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Richard

BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jen Kirkman
    • Narrated By Jen Kirkman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (105)

    "You'll change your mind." That's what everyone says to Jen Kirkman - and countless women like her - when she confesses she doesn't plan to have children. But you know what? It's hard enough to be an adult. You have to dress yourself and pay bills and remember to buy birthday gifts. You have to drive and get annual physicals and tip for good service. Some adults take on the added burden of caring for a tiny human being with no language skills or bladder control.

    Amanda says: "Hilarious!"
    "A little too much"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Jen Kirkman and/or Jen Kirkman?

    Absolutely


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jen Kirkman again?

    Absolutely


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

    Her voice and inflection is awesome


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    There was just way to much preaching about no kids, instead of illustrative stories, which is what i expected. I feel like there was not very much comedy.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Geoffery Canada
    • Narrated By Bill Quinn
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (37)

    Long before the avalanche of praise for his work - from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from President Barack Obama - long before he became known for his talk show appearances, Members Project spots, and documentaries like Waiting for "Superman", Geoffrey Canada was a small boy growing up scared on the mean streets of the South Bronx. His childhood world was one where "sidewalk boys" learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher.

    M3 says: "A Personal History, Not a Researched Book"
    "Very Informative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Fist Stick Knife Gun?

    The story about the hierarchy of the street violence, very interesting.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the kids had to deal with an adult on the street that did not know the rules, and they began to act like predators.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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