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Like??What? What I read is obvious..I am a computer programmer from before we had computers (APL anyone?) I just saw a coyote in our canyon

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By BN Publishing
    • Narrated By Jason McCoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (101)

    Alcoholics Anonymous -t he Big Book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. This is the most widely used resource for millions of individuals in recovery.

    Jodie says: "Big Book review"
    "Know your material"
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    What disappointed you about Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition?

    Whoever is producing or directing these books is just doing a lousy job. The inflections, again, are odd, the punctuation is ignored and the material not understood. Because I know this book so well I can correct the mistakes in my head as I listen, but I am frustrated with the lack of quality...and the fact that I actually paid for them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Be serious


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jason McCoy’s performances?

    As long as it isn't AA related I would. He does an awful job on AA books...I assume he isn't a drunk.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition?

    Seriously?.....okay... Let's get rid of some of those "begats"


    Any additional comments?

    People who like the material... In this case GET the material, would be a nice touch. I am sure there is a great demand for these kinds of books, but it would be nice if I had the idea that someone involved had read the books and understood the context. Makes me curious to hear ..The Bible, The Koran, The Torah and a few other important books not written in our time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Monkey's Raincoat: An Elvis Cole Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (692)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (366)

    When Ellen Lang's husband disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. A quiet and seemingly submissive wife, Ellen can't even write a check without him. All she wants is to get him and her son back - no questions asked.

    John says: "Good book for the first in the series."
    "Nice start of series"
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    Any additional comments?

    I've read most t of the Spenser books; this is a change. two new guys to learn to like, well plus a few peripheral characters who I'm guessing will return. Nice to have it set in LA for a change... I will be buying more... I like this world so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3767)
    Performance
    (2673)
    Story
    (2678)

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Alan says: "Outstanding"
    "I give copies of this book out ...."
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    Where does A Prayer for Owen Meany rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Tops...but I loved this book for years


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not applicable


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Nt applicable


    Who was the most memorable character of A Prayer for Owen Meany and why?

    Not applicable


    Any additional comments?

    None that I didn't write on the previous page.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Little Red Book: Alcoholics Anonymous

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Narrated By Jason McCoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (35)

    This is the original study guide to the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. Filled with practical information for those first days of sober living, this little book offers newcomers advice about the program, how long it takes, and what to look for in a sponsor; provides in-depth discussions of each of the Twelve Steps and related character defects; poses common questions about AA and helping others, identifying where to find answers in the Big Book; and, features non-sexist language.

    Maria says: "the little red book"
    "Mixed emotions"
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    Would you listen to Little Red Book again? Why?

    I would listen again because I am interested in the material....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Red Book?

    Many memorable moments when it is obviouse the narrator doesn't relate to what he is reading.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Would have been better without mis- inflections, missed punctuation...and if the narrator were a drunk(which is not an insult..just an inside joke)


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Little Red Book?

    I get the material...it will help,me where I apply it.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator is not at fault...he is obviously not a drunk. There are many inflections which were not correct, as well as mispronunciations and missed punctuation the director should have caught. ...and maybe would have if they understood the material or perhaps even read it. I got the feeling they threw it together to make a buck because they knew it was of interest, but didn't take the time to read the book. In fact if I had to guess I would say it was the narrators first read through. I may listen again because, knowing the material...having read the book and lived the experience...I still get information from it. I would love to see it redone properly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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