Wisconsin had a big party in 1998. It was a roll-out-the-barrel, slice-the-cheese, strike-up-the-polka-band wing-ding that promised to roust every last badger out of state burrows and into the streets to dance with guests.
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I want Bill Stokes to write stories about my state! Seriously, my grandma had a panther in the woods story, and we complain about the GDMH (where the last two words are Mass Holes, and the first two words are a blasphemy). The narrator has an exciting and engaging voice, which would make me pay attention if he were reading the weather, much less this quirky, anecdotal description of Wisconsin . I've never been there, but I'd have liked to be there for the party of 1998. Sounds like every summer day, where I grew up.
I love almost anything post-apocalyptic, zombie, scifi, ect. Always looking for some new earhole entertainment!
This may be a short book, but I got some laughs and learned a little about Wisconsin. I learned about its badgers and why the early settlers and lead minors referred to themselves as badgers. I've heard of GDID before but never knew what it was until now. A "friendly" way of referring to Illinois drivers lol. Another great short story by Bill Stokes. Great narration by Jon Reeder.
This was a fun little look into Wisconsin and it's inhabitants. Since this is such a short story there isn't anything I can say about the book itself other than it's well written. What I will say is the this author can really write. He has a way with words that made for effortless reading! He is very descriptive in his use of language and always makes his stories feel longer.
The narrator had a voice that was easy to listen to and he seemed to enjoy telling the story!!
It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
I loved listening to Wisconsin. This was a fun story with some awesome facts about the state. I enjoyed the shindig and the part about the Illinoian glacier and the drivers were a hoot. I hope Bill Stokes keeps writing these awesome little gems. They're very pleasing to the ear and mind.
Jon Reeder's performance was excellent. I'd say he was half the fun of listening. His voice was perfect for the story. An overall awesome feel good story. Recommended.
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I actually read along in the Kindle edition as I listened to this Audible Edition. Both are capable of entertaining. A light hearted homage to Wisconsin.
I mentioned before that Bill Stokes' work compares favorably with work by ... Bill Stokes! Folksy, Homey, observations about his lifelong home state, Wisconsin.
I like Jon Reeder! As a... ummm... senior citizen, I appreciate that he reads in an understandable voice, with a good, clear storytelling cadence. You can also hear his underlying amusement with the material. To me, its important that a voice talent enjoys the material he is presenting.
This is eleven minutes long ! I may be old but I'm capable of sticking with it for eleven minutes! roflmao! Yes I did listen to it in one sitting. I actually stood up for at least two minutes, I'll have you know.
Kidding aside, I enjoy the musings of Mr. Stokes. For a light brief listen, I suggest "Wisconsin" to listeners of any age. Whether a resident, or thinking of visiting, or just interested in knowing more of our 30th state, Wisconsin.
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This is a truly enjoyable and humorous listen if you have fourteen minutes to kill. I cannot, however, call it a "story," since there really isn't a plot. Instead, it's an ode or a love letter to the state of Wisconsin and its idiosyncratic residents. It ended too soon, and I wanted to hear more.
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