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Salsonero

Salsero

Gainesville, FL United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 351 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • My Life in France

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (708)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (272)

    This memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia Child embraced so wholeheartedly. Above all, she reveals the kind of spirit and determination, the sheer love of cooking, and the drive to share that with her fellow Americans that made her the extraordinary success she became.

    Sara says: "What a pleasure!"
    "Well narrated"
    Overall

    OK, the reader's French isn't perfect, but if you know some French you can tell what she's aiming for and if you don't ... well then who cares! More importantly, she pulls everything else off with a beautiful, lively performance.

    The book conveys a nice sense of Julia Childs' personality, her experience learning to cook in a country she's crazy about, and some sense of the zeitgeist during the late forties and fifties.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Queen Lucia

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (43)

    England between the wars was a paradise of utter calm and leisure for the very, very rich. But into this enclave is born Mrs. Emmeline Lucas - La Lucia, as she is known - a woman determined to lead a life quite different from the pomp and subdued nature of her class. With her cohort, Georgie Pillson, and her husband, Peppino, she upends the greats of high society.

    Linda Lou says: "A CLASSIC WELL-DONE!"
    "Excellent reading"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Which character – as performed by Nadia May – was your favorite?

    Ms May does a delightful job with the male voices.


    Any additional comments?

    Nadia May does a fine job at bringing this charming story to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Only Three Questions That Count: Investing by Knowing What Others Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kenneth L. Fisher, Jennifer Chou, Lara Hoffmans
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    Ken Fisher questions authority. He challenges the conventional wisdom of investing, overturns glib theories with hard facts, and blows up complacent beliefs about money and markets. But the authority he challenges most of all is his own - because challenging yourself, Fisher says, is the key to successful investing.

    Richard says: "The Only Three Questions That Count"
    "Disappointed"
    Overall

    I found the 3 questions perhaps philosophically provocative at times, but not practical guides. Unlike his father, Ken seems largely focused on relative performance and predicting market directions. His grandstanding and political biases became very tiresome and I suspect they dull his edge as an investor. After listening to this book, I can't help but suspect that Fisher is more skilled at marketing himself than at investing. Either way, however, I didn't find much in this volume that helps me be a better investor. Hopefully other listeners will profit more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Michael O'Shea
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    The Brain: A Very Short Introduction provides a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain research, and gives a sense of how neuroscience addresses questions about the relationship between the brain and the mind. It includes chapters on brain processes, perception, memory, motor control and the causes of "altered mental states".

    Mirek says: "Small book about greatest mistery."
    "Too technical"
    Overall

    This book has way too much technical detail about physiology and anatomy for the casual listener. More appropriate for serious students of human biology.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful

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