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Steve

San Antonio, TX, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • A Farewell to Arms

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (977)
    Performance
    (613)
    Story
    (608)

    The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.

    Valerian says: "This is not unabridged"
    "Love Story?/War Story?"
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    Would you try another book from Ernest Hemingway and/or John Slattery?

    Yes, will try another of Hemingway's books to contrast his style with different story lines


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ernest Hemingway again?

    Yes, did not enjoy this one as i was expecting more of a


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

    His ability to inject the accent of each character added to the enjoyment of the story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Farewell to Arms?

    Less love story would have appealed to me more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1421)
    Performance
    (1101)
    Story
    (1117)

    On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through.

    Janice says: "Facinating history"
    "The Greatest Generation Once More"
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    What made the experience of listening to Lost in Shangri-La the most enjoyable?

    my inherent respect for our parents generation who, once again in this book, show their tenacity, creativity, and just plain old toughness in the face of death, injury, and loss.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are real people, who survived and incredible ordeal.


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

    I think i get more out of listening to a book, any book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Ordinary people in an extraordinary adventure


    Any additional comments?

    Once again, this story highlights how adversity can be overcome, in spite of such incredible situations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Goulston
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (1387)
    Performance
    (1121)
    Story
    (1109)

    You’ve got a business colleague who’s hostile...a client who’s furious...a staffer who’s deeply cynical—how do you get people to do what you want in tough situations like these? In Just Listen, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible.“Here's the challenge,” Mark says.

    Joseph says: "Not for everyone"
    "Listen to this twice!"
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    Where does Just Listen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Goulston? Why or why not?

    Yes, information useable, not just rhetoric.


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

    no, too much detail for me to absorb.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swallow The Happy Pill: Secrets To True Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Craig Beck
    • Narrated By Craig Beck
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (105)

    "I just want to be happy," a simple goal expressed as though it were the very least we could expect of life. Some phrase it differently, and some attach requirement or specifics to the statement by pre-deciding how happiness must be packaged. Nonetheless it sounds so reasonable an expectation and yet for some reason so many people spend an entire lifetime unable to reach or even discover the first step on the path to this universal desire. Many believe that this illusive state would be possible if they could only win the lottery, inherit great wealth....

    Grant says: "Happy I listened."
    "Tough topic"
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    Would you listen to Swallow The Happy Pill again? Why?

    Yes, as insights into how we "tic" are very helpful in daily interactions.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    a little tedious at times, but details are necessary.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is definitely worth listening to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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