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Clarksville, TN, United States | Listener Since 2008

  • 2 reviews
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  • The Winds of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick

    Where Paul of Dune picked up the saga directly after the events of Dune, The Winds of Dune begins after the events of Dune Messiah. Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohiam is dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan is imprisoned. Paul's former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading opposition to the House of Atreides.

    Retired in Texas says: "good, but with reservations"
    "Dune or Dull"
    What disappointed you about The Winds of Dune?

    This book was slow and tedious. I didn't think it would end. The only reason I made it to the end was because I was waiting for next month's credit just to buy something else.

    Has The Winds of Dune turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No I liked the original Dune but with will make me think more carefully before buying another book about Dune

    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was fine. I think it is the same as the original Dune book. It was not the narrating that was the issue. I think the pace of the book is just to slow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Rory Freedman
    • Narrated By Rory Freedman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    So many of us call ourselves animal lovers and worship our dogs and cats - but we could be using that love as a force for helping all animals. Beg is a battle cry on their behalf, as well as an inspirational, empowering guide to what we can do to help them. With the same no-nonsense tone that made Skinny Bitch a multi-million copy success, Beg galvanizes us to change our choices and actions, and to love animals in a radical new way.

    Ashley says: "Not what I thought..."
    "Propaganda not a dog book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the book would have been what it appeared to be. The Book should have been named "Veg" not "Beg". There should not be a dog on the front of this book.
    This book only briefly mentions anything about dog or cats for that mater. The the only mention is really to point out that the author is a part-time dog owner. I suspect to give her an ounce of credibility.

    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Probably Purple Cow (for business) or A Dog's Purpose (hopefully it is a REAL dog book)

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rory Freedman?

    I don't know that you could have someone else narrate it. It is just her preaching of why we should all change to follow her opinion.
    I think if anyone else was narrating this book they would have stopped an hour into it and flipped back to the cover and questioned, "What is this book suppose to be about?"

    What character would you cut from Beg?

    The Author! Her entire animal rights \ vegan soap box rhetoric.

    Any additional comments?

    I am frustrated and upset that I was duped into buying this book. I am embarrassed to have it in my library.
    If you are looking for a book to get to know your dog better, or a book to become a better pet owner\parent; this is NOT it.
    This is a book about how we should all be vegans and stop wearing fur, leather, and wool. This book is only propaganda and animal rights rhetoric. There is nothing of value to the pet owner in this book. The cover image and title of this book is very deceitful and dis-representative.
    I want my money back. If you are into this animal rights \ vegan stuff I would think there are better places to invest\spend your money then this book, also.

    I have not finished this book and have no intention to finish it.
    I would say this is a solid "DO NOT BUY".
    But at least if you do buy, hopeful this review will let you know what you are getting and you will not feel tricked by the deceptive cover.

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