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Carol

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  • "What a glorious accident to find th..."

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    As a white woman who decided to read and learn more about black history, the finding of this book was purely accidental, but couldn't have been more appropriate. At first I thought I was going to find this tedious, but once I gave in to giving this timeless piece work a fair chance, I was engrossed. I learned much and my perspective was broadened immensely. After further investigation, this book is often used in the academic setting. After experiencing this incredible tale of a timeless social experiment, I feel it should be mandatory reading in the academic setting. Absolutely breathtaking and I have not remorse for experiencing this book. Conversely I have an enormous gratitutde for the opportunity to experience this marvelous piece of literary work.

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    Black Like Me

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Howard Griffin
    • Narrated By Ray Childs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Writer John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) decided to perform an experiment in order to learn from the inside out how one race could withstand the second class citizenship imposed on it by another race. Through medication, he dyed his skin dark and left his family and home in Texas to find out.

    Carol says: "What a glorious accident to find this book..."
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  • The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre

    "Good Story"

    Overall

    We enjoyed listening to this story after doing a lengthy study on the Revolutionary War. This story is written from the view of the nanny for the Adams family. The story itself was really quite engaging and interesting, and the narrating wasn't terrible either. However, there were a few downsides, the biggest one being that the narrator didn't take a breath between the end of say one chapter and the start of another. It was read all most as a run on sentence! I found that slightly annoying, but not enough to stop listening to the book.

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  • 4.3 (252 ratings)

    Black Like Me

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Howard Griffin
    • Narrated By Ray Childs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (96)

    Writer John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) decided to perform an experiment in order to learn from the inside out how one race could withstand the second class citizenship imposed on it by another race. Through medication, he dyed his skin dark and left his family and home in Texas to find out.

    Carol says: "What a glorious accident to find this book..."
  • 3.9 (62 ratings)

    Blizzard! The Storm that Changed America

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jim Murphy
    • Narrated By Taylor Mali
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    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Through the eyes and words of survivors and victims alike, as well as the careful research for which Newberry Honor Award winner Jim Murphy is known, listeners will experience one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history and understand why and how life in the United States was forever changed.

    David says: "Stormy Weather..."
  • 4.0 (43 ratings)

    An Age of Extremes, 1880-1917, A History of US, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    For the captains of industry ? men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and Henry Ford ? the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions.

  • 3.7 (46 ratings)

    Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated By John C. Brown
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    Which president had feet bigger than his ego? Which barked like a seal? Which joked about dating mummies? Kathleen Krull uses fun and quirky facts to bring to light the human side of the 42 U.S. presidents in this "deliciously gossipy" biography.

    Joanne says: "Who Knew?!?!"
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  • 3.6 (27 ratings)

    The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ann Rinaldi
    • Narrated By Melissa Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh is nanny to John and Abigail Adams' children and witnesses firsthand how tension builds in the feisty New England town in the two years before it erupts in the Boston Massacre. Friends become foes and families divide as British troops arrive in 1768 to force the outspoken Bostonians to toe the line and obey the British government.

    Lisa says: "Enjoyable"
  • Black Like Me

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Howard Griffin
    • Narrated By Ray Childs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (96)

    Writer John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) decided to perform an experiment in order to learn from the inside out how one race could withstand the second class citizenship imposed on it by another race. Through medication, he dyed his skin dark and left his family and home in Texas to find out.

    Carol says: "What a glorious accident to find this book..."
  • The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ann Rinaldi
    • Narrated By Melissa Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh is nanny to John and Abigail Adams' children and witnesses firsthand how tension builds in the feisty New England town in the two years before it erupts in the Boston Massacre. Friends become foes and families divide as British troops arrive in 1768 to force the outspoken Bostonians to toe the line and obey the British government.

    Lisa says: "Enjoyable"
  • An Age of Extremes, 1880-1917, A History of US, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    For the captains of industry ? men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and Henry Ford ? the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions.

  • Blizzard! The Storm that Changed America

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jim Murphy
    • Narrated By Taylor Mali
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Through the eyes and words of survivors and victims alike, as well as the careful research for which Newberry Honor Award winner Jim Murphy is known, listeners will experience one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history and understand why and how life in the United States was forever changed.

    David says: "Stormy Weather..."
  •  
  • Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated By John C. Brown
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Which president had feet bigger than his ego? Which barked like a seal? Which joked about dating mummies? Kathleen Krull uses fun and quirky facts to bring to light the human side of the 42 U.S. presidents in this "deliciously gossipy" biography.

    Joanne says: "Who Knew?!?!"
  • Looking for Mr. Smith: The Quest for the Truth Behind The Long Walk, the Greatest Survival Story Ever Told

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Linda Willis
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1)
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    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    For the first time, the truth behind the best-selling adventure narrative The Long Walk.

    Since 1956, The Long Walk has been, for many, the symbol of an immense love of freedom and has become one of the greatest true-life adventure stories of all time. The harrowing story about a group of POWs who escaped a labor camp in Siberia and walked to freedom in India during WWII deeply affected thousands of its readers, and Linda Willis was one of those moved by the story. But she had questions about its authenticity.

  • What Katy Did Next

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Susan Coolidge
    • Narrated By Susan O'Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (3)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    Katy was the sort of girl who might do anything next, so long as it was something exciting! At 21, she was as eager for adventure as ever, and what greater adventure could there be for an American girl than a trip to Europe?

  • Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Partridge
    • Narrated By Alan Bomar Jones
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    (0)
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    (0)
    Story
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    The eerie silence was broken only by the sound of scuffling feet as marchers approached the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The mood was sober. Hundreds of men, women, and children had been protesting in Selma for weeks to win black Americans the right to vote. They’d been threatened. Been arrested. Jailed. This march was likely to end in violence, yet they went anyway. But when state troopers attacked with billy clubs and tear gas, the brute force was a shock.

  • Looking for Mr. Smith: The Quest for the Truth Behind The Long Walk, the Greatest Survival Story Ever Told

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Linda Willis
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    For the first time, the truth behind the best-selling adventure narrative The Long Walk.

    Since 1956, The Long Walk has been, for many, the symbol of an immense love of freedom and has become one of the greatest true-life adventure stories of all time. The harrowing story about a group of POWs who escaped a labor camp in Siberia and walked to freedom in India during WWII deeply affected thousands of its readers, and Linda Willis was one of those moved by the story. But she had questions about its authenticity.

  • Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Partridge
    • Narrated By Alan Bomar Jones
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    The eerie silence was broken only by the sound of scuffling feet as marchers approached the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The mood was sober. Hundreds of men, women, and children had been protesting in Selma for weeks to win black Americans the right to vote. They’d been threatened. Been arrested. Jailed. This march was likely to end in violence, yet they went anyway. But when state troopers attacked with billy clubs and tear gas, the brute force was a shock.

  • What Katy Did Next

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Susan Coolidge
    • Narrated By Susan O'Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    Katy was the sort of girl who might do anything next, so long as it was something exciting! At 21, she was as eager for adventure as ever, and what greater adventure could there be for an American girl than a trip to Europe?

  • An Age of Extremes, 1880-1917, A History of US, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joy Hakim
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    For the captains of industry ? men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and Henry Ford ? the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions.

  •  
  • The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ann Rinaldi
    • Narrated By Melissa Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh is nanny to John and Abigail Adams' children and witnesses firsthand how tension builds in the feisty New England town in the two years before it erupts in the Boston Massacre. Friends become foes and families divide as British troops arrive in 1768 to force the outspoken Bostonians to toe the line and obey the British government.

    Lisa says: "Enjoyable"
  • Black Like Me

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Howard Griffin
    • Narrated By Ray Childs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (96)

    Writer John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) decided to perform an experiment in order to learn from the inside out how one race could withstand the second class citizenship imposed on it by another race. Through medication, he dyed his skin dark and left his family and home in Texas to find out.

    Carol says: "What a glorious accident to find this book..."
  • Blizzard! The Storm that Changed America

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jim Murphy
    • Narrated By Taylor Mali
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Through the eyes and words of survivors and victims alike, as well as the careful research for which Newberry Honor Award winner Jim Murphy is known, listeners will experience one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history and understand why and how life in the United States was forever changed.

    David says: "Stormy Weather..."
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