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  • Sarah: Women of Genesis

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (58)

    Best-selling author Orson Scott Card tells the story of a unique woman, one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful. Sarah takes on vivid reality as a woman desirable to kings, a devoted wife, and a faithful follower of the God of Abraham, chosen to experience an incomparable miracle.

    Tom says: "Entertaining, interesting and though provoking"
    "Great book..."
    Overall

    This was a thought-provoking and enjoyable read. Scott Card admits that he took some liberties with the Biblical facts and you must know that going into the read. That said, it is interesting, exciting, and frames Sarah as an extremely important part of Abraham's journey through life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (3788)
    Performance
    (3356)
    Story
    (3366)

    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

    Cynthia says: "The Art of (Unconventional) War"
    "GREAT READ."
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    Loved this book, would recommend. I have ready everything by Gladwell and love his work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated By Archie Panjabi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (647)
    Performance
    (590)
    Story
    (592)

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

    Jan says: "So much more than expected..."
    "GREAT READ."
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    Good information and performance; would recommend. Reminds you how lucky we are to live in a first-world country.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
    • Narrated By Paul Baymer, Susan Duerden, Roselyn Landor, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3116)
    Performance
    (1297)
    Story
    (1295)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The best book club you’ve never heard of – but will be eager to join, courtesy of a full cast of true characters. January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb....

    Kent says: "MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!"
    "Good Read..."
    Overall

    This is a quick and fun read. I recommend it for a lazy weekend when you want to connect with great characters and feel good about the world. It does deal with heavy issues such as the Nazi occupation of Guernsey, but it frames it in the light of their current happiness and the ability to overcome hardships.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22840)
    Performance
    (9496)
    Story
    (9570)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Don't believe the hype..."
    Overall

    I bought this book because of all the positive reviews and recommendations but it turned out to be one of the most terrible books that I have read. It is difficult to connect with any of the characters, it expects you to empathize with journalists and millionaires, and it has explicit and violent rape scenes. The only interesting aspect is the murder-mystery, but that is not enough to justify reading this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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