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Julie

Lansing, MI, USA

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  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13793)
    Performance
    (6168)
    Story
    (6250)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Interesting"
    Overall

    Gives great insight into what circuses are really like. The characters are distinct and are memorable. The author paints a picture of the various scenes and you feel like you're there with them. Great listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    Overall
    (6054)
    Performance
    (616)
    Story
    (620)

    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?

    Shane R Massey says: "What it's really about"
    "Charts and Graphs are missing!"
    Overall

    This book is very insightful in that it looks at the world through slightly differnt eyes. It makes correlations between things that you would never think would be connected. The only downfall is that the graphs and charts that are featured in the print version are read to you. For the list of names that were in the last chapter, I lost track of names and it didn't make much sense. If it was in front of me I could refer back to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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