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Harrisonburg, VA, United States | Member Since 2012

  • 4 reviews
  • 21 ratings
  • 133 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2015

  • America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Stephen Colbert
    • Narrated By Stephen Colbert, Tim Meadows, Jordin Ruderman

    Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the number one nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around - we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders.

    Brett says: "Funny as usual"
    "Just plain usual!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of America Again to be better than the print version?


    What other book might you compare America Again to and why?

    Only another Stephen Colbert book can compare. He is one of a kind!

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

    Ha! Well, Stephen Colbert. His style is just plain funny!

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Jobs, Medication, Gold and Sh*t Brownies: Important facts about America

    Any additional comments?

    Funny, Hilarious, and Sad...but mostly, funny!

    0 of 0 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

    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.

    Jeremy says: "An essential read. A horrifying reality."
    "A must read!"
    What did you love best about The New Jim Crow?

    The narrator had a soothing voice and clarity of words. She did not distract from the content with her tone or inflection and I enjoyed listening to her interpretation of the writing.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The New Jim Crow?

    Every part of this book is critical and connected.

    Have you listened to any of Karen Chilton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not.

    If you could give The New Jim Crow a new subtitle, what would it be?

    What everyone should know about crime, poverty, racism, and punishment in North America today.

    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the most important social justice issues facing our country today.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Will Tuttle
    • Narrated By Will Tuttle

    The World Peace Diet has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. It is the first book to make explicit the invisible connections between our meals and our broad range of problems -psychological, social, and spiritual, as well as health and environmental. It offers powerful ways we can all experience healing and peace and contribute to a positive transformation of human consciousness.

    James says: "Great Book and A Wonderful Way to Live!!!"
    "Life changing"
    Where does The World Peace Diet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The readers voice is soothing...I might have fallen asleep if not for the content.

    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    This book changed my thinking in ways I did not dream were possible. I have made what I once thought of as an impossible shift in diet and the benefits to my life are clear.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    The whole book is beneficial.

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

    The World Peace Diet was hard to listen to. Yes, there were times when I wanted to cry but I am grateful that I am able to be touched in this way.

    Any additional comments?

    I wish everyone could hear these words and think about what kind of world we want to live in. I know the world would become a better place.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell

    An old Chinese proverb says "Women hold up half the sky." Then why do the women of Africa and Asia persistently suffer human rights abuses? Continuing their focus on humanitarian issues, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn take us to Africa and Asia, where many women live in profoundly dire circumstances.

    Nancy says: "This unabridged book is abridged"
    "Painfully perfect."
    What did you love best about Half the Sky?

    This book is not easy to listen to, however, it is critical that we listen. The context gives the listener/reader the imperative opportunity to sit with the discomfort and consider what actions must be taken to make a difference. Surely the world cannot ignore the personal stories found in this work. As terrible as it was to hear at times, knowing the pure horror that so many endure must spur us on to stepping out of our comfort zones and making a difference. If that happens...that will be what I love most about this book. I am well on my way toward deep change myself...I hope to meet others there as well. Thank you to all the women who told their stories and thank you to the authors for seeing that their voices did not remain silent but that they can be heard here.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Half the Sky?

    When my 14 year old daughter asked me to turn it off because it hurt her too much to listen. I was in pain too. We talked a little. I asked her if this kind of thing were happening in close proximity to her and she needed help would she want others to turn away because they just couldn't listen to her reality. She understands that we must be informed in order to know how to instigate change and take action...her empathy, sickness, tender spirit and awakening was my favorite far at least.

    Which scene was your favorite? far...not quite finished but the fact is the whole book is good.

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

    Yes, mostly angry and far

    Any additional comments?

    Not yet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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