Love conquerors all.
Two completely different people (Dori and Isabel - the Odd couple) coming together introduced me to several diverse families only to find they had many things in common (fears, pain, struggles and more) that truly enlightened and, I am certain, affected several generations.
My greatest moment was Isabel's father and his quiet, yet effective way of showing his complete love and devotion towards his daughter. Isabel's father was the blessing his daughter needed (though she never knew how much until close to the end of the book). He was a source in mentoring and supporting Robert's education. He took care of Isabel and Robert's daughter unbeknown to them (along with the support of Robert's family) all the while never stepping out from the background (or the wicked control of his wife's presence) to make a scene. Wow, he was incredible.
I also loved Dori's way of loving her son when he needed him most. I only wished Dori joy would have been more notable early on during the long saga. Though giving the times this book was written, I understood, but it seemed Dori's story offered light to far towards the end.
Nothing short of Excellent!!
Yes. Isabel's discovery of the truth and how her mother wrote a note to say Isabel didn't want her child and do not contact them. Errrr, heartbreaking and moving.
This was an excellent book. It brought me full circle with my own prejudices, especially how my emotions ran hard when Robert was branded like real animal by two knuckleheads and, Isabel's wicked and hurtful mother. Awful. Yet, those parts played well within the book because once Dori and Isabel came to Cincinnati, my heart was moved by all that Isabel discovered about her daughter.
No one can really know the heart of man except God Himself This book brought back many memories of a horrific timeline.
Calling Me Home - A Great Book!
No. Certain parts took too long to get to the point; then when the point arrived, the thrill was over.
Nick, he held his cool considering...
The only reaction I had was that this book seemed to center around a special community.
The book was interesting.
Sorry, didn't review the print.
Bob. The most balanced (and sane).
She's a great reader.
Interesting book. Jim was a trip. I would have liked to see if Helen allowed him back.
I Love It!!
A toss between Kehinde...Olu. Their power, their genius.
Americana. There's no comparison because they were both great books. Person with an incredible voice.
Taiwo's transformation. Powerful.
This was a another great book read by Adjoa Andoh. It was a bit difficult to follow at the beginning, but as it continued, WOW, incredible. :)
Cannot say, didn't read the print version. But, I can say that the Narrator was the book most enjoyable to listen to. His voice never wavered and, though I've read several books, his narrating, by far, was excellent.
The incredible journey throughout Russia and beyond.
There were several scenes that were moving - i.e., leaving home for Florida and Haiti, traveling abroad, returning to Mexico, home and returning, once again, across the water to Paris - all were moving. Though he had little money, he had fun and met so many wonderful and gracious people along the way. The last chapter made an excellent notation: Mr. Hugest stated he wanted to be a professional writer, travel, meet people and view main events. I felt like I witnessed and viewed them with him.
I think it was the timeline. My mother often shared stories of the 30s; and hearing this fabulous book, made me feel like I was living it with the author.
I had heard of Mr. Langston Hughes and his fabulous poetry; this book, however, was beyond anything I'd ever thought or read. It should be a must read for all.
Great, GrEaT BOOK!!
In my TOP 5 Books
21 Refutable Laws of Leadership by John C Maxwell. Why? Winning presents a clear, concise and encouraging view from the man who not only wrote the book, he believes and he lives it.
No favorite character
Mr. Welch's passion throughout the book moved me.
WINNING is a win-win book for every business leader worldwide. I appreciate and embrace the advise offered and I am thankful to the writer's for his ability to articulate with undeniable clarity and candor. For many years, I found myself in several of the situations he mentioned. It was hard for me to be open due to fear of being sliced down for my ideas; and, when I did offer my ideas, those ideas became someone else who went on to great success. I then had to make clear choices to reassessed and take immediate action to get myself moving again. I loved Mr. Welch's personal story and I could relate to the areas of his story of making some bad business choices and hiring bad people. After reviewing their resumes, I thought those people looked to be the best; they turned out to be draining and offered little results. When I first began reading Winning, I felt I was operating in the 70% margin. I finished listening to Winning on yesterday and my life and business are on the move, in a good direction with a whole new passion for winning, thank God. One final favorite statement made by the writer was the statement: 'to be a leader you must be able to energize people...' OMG! I cannot agree! And though this statement has been around for years, hearing it said again encouraged me greatly.
I loved the book Winning and plan to listen to it again hopefully before end of year. Why? Just because its a great book with great insight.
p.s. My desire, I would sure like to meet the man that has gone on to energize millions. If you can make that happen, I'd be more than grateful. Yesssss!
Yes. An incredible resource for Home, Work or Business.
I thoroughly loved his voice. His reading needed to be smoother.
That's a loaded question. Perhaps bringing order to my chaos. More opportunities emerges when I am less cluttered and I have an organized life.
This was a great book. A++ Should be required reading for anyone who's planning to develop and/or transform their lives.
Yes. Great storyline, kept my interest.
Favorite: NicolasReason: Very smooth
STELLAR! I have listened to 98% of his books. GREAT, GREAT VOICE.
No...not an extreme. I was sorry the blind man was bumped but other than that...no.
Great book and another good one for John G. Though this book was written years back, I enjoyed it more than Sycamore Row (S.R.) And though S. R. was a great book, it became a major disappointment when I became suspicious of Judge Rubin Atlee, who was alive, (ALIVE), sitting on his porch talking about his two sons, Ray and Forrest. Ray and Forrest? Aren't they in the Summons? In the book, the Summons, Rubin Atlee died and his two sons were called home to handle his estate, found a boat load of money in the house and Forrest, ran off with it (though the book doesn't say he did. What? Really John? Awww, now that was a major disappointment for me ... MAJOR!!!
All of the intertwines of those involved.
Lake until he became stupid.
As stated each time this questions is asked: Michael Beck (Like John Grisham) is simply the best narrator…there is no comparison.
When Lake decided to be ultra stupid and write Ricky the final letter and, the end, when it is assumed the judged were still appearing to be running the scam.
Oh how true much of this book was to real and modern life. Wow.
This was a great book. Somebody just need to pay Michael Beck and get on with business. :)
the effort Ray took to locate Forest.
Ray… would love to know what he would do now that he's met with Forest.
Great book. Just wished Ray had taken at least a $M and left the rest.
What I learned - the ins and outs of insurance scams. Humm, interesting.
Michael Beck is THE BEST narrator I've listened to since coming to Audible. :)
Imagining the faces on the insurance personnel.
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