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Beach Biker

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Be transported to a beautiful landscape

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

Reviewed: 08-20-19

I’m trying to learn about Bhutan I’m trying to build Tiger’s Nest in a Minecraft server. The more I dig, the more jewels I find. There are not many books about Bhutan, but this book gives a glimpse into the people living in this remote country high in the Himalayas. I enjoyed the description of the journey, it’s some place I probably won’t be able to visit because of the altitude, and the thoughts that go along with the journey is priceless, Thanks for sharing.

Good story set on Disney Cruise, but a tad racist

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

I've listened to all the Kingdom Keeper books up to this point. What keeps me going is I love to hear about the Disney parks. He's good about describing some of the inner workings which is fascinating. The story is also suspenseful.
It would be a great book if the author didn't make uncharacteristically many negative references to the black Kingdom Keeper character, Maybeck.

Interesting, voice distracting, slightlydisturbing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-17

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

Yes, interesting, but some disturbing scenes. Not for little Disney fans.

How could the performance have been better?

The voice for the main character is poorly done. They sound like voices you'd use for bullies/jerks. Next book was better.

Any additional comments?

It's really cool in that it mentions real places. But I like the voice acting better in later books in the series.

Good ideas, but book too long and reading too slow

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-16

What did you love best about Think and Grow Rich?

It's got some good ideas, but I feel it could be cut to 1/3 the size without much loss of info. For example, Mr. Hill finds three ways to say the same thing, in almost every paragraph. It's also very dry and pedantic, not helped by Mr. Henderson's reading either, I'm halfway through the book, and I feel it's moving too slowly for me. It reminds me of self-help books in which they list and describe every psychological case.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I have no idea. I'm 54% into the book and can't wait for it to end so I can go read something else more stimulating.

What didn’t you like about Alan Henderson’s performance?

He reads each line like it is important. It is too slow for me, so rather excruciating for me to listen to, because the author is quite thorough (wordy) in describing his ideas.

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

I wish. It's too long for that.

Any additional comments?

I think this is an older version of the book. While the ideas are timeless, I hope the newer editions have updated some of the examples/ideas to make them more relevant/interesting.

Touching, sad, and enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-09

This is my first Lisa See book. Now normally I tend to stay away from sad books about the trials and tribulations of life, but this one was so rich in detail that I was wrapped up in the story before I realized it was sad -- by then it was too late to put the book down.
I loved her characters who grow as the story progresses. The story is beautiful, touching, and a complex portrait of different kinds of love -- between sisters, between parents and their children, between husband and wives, and the complex feelings they have of their native and adopted countries.
The prominent figures are two girls who grew up in Shanghai just before World War II, and how they came to be in America after their world fell apart. It is a story of how they suffered many hardships, as told from the viewpoint of the elder sister. As the story progresses, the contrast between the sisters grow. They have conflicts, but resolve them because they are sisters who love each other.
For those who are constantly burdened with family responsibilities, this story could almost be a fable, a lesson in how ones viewpoint or attitude could change and color how one perceives and reacts to life's little blessings.
I give this book a high rating because I learnt something about relationships, and it was enjoyable even though it was primarily a tale of hardships. The story was never tedious, and, in the end, I wish the story went further than it did.

28 of 29 people found this review helpful

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Not My Style

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-09

He tends to rant, really not my style. I wish I could remove it from my library. It's not boring, that's why it has 2 stars instead of 1.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful