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  • Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

  • By: Paul Torday
  • Narrated by: Paul Torday
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Author Paul Torday makes his debut with this clever absurdist novel. Fisheries scientist Dr. Alfred Jones is approached by an extravagantly wealthy sheik with a novel plan. To foster goodwill, the sheik would like to introduce salmon fishing to Yemen - the same Yemen that is largely a desert - and politicians think it's a great idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously funny

  • By Aunt Crabby on 05-11-12

Haven't seen the movie but really enjoyed the book

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

Reviewed: 07-09-12

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Good read. Had a little bit of everything in it. Politics, satire, comedy, relationships and some fishing. I would highly recommend it. Don't let the title fool you. Fishing is part of the story but really only plays a minor role.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

  • A Novel
  • By: Ben Fountain
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 991

A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents - caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew - has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. For the past two weeks, the Bush administration has sent them on a media-intensive nationwide victory tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. Now, on this chilly and rainy Thanksgiving, the Bravos are guests of a Dallas football team, slated to be part of the halftime show.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fortunate Son

  • By W Perry Hall on 04-09-14

Interesting but kind of a let down

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

Reviewed: 06-13-12

Didn't really live up to the reviews I read prior to purchasing the audiobook. The first half of the book was kind of dull but picked up in the 2nd half. I suppose to make a good story everything needs to be taken to an extreme (behavior, emotions etc...). This just felt too extreme and out of the norm for a situation like this.

Not a bad story but nothing I would recommend.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Getting Organized in the Google Era

  • How to Get Stuff out of Your Head, Find It When You Need It, and Get It Done Right
  • By: Douglas Merrill, James A. Martin
  • Narrated by: Douglas Merrill
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32

Whether it's a faulty memory, a tendency to multitask, or difficulty managing our time, every one of us has limitations conspiring to keep us from being organized. But, as organizational guru and former Google CIO Douglas C. Merrill points out, it isn't our fault. Our brains simply aren't designed to deal with the pressures and competing demands on our attention in today's fast-paced, information-saturated, digital world. But it doesn't have to be this way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh...

  • By Paul on 07-24-10

Good Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-10

I thought this was a really good book on how to get organized using Google and other apps. Merrill brought up good points and examples on how to search and use different applications.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rocket Men

  • The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon
  • By: Craig Nelson
  • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

A richly detailed and dramatic account of one of the greatest achievements of humankind. At 9:32 A.M. on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 rocket launched in the presence of more than a million spectators who had gathered to witness a truly historic event. It carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins to the last frontier of human imagination: the moon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TRULY OUTSTANDING

  • By Jeff on 05-24-12

Very Enjoyable Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-10

I have read other Apollo/NASA books but this one stands on its own. Really enjoyed the discussion of the "space race" and the engineering feats it took to take the US to the Moon first. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in what it took to get to the Moon.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399

Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly Inspiring and Meaningful

  • By Mark on 11-18-05

Don't waste your time

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-10

Not really worth the read. Many reviews seemed to recommend this book so I gave it a try. Too sappy and really nothing earth-shattering.