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E. Tapanes

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  • The Sea Is Only Knee Deep, Volume 1

  • By: Paul Weinzweig, Paulina Zelitsky
  • Narrated by: Paulina Zelitstky
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

The authors draw back the Cuban/Soviet curtain on an undisclosed Soviet navy nuclear confrontation lasting 20 years with the United States and on the cover-up by the American Government of an aggressive undercover spy war with Fidel Castro - the world's most idiosyncratic, brilliant, but obsessively vindictive psychopath and power-hungry megalomaniac leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving personal story in unique historical context

  • By Julia on 08-18-17

Your attitude is your destiny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, inspiring and motivational.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sea Is Only Knee Deep, Volume 1?

The experience of defecting to Canada

Which scene was your favorite?

Getting off the plane in Newfoundland

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

Your attitude is your destiny

Any additional comments?

Being a father of a teenaged daughter with strong independent character, I highly recommend to other parents and young women to read this well written dramatic personal story, based on a young woman's experience from the real world. It is actually more interesting than any fictional thriller. Her tender and loving relationship with her father served her as the only guide through a dangerous and dark period of tyrannical power of the Soviet state. This is an emotional and dramatic personal tale about the virus of despotic oppression, the wars of disinformation, the perils of Soviet security agents, the protective love of a wise father for his daughter, and the bravery and good fortune of a young mother with two small children. Later, when she joins a Soviet engineering team working on the design of a new commercial port in Cuba but was temporarily co-opted for a top-secret project of the Soviet Navy, Paulina refused to cooperate with the Soviet KGB in denouncing her colleagues and succeeded in defecting with her children to freedom in Canada.

  • The Dreamer Whose Dream Came True: Character, Consciousness, and the Roots of Creativity

  • By: Paul Weinzweig
  • Narrated by: Paul Weinzweig
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

The future will be shaped not only by technology, but also by the liberation of human potential, much of it locked up in obsolete schooling. This book mines the rich cultural legacy of philosophy, folklore, and legend, especially Greek mythology, to understand their inner meaning and their relevance to the dilemmas of a troubled and confused world at the crossroads of evolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing, well-written perspective on human potential

  • By Julia on 04-12-16

A must read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Dreamer Whose Dream Came True: Character, Consciousness, and the Roots of Creativity to be better than the print version?

Both media are excellent

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dreamer Whose Dream Came True: Character, Consciousness, and the Roots of Creativity?

Touches the heart and stimulates the mind.

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

Beautifully expressed and powered by creative ideas and dramatic real life stories.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

For those individuals who truly want to know yourself and understand your place in the world.

Any additional comments?

For those individuals who truly want to know yourself and understand your place in the world, this is the audiobook for you. Beautifully expressed and powered by creative ideas and dramatic real life stories, "The Dreamer Whose Dream Came True" touches the heart and stimulates the mind.

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