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Emily

Stockton, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Swallows and Amazons

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (44)
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    Swallows and Amazons, the book that started it all in 1930, introduces the Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat Island, the able-bodied catboat "Swallow," and the two intrepid Amazons, plucky Nancy and Peggy Blackett.

    Jefferson says: "Idyllic, Funny, Vivid Childhood Adventure-Play"
    "Childhood Favorite Rediscovered"
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    What did you love best about Swallows and Amazons?

    What I love about Swallows and Amazons is the freedom the children take for granted. It was a different world.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the war against Captain Flint alias Uncle Jim.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1164)
    Performance
    (984)
    Story
    (985)

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

    Stoker says: "Fun and Informative"
    "Alcohol & Caffeine Forever!"
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    Would you listen to A History of the World in 6 Glasses again? Why?

    I would listen to this audiobook again. It is a fascinating take on the roles played by beer, wine, liquor, coffee, tea, and cola in the development of civilization, religion, politics, imperialism, colonialism, and just about any other ism you want to name.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like history told as a story, this is the book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rest in Pieces

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
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    Ever since her husband’s affair, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen has taken a sabbatical from men. The 30-ish divorcée is content to tend her farm and gain a bird’s-eye view of the neighbors from her perch as small-town postmistress. Yet when a hunky city slicker comes to town with no clue about farming, she’s happy to show him the ropes. When pieces of a dismembered body crop up around Crozet, however, the wary townsfolk reckon the handsome stranger is the culprit.

    Lynda L. Roeckle says: "Another Murphy classic"
    "In Spite of Myself . . ."
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    If you could sum up Rest in Pieces in three words, what would they be?

    Cat, Dog, Postmisstress


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite is Boom Boom Craycroft. Who hasn't known a woman like that?


    Which character – as performed by Kate Forbes – was your favorite?

    My favorite is Mrs. Murphy. Why? I can imagine a cat with that attitude. Imagine her? I had a cat just like her!


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series in spite of the slightly corny gimmick of the cats and dog that can understand their humans and react in a terrifically human way. Don't we all wish it were true?

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