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James J. Edwards

USA | Member Since 2007

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  • 3 reviews
  • 6 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (150)

    In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake of Walden he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect – while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged Walden, one of the great classics of American literature.

    Abby says: "One-note"
    "Kudoes for Rupert Degas"
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    Performance
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    Henry David could not read Walden's timeless words any better than Degas. I've listened to it many times, and I hear new wisdom with each listen. I first read Walden 50 years ago, and Thoreau's message is just as timey today as it was then. Degas does justice to this everlasting classic. Thoreau by Degas is a treasure for all nature lovers.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert McCrum
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    It seems impossible: a small island in the North Atlantic, colonized by Rome, then pillaged for hundreds of years by marauding neighbors, becomes the dominant world power in the 19th century. Equally unlikely, a colony of that island nation across the Atlantic grows into the military and cultural colossus of the 20th century. How? By the sword, of course; by trade and industrial ingenuity; but principally, and most surprisingly, by the power of their common language.

    James J. Edwards says: "Globlish"
    "Globlish"
    Overall

    A most interesting format for a history of the English speaking world. It is an easy and informative listen. I've enjoyed reading sections at a time rather than reading straight through. Many sections I have repeated time and time again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26629)
    Performance
    (13271)
    Story
    (13314)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Help"
    Overall

    Help has the quality of To Kill a Mockingbird - a true 5*

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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