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Wyatt Bingham

Kingwood, TX. United States
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  • Wild Thing

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Bazell
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Stephanie Wolfe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 508

It's hard to find work as a doctor when using your real name will get you killed. So hard that when a reclusive billionaire offers Dr. Peter Brown, aka Pietro Brnwa, a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world's worst field assignment, Brown has no real choice but to say yes. Even if it means that an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers-not to mention the occasional lake monster-are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Lot Like Cotton Candy

  • By Dr. on 02-24-12

Good, but not as good as Beat the Reaper

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

Reviewed: 03-06-12

Hey, if you like the Peter Brown character and Bazell's wittily crude style (which I do on both counts) you'll enjoy this read. Bezell offers more editorial commentary, and it's spot on and well articulated. Republicans beware, you may not like what he has to say about corporations and our blind policies toward demographics and the environmental fate of the Earth. I think you'll find his reasoning difficult to dispute, which may be even more disturbing. The appendix alone is worth the price of the novel. It's not since MacDonald's Travis McGee stuff that I've read such seamless and intelligent social commentary woven in to the plot and beyond.
In Wild Thing though, we get a less compelling and odd ball (not so much in a good way) plot. But the smart ass Peter Brown shines through none the less making me smile often during the performance.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

  • Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime of Golf
  • By: Harvey Penick, Bud Shrake
  • Narrated by: Jack Whitaker
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

After sixty years of keeping notes on the things he's seen and learned and on the golfing greats he's taught, Penick lets the secrets in his Little Red Book be heard by the golf world in this classic work. His simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away all the hypertechnical jargon that's grown up around the game, and lets all golfers play their best - whatever their level.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A golf essential

  • By Wyatt Bingham on 01-18-04

A golf essential

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-04

I couldn't believe there was no review for this so I had to offer my 2 cents. While the avid reader & student of golf will probably find nothing new, it's still an essential part of your golf library. I own dozens of golf books but find myself returning to this gem time after time. Broken down into pithy little chapters, the uncomplicated wisdom of this man shines through like a break in the clouds as you approach the first tee. It's not clever or sophisticated, and all the better for it. As my game grows, so does my love for this book: I find more and more depth of meaning in the words.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect

  • By: Dr. Bob Rotella, Bob Cullen
  • Narrated by: Dr. Bob Rotella
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

Filled with delightful and insightful stories about golf and the golfers Rotella works with, Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must have for anyone seeking serious improvement

  • By Ben on 02-18-05

Golf is not a game of Perfect

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-04

This book can help your game more than any technical manual or lessons. I swear the stuff in this book took me from an 18 handicapper to an 8. I've read dozens of books on the game and this is in my top five. You won't regret this one.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful