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Kathryn E. Threlkeld

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Sacramento CA USA | Listener Since 2002

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  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rachel Maddow
    • Narrated By Rachel Maddow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1343)
    Performance
    (1225)
    Story
    (1218)

    Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power - and who gets to make those decisions.

    Dolf says: "Half the National Debt?"
    "You'll never see the military the same way again."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Everyone needs to read or listen to this book. Rachel's voice reading her own words gives them the weight they deserve. But more important, her impeccable research will astound and often horrify.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Drift?

    Rachel's description of how irresponsibly we treat the nuclear weapons in their storage facilities and transportation. Also, her account of Ronald Reagan's campaign and presidency will leave you gape-mouthed.


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Zach Wahls, Bruce Littlefield
    • Narrated By Kris Koscheski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    On January 31, 2011, Zach Wahls addressed the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public forum regarding civil unions. The 19-year-old son of a same-sex couple, Wahls proudly proclaimed, "The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character." Hours later, his speech was posted on YouTube, where it went viral, quickly receiving more than two million views. By the end of the week, everyone knew his name and wanted to hear more from the boy with two moms.

    V. Brown says: "You will not regret listening to this."
    "At the bottom, we're all the same person"
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    What made the experience of listening to My Two Moms the most enjoyable?

    Zach's story is so personal yet so common to every family. The love in which he grew up permeates the book and tells us that the love of family knows no boundaries. The reader has a young man's voice which lent the aura of growing up in his shoes.


    What does Kris Koscheski bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Reading print creates a voice in one's head. A good reader adds an immediacy to the story, a dimension not available by just reading the book. I've also found that a reader's emotions are as engaged as mine are in a story.


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

    Families are families regardless of their makeup.


    Any additional comments?

    Zach has an important message to convey. My fear is that only those already convinced of the viability of a two-mom or two-dad family will read this book, but it's a book that really needs to be read or heard by those not so convinced. Love endures in a much wider world than those people allow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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