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Off the Grid Audiobook

Off the Grid: Living Blind Without the Internet

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Publisher's Summary

Journalist Robert Kingett accepts a dare, one that at first seems simple: to adapt to his blindness without the Internet. This account is a cozy diary of battling with an FM radio, hooking up a landline phone, and the journey of adapting to a brand new way of living from someone who has never disconnected from the World Wide Web.

©2015 Synergebooks (P)2015 Robert Kingett

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    jey cee 03-31-16
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    This is a great audio book. Especially at this time, I can't imagine everyday activity without the internet. I listened to this audiobook in one sitting

    I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Willis Evanston, IL 07-15-16
    Jessica Willis Evanston, IL 07-15-16

    I am an avid reader, and love to share my opinion on what I read... be prepared for an honest review, though.

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    "Exceptional experiences online and offline"
    What made the experience of listening to Off the Grid the most enjoyable?

    I found that Robert's sense of humor a wonderful reminder of how great people can be. I also enjoyed having a great friend mentioned in the book.

    Habits are definitely hard to break, and I cannot fathom what it would be like to be offline. However, Robert makes the experience seem easy, like having to phone people instead of emailing or facbooking someone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how Robert expresses himself by phone instead of being online, how he managed to reconnecting to others in his life. How would your routine change if you were to go offline?

    I wouldn't like that fact, as I am in school and am taking online courses.

    Having a very low blood pressure? Hmm. A reminder of how certain things work in daily life without being online, and having to rely on other people. A scary thought, but it's something that I admire how Robert handled the situation.

    I also liked how Robert attempts to look up things in relations to every day things -like the low blood pressure. Good job, Robert!


    Have you listened to any of T. David Rutherford’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't (that I'm aware of) listened to any of T. David Rutherford's other performances before, but I do look forward to listening to his books.


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

    Time out from the internet -Scary.


    Any additional comments?

    I wonder how Robert would handle being offline for a total of 3 months?

    Keep up the good work with your challenges, Robert!

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    Daman 04-19-16
    Daman 04-19-16 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    Where does Off the Grid rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's unique and the subject matter is interesting.


    What about T. David Rutherford’s performance did you like?

    It was coherent and easy to understand.


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

    Living in the past


    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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