Narrator Mel Foster enthusiastically delivers this history of New York German-Jewish merchant/banking families, including the Seligmans, the Lehmans, and the Goldmans, which was originally published in 1967. A rich atmospheric picture of this close-knit, family-centered society, later known as "The 100" or "Our Crowd," is evoked by Foster's warm tone and conversational pacing.... Read More
Narrator Tom Perkins's bright, lively voice moves this audiobook along at a nice pace and also underscores the optimism that many Americans felt in the year 1969. It does sound as though he is actually reading the book, rather than narrating a story. He can be halting at times and, despite his diction, sometimes seems to be reading individual words. Making the sentences flow... Read More
The popular podcast host ("Side Hustle School") narrates as if he has a time limit. But once he adjusts his pacing, listeners will enjoy the confidence in his tone and enunciation and warm up to his obvious desire to help. The audiobook's format is perfect for today's short attention spans. From his podcast, Guillebeau draws 100 stories that describe how everyday people turned... Read More
More books have been written about baseball than any other sport, and audiobooks such as this allow the genre to flourish. Former pitcher Ron Darling, now a broadcaster, had a distinguished career, primarily with the New York Mets. Darling has met just about everyone in the sport for nearly four decades and demonstrates his knowledge and connections with the anecdotes in this... Read More
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