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Michael

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  • Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Michel Foucault
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    This groundbreaking audiobook by Michel Foucault, the most influential philosopher since Sartre, compels us to reevaluate our assumptions about all the ensuing reforms in the penal institutions of the West. For as Foucault examines innovations that range from the abolition of torture to the institution of forced labor and the appearance of the modern penitentiary, he suggests that punishment has shifted its focus from the prisoner's body to his soul-and that our very concern with rehabilitation encourages and refines criminal activity.

    Jaded Buddha says: "More titles like this one please!"
    "MORE FOUCAULT PLEASE!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Discipline & Punish the most enjoyable?

    This is the second time I read D&P. (first time without audiobook) You always get something more the second time around but listening to the book intensified my experience!


    Any additional comments?

    We need ALL the Foucault books! Get on it Audible.com!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ariel Levy
    • Narrated By Aimee Jolson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    Meet the Female Chauvinist Pig - the new brand of "empowered woman" who wears the Playboy bunny as a talisman, bares all for Girls Gone Wild, pursues casual sex as if it were a sport, and embraces "raunch culture". If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of women as pieces of meat, Female Chauvinist Pigs of today are doing them one better. They think they're being brave, they think they're being funny, but in Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy asks if the joke is on them.

    Michael says: "Bad Narrator"
    "Bad Narrator"
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    What did you love best about Female Chauvinist Pigs?

    This is a very fun book to read!


    Any additional comments?

    Ugh, the narrator...she didn't do a bad job but there are tons of quotes from club goers, female pigs and male pigs and the narrator was unable to capture the spirit of the dialogue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catch-22

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Joseph Heller
    • Narrated By Jay O. Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2057)
    Performance
    (1123)
    Story
    (1137)

    Catch-22 is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. (He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.)

    Phil says: "Phenominal Reading - Story and Damn Funny"
    "On narrator..."
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    Would you try another book from Joseph Heller and/or Jay O. Sanders?

    I wouldn't get another book with this narrator…his voice gets a little bit annoying after a few hours. This is probably just personal preference.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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