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Tim

Tim Fremont, NE, United States Member Since 2004

Computer Programmer and Worship Leader. Have enjoyed reading since my mom got me hooked on Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie prior to my teen years. My brother got me hooked on audio books after I started having a longer commute to work. Love a variety of genres.

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  • "Absolutely Stunning!"

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    What a fantastic book! Had this in my audible library and finally got around to reading it.

    First of all, it was hard to believe that you could physically transform a white man to a black man, but I've seen the before and after pictures online and it was amazing.

    Secondly, the various situations he encountered were almost unbelievable. From a man who picked him up while he was hitchiking, primarily to ask him about his genitalia, to the shoe shine man who didn't realize he was the same guy before and after, the stories in this book are simply astounding!

    Third, it is also curious as to how dangerous an undertaking this actually was. Can't believe he came out physically unscathed, although there are some close calls in the book. (However, after the book was published, he and his family had to flee to Mexico due to death threats).

    Like "Uncle Tom's Cabin", this is a must-read and really points out how it feels to be on the "other side". Highly recommend!!!!

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    Black Like Me

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Howard Griffin
    • Narrated By Ray Childs
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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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  • Black Like Me

    "In a word: POWERFUL! ~ A must read!"

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    It's an amazing read... at times I found it shocking! It's hard to believe John Howard Griffin, a white man, could've live his life as a black man, but he did. Truly, a thought provoking true story.

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    Black Like Me (






UNABRIDGED) by John Howard Griffin Narrated by Ray Childs

    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..."
  • 3.9 (65 ratings)
    Blizzard! The Storm that Changed America (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Murphy Narrated by Taylor Mali

    Blizzard! The Storm that Changed America

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    • Narrated By Taylor Mali
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    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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    An Age of Extremes, 1880-1917, A History of US, Book 8 (






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

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    • By Joy Hakim
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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 (48 ratings)
    Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) (






UNABRIDGED) by Kathleen Krull Narrated by John C. Brown

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

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






UNABRIDGED) by Ann Rinaldi Narrated by Melissa Hughes

    The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre

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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) by John Howard Griffin Narrated by Ray Childs

    Black Like Me

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Howard Griffin
    • Narrated By Ray Childs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
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    (104)
    Story
    (105)

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






UNABRIDGED) by Joy Hakim Narrated by Christina Moore

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    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) by Jim Murphy Narrated by Taylor Mali

    Blizzard! The Storm that Changed America

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jim Murphy
    • Narrated By Taylor Mali
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    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..."
  • The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre (






UNABRIDGED) by Ann Rinaldi Narrated by Melissa Hughes

    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
    (30)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

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






UNABRIDGED) by Kathleen Krull Narrated by John C. Brown

    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
    (48)
    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?!?!"
  • Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary (






UNABRIDGED) by Elizabeth Partridge Narrated by Alan Bomar Jones

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

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    • By Elizabeth Partridge
    • Narrated By Alan Bomar Jones
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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.

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    What Katy Did Next

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    • By Susan Coolidge
    • Narrated By Susan O'Malley
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    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?

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






UNABRIDGED) by Linda Willis Narrated by Kate Reading

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

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    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.

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






UNABRIDGED) by Linda Willis Narrated by Kate Reading

    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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    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) by Elizabeth Partridge Narrated by Alan Bomar Jones

    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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    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) by Susan Coolidge Narrated by Susan O'Malley

    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) by Joy Hakim Narrated by Christina Moore

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    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) by Ann Rinaldi Narrated by Melissa Hughes

    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
    (30)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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) by John Howard Griffin Narrated by Ray Childs

    Black Like Me

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Howard Griffin
    • Narrated By Ray Childs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (105)

    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) by Jim Murphy Narrated by Taylor Mali

    Blizzard! The Storm that Changed America

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jim Murphy
    • Narrated By Taylor Mali
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    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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