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Scott

Seattle, WA, USA

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  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3273)
    Performance
    (1251)
    Story
    (1268)

    In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives, a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.

    FanB14 says: "Read on...Hilarity Ensues"
    "Serious, not funny"
    Overall

    While some of the stories are funny, and all have some humor in them, most of them leave you feeling uneasy, like you witnessed someone abuse their child. If you are looking for laughs, try Naked, or Me Talk Pretty One Day. This book is for people who want to go beyond the humor to see what really influenced Sedaris (and it's not always funny - in fact, much of it is sad).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Proving Ground

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By G. Bruce Knecht
    • Narrated By Stanley Tucci
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The Proving Ground is more than one of the most exciting adventure stories written in years. It is also on incisive look at the forces that continue to draw men who have triumphed on land to risk everything at sea.

    Gregaud says: "This story really floats my boat!!"
    "Great sailing story"
    Overall

    Weaves the story of the disaster with the story of competitive sailing in a very entertaining way. You feel like you are on one of the boats in the middle of the storm, and because of the descriptions of racing, you understand why they choose to be there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Peter Schweizer, Rochelle Schweizer
    • Narrated By Harry Chase
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    President George W. Bush leads our nation in a time of unprecedented peril. But how well do we really know him or his remarkable family, whose history often mirrors the history of America? Now, in the first full-scale biography of the Bushes, Peter and Rochelle Schweizer trace the extraordinary trajectory of their rise to power.

    Scott says: "Watered down and never critical"
    "Watered down and never critical"
    Overall

    If you are looking for a detailed look at the Bush family, then this is the wrong book for you. Contentious issues such as George W's days in the Texas Air National Guard are glossed over and there are few critical words for anyone in the family - as if the book was personally edited by a family member. Perhaps the unabridged version has the details this version lacks. If you are looking for real insight into the Bush family and how they operate, look elsewhere. If you just want the Official Whitehouse version in a 'lite' version then this might be fine. One other thing, the reader sounds like he is reading a bedtime story to a child, not a book for adults.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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