You no longer follow Maggie

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Maggie

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Maggie

bend, OR, United States | Member Since 2009

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 7 reviews
  • 129 ratings
  • 239 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Paul Stevens
    • Narrated By Gregory Itzin
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    In Five Chiefs, Justice Stevens captures the inner workings of the Supreme Court via his personal experiences with the five Chief Justices - Fred Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and John Roberts - that he interacted with. He reminisces of being a law clerk during Vinson's tenure; a practicing lawyer for Warren; a circuit judge and junior justice for Burger; a contemporary colleague of Rehnquist; and a colleague of current Chief Justice John Roberts.

    Michael says: "Half Biography, Half Memoir"
    "5 chiefs from an interesting perspective"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A bit text-bookish but interesting background on the various chiefs as well as some of the workings of the court.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pity the Billionaire: The Unexpected Resurgence of the American Right

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Thomas Frank
    • Narrated By Thomas Frank
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (91)

    From the best-selling author of What's the Matter with Kansas?, a wonderfully insightful and sardonic look at how the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism. Economic catastrophe usually brings social protest and demands for change - or at least it's supposed to. But when Thomas Frank set out in 2009 to look for expressions of American discontent, all he could find were loud demands that the economic system be made even harsher on the recession's victims....

    EC says: "another outstanding book by Thomas Frank"
    "Perspective interesting but delivery too shrill"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Although I mostly enjoyed the overall thesis of this book, the delivery was that of a sports' announcer hyping everything at the top of his voice. I am suspicious of anyone/anything that requires shouting to make a point. By trying to ignore that part of the presentation, it was mostly interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (1471)
    Performance
    (1337)
    Story
    (1330)

    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?"
    "Thought provoking"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Good info and background but presented in a drawn out naration making some areas drag.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • End This Depression Now!

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Paul Krugman
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro, Paul Krugman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (199)

    The Great Recession that began in 2007 is now more than four years old - and counting. Some 24 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed, and at recent rates of job creation we won’t be back to normal levels of employment until late this decade. This is a tragedy. Do we have to accept it? "No!" is the resounding answer given by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman in this call to arms. We have seen this situation before and we know how to fix it; all we lack is the political will to take action.

    Michael says: "Listen to this before you vote!"
    "Quite academic but worth the read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Well done but fairly dry. A disadvantage to go online to view the charts, but easy enough to do. He has many good points but doesn't give quite enough thought to the gridlock in the Beltway and the difficulty of pushing through all the childishness...maggie

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3475)
    Performance
    (3058)
    Story
    (3069)

    At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

    FanB14 says: "Glad I Took the Trip"
    "Interesting but a bit off-track"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story was interesting but I was looking forward to more of the actual hike. There were too many side trips into past baggage better left for her therapist. I am glad she seems to have found a life and is doing well but I was looking for a hiking book not a psychological analysis.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil's Highway: A True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Narrated By Luis Alberto Urrea
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (86)

    The author of Across the Wire offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out.

    Arthur says: "Not that great"
    "An important read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Excellent background well presented. A view of immigration without taking sides that is important to us all and food for thought.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Holiday Classics by O. Henry

    • UNABRIDGED (51 mins)
    • By O. Henry
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (3695)
    Performance
    (1186)
    Story
    (1194)

    When it comes to the holidays, no story brings us back to the true spirit of giving like O. Henry’s classic "The Gift of the Magi". So this year we’ve asked some of your favorite Audible narrators—Audie Award winners Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, and Jonathan Davis—to bring to life this timeless tale, plus two more of O. Henry’s gems: "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Last Leaf", in this holiday collection.

    Sherry says: "Thank You"
    "o henry holiday special"
    Overall

    What a nice gesture and I thorougly enjoyed It. thanks so much and happy holidays to you..........maggie

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.