Heather Cassano

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  • Road to Jonestown

  • Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
  • By: Jeff Guinn
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667

In the 1950s a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the Gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement. Eventually Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to Northern California. He became involved in electoral politics and soon was a prominent Bay Area leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Important Accurate Historical Report

  • By Julia on 08-24-17

Familiar Story with some Extras

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Reviewed: 04-01-18

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

I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't know a lot about Jonestown or Jim Jones. Having watched and studied the documentary Jonestown, a lot of this info was familiar. However, the book went into some childhood and marriage background that I didn't know about and was definitely an interesting listen.

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

Everyone knows how this story ends, so I appreciated the author's detailed account of events. There weren't any elements of suspense, but the author was able to give a detailed account of the days events and keep me engaged through to the end.

What three words best describe George Newbern’s voice?

Soothing, steady, monotone

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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107,698
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107,180

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Expecting something else

  • By Betsy S. on 10-15-17

Noah is a genius

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Reviewed: 02-28-18

This book was so much fun to listen to. Noah’s delivery is probably better than reading the words on paper. I learned a lot about South Africa and Noah’s commentary was funny but insightful. Would definitely recommend!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful