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LyteWeaver

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  • Beyond Good and Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (128)

    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    Diverse says: "Great Book, great Audio Narration"
    "Inspiring and educational."
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    If you could sum up Beyond Good and Evil in three words, what would they be?

    I am not much of a critic but i found this book extremely inspiring and very educational. The narrator is a little boring and tends to put me to sleep but apart from that it was great in my opinion.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    it was more so the information that i found compelling, rather than the narration.


    Which character – as performed by Alex Jennings and Roy McMillan – was your favorite?

    both we ok but very still put me to sleep. i will have to listen to it again to properly answer this question. i could say this about most narrators as they tend to almost sound like they are speaking in the same tone without much expression.


    If you could give Beyond Good and Evil a new subtitle, what would it be?

    i think the subtitle was well suited.


    Any additional comments?

    i must have another listen and try to stay awake to give a better opinion. sorry about that.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Botany of Desire

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1495)
    Performance
    (768)
    Story
    (770)

    Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers' genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship.

    Teddy says: "If you have an open mind... Give it a listen"
    "Bugs eye!!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Botany of Desire the most enjoyable?

    I loved the way the whole concept! what a fantastic imagination and factual as well. thank you for helping me appreciate the finer points on 'bugs'. Scott Brick was a fine narrator with a comfortable tone.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Botany of Desire?

    didnt have a favorite moment.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’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, but i did find it fascinating.


    Any additional comments?

    it gives an interesting perspective

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Bugs: First Chapter

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Amy Stewart
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (112)

    In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over 100 of our worst entomological foes - creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures.

    Brittany says: "Rather dull"
    "Mind boggling!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I found it informative and very entertaining.


    What other book might you compare Wicked Bugs: First Chapter to and why?

    I havent really read any other books like this before so unfortunately I cant give an example.


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

    She took a few facts and turned them into an interesting story.


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

    Watch what eats you! lol. x


    Any additional comments?

    This book is definitely worth a read and although it is not the usual type of book I would read...I have decided to download the whole book. I found it fascinating and every story she told always left me wondering 'what if...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (1831)
    Performance
    (893)
    Story
    (911)

    Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

    Joe says: "worthwhile"
    "Worth a listen."
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    Would you listen to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo again? Why?

    No. Its much too long and takes up too much time in todays busy world. I definitely would not have finished the book as it was too difficult to get into in the beginning and the names were also unusual and difficult to remember so it took me a while to familiarize myself with the characters, but once I did - I could relate better to the story etc.
    - Also, I felt there was a little too much unnecessary detail, which dragged the story out more than needed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

    I cant think of 'one' memorable moment.
    Although it took me a while to get into the story, within a couple of hours I was hooked and couldn't turn it off.
    There were many sections of the story that I thought were very well thought out, and there was plenty of mystery and suspense.
    I must admit, I much enjoyed having the story read to me. If I had to actually read the book, I would have been bored by the first few chapters and not finished it!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Again, there were many favorite sections of the story that held my interest. It was a real thinking mans/womans mystery. It was very realistic/believable and intricately detailed.


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

    It made me think. I found myself trying to solve the mystery before finishing the book and although I was close many times, it always had me guessing.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the characters, loved the plot and loved the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Fifth Season: Free Excerpt

    • UNABRIDGED (3 mins)
    • By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
    • Narrated By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
    Overall
    (721)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (328)

    This is a free excerpt of Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Fifth Season.

    Linda says: "Do NOT listen with a beverage in your mouth!"
    "Gervais - Shmervias"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. I am glad it was only a sample and only three minutes or so as already I was bored!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure yet, but it surely wont be anything from Ricky Bervais!


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Nothing. They tried to be funny and didn't succeed!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Boring and a total waste of time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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