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  • Malinche: Una Novela (Texto Completo) [Malinche: A Novel ]

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Laura Esquivel
    • Narrated By Lucia Mendez
    Overall
    (46)
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    (26)
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    (24)

    La princesa de la literatura latinoamericana, está de regreso con la historia el legendario amor entre el conquistador Hernan Cortés y su intérprete, la india Malinalli.

    Rachel says: "Nice book"
    "¡Espectacular!"
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    Where does Malinche rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of the best audios I've listened to.


    What about Lucia Mendez’s performance did you like?

    Lucia's vocal variety, pace, and clarity in pronunciation is excellent. I would recommend this listening to learners of Spanish at any level.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (868)
    Performance
    (772)
    Story
    (769)

    Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the "muckraking" press, Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. The rupture led Roosevelt to run against Taft for president, an ultimately futile race that gave power away to the Democrats.

    C. Telfair says: "Wow! Patience Rewarded!"
    "Fantastic!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Bully Pulpit to be better than the print version?

    No, I love both forms. The print version has beautiful photos. I love that.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The personalization of the characters. Doris Kearns Goodwin really knows how to bring those characters into your home. It was wonderful. I feel like I know Presidents Roosevelt and Taft and their wives personally.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The description of Roosevelt and Taft walking together along the streets of Washington, DC. Both men are physically distinct, and for some reason, I found that scene amusing and beautifully memorable - a picture of a great friendship.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Hannah B. Harvey
    Overall
    (135)
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    (123)
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    (123)

    An absolute treat for the heart and mind, these 24 lectures demonstrate how to master the art of storytelling, offering insight into the process of crafting and delivering a tale to enhancing the stories you tell everyday-to your children at bedtime, in your conversational anecdotes, and in your presentations at work. Teachers, lawyers, clergy, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to understand the power of stories to capture hearts and minds will benefit from these lessons.

    Amber says: "At least her voice was pleasant..."
    "Fantastic!"
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    Where does The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    at the very top


    What other book might you compare The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals to and why?

    The Secrets of Mental Math because of the truly infectious enthusiasm that both professors bring to their lectures.


    Which character – as performed by Professor Hannah B. Harvey – was your favorite?

    Aunt May


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

    Yes


    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • My Beloved World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sonia Sotomayor
    • Narrated By Rita Moreno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (592)
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    (508)
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    (517)

    The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

    Jean says: "Overcoming proverty via education"
    "Relatable and Inspiring"
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    Would you listen to My Beloved World again? Why?

    Absolutely. This is a compelling listen. Sonia Sotomayor tells her story with such honesty and candor.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Beloved World?

    When Sonia Sotomayor described her initial lengthy stay in the hospital (after her diagnosis of diabetes) and it culminated in her outburst into tears, at which moment, her usually occupied-with-work mother deftly intervenes with a definitive and commanding "Alright, that's enough!" to the hospital staff. I saw that moment as pivotal. It told me, "Yes, my mother is here for me and yes, she loves me."


    What about Rita Moreno’s performance did you like?

    I liked the quality of her voice and her diction. I liked that she didn't overemphasize the Spanish words with a heavy Latin accent. She pronounced each word, English and Spanish, with equal precision, authenticity, and clarity.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh and cry, but most notably, it made me feel warm inside and it made me feel connected to the author; so in that way, I found it to be tremendously inspiring. I am taking the inspiration that no matter the circumstances into which you are born, you can climb out of it. Yes, it's possible!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved that Sonia Sotomayor opened the book with her own voice! That was a like icing on a cake.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4241)
    Performance
    (3661)
    Story
    (3637)

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

    Teddy says: "Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!"
    "The Eloquence of Introversion"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Quiet to be better than the print version?

    Yes. It is the conversational style of the language used that makes this audio edition so appealing and effective. It was like having a meaningful and purposeful conversation with a respected and collegial friend.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The research and documentation that was done to support the claims presented, particularly strong was the personal encounters, e.g. actually attending a Tony Robbins seminar, one-on-one interviews with real time students at HBS, etc.


    Have you listened to any of Kathe Mazur’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    That there exists and Asian-dominated city in California that boasts SAT scores of 20% higher than the national average.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved it! I thoroughly enjoyed every spoken word and will be listening to it over and over again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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