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Brock A. Wortman

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  • Playing Hurt

  • My Journey from Despair to Hope
  • By: John Saunders, John U. Bacon
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55

In Playing Hurt, a leading figure in the sports world - the quintessential "man's man" who seems to have it all - confesses his constant battle with depression. John Saunders welcomes listeners into the heart of his desperate struggle through insights into the root causes of depression and explanations of modern medical and homeopathic treatments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Story That Can Save Lives!

  • By Mike on 02-16-18

And awesome story about a true fighter

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

If you could sum up Playing Hurt in three words, what would they be?

Fighter, Loving, Father

Who was your favorite character and why?

John Saunders for being so brave in telling his story!

Have you listened to any of Dion Graham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. Great Listen. Easily my favorite Audible voice

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

Yes

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Halifax Explosion

  • A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism
  • By: John U. Bacon
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

From best-selling author John U. Bacon, a gripping narrative history of the largest manmade detonation prior to Hiroshima. On Monday, December 3, 1917, the French freighter SS Mont-Blanc set sail from Brooklyn carrying the largest cache of explosives ever loaded onto a ship, including 2,300 tons of picric acid, an unstable, poisonous chemical more powerful than TNT.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! What a story!

  • By Samuel Shurtleff on 12-11-18

Halifax Explosion - Lesson of caring

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Halifax Explosion to be better than the print version?

Not a huge fan of this narrator. Came across very monotone after hours of listening.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

More inflection during the story. I know it’s a historical story, but it would give it more life.

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

An unlikely friendship begins with tragedy.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful