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ron

philadelphia, PA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • All the Names

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa (translator)
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Senhor Jose is a low-grade clerk in the city's Central Registry, where the living and the dead share the same shelf space. A middle-aged bachelor, he has no interest in anything beyond the certificates of birth, marriage, divorce, and death that are his daily routine. But one day, when he comes across the records of an anonymous young woman, something happens to him.

    ron says: "effortless abstract conections"
    "effortless abstract conections"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up All the Names in three words, what would they be?

    jose is a natural writer, he has the rare ability to connect words into the breath of actuality.in this rather dry setting,and contained life of the main character, he serves us all the names, the issues, that frame consciousness.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the dead teacher...


    What about A. C. Fellner’s performance did you like?

    excellent


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

    the whole book in every detail is the cage of consciousness. and the fight to penetrate the paradox of its consequences


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By David Kaiser
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    In the 1970s, amid severe cutbacks in physics funding, a small group of underemployed physicists in Berkeley decided to throw off the constraints of academia and explore the wilder side of science. Dubbing themselves the “Fundamental Fysiks Group,” they pursued a freewheeling, speculative approach to physics. Some dabbled with LSD while conducting experiments. They studied quantum theory alongside Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading, discussing the latest developments while lounging in hot tubs.

    Gary says: "Finally, I understand entanglement"
    "fills in blanks that point to the future"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up How the Hippies Saved Physics in three words, what would they be?

    necessary


    What other book might you compare How the Hippies Saved Physics to and why?

    decoding the universe


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

    he takes you for a pleasant ride


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    it tells a story, that had to be told.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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