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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Brilliant and Authentic

Mister Comey’s narration of his work makes it so authentic. I’m so glad that such an important work was not read by a hired voice.
Regardless of where one finds oneself on the political spectrum, I feel that Mr. Comey was absolutely honest. This is a very, very important work.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Magnificent explanation of the path

Bhante Gunaratana is one of the world’s great Dhamma teachers. His explanations of each step are concise and based upon his long years as a practitioner and teacher. His intellectual honesty and ability to help the listener to focus are magnificent. I am most grateful to Bhante. The narration was excellent.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Spanish pronunciation is terrible

When will Audible hire a person who can pronounce Spanish properly? There Is absolutely no excuse for his book that has words or surnames in Spanish to be pronounced improperly. When the subject matter deals with a specific topic that involves a Hispanic culture, it safe to assume that the narrator will have to say some words and some surnames in Spanish. While the narrator has a great voice and delivery, he tortures the Spanish language. It’s inexcusable. The same thing happened with the audiobook for “War Against All Puerto Rican’s” by Nelson Denis. Dear also, the narrator absolutely destroyed Spanish words. As a Latino, I think insult to the fact that a huge company like Amazon and audible can’t find it in the budget to hire a narrator or an actor who can pronounce words properly in Spanish. It’s a real shame because I really enjoy Audible. It’s a great product, but when The subject matter requires pronunciation of a language other than English, there is no reason why audible or Amazon cannot hire a narrator who can pronounce the words properly. I am really disappointed.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-17

The definitive bio of Monk

Excellent book!!! Excellent story about Mr. Monk, his devotion to his family, his generosity to fellow musicians, his tenacity and dedication to his vision of modern music. The people who surround Monk like Nelly and Nica, aa well as his associates in the music business get a fair shake in this book. Mr. Monk is examined fairly and accurately in all aspects of his life. His “eccentric “ behavior and chemical imbalance are addressed clinically yet compassionately.
Every aspect of Monk’s creative life and musical output is completely discussed. This is “The Book” on Mr. Monk. Excellent. 1000 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-17

Essential for anyone interested in Buddhism

I read this book several years ago and it was so pleasurable to hear it read aloud by such a wonderful narrator. This book is essential for anyone who wishes to learn about the Buddha's teachings. Beautiful recording! Excellent narration.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-17

This book totally hits

Intelligent, Funny, Heartfelt. Totally Hits. These guys are brilliant. Makes me proud to be American.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-16

This book inspires further research.

Aslan does a great job narrating ZEALOT. Now I want to get the printed version so I can examine the sources for this work. While the narrative of Jesus's life was what first attracted me to getting this book, the story behind the rivalry between the Church Leaders in Jerusalem and Paul was enlightening. I've read the New Testament a few times and the contradictory teachings always left me scratching my head. The explanation of the Messianic era and the Roman occupation of that part of the world was really concise.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-16

Great story, Mispronounced Spanish

This story is so important and everyone should hear it. But unfortunately, Mr. Berkrot's excellent rhythmic delivery as the narrator is seriously hampered by how badly he pronounces Spanish words. As a Puerto Rican, I was seriously annoyed by what seemed to me to be a lack of quality control by whoever it is who has the final say at Audible. Berkrot is a talented guy with great chops, great rhythm, and excellent dynamics. As for his Spanish pronunciation..."Que lástima." Is there any way he could go back and punch in or dub the Spanish words again? The subject matter is too important and Peter Berkrot is way too skilled to let the mechanical remain in its current form.

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