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  • Report to Briselda

  • An Odyssey of Love
  • By: Don E. Peavy Sr.
  • Narrated by: A. T. Al Benelli
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

What is love? What is romantic love? How can you sustain a relationship amidst the storms of life and the turbulent waters of discontent? These are but a few of the questions with which this insightful book wrestles as we are taken on a journey through several marriages and relationships which are examined for what worked and why they eventually failed. You will not be a mere tourist on this journey. You will be actively involved and by the end of the journey, you will be changed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get out of Jail FREE!

  • By Merlinfan on 07-20-16

Hopeless and relentless romantic

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

Where does Report to Briselda rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Report to Briselda ranks at the top of all of the audiobooks I've listened to so far. Don Peavy seems hopelessly determined to find love and marriage at his own peril!

What other book might you compare Report to Briselda to and why?

I wouldn't compare the plot to Romeo and Juliette, but I do see similar intensity to find and share love. Mr. Peavy is determined to be married at all costs, and it seems as though nothing or nobody will stand in his way to accomplish his goal.

What does A. T. Al Benelli bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A. T. Al Benelli's voice inflections and expressions certainly added life and meaning to what this author must have been feeling. Mr. Benelli sounded like he was telling his own life story, as though he felt the pain and disappointment in each of Mr. Peavy's marriages.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The most touching moment in the book for me was when Mr. Peavy left and divorced PC to find that her terminal cancer had returned. That had to play heavily on his heart and mind for a long time, especially since she lived such a short time after he left her.

Any additional comments?

I commend Mr. Peavy on such a well-written and moving narrative, with all of the special effects of life, love, marriage and disappointments. His style and content set a new bar for a lover pursuing the woman he so desperately wants to be his wife.I commend Mr. Benelli for his excellent portrayal of the person who lived through such love and marriage ordeals. If there were not different names for the author and the narrator, one would think Mr. Benelli was narrating his autobiography. Both artists did outstanding jobs in his perspective role.

  • Harvest Leaves and Roses

  • By: Don Peavy Sr
  • Narrated by: A. T. Al Benelli
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

It is said that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. If that is true, then Harvest Leaves and Roses will emerge as a riveting salute to T.S. Eliot and Walt Whitman. With neither pretense nor ornamentation, Peavy continues the project of Eliot in freeing poetry from its straitjacket of sentimentality and rhyme while accentuating Whitman's sensuality. Yet, this volume is not just about imitation. It digs deep into the zeitgeist of the 20th century and exposes it for what it is with fresh insight and the skill of a linguistic surgeon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DEEP! THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY!

  • By Relentless Romantic on 04-11-16

DEEP! THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

This is an awesome book of poetry! My good friend, Rev. Dr. Don E. Peavy, Sr., covered every topic from Christianity to poverty to love to despair to family and death. And he covered each topic in such a way that you were forced to think about how the poem. impacted your life.

  • Play It Where It Lies!

  • How to Win at the Game of Life with the Rules of Golf
  • By: Don E. Peavy Sr.
  • Narrated by: T.C. Michaels
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

This book adopts some of the basic rules of golf as a metaphor for life and argues that life is a game that can be played successfully. The work then enumerates some basic rules of life (21 in total) and shows how others have followed and violated these rules to their ultimate victory or defeat. Many references are culled from popular culture both here in North America and abroad. There are autobiographical snippets along the way to add authenticity to the project.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How insightful and enlightening!

  • By Relentless Romantic on 04-11-16

How insightful and enlightening!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

This book was so deep and thought provoking. Each chapter presented fresh and new food for thought that I had never envisioned. Mr. Peavy laid out ideas and life perspectives that make sense, although they are not common everyday ways of looking at life or examining our actions and choices or their results. I have been led to agree that life, like golf, has a much better outcome when we play it where it lies instead of fudging. From a spiritual perspective, I believe that there are rewards or consequences for each of our thoughts and actions. I also believe that we are tested in our choices to see how strong is our faith and our commitment to God. Honesty is the best and shortest course to true success, even when it seems that shortcuts and dishonesty will get quicker and more successful results. I thoroughly listening to the audio version of this book, and will gladly recommend it to others. Congratulations Mr. Don Peavy on another mind altering narrative!