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Joanne

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  • Bag of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2410)
    Performance
    (1012)
    Story
    (1018)

    Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

    Amazon Customer says: "My Favorite King Novel"
    "The best ghost story"
    Overall

    This ghost story starts off a bit slow but steadily draws you in. You're wondering, how do these pieces come together? Meanwhile you are becoming more and more involved until finally at the end you cannot go to sleep until you reach the final revelation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Working Successfully with Screwed-Up People

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Elizabeth B. Brown
    • Narrated By Mimi Black
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Let's face it. Some people just don't listen, don't care, and aren't willing to compromise. And you probably work with some of them. The incomprehensible supervisor. The person in the next office who chats more than works. The customer who, by the way, isn't always right. The good news is, it doesn't take two people to change a relationship in the workplace. It takes one - you! Now the best-selling author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People offers expert advice to help you not only get along with co-workers who get under your skin but actually succeed at work in spite of them.

    Joanne says: "loaded with life skills"
    "loaded with life skills"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Working Successfully with Screwed-Up People the most enjoyable?

    Well organized presentation


    What about Mimi Black’s performance did you like?

    Clear, good tempo.


    What did you learn from Working Successfully with Screwed-Up People that you would use in your daily life?

    When to cut the cord, identifying particular traits in other people and how to deal with them, thinking first about my own responses and how I am enabling those of others. Dealing with what can be changed and what cannot.


    Any additional comments?

    PDF and table of contents does not match content of audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Revolution Down on the Farm: The Transformation of American Agriculture since 1929

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Paul K. Conkin
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Humans have been farming for thousands of years, and yet agriculture has undergone more fundamental changes in the past 80 years than in the previous several centuries. In 1900, 30 million American farmers tilled the soil or tended livestock; today there are fewer than 4.5 million farmers who feed a population four times larger than it was at the beginning of the century.

    Joanne says: "Excellent review of farming history in US"
    "Excellent review of farming history in US"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Very thought provoking.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish it had a PDF supplement of the some of the charts or tables of figures.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Anthony Lewis
    • Narrated By Stow Lovejoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    More than any other people on earth, Americans are free to say and write what they think. The reason for this extraordinary freedom is not a superior culture of tolerance, but just 14 words in our most fundamental legal document: the free expression clauses of the First Amendment to the Constitution.

    Anthony Lewis tells us how these rights were created, revealing a story of hard choices, heroic (and some less heroic) judges, and fascinating and eccentric defendants who forced the legal system to come face-to-face with one of America's great founding ideas.

    Roy says: "The First Amendment Lives"
    "Scholarly work"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book and learned a great deal. However it was quite dense and I had to listen to it more than once to fully absorb what was discussed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eyes of the Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1018)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (682)

    A tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.

    Christine says: "Enjoyable"
    "Enthralling!"
    Overall

    This is my first SK fantasy novel but it won't be my last. I fell into this story quickly and was grateful that I had a long drive and would not be interrupted. Too bad I finished it before the trip was over because I wanted more. The narrator was excellent. I just loved his Flagg!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2709)
    Performance
    (1408)
    Story
    (1422)

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    Jeanne says: "A Wonderful Listen!"
    "Absorbing"
    Overall

    If you like books that wisk you away to another place and time you will like this book. The narrator does an incredible job of offering many convincing voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Predator

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (158)

    Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing with the National Forensic Academy in Florida, takes charge of a case that stretches from steamy Florida to snowbound Boston, one as unnerving as any she has ever faced. The teasing psychological clues lead Scarpetta and her team, Pete Marino, Benton Wesley, and Lucy Farinelli, to suspect that they are hunting someone with a cunning and malevolent mind whose secrets have kept them in the shadows, until now.

    Babs says: "What's next? Scarpetta kidnapped by aliens?"
    "A good escape"
    Overall

    Haunting, difficult to put down. Reader does a great job of instantly transporting the listener to the diverse locales.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Brian Jones, Noam Chomsky
    Overall
    (563)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    For more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing, as in the Cuban missile crisis, to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks. Now the Bush administration is intensifying this process, driving us toward the final frontiers of imperial control, toward a choice between the prerogatives of power and a livable Earth.

    Jazz Listener says: "Great book, lousy reader"
    "Extremely disappointed"
    Overall

    I read this book to find out how the Europeans view the actions of our government, particularly the opponents of the Bush Doctrine. I extremely disappointed by this book. Instead of aj organized focused presentation of facts, I found inflammatory rhetoric without sufficient presented support. Sadly, I learned nothing by reading this book.

    5 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Charlotte Simmons

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (698)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (169)

    Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition....Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

    Eric says: "Decadence through the eyes of a ?good girl?"
    "Had to finish it, sorry when it ended"
    Overall

    The characters are a bit of a caricature of the college-aged friends of my kids tramping through our house now. I believe the committment to drinking, sex and superficiality is by no means universal, but I do believe this does exist in certain universities out there. While doing college searches for the last 2 years for both our sons we could guess which colleges were more like Mr Wolfe's DuPont by looking at the arrest and crime statistics that the colleges must now post.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Buchan
    • Narrated By Jean Gilpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    For twenty-five years, Rose Lloyd has juggled marriage, motherhood, and career with remarkable success. But the carefully managed existence to which Rose has become accustomed comes crashing down around her when her marriage and her career both fall apart. Can Rose start over? Not easily. But it's amazing what prolonged reflection, the slimming effect of a lost appetite, and a new slant on independence will do, especially when an old flame suddenly reappears.

    Sandra L. Personette says: "Don't miss this wonderful book!"
    "Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (Unabridged)"
    Overall

    This is a thought provoking story of passages, adapting to changes, in one's life, as viewed from a woman's perspective. Rose is letting go of all the things most dear to her; husband, son, daughter, mother, cat and garden and making a new start in her life.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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