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Deb

New Milford, CT, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Snow Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By January LaVoy, Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (140)

    Rachel Price’s one happy memory from her childhood is of playing outside with her father, Mitch, on a cold and snowy day. In that moment he took her hands in his and called her his angel. She felt safe, loved, and protected. Rachel’s mother dies in a car crash a few years later - a sudden and unresolved ending to a complicated relationship. Mitch’s reaction to certain realities surrounding the death pushes Rachel away and confirms her fear that Mitch never truly loved her at all. Years later, Rachel’s daughter, Lily, is the only light in her dark life.

    Carolyn says: "Story of a life of abuse."
    "Great Book.....Period"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story is compelling and holds your interest. I couldn't put it down. The narration was wonderful. Despite what you feel about Glenn Beck or his politics, he is an absolutely great author and storyteller. You must read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dee Brown
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (307)

    Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the 19th century uses council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions. Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated.

    Reginald says: "A wrenching introduction to this history."
    "Great Story"
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    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It's sad that history doesn't tell the full story of the American Indian. While I didn't particularly care for the narrator, I felt the story very eye-opening. I especially like that each chapter begins with notable events in history.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3550)
    Performance
    (3164)
    Story
    (3175)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "A Must Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Killing Lincoln in three words, what would they be?

    Whether or not you agree with Bill O'Reilly's politics or not, this is a suberb book. Very well written with lots of historical facts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rapture of Canaan

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sheri Reynolds
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Novelist Sheri Reynolds weaves lyrical prose and folksy dialogue into her spellbinding tales. The Rapture of Canaan, a New York Times best-seller, is the moving story of a teenaged girl clashing with her harshly controlled world. Growing up in a closed religious community deep in the rural South, 15-year-old Ninah Huff painstakingly and obediently follows her church’s many rules—she knows that public humiliation follows the smallest transgression

    Chris says: "Title should have cued me"
    "Gripping Story"
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    Performance
    Story

    I was interested with the cult-like culture of the story. Usually the leader of the group is charismatic, but in this story he is feared. I found it amazing how fear drove most of the characters and the actions they took to please the leader of the "church." It was ironic, though how the leader gave the children a "taste" of life on the outside. The ending left me wanting more. Great story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Virtuous Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister, Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When Blinking Jack Stokes met Ruby Pitt Woodrow, she was 20 and he was 40. She was the carefully raised daughter of Carolina gentry and he was a skinny tenant farmer who had never owned anything in his life. She was newly widowed after a disastrous marriage to a brutal drifter. He had never asked a woman to do more than help him hitch a mule. They didn't fall in love so much as they simply found each other and held on for dear life.

    Deb says: "Unconditional Love"
    "Unconditional Love"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A heartwarming story about a plain couple but their love endures. I loved the narration and found myself laughing out loud during the story. What intrigued me was trying to figure out what time period the story took place. A very "non romantic" love story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Ruth

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jane Hamilton
    • Narrated By Angela Jayne Rogers
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    Growing up in a world of physical and emotional poverty, Ruth believes her shrewish mother's assessment of her - that she is dimwitted and worthless. When she marries an emotionally unstable ne'er-do-well, her troubles only multiply. Her job at the dry cleaners can't afford her little family the luxury of moving out of her mother's house. As the incessant bickering between her troubled husband and her abusive mother reaches a violent climax, Ruth must find a way to survive.

    Christine says: "It Enters Your Soul"
    "A Story of Survival"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Although the protagonist is verbally beaten down by her mother and those around her, she never plays the victim. She and the other characters were wonderfully developed and the narration was great. I enjoyed listening to the story and was left wanting more at then end. It was touching how she began to become more confident, but like all of us still had her doubts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Penny: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joyce Meyer, Deborah Bedford
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Jenny Blake has a theory about life: big decisions often don't amount to much, but little decisions sometimes transform everything. Her theory proves true the summer she's 14, when she makes the decision to pick up a penny embedded in asphalt and consequently ends up stopping a robbery, getting a job, and meeting someone who changes her life forever: Miss Shaw.

    Grant says: "Inspiring"
    "Hard to Put Down"
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    Story

    The narration was wonderful and the story gripped your from the first line. A great read that teaches the wonderful gift given to us from God.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Knit Two

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kate Jacobs
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    Knit Two returns to the Manhattan knitting store Walker & Daughter five years after the death of the store's owner, Georgia Walker. Georgia's daughter Dakota is now an 18 year old freshman at NYU, running the knitting store part-time with the help of the members of the Friday Night Knitting Club. Drawn together by their love for Dakota and the sense of family the club provides, each knitter is struggling with new challenges.

    Traci Frederick says: "Disappointing"
    "A Great Continuation of a Great Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A great continuation of the first novel. It was interesting to see how the characters progressed after the first novel. A great story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1683)
    Performance
    (858)
    Story
    (870)

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls.

    Marv says: "a masterpiece!"
    "A Must Read for All Ages"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This timeless classic covers poverty, adversity, and endurance. It also conveys unconditional love and loyalty. Still a story for our modern time about what's really important in life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Elie Wiesel
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2000)
    Performance
    (801)
    Story
    (810)

    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

    Ella says: "This book consumed me"
    "This Should Be on Everyone's Reading List"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A heart-wrenching story that will break your heart, but it needs to be told over and over again. Over sixty years later, we are hearing the stories of the atrocity of the Holocaust. They have been told before, but now we are hearing about the indifference and disbelief that the citizens had about Hitler's "Final Solution." This should be read by every student so that these stories never be forgotten and more importantly that this never is allowed to happen again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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