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Stephen A. Isaacs

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  • Tales from Country Music

  • By: Paul Zamek, Gerry Wood
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Follow Gerry Wood on his journey with country music's biggest stars, featuring Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain and many more familiar names in the industry. Tales from Country Music will take you backstage and behind the scenes with some of your favorite country music singers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A solid book with some great stories

  • By Stephen A. Isaacs on 04-12-15

A solid book with some great stories

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

I would probably have enjoyed this book a little more if there were a few stories from this decade or more stories about my favorite classic artists. But, there are some great stories and it's a good look behind the curtain.

  • Blue Like Jazz

  • Non-Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

In Donald Miller's early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once again, far away from God. In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you think....

  • By D. Knight on 01-04-15

A book that could change your life

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

My only regret is I didn't read this book 10 years ago. I would recommend it to anyone interested in spirituality.

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  • When Corruption Was King

  • How I Helped the Mob Rule Chicago, Then Brought the Outfit Down
  • By: Robert Cooley
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

This is the story of a Mob lawyer turned mole with a million-dollar contract on his head, a man who has clanged back and forth between sin and sainthood like a church bell clapper - a turbulent youth, a stint on Chicago's police force, law school, and then the inner sanctum of Chicago's leading mobsters and corrupt political officials. With wild abandon he chased crooked acquittals for the likes of Pat Marcy, an Al Capone protégé, who had become the Mob's key political operative.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I great read about Chicago and the mob

  • By Stephen A. Isaacs on 03-03-15

I great read about Chicago and the mob

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

Reviewed: 03-03-15

I great tell all book about the corruption inside the Chicago government, judicial system, and the Mob. I highly recommend it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wooden

  • A Coach's Life
  • By: Seth Davis
  • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s, capped by a run of ten NCAA championships in twelve seasons and an eighty-eight-game winning streak, records that stand to this day. Wooden also became a renowned motivational speaker and writer, revered for his "Pyramid of Success." The portrait that emerges from Davis's remarkable biography is of a man in full, whose life story still resonates today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wooden: A Man Who Transcends Sports

  • By Rob - Audible on 08-20-14

I feel like I know him so much better

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

I've always considered Wooden one if my coaching heroes. Not only is he possibly the greatest coach to ever love but I love the principals he stood for. Seth does a great job of telling who John Wooden really was. At times I was disappointed to find out how flawed my hero really was, but it's a realization that we are all human, even the great ones.
My only issue with this audiobook is the presenter. It took me a while to get used to his voice, which I still don't care for. And, he pronounced a lot of words incorrectly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful