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Russell Bernard

Salt Lake City, Utah United States

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  • The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kent Hartman
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    If you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early '70s, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew - whether you knew it or not. On hit record after hit record by everyone from the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees to the Grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, Sonny & Cher, and Simon & Garfunkel, this collection of West Coast studio musicians from diverse backgrounds established themselves as the driving sound of pop music - sometimes over the objection of actual band members....

    Lee says: "Familiar names to any 70's rock fan"
    "Fasinating history of 60 and 70 rock'n roll"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Wrecking Crew the most enjoyable?

    The information of the different bands was fascinating and a real eye opener to the music business in the 60's and 70's. Interesting to find out who controlled the business and the caliber of musicians at that time.


    What other book might you compare The Wrecking Crew to and why?

    Me the Mob and the music by Tommy James although a different story, studio muscicians played a huge roll in the outcome of the music.


    Have you listened to any of Dan John Miller’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?

    I will view all my rock idols differently after listening to this book. Especially the Beach Boys.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen for anyone interested in rock history. I wish I could see the film that was made about the same group of musicians. Check out Carol Kaye on utube.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Donald L. Miller, Henry Steele Commanger
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought - and whose outcome was in greater doubt - than one might imagine. This is the war that Americans on the home front would have read about had they had access to previously censored testimony.

    geffrey says: "Best written, best narrator"
    "Hands down the best World War ll book I have read"
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    Where does The Story of World War II rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Close to the top is not the top. The personal accounts in this book make the war live in a way that is missing from most history books.


    What other book might you compare The Story of World War II to and why?

    This is my second book by Donald Miller and I will order his book on New York tomorrow.
    This is the book to read to immerse your self in the battles and the history of the war.


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

    The narration is a s good as it gets.


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

    The ending is very touching as tells of how solders came to grips with there emotions from the war. It was interesting how solders would not talk about the war because they did not feel others understood unless they had been there.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this book if you have any interest in World War ll forget the others this is the book to start with

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Great Masters: Liszt - His Life and Music

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Greenberg
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    More than anyone before him - more than Beethoven, Byron, even the preternatural Paganini - it was Franz Liszt who created one of the most enduring archetypes of the Romantic era: that of the artist "who walks with God and brings down fire from heaven in order to kindle the hearts of humankind." For every lover of music, Liszt remains someone you must understand, and this eight-lecture series is an ideal place to begin your acquaintance with both the man and his music.

    Russell Bernard says: "Lizt was on my list and should be on your!"
    "Lizt was on my list and should be on your!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Great Masters: Liszt - His Life and Music the most enjoyable?

    Dr Greenberg as usual is very informative and interesting. I evan think his jokes are funny.
    I have listened to almost all of his composers series. Dig in deep and learn about these great men.


    What other book might you compare Great Masters: Liszt - His Life and Music to and why?

    All of Dr. Greenberg's lectures will enthrall you so buy this and all his lectures on the great composers they are cheap and short.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (36 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Greenberg
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    Great music is a language unto its own, a means of communication of unmatched beauty and genius. And it has an undeniable power to move us in ways that enrich our lives-provided it is understood.If you have ever longed to appreciate great concert music, to learn its glorious language and share in its sublime pleasures, the way is now open to you, through this series of 48 wonderful lectures designed to make music accessible to everyone who yearns to know it, regardless of prior training or knowledge.

    Lee the reader says: "Wonderful, I've wanted this for so long...but..."
    "Perfect for the raging music addict."
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    What made the experience of listening to How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition the most enjoyable?

    Robert Greenberg is fabulous as an instructor. His insights instruct and enlighten with humor and grace. I have listened to all of his great composer series.


    What other book might you compare How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition to and why?

    How to listen to great opera is also very intertaining.


    What about Professor Robert Greenberg’s performance did you like?

    His enthusiasm for the subject and his encouragement that we expose ourselves to music.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to all his lectures you will be enlightened and have wonderful journey into the lives of these great composers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Phantom of the Opera

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Gaston Leroux
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The story begins with an investigation into some strange reports of an "opera ghost", legendary for making the great Paris opera performers ill-at-ease when they sit alone in their dressing rooms. Some allege to have seen the ghost in evening clothes moving about in the shadows. Nothing is done, however, until the disappearance of Christine during her triumphant performance.

    Sarah says: "Book better than the movie"
    "Take the time to listen to this 5 star book"
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    What did you love best about The Phantom of the Opera?

    I loved the torture chamber and the mechanical trap doors and hidden passages inf this book. This book reminded me of a Sherlock Holmes story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Persian and Raul, because of there quest to find Christine and the many obstetrical s they had to figure out how to get past


    Have you listened to any of Ralph Cosham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    this is the fist book. He did a great job


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

    I loved the ending. I will listen to a book in bed with ear buds, not to bother my wife. Usually I start to fall asleep after 10 minutes and will start over in the morning.The last hour and a half of this book was very exciting, I listened till the end at 1:00 pm in the morning.


    Any additional comments?

    Read this book it is different then the musical or movie worth the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman in Black

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Paul Ansdell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

    Karen says: "good story and narration"
    "Fun quick listen, sometimes scary"
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    I bought this because of a recommendation in our local news paper. I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie, then I found out there was a stage play in London. The story had just enough chills but did not keep me up at night. give this one a try and let your imagine run wild.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Great Masters: Shostakovich - His Life and Music

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Greenberg
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    Dmitri Shostakovich is without a doubt one of the central composers of the 20th century. Drawing on both the flood of declassified documents from the Soviet Union that began in 1991 and Shostakovich's own extraordinarily frank posthumous reminiscences, Professor Greenberg shows how Shostakovich, who, in the words of a friend, "did not want to rot in a prison or a graveyard" was still unwilling to become a docile instrument of the Soviet regime.

    Cookie says: "Living the Great Terror"
    "Talk about the red scare"
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    Dr. Greenberg does it again. I have finished all of his great masters and have enjoyed every one of them. You will find this lecture fascinating especially how Russian politics affected how he was able to write music and what he was able to compose. I found this music and lecture fascinating.
    Another book that was published recently on this subject is Leningrad: Siege and Symphony: The Story of the Great City Terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don Quixote: Translated by Edith Grossman

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
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    Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures. But his quest leads to more trouble than triumph. At once humorous, romantic, and sad, Don Quixote is a literary landmark. This fresh edition, by award-winning translator Edith Grossman, brings the tale to life as never before.

    Erika says: "Best book ever written?"
    "Memorizing Narration"
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    How did I miss this in my 55 years of life? This is the novel that started all novels, I found it very entertaining and amusing. I know it is long but it will pay off with many enjoyable hours of listening pleasure.

    Listen to a classic and find out for yourself why this book is so important.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The American Civil War

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Gary W. Gallagher
    • Narrated By Professor Gary W. Gallagher
    Overall
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    (181)
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    Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we will always remember. In those great battles, those streams ran red with blood-and the United States was truly born.

    C. Telfair says: "Welcome to Audible, Great Courses!"
    "Worth every hour and minute"
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    I found this course fascinating and very insightful, I learned things i did not no to ask about. I came to an understanding of the importance of the civil war to our history as a nation.
    don't miss this course you will not be disapointed.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Life and Work of Mark Twain

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Stephen Railton
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    (9)
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    Samuel Clemens, the man known to history as Mark Twain, was more than one of America's greatest writers. He was our first true celebrity, one of the most photographed faces of the 19th and 20th centuries. This series of 24 lectures by an acclaimed teacher and scholar explores Twain's dual identities-as one of our classical authors and as an almost mythical presence in our nation's cultural life.

    Russell Bernard says: "Wonderful you to should listen"
    "Wonderful you to should listen"
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    It was very informative to learn about Mark Twain. I have started to listen to Innocents Abroad. Great refresher and I learned many things that were new to me. Look forward to many more great courses lectures.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Roy Benaroch
    Overall
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    There's an art and science behind how doctors diagnose and treat medical patients. Where do doctors get these skills? The Grand Rounds experience, where they practice how to make accurate diagnoses by examining real patients. And with Dr. Benaroch's 24 unique lectures, you'll explore how a master physician solves medical problems just like a detective.

    Kindle Customer says: "Enthralled!"
    "I will be a better patient Doc. i promise"
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    I enjoyed this set of lectures very much, and would recommend them to any one cisiting with a doctor.

    I have visited with many doctors in the last five years. This was very interesting and informative and I believe will help me ask the proper questions at my next visit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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