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Marco

Great Barrington, MA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Night

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Elie Wiesel
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2084)
    Performance
    (867)
    Story
    (880)

    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

    Ella says: "This book consumed me"
    "There are no words"
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    Any additional comments?

    An incredibly powerful and moving account of the power of the human spirit. Moving, horrifying, terrifying, heart breaking. I am so glad I reread this moving book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unconditional Confidence

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Pema Chodron
    • Narrated By Pema Chodron
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Pema Chodron is one of today's leading meditation teachers. With more than one million books sold to date, she draws sold out crowds across the U.S. and Canada. On Unconditional Confidence, she offers two accessible sessions to help anyone find courage in times of challenge and change.

    James says: "Another Clear Sign-post from Pema for the Journey"
    "Thoughtful and Interesting"
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    What made the experience of listening to Unconditional Confidence the most enjoyable?

    I appreciate Pema Chodron's down to earth, straightforward clarity in speaking to mindfulness and courage. She is matter of fact in speaking to the realities of pain and fear in life but finds a way to bring those realities into a relationship with self. She successfully opens opportunities to engage mindfullness with out attaching to fear or anxiety


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michelle Alexander
    • Narrated By Karen Chilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (284)

    In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

    Alisha says: "Great Book a must read for every American!"
    "Powerful and Thought Provoking"
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    This book raises issues that cut to the heart of the silent reality that we have redesigned the delivery of rasism with our criminal justice system. It brings to light the tool mass incarceration plays in ensuring the social control and repression.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bruce D. Perry, Maia Szalavitz
    • Narrated By Danny Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (351)

    What happens when a young child is traumatized? How does terror affect a child's mind---and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses to their own parents' murders, children raised in closets and cages, the Branch Davidian children, and victims of family violence. In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.

    Marilyn says: "Changed a Sixth-Grade Teacher's Life"
    "Best listen yet!"
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    Would you listen to The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog again? Why?

    I will listen to this book again! This was incredibly interesting and informative. I have forund myself talking about this book with anyone who will listen. It was engaging, powerful and full of important information about the impact of trauma and the healing power of relationships


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Carol Dweck
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1120)
    Performance
    (747)
    Story
    (745)

    Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

    Peter says: "Gems sparsely scattered throughout a desert"
    "Really Interesting"
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    If you could sum up Mindset in three words, what would they be?

    This book was really great. It changed how I approach both my work and my life.
    I think anyone working in education or with young people should read this book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17077)
    Performance
    (15160)
    Story
    (15118)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Not what I expected"
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    Would you listen to 11-22-63 again? Why?

    I would listen to it again as I beleive King drew so many themes and details throughout the story, I would discover things I missed the first time around. I enjoyed the book.


    Which character – as performed by Craig Wasson – was your favorite?

    Amberson. I was not a fan of his female characters. They were distractingly bad.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a good book, maybe a bit long but worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1836)
    Performance
    (1194)
    Story
    (1200)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    Thomas says: "The best book I've had"
    "Great!"
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    Where does Endurance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of my top 3 favorites. I think I repeated the story a dozen times to anyone who would listen after I finished it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Favorite scene? I don't know. The narrative was very good and left me feeling the wet, cold, and painful suffering the characters felt. It was an unbelievable story of courage and perseverance, of leadership and loyalty, and of faith and facing fear. It was really good.


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28677)
    Performance
    (21924)
    Story
    (22064)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Another good book by Suzanne Collins"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I listened to this book immediately after The Hunger Games and it picked up the story and moved beautifully. It got better and better as it went on and had me sitting in my car long past turning the engine off.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was compelling and entertaining but didn't illicit an extreme reaction. It is a great story, it moves, and it surprised me when I thought I had figured it out. It did a great job of ensuring I knew about the events in the first book without slowing the momentum of the ongoing story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2564)
    Performance
    (1269)
    Story
    (1278)

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    Jeanne says: "A Wonderful Listen!"
    "Really great book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Saving Ceecee Honeycutt the most enjoyable?

    What a lovely story about love, loss and finding yourself through family. The characters are so beautifully written and the story uses that to create such powerful images.


    What does Jenna Lamia bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved Jenna Lamia's performance; loved it! I am not sure I can tease out what I loved more, Jenna's performance or the story. I have listened to so many audiobooks but this was by far the best narration I have heard.


    Who was the most memorable character of Saving Ceecee Honeycutt and why?

    Ceecee , her mother, ...... they were all so beautifully written.


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed my time with this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33933)
    Performance
    (25119)
    Story
    (25462)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Really liked this book"
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    If you could sum up The Hunger Games in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, engaging, and addictive


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a great story. It moved quickly and yet, was able to develop characters I could see and believe. My son and I listened to it together and I think that made it all the better.


    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    She assumes a voice that really puts the listener in the story and keeps you engaged.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't have an extreme reaction but I couldn't wait to get back into my car to pick up where I left off.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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