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nfaulk

Galveston, TX USA | Member Since 2012

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  • To Have and Have Not

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (104)

    To Have and Have Not is the dramatic story of Harry Morgan, an honest man who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen who throng the region, and involve him in a strange and unlikely love affair.

    Marsha says: "Nostalgic read."
    "Moving story, great narrator"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of To Have and Have Not to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of To Have and Have Not?

    I was moved when Hemingway had multiple people, that were unrelated to the main characters in the story, expose their nightly bedtime thoughts, worries, and general perceptions. It's good to be pulled up from a story you are so embedded in and reminded that life is going on around your primary characters.


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

    Will Patton does an excellent job with accents and inflections in just the right places. Hemingway's sentences can get pretty long and descriptive, but Patton never misses a beat.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Harry Morgan is trying his hardest to get his last, dying words out. And when he finally does, the crew around him thinks it jibberish, but you as the reader, with an inside view, know the truth.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Origins of Life

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Robert M. Hazen
    • Narrated By Professor Robert M. Hazen
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    Four billion years ago, the infant Earth was a seething cauldron of erupting volcanoes, raining meteors, and hot noxious gases, totally devoid of life. But a relatively short time later-only 100 million to 200 million years-the planet was teeming with primitive organisms.What happened? Now you can find out-in a series of 24 vibrant lectures from a leader of the NASA-supported team studying the origins of life in the universe and also one of the nation's foremost science educators.

    nfaulk says: "Great Prof gives great overview"
    "Great Prof gives great overview"
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    Would you listen to Origins of Life again? Why?

    The Professor giving this lecture is a very good public speaker. I like the way he makes science into a story. He makes the laboratory experiments come alive.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The lecture is interesting in that it sheds light on all the different theories of life's origins and really allows you to stand back from your human perspective paradigm and see that we were once and still are chemistry!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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