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Gregory A. Buford, MD FACS

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  • A Torch Kept Lit

  • Great Lives of the Twentieth Century
  • By: William F. Buckley
  • Narrated by: Tony Pasqualini
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

In a half century on the national stage, William F. Buckley Jr. achieved unique stature as a polemicist and the undisputed godfather of modern American conservatism. He knew everybody, hosted everybody at his East 73rd Street maisonette, skewered everybody who needed skewering, and in general lived life on a scale, and in a swashbuckling manner, that captivated and inspired countless young conservatives across that half century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent...inspiring imagery!

  • By Lisa Hill on 10-14-16

This book was horrible!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Actual content that was interesting

What was most disappointing about William F. Buckley’s story?

Boring...boring...boring.

What didn’t you like about Tony Pasqualini’s performance?

Same

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Torch Kept Lit?

Everything and started from scratch

Any additional comments?

This book put me to sleep...very easily.

  • Present over Perfect

  • Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
  • By: Shauna Niequist
  • Narrated by: Shauna Niequist
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,277

In this book, New York Times best-selling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life. In Shauna's warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours, too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A long, curious blog post

  • By Fromatoz on 02-13-17

Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

What disappointed you about Present over Perfect?

I was completely unimpressed by this book and found nothing new. The author simply rehashed the notion of simplifying your life but took a whole book to say it.

What could Shauna Niequist have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She could have said something new.

What didn’t you like about Shauna Niequist’s performance?

NA

What character would you cut from Present over Perfect?

NA