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  • Those People

  • The True Character of the Homeless
  • By: Richard Bahr
  • Narrated by: James A. Dickey
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
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    2 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1

Be honest. You don't see yourself as a judgmental person. But in my experience, many of us have deep-seated ideas of who the homeless are: alcoholics, addicts, people who are mentally ill or lazy, and criminals. Although these things may be true in some instances, this understanding overlooks the deep and rich character of many people who live in the homeless community. This book contains stories of some of my homeless friends, people who have meant a great deal to me and have profoundly changed my life for the better. Take time to hear their stories....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Alright, too heavy on the Bible stories

  • By Josh on 28-03-2019

Alright, too heavy on the Bible stories

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-2019

There are some great stories about the authors encounters and work with the homeless, but these are too few and far between the Jesus and bible references.

  • Anarchism

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Colin Ward
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

What do anarchists want? It seems easier to classify them by what they don't want, namely, the organizations of the State, and to identify them with rioting and protest rather than with any coherent ideology. But with demonstrations like those against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund being blamed on anarchists, it is clear that an explanation of what they do stand for is long overdue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great introduction to anarchism

  • By Josh on 26-03-2019

Great introduction to anarchism

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 26-03-2019

This is a great introduction to the field of anarchism. A little brief, but that was expected given the length.

This provides you with the history of the movement, key people and influential writing and other key arguments.

Well worth the listen.

  • VHS Lives!

  • A Schlockumentary
  • By: Tony Newton
  • Narrated by: Phil Anselmo, Lloyd Kaufman, James Balsamo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The VHS era was like none other in the history of cinema. This new format rose quickly in the early 70s when there was a blockbuster on every street corner, only to die off with the advent of the DVD in the early 2000s. But VHS is rising from the ashes like a phoenix, being relived and retooled by the most dedicated and rabid fanbase of its kind. VHS Lives! goes deep into the psyche of VHS collectors, showing just why VHS is coming back into the public eye and why VHS is the hottest cult collector craze since the full beard and the boom in vinyl record sales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for nostalgia - audio from a documentary film

  • By Josh on 25-03-2019

Good for nostalgia - audio from a documentary film

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-2019

Very nostalgic documentary of people going through their memories of VHS - artwork, movies, film making, video stores etc.

Literally is the audio of a documentary film, people are interviewed about difference aspects of the VHS era. The film version of this would have the names of who these people are on the screen, but here there is no indication (some are obvious such as Lloyd Kaufman and Phil Anselmo).

There are also references to things that would be better on film, especially when they are talking about their favourite VHS artwork (e.g. "look at this one" comments).

Still, overall it is an entertaining listen, brings back a lot of memories from that time and it is great to hear what some key people have to say on the matter.

  • For the Sake of Heaviness

  • The History of Metal Blade Records
  • By: Brian Slagel, Lars Ulrich - foreword, Mark Eglinton
  • Narrated by: Brian Slagel, John Bush
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Featuring a foreword by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, For the Sake of Heaviness pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they've accomplished, and where they're going. With the help of cowriter Mark Eglinton, Brian Slagel invites the listener into a personal conversation about his life's passion and the passion that drives Metal Blade - finding, exposing, and promoting the best heavy music on the planet. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for Metal fans

  • By Josh on 20-03-2019

Great for Metal fans

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-2019

Great book for fans of the label and metal in general.

Also it’s great to see some representation for the scene in quality audio books by key people. Metal Blade played such a pivotal role in the early scene and it continues to this day.

Gives a good account of the label (and before), good audio quality although it is read by the author not a professional.