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Trump ideology explained

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

Horrid book couldn't make it past the second chapter. No Christianity that I ever learned. Racist anti Muslim. And the only book in my 15 years as an audible subscriber that I have ever called and asked for a refund on.

Want to understand how people like the Koch brother justify their corrupt practices here is the guide. Horrible

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Would have like to have heard the whole story

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

The story honestly made me feel a bit sorry for the kids in her class that Casey didn't choose.

Obviously, Leo was the pet project for the year. But what about the other kids in her class. Maybe if Carl had gotten more individual attention his 1st placement wouldn't have been so bumpy and he and his brother wouldn't have been so angry.

And poor Ria, sure it might have helped her learn to be more nurturing, but what about her testing and potential. For all accounts, prior to her struggles with sexuality, she was a bright kid with a lot of potential. I felt like her needs got shoved to the back burner.

Finally there was Daryl, who, obviously, could have benefited from more individualized care, but it seems as if the aide, Kelly, spent a good deal of time handling the class, while Casey was out sleuthing.

What an Emotional Roller Coaster

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

Reviewed: 03-27-16

Would you listen to Hidden again? Why?

Yes! It is an amazing and entertaining story.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The most compelling aspect was how accurate young Tao's memory of his father was, coupled with his unwavering belief in his father ability to find him. Even after all this youngster went through, he never let the ugliness of his world taint his belief in his father.

What about Denica Fairman’s performance did you like?

I like the consistency in her voice of the different main characters. Example: the voice used for Paula has "aged" in subsequent books but it is still recognizable as Paula. The same is true for the voice of Adrian, he has gotten older but the cadence of his words is consistently Adrian.

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

I find that all of Ms. Glass' books are difficult to put down. And after several poorly timed late night marathons listening sessions, I have learned my lesson. ....Never ever start a new book if I must be asleep in less than 8 hours. :)

Any additional comments?

While I concur Ms. Glass is an extremely talented writer and her all her book are undeniably entertaining. Each Ms. Glass books takes on some of the most challenging issues faced by our society. In the case of Hidden, readers are alerted to some of the startling effects children faced by children caught in the net of illegal immigration. We are reminded of the effects of undocumented workers are not limited to the adults and their far reaching consequences for the children who may have had little choice in their parents' choice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Talent Code
  • Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: John Farrell

Practice is Everything

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

Reviewed: 08-20-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Talent Code to be better than the print version?

Not that I recall. I purchased the print version of the book several years ago and just re-listened to the audio version recently.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would add more types of learning situations. What drives passion for learning? I would give examples of of the instructors found in the "hot beds". How are those instructors different from other instructors. In short more comparison and contrast.

Which scene was your favorite?

A part early on about the pilots and the Tom Sawyer effect.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. My only reaction is the reminder of how important it is to practice and continue to learn new things while continuing to practice those skills we are most interested in.

Any additional comments?

Most of the book focuses on the importance of practice, the types of practice, and the quantity of practice. It is an enjoyable read and is filled with examples of the importance of practicing. The narration is especially enjoyable.

Great Content Good Starting Point

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

What did you love best about Buddhism: A Beginners Guide Book for True Self Discovery and Living a Balanced and Peaceful Life?

The content was good, solid practices regardless of personal or religious background. If you are just starting to explore Buddhism or you just want ideas on how to lead a more balanced life this book is a great start.

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

I listened to the entire book in one sitting but I plan to listen to it a few more times.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Parents Beware

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-05


While this series is well-written and engaging, as a parent and educator I wish to caution parents and teachers alike that Pullman's expressed aim in writing this series is "to undermine the basis of Christian belief." This is not clearly realized until the second or third book when the reader is already engaged in the story line. It is not merely an anti-Christian book, it is an anti-GOD book and buyers should be aware of this. I read the series and enjoyed it immensely, but when I understood the basis of the story, I felt like I had been manipulated by this author and the publishers' agenda. To have this available to kids in some school districts could cause trouble from parents. As a teacher, I would definitely get parents' informed consent before allowing students to read this in class.

Philip Pullman quote: "We're used to the kingdom of heaven; but you can tell from the general thrust of the book that I'm of the devil's party, like Milton...The king is dead. That's to say I believe that the king is dead. I'm an atheist." <http://observer.guardian.co.uk>

19 of 94 people found this review helpful

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Freckle Juice

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-04

Great story about learning to like ourselves just the way we are, it also teaches that changing ones appearance might not be an easy endeavor.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Bunnicula

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-04

Great tale for kids. Funny, light-hearted look and vampire bunnies.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Good Read

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-04

Good read... but I wonder when the next will be out. Covers much of what must have been going through Sarah's head. The part about Issac has a few unexpected twists.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful