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  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,143

This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good info just not suited for audio

  • By Colin on 03-17-15

Schlock

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

Reviewed: 12-22-11

What disappointed you about The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)?

This book is just such crap.... that it falls into the category of

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Ballad of Bob Dylan

  • A Portrait
  • By: Daniel Mark Epstein
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

The Ballad of Bob Dylan is a vivid, full-bodied portrait of one of the most influential artists of the 20th-century - a man widely regarded as the most important lyricist America has ever produced. Acclaimed poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein frames Dylan against the backdrop of four seminal concerts - all of which he attended. Beautifully written, The Ballad of Bob Dylan is a unique, eye-opening portrait of an artist who has transformed generations and continues to inspire and surprise today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, excellent narration

  • By L chandler on 12-22-11

Excellent book, excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 12-22-11

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, if they had an interest in subject matter.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ballad of Bob Dylan?

I was touched by some of the more personal anecdotes of Mr Dylan's often gentle and generous behavior towards others. That's really silly, i know, but I was touched.

What does Bronson Pinchot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Uh .. the ability to

Any additional comments?

Recommend to Dylan fans. Very enjoyable.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat

  • Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals
  • By: Hal Herzog
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat is a highly entertaining and illuminating journey through the full spectrum of human-animal relations, based on Herzog's groundbreaking research on animal rights activists, cockfighters, professional dog show handlers, veterinary students, and biomedical researchers. Blending anthropology, history, brain science, behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy, Herzog carefully crafts a seamless narrative.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thorough and beautifully written

  • By Fara on 09-18-10

is the narrator an alien?

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

Reviewed: 12-22-11

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Still listening to this book so will update this review, possibly, when i'm done, but wanted to comment about narration. The intonation is very good and the narrator handles the subject matter well, but i keep listening to him and thinking, this man is not really real. His voice sounds altered by a sound board or something! It reminds me of a bad reality show. It's almost like it's a homogenized voice created in the studio for audio. Sorry Mel!

Would you recommend Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat to your friends? Why or why not?

Eh - you know most of these books could be boiled down to Cliff Notes, and save us all a lot of time. I'm also not a huge fan of the Malcolm Gladwell analysis of society, which this book definitely mimicks. It's okay.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The best narrators I've heard tend to be British OR come from television news. Otherwise it's hit or miss. This one sounds not quite like a human being.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful