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Disney + Star Wars = Big Picture Quality

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: Ahsoka to be better than the print version?

I do not have the print version but like many people our days are too busy to read between being an employee, husband, father, family member, and citizen.

What other book might you compare Star Wars: Ahsoka to and why?

So here's the deal. Obviously this isn't War and Peace and is somewhat unoriginal as it is based on characters from the new Star Wars Cannon, but this is a great guilty pleasure junk food read. If you were a fan of the Star Wars Legends material some of your favorites may have been where stores were made around characters shown only once in the Mos Eisley Cantina or Jabba's Palace. This story gives great depth into a character that never gets a chance to be on her own until now. Major Star Wars Fans should agree that Disney has done a nice job of pairing in material from one book to another. In Ahsoka we get to see the Protagonist hunt for cyber crystals to make new lightsabers. Subtle notes around this also play into James Luceno's Catalyst which is a precursor to the New Rouge One movie. The tie-ins are starting to grow and develop throughout the literature and it is nice to see the connections.

What about Ashley Eckstein’s performance did you like?

Ashley Eckstein makes you believe that a young naive girl is struggling with conflict and does not know if she is making the right choice.

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

Isolated: The story of Ahsoka.

The Teenage Brain audiobook cover art

It covers a great point and does what you need.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-16

What did you love best about The Teenage Brain?

The Teenage brain can give both parents and teachers of teenagers an inside look of the physical effects of having a teenage student and the logic and reasoning that goes into the child's head ultimately we all learn that teenagers have a different logic and reasoning level than adults or children and this gives an in depth look of that view.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There are no characters in this book but the author uses her own children as constant examples from the book. Personally if my mom wrote a book about me and directly used me as the eample in a developmental book I would be pissed.

Which character – as performed by Jane Jacobs – was your favorite?

I guess the main Character as Jane Jacobs made me feel as though she was a nagging mother who was using research to justify her life choices.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Teenage Brain?

I personally as a high school teacher have used this knowledge in not only communicating but setting goals and expectations for my students from this material.

Great for a lover of Shakespeare or a primer for c

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

What made the experience of listening to Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel the most enjoyable?

Richard Armitage delivers a brilliant performance for a story that truly captures the story of Hamlet.

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Somethings are just better as an audiobook

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Yes Please to be better than the print version?

I think when you look at how books are being published and how comedians write books the format is going to evolve over the next few years and Poehler is showing how it is done. Poehler has guest readers for sections of the books and have free interviews with former cast members and people she has worked with.

Would you recommend Yes Please to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book to my friends or any fan of Parks and Rec, Saturday Night Live, or upright citizens brigade. The story has a lot of funny parts and cuts in some of Poehler's better work. The only issue I have with the book is that it is not in chronological order which makes some of the flow of the book fragmented and disjointed.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Poehler definately brings a delivery which comes off as authentic and sincere and allows the listener to truly feel like we understand the troubles she has with her children, the hard balance of her job and being a family member and the other issues of everyday life.

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

I listened to this book over a long drive to Connecticut and found it to be entertaining for both me and my wife who enjoyed the book as well.

Settle in this ones a long one!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-15

Robert A. Caro's Passage of power is another fine example of his instense research and dedication of making the definitive work on Lyndon Johnson. The only issues I ever have with this series is the fine detail and little stories of the first few books are repeated in the later ones. I doubt anyone is picking up this series mid story so I don't understand why the stories are completely retold as opposed to just reminding the readers. I have to say though if my only issue with the story is the fine attention to detail then it shows how good a series it is. Grover Gardner as always gives a fine performance reading such an impressive piece of work. Highly recommended for anyone who loves good stories about the presidents.

Master of the Senate,More like Master of Endurance

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-15

Wow is this long! I have fully committed to finishing this serious on audio books and that I want to take advantage of all that I can get out of these books. Karo's storytelling is pretty amazing except for one thing. In some passages he completely retells a story from the previous book. Maybe it's me but I feel like if you are reading this series you can just mention the incident not just retell the whole story again.

That being said it is still a great book which truly shows the depth and intensity of the writing as well as the depth of research that went into this work. Grover Gardner truly shines in his telling of the book and his voice has the perfect pitch, pace, and style of reading that makes a work of this length go so smoothly.

Overall this book tells a great story of how the senate operated and how Lyndon Johnson was able to work within it. Truly brilliant.

The audiobook is better than the movie.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-15

There are very few books I will listen to after I see the movie, mainly because I then have the images of the actors and it dulls my imagination. In this instance the audiobook is an iceberg with the movie just being a small tip. I am not normally a military reader although I do enjoy a good work and this is the example. You feel for Kyle as a Husband and a father and one of the better stories is that of his wife; showing that the war not only affects the people who go but the people who are left behind. This story truly has layers and many people may not agree with Kyles opinions on the people he fought but everyone can agree that it is a tough struggle to be a sniper when women and children are used every day in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

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Yoda was built for this! Plus a little hint...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-15

Every play a Beatles album backwards? Here's a trick I did with this and the following story. Read the author's note at the end of the book first and then read the book knowing what the other is trying to depict with each character and scene. The series is truly quirky yet flawless and has a great flow that will make you want to listen to all three books.

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Good Carolla....not Great Carolla...

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-15

I want to start with I loved in 50 Years We'll All be Chicks, I thought Not Taco Bell Material, and I truly wanted this to be a third knock out in a row but finished more like a TKO by decision. I feel like this could have been the perfect book for Carolla to layout everything we need to fix and how were going to fix it, he does this just not as in depth of what we are used to.

The Premeire of the Original Falstaff

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-15

In this final conclusion of the series I almost am sad that it has to end. It is the perfect ending of the series and the series as a whole had a not too short and not too long feel to it. When this part of the books end you feel pleasantly finished.

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