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Tina

Marion, IN, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Modern Scholar: Fundamental Cases: The Twentieth-Century Courtroom Battles That Changed Our Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alan M. Dershowitz
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    It was Alexis de Tocqueville who, when he visited the new republic for the first time, said that America was a unique country when it comes to law. Every great issue eventually comes before the courts. With this in mind, esteemed professor and civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz looks at history through the prism of the trial, which presents a snapshot of what's going on in a particular point in time of the nation's history.

    Amazon Customer says: "I'd rather be able to rate each section."
    "Awesome!"
    Overall

    I always want to know why. This book gives me the whys of the most captivating trials of the past 100 years. Very interesting!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Naoki Higashida
    • Narrated By Tom Picasso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (560)

    Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, The Reason I Jumpis a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.

    Janice says: "Cracking the code"
    "Incredible!"
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    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This book provides insights into autism that heretofore have been unexpressed. My life has been forever changed by this book. With the autism epidemic, everyone should read this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sudhir Venkatesh
    • Narrated By Reg Rogers, Sudhir Venkatesh, Stephen J. Dubner
    Overall
    (765)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (254)

    The story of the young sociologist who studied a Chicago crack-dealing gang from the inside captured the world's attention when it was first described in Freakonomics. Gang Leader for a Day is the fascinating full story of how Sudhir Venkatest managed to gain entree into the gang, what he learned, and how his method revolutionized the academic establishment.

    DanO says: "Listen to this one first"
    "Venkatesh details"
    Overall

    If you liked Freakonomics you will love this book. It is a detailed view of a social scientist infiltrating gangs for the sake of knowledge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Second Opinion

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Michael Palmer
    • Narrated By Franette Liebow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (95)

    Here, Michael Palmer has created a cat-and-mouse game where one woman must confront a conspiracy of doctors to uncover an evil practice that touches every single person who ever has a medical test. With unforgettable characters and twists and betrayals that come from the most unlikely places, The Second Opinion will keep you guessing...and looking over your shoulder.

    Lia says: "Enjoyable"
    "waste of time"
    Overall

    This book couldn't decide if it was a medical thriller, or romance novel. Needless to say it failrd on both counts, Don't waste your time or money.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    Overall
    (5984)
    Performance
    (560)
    Story
    (562)

    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?

    Timothy says: "Fascinating book, despite the title."
    "Freakinfabulous"
    Overall

    This book presents answers to some of social sciences many questions with eloquence and ease. Levitt makes his problem solving appear easy, and Dubner narrates it beautifully.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Firoozeh Dumas
    • Narrated By Firoozeh Dumas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (78)

    In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father's glowing memories of his graduate school years here.

    Jerry says: "The melting pot, next generation"
    "Funny in Farsi"
    Overall

    For any baby boomer this is a walk down memory lane, yet from a different perspective. Witty, and interesting the author shows us how all children have similar wants and needs, and even adults from different cultures are not so different afterall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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