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Rebecca

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  • The Statues That Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Terry Hunt, Carl Lipo
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (227)

    The monumental statues of Easter Island, both so magisterial and so forlorn, gazing out in their imposing rows over the island’s barren landscape, have been the source of great mystery ever since the island was first discovered by Europeans on Easter Sunday 1722. How could the ancient people who inhabited this tiny speck of land, the most remote in the vast expanse of the Pacific islands, have built such monumental works?

    C. Telfair says: "Love Those Mysterious Islands!"
    "I want to visit them!"
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    Where does The Statues That Walked rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fascinating non-fiction.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Statues That Walked?

    Learning how they were moved.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very enlightening account of what has been learned about the statutes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Dyan deNapoli
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
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    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    On June 23, 2000, the iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, en route from Brazil to China, foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat of 75,000 penguins. Realizing that 41 percent of the world's population of African penguins could perish, local conservation officials immediately launched a massive rescue operation.

    Trish says: "Very Interestingl!!"
    "Wish I could have been involved!"
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    Where does The Great Penguin Rescue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    4 out of 5


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Penguin Rescue?

    Learning about how penguins work


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great story about penguins, rescue, environmental damage and human help.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Education of Little Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Forrest Carter
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
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    After his parents die, five-year-old Little Tree goes to live with his grandparents in their cabin deep in the Tennessee mountain hollows. Granpa instructs the boy in the ancient wisdom of “The Way” of honoring nature’s subtle balance. Even when he faces racism and the white authorities try to take him from his grandparents, Little Tree’s understanding and humor sustain him.

    Nancy says: "Comfort food"
    "Refreshing!"
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    Would you listen to The Education of Little Tree again? Why?

    I will listen to it over and over again!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The refreshing innocence and wonderful dialogue.


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    He set a perfect mood and cadence.


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

    I wouldn't make a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this little book and wanted it to go on and on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Andrew J. Bacevich
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (58)

    For the last half century, as administrations have come and gone, the fundamental assumptions about America's military policy have remained unchanged: American security requires the United States (and us alone) to maintain a permanent armed presence around the globe, to prepare our forces for military operations in far-flung regions, and to be ready to intervene anywhere at any time. In the Obama era, just as in the Bush years, these beliefs remain unquestioned gospel.

    Jonnie says: "Permanent war and insolvency...thanks Washington"
    "Should be required for all politically ambitious.."
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    Would you listen to Washington Rules again? Why?

    Absolutely...the great amount of research would enlarge with more than one reading.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it took several sittings and many repeated sections to resassure myself of what I was learning and/or getting clarified. The book is THAT transformational of the way citizens of the US think!


    Any additional comments?

    This book put many pieces I already knew into a whole picture, along with facts I never knew...I will insist that all friends read or listen to this book. The book is especially credible because it was written by a person with a military career. Every voter should read/listen...every politically ambitious candidate and/or adviser should be required to read/listen. This is a VERY IMPORTANT BOOK.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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