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Work in the tech industry. I like nonfiction.

Seattle, WA, USA | Member Since 2013

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  • Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By M. E. Thomas
    • Narrated By Bernadette Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (105)

    As M. E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, we are your neighbors, co-workers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent - even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence.... Who are we? We are highly successful, non-criminal sociopaths and we comprise 4% of the American population (that's 1 in 25 people!).

    Amazon Customer says: "Baloney"
    "Baloney"
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    What disappointed you about Confessions of a Sociopath?

    Lots of contradictions. I think she thinks it would be cool to be a sociopath, rather than is one. A lot of what she describes is a result of living in the Mormon culture.


    What was most disappointing about M. E. Thomas’s story?

    More narcissistic than anything else.


    What didn’t you like about Bernadette Sullivan’s performance?

    Unsure - don't know if she represents the author's voice.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Confessions of a Sociopath?

    3/5 of it is repeat.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Take Your Shirt Off and Cry: A Memoir of Near-Fame Experiences

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nancy Balbirer
    • Narrated By Nancy Balbirer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Without sparing the embarrassing details, Balbirer chronicles the two decades she spent as a struggling actress in the trenches of show business. From the searing purist tutelage of David Mamet at NYU Drama School ("In show business, women who are lucky enough to find employment are asked to do only two things in every role they ever play: take your shirt off and cry") to her bizarre 1 AM Saturday Night Live audition for Lorne Michaels, Balbirer recounts her sometimes disappointing, sometimes painful, and always bizarre adventures.

    Amazon Customer says: "Over dramatic!"
    "Over dramatic!"
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    What would have made Take Your Shirt Off and Cry better?

    Writing and performance were irritating. Had to abandon it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Will try a biz book.


    What didn’t you like about Nancy Balbirer’s performance?

    Too dramatic.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Hmm, can't think of any yet.


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Sonny Barger
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built what has become a worldwide bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the world over.

    kellee says: "My expectations didn't meet the reality."
    "Fascinating view into the life of outlaw gang"
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    Would you listen to Hell's Angel again? Why?

    Probably not, but that's not because it wasn't a good book. I just don't like to listen/read things multiple times.


    What other book might you compare Hell's Angel to and why?

    Enforcer, or Under and Alone.


    What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

    Thought he made it sound believable.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting story

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Stoned with the Savages: A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (335)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (145)

    After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific until he began to feel remarkably out of place in modern America. He knew it was time to set off again for parts unknown. Here he tells the story of his time on Vanuatu, a cluster of islands where he struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes but finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders.

    L. Worthington says: "My new favorite author!"
    "Hubby Recommended it - but was just OK for me."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I got bored with it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from J. Maarten Troost? Why or why not?

    Maybe.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration might have been the problem.


    Could you see Getting Stoned with the Savages being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not sure


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under and Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By William Queen
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (154)

    In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law-enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a "confidential informant" made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance.

    Richard says: "Great Listen"
    "Gripping!"
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    Where does Under and Alone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Phenomenal story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Billie St John!


    What about Don Leslie’s performance did you like?

    Incredible performance! Like it was the author. He became the author.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Enforcer: The Real Story of One of Australia’s Most Feared Outlaw Bikers

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Caesar Campbell, Donna Campbell
    • Narrated By Dave Ferguson
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Among members of the outlaw motorcycle clubs, Caesar Campbell is a legend. Former sergeant-at-arms and chief enforcer for the Comancheros, Caesar became the founding member and sergeant-at-arms of the Australian chapter of the Bandidos. He epitomised bikie culture - unbeatable in a fight, brutal in the extreme, fearing no one and nothing, and loyal until death. This is Caesar's story, from his recruitment into the Comancheros, to the savage split within the club that led to the foundation of the Bandidos and the bloody massacre at Milperra that resulted from it.

    Ronnie says: "great book"
    "Fascinating & fast moving story"
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    If you could sum up Enforcer in three words, what would they be?

    Fascinating and fast moving story


    What other book might you compare Enforcer to and why?

    Dead Biker, but with less fluff.


    What about Dave Ferguson’s performance did you like?

    I loved the accent and getting to know the Aussies idioms. Hearing it made it possible to understand what they meant.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yeah, but it was too long. I did listen to it pretty fast!


    Any additional comments?

    Now I want to find the mini-series that tells the story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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