR weaves this into a great story - not too long - not too short. A+++

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gullible's Travels: The Adventures of a Bad Taste Tourist

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Cash Peters
    • Narrated By Cash Peters
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    For years, British journalist Cash Peters trekked around Europe and America visiting some of the tackiest attractions in the world for his hugely popular public-radio series, The Bad Taste Tours. But a guy can only take so much. Now, as Peters prepares to leave his travel-reporting days behind forever, he takes us along on some of the more ridiculous journeys and adventures of his career.

    Fjolnir says: "So funny..I was laughing out loud"
    "whine, whine, whine..."
    Overall

    Ok - heres an english guy who goes around America whining and complaining about everything and offering little insight or substance about much of anything except how bad he has it and why he hasn't made it in television. Heres the reason - hes boring! Only the last chapter is any good. The rest is junk. Skip this one and listen to Michael Palin for a true travelogue. Im sorry I spent the money on this...

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • My Life as a 10-Year-Old Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Nancy Cartwright
    • Narrated By Nancy Cartwright
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Nancy Cartwright is the ultimate Simpsons insider. Her raspy, childlike voice is immediately recognizable as none other than Bart Simpson, the most precocious, irreverent, and intriguing 10-year-old ever to enter the American consciousness.

    Cynthia says: "squeaky fun"
    "Painful"
    Overall

    This book is ok in content but the voice of the reader is so difficult to get through that it makes the listening experince so hard. Her voice is like a teenage cheerleader yelling at you while you drive down the road. I love the simpsons and I like Nancys story as she writes it here. Its just that when you are listening to her read at normal voice and then she yells something at ten times the normal volume out of the blue like "NO WAYYYYYYYYYYYY" I jump and I dont need that scare when Im trying to listen to a book. Maybe this might be a better read than a listen? Save your credits and buy something less yelling and more read bya more normal toned reader. This book is actually streesful to listen to....

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Morgan Spurlock
    • Narrated By Morgan Spurlock
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    Can man live on fast food alone? Morgan Spurlock tried to do just that. For 30 days, he ate nothing but three "squares" a day from McDonald's as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary won him resounding applause and a worldwide release that broke box-office records. Audiences were captivated by Spurlock's experiment, during which he gained 25 pounds, his blood pressure skyrocketed, and his libido all but disappeared.

    Jeff says: "A must-read!"
    "funny"
    Overall

    good read, make you nave want to eat fast food again!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Susan Orlean
    • Narrated By Jennifer Meyers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (45)

    There is something fascinating or funny or truly bizarre on every page of this true tale of floral obsession: the story of how the head of a famous Seminole chief came to be displayed in the front window of a local pharmacy; or how 700 iguanas were smuggled into Florida; or the case of the only known extraterrestrial plant crime.

    Robert says: "Orchids are just the vehicle."
    "great read"
    Overall

    really good read.. quick and informative...well written and interesting even to someone like me who knew nothing about the subject

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How To Build A Tin Canoe

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robb White
    • Narrated By Robb White
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    While still a young boy, Robb White built his first boat, hewn from the tin roof of an abandoned chicken coop in the backyard, stamping and primping it into shape, then testing it out in the back creek.

    Jim says: "Just finished this yesterday"
    "take a pass"
    Overall

    Its like listening to Grandpa Simpson go on and on about how much life was better back in the good 'ole days. I am an avid outdoorsman and kayaker and thought this book might have some good insight but couldnt find any. It was like hanging around at a senior center and listening to old folks complain. Save time and money and skip this one....

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Roads: Driving America's Great Highways

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry sets out in Roads on an automotive odyssey exploring America's highways and the culture that has grown up on either side of them. Crisscrossing America in search of the present, the past and himself, McMurtry's route is also his destination.

    Jonathan says: "like riding around with your grumpy grandfather"
    "like riding around with your grumpy grandfather"
    Overall

    OK - this is the long boring narration of an old guy drivng around the country in his car doing nothing but complaining and he manages to do so all without ever leaving his vehicle. Sound impossible? well its not. This guy goes on and on about the most boring stuff and does nothing but complain and whine. This isn't how it used to be in the old days... this sucks...I could do that much better... etc. He drives straight for two days sleeping at nights in a motel right off the freeway never straying from the interstate to find the real America. Sounds interesting if you are into complete boredom. If you want to listen to some good travel writers stick to Bryson or Least-Heat Moon. Put this book on your skip list and save yourself the bore of a lifetime......

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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