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Emily

Michelle

Colorado Springs, CO, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jill Lepore
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (21)

    Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave. How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone can do is ask,” Lepore writes. “That’s why any history of ideas about life and death has to be, like this book, a history of curiosity.” As much a meditation on the present as an excavation of the past, The Mansion of Happiness is delightful.

    Sean says: "Disappointing"
    "Boring, slow, dull narrator"
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    I have tried to finish this book several times. Maybe it is the narrator, but it ends up being very dull overall.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crossed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ally Condie
    • Narrated By Kate Simses, Jack Riccobono
    Overall
    (957)
    Performance
    (852)
    Story
    (861)

    The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy.... In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

    Amazon Customer says: "Can't Wait for Book Three"
    "Decent Young Adult Fantasy Romance"
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    It is well written for its genre. Although it uses many ideas from similar books it is an interesting listen for a young adult romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • VangoNotes for Entrepreneurship, 2/e, Ch 01: Intro to Entrepreneurship

    • ORIGINAL (20 mins)
    • By Bruce Barringer, Duane Ireland
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Alyson Silverman
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Study on the go with VangoNotes. Just download chapter reviews from your text and listen to them on any mp3 player. Now wherever you are--whatever you're doing--you can study by listening to key features for each chapter of your textbook.

    Emily says: "Does not contain enough information to purchase"
    "Does not contain enough information to purchase"
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    This was a total disappointment for me. I wish I had not purchased it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Writing Exciting: Seminars 1-6

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Bill Baldwin, Ron Miller, Lillian Stewart Carl, and others
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Timberwolf Press presents an exciting series of writer's workshops and panels, designed to educate, motivate, and enlighten both the novice writer and the experienced author. These panels are conducted by Timberwolf's experienced publishers, editors, authors, legal counsel, and guest panel members. Hear it straight from the publishing industry insiders.

    Aouda X says: "Not useless, but not worth the price"
    "Good information, sounds like a radio broadcast"
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    The information about writing and publishing is solid and its fairly interesting to listen to. It sounds like a radio broadcast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Walk

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (674)
    Performance
    (481)
    Story
    (474)

    On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as The Long Walk. If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying.

    Bill says: "The Amazing, Darker Side of Stephen King"
    "Not one of King's best"
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    The story is simplistic for King. I am a huge fan but this is not one of his better works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Way with Words IV: Understanding Poetry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Michael D. C. Drout
    • Narrated By Michael Drout
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (67)

    In part IV of this fascinating series, Professor Drout submerses listeners in poetry's past, present, and future. Addressing such poetic luminaries as Milton,Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats, these lectures explain in simple terms what poetry is while following its development through the centuries.

    B. Leddy says: "Drout Rules!"
    "I love Professor Drout!"
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    I will be listening to this one several times. Listening to an hour or two a day is best in my opinion. It contains so much information its a lot to take in at once but It is so well done I can't speak highly enough of it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Way with Words: Writing Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael D. C. Drout
    Overall
    (916)
    Performance
    (499)
    Story
    (477)

    Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout brings his expertise in literary studies to the subject of rhetoric. From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world.

    Jade says: "A Very Unique Read...(J/K)"
    "FANTASTIC"
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    I love the whole Way with Words series but this is the best in my opinion! Its amazing how far reaching Rhetoric is in history and society!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: A Way With Words Part III: Grammar for Adults

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Michael D.C. Drout
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (174)

    Since others judge you by the way you speak, the intricacies of grammar, in fact, should not be relegated to the realm of fussy "guardians of the language," but are rather essential clues all can employ to communicate more exactly. In such a light, this course forms an invaluable guide for everyone from all fields of interest.

    Johanna says: "GREAT!!!! I learned and was entertained."
    "As interesting as Grammar can possibly be"
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    I was worried that this one might be dull but have been pleasantly surprised. Only Professor Drout could make Grammar this interesting.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: A Way With Words, Part II: Approaches to Literature

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael D.C. Drout
    • Narrated By Michael D.C. Drout
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (97)

    In A Way with Words II: Approaches to Literature, Michael D.C. Drout leads a series of lectures that focus on the big questions of literature. Throughout, he introduces the major schools of literary and critical thought and employs illuminating examples from the world's most important literary works. This course proves a wonderful exploration of one of humankind's most cherished pursuits.

    Edward Martinez says: "Drout is great"
    "I love Professor Drout!"
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    The Way with Words series is great! This one is my least favorite of the series but still worth the listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Windup Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3448)
    Performance
    (1841)
    Story
    (1854)

    Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

    Marius says: "Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner."
    "Good book overall but a little slow starting"
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    This book is intricately well written. Its a little slow starting but totally worth it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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