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  • Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jonathan B. Tucker
    • Narrated By Patrick Cullen

    Smallpox, the only infectious disease to have been eradicated, was one of the most terrifying of human scourges. It covered the skin with hideous, painful boils, killed a third of its victims, and left the survivors disfigured for life. In this riveting, often terrifying look at the history of smallpox, Jonathan B. Tucker tells the story of this deadly disease, the heroic efforts to eradicate it worldwide, and the looming dangers it still poses today.

    Roderick says: "Everyone should listen to this"
    "Very informative"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Scourge to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version. I prefer audio because I can clean my house and "read"a great informative book at the same time. I can also drive and "read" too.

    What did you like best about this story?

    The way it was presented was both informative and entertaining. It kept my attention and I hated when it was over.

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

    No, but I think he did a fine job on Scourge.

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

    The Maker of Tears

    Any additional comments?

    I am a nurse and love books about health related issues.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Jenna Miscavige Hill
    • Narrated By Sandy Rustin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org - the church's highest ministry - speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

    Tim says: "The Despicable Truth Behind Scientology"
    "Sad that Scientology is allowed to abuse children."

    This book is the story of a child born into Scientology. She had no freedom to even
    think for herself. I am so glad she got out alive.
    David Miscavige's wife has been missing for years and no one is looking for her.
    Scientology is classified at or near the top of harmful cults. They take all your money, Noting is free with them. They charge for the "help", which is really brainwashing.
    If you have no money they put you in the sea org. to work as a slave.
    People who speak out against them are in danger of being sued and followed for
    years. They have a history of being a mind control cult. They force secrets out of you to use as blackmail if you try to escape.
    Please also read. "A Peace of Blue Sky." by Atack. I is not an audio book yet but I hope audible will consider it. A Peace of Blue Sky is available at amazon as a kindle e-book.

    The abuse from this "religion" started from the beginning with Ron L. Hubbard.
    Some think is is only the current leadership.
    It is much deeper than that.

    By the way. I am not a Scientologist and have never visited any of their "churches"
    I am just a mom, nurse and concerned citizen who is trying to educate myself
    about abuses going on in our country.
    We should demand the Scientology be held accountable for the evil it is brought on
    innocent people.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Fever 1793

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated By Emily Bergl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.

    Amazon Customer says: "Educational and enjoyable"
    "Death is sudden and knows no class."

    The Fever of 1793 is a well written account of the yellow fever.
    Very sad but true tale.
    I could not put it down.
    I am a nurse at a medium size hospital and know that is only a matter of time
    before some disease takes large numbers of people and the medical community will be

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    Alan says: "Very Moving"
    "Saving the helpless"

    Bonhoeffer is an example of what it means to be a Christian. He stood for the helpless
    even at the cost of his own life.
    This is an example of someone who did not have to risk his life but did.
    He was not on Hitler's "hit list" until he began to assist the Jews.
    Bonhoeffer will always be remember as a great man while
    Hitler is known as a murderous coward.
    This book should be read by all who want to change the world for better.
    I hope I could be this courageous if faced with evil as he was.

    Malcolm did a great job narrating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maniac Magee

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jerry Spinelli
    • Narrated By S. Epatha Merkerson

    He wasn't born with the name Maniac Magee. He came into this world named Jeffrey Lionel Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, so did his name. And Maniac Magee became a legend. Even today kids talk about how fast he could run; about how he hit an inside-the-park "frog" homer; about how no knot, no matter how snarled, would stay that way once he began to untie it. But the thing Maniac Magee is best known for is what he did for the kids from the East Side and those from the West Side.

    Craig says: "Excellent Middle School Story"
    "Maniac Magee is a great book"

    My child had to read this for school. We as a family thought it would be good to listen to it together as he read along with the book. I am so glad we did. The story is about compassion for people no matter the
    color or station in life. It is about love. One of the best books I have read.
    Even my husband loved it. We were all in tears at the end of the book.
    The narrator is the best. She did each voice perfectly. She was especially good with the children's voices.
    I hope audible will ask Merkerson to read more children's books and I do believe she is gifted reader.
    Even my son was taken aback by how well she read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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