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Jan

Jana P. Grammy of 7 boys, Mom of 3 daughters, 1 son Lover of books & better eye sight.

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  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Rabbit Ears
    • Narrated By Morgan Freeman
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    (6)
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    (4)
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    Based on the traditional American folksong, this compelling tale recounts the daring adventures of one family's escape from slavery by way of the Underground Railroad. This touching story captures the drama of a perilous flight to freedom.

    Jan says: "A Truly great story for All done perfectly"
    "A Truly great story for All done perfectly"
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    A wonderful short story everyone/family should read/hear. Having Morgan Freeman tells the tale making it all the more mesmerizing.. From the quail calls, to the tap, tap tapping on the gate, it's a story all should hear, all should know. My kids now look up and say "look the drinking gourd".

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6852)
    Performance
    (6206)
    Story
    (6204)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Excellent"
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    You feel s though you are there, as if you're part of the tory

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Lithgow
    • Narrated By Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, and others
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (133)

    John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poetry in this audiobook provides the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometimes poignant commentary to accompany each poem. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud".

    Scot says: "Thank You, JL"
    "Our Absolute Favorite Book read by "Dad""
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    There is absolutely something enchanting & rather intoxicating about John Lithgow's voice. His narration is reminiscent of 'dear ole Dad' giving a bit of information about each piece & it's author; but never too much too bore, yet enough to enlighten & entice you to want more.
    The kids actually WANT to hear it so much so that we now have a nightly 'read'. The poetry is always varied, making it always new sounding & exciting to young & older ears alike. It's a wonderful thing to be able to say "the kids want to hear poetry each night"! It's kind of funny, I always feel like I'm "tricking" people into believing this, as if maybe I'm referring to some children's stories that can be considered poetry. Not the case! This is the real deal, with poets both old & new. They have even looked up different poets after hearing them in this to hear more of their works. Now if that's not an EXCELLENT poetry book, to inspire even the youngest of us, what is?
    Thank-you for such a great 'book', the memorable nights, & opening the children's minds to thoroughly enjoy poetry!
    I hope this helps you, & you give a listen. (Click Yes below if it helps you decide-thanks:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Michio Kaku
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (619)
    Performance
    (564)
    Story
    (556)

    For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high-tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.

    Gary says: "More breadth than depth"
    "The Mind of the Future IS Michio Kaku"
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    Michio Kaku is one of The most influential and awe inspiring minds today. His manner and style makes his scientific writings easily understood, and thought provoking. This book is a great example of his profound mind and capability to share his knowledge in an easy to grasp manner

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Learn Russian with Innovative Language's Proven Language System - Level 1: Introduction to Russian

    • ORIGINAL (23 mins)
    • By Innovative Language Learning
    • Narrated By Erik Fritz, Anna Lemeshkina
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (31)

    Congratulations! You have just discovered the fastest and most fun way to learn a language! Are you ready to discover the secret to language learning success? Simply use our program and you will find it. Hundreds of thousands of language learners just like you have already discovered the power of our system. This program offers you a brand new way to learn a language. You'll be speaking from your very first lesson with our fun, easy to use, and innovative method.

    Robert says: "Nope"
    "Not easy to learn this format"
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    Not about the language is it as the program, it had little content compared to other language leanrng books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Learn Arabic with Innovative Language's Proven Language System - Level 2: Absolute Beginner Arabic

    • ORIGINAL (21 mins)
    • By Innovative Language Learning
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Congratulations! You have just discovered the fastest and most fun way to learn a language! Are you ready to discover the secret to language learning success? Simply use our program and you will find it. Hundreds of thousands of language learners just like you have already discovered the power of our system. This program offers you a brand new way to learn a language. You'll be speaking from your very first lesson with our fun, easy to use, and innovative method.

    Jan says: "Not the Best for Learning..."
    "Not the Best for Learning..."
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    Not the best format for learning foreign languages. I found it not as easy as say the Pimleur's methods. Wouldnt recommend for ppl like sslf

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Japanese Phase 1, Unit 01: Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (45 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (63)

    Japanese Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit.

    Carolyn says: "Good Language Learning"
    "Much Easier Learning"
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    While the first volume does have a bit on & on about the Pimleur's technique of learning, I must say it did seem more effective, easier to learn than other language books I've tried to read. While its the first volume, I must say I did come away with some understanding. Not bad for a first go of it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Learn Arabic with Innovative Language's Proven Language System - Level 1: Introduction to Arabic

    • ORIGINAL (17 mins)
    • By Innovative Language Learning
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Congratulations! You have just discovered the fastest and most fun way to learn a language! Are you ready to discover the secret to language learning success? Simply use our program and you will find it. Hundreds of thousands of language learners just like you have already discovered the power of our system. This program offers you a brand new way to learn a language. You'll be speaking from your very first lesson with our fun, easy to use, and innovative method.

    Jan says: "too much about prog"
    "too much about prog"
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    There was much more regarding the teaching techniques,then there was actual content, Perhaps in different volumes it gets better, but this is my review of the first volume.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated By Robin Field
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    First published by brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm in 1812 as a collection of retold Germanic folk stories, this collection of such well-known fairytales as Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty transports listeners to a realm where “Once upon a time” often ends up “happily ever after”…and where giants, princesses, kings and fairies pursue power, find true love, have all sorts of magical adventures — and in the process reveal multi-faceted truths about human nature.

    Gary says: "One of the most enjoyable audible books ever!"
    "Grimms: An all time classic"
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    Grimms fairy tales is wonderfully narrated, and a great choice of books for childrn, since many of the new modern classics seem to have overshadowed them The kids still gather when played

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Dr. Seuss
    • Narrated By Walter Matthau
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (132)

    The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

    Glenn says: "Pop pop Smith"
    "Great Christmas Story for kids"
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    The grinch has now become a holiday classic loved by all ages. the narration is great, and the children all gather round......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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