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  • Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr.

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sammy Davis, Jr., Jane Boyar, Burt Boyar
    • Narrated By Burt Boyar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Yes I Can is the self-portrait of one of the extraordinary men of our time, who became a figure of controversy because he dared to live his life not as a Negro but as a man. "I've got to be a star like another man has to breathe" writes Sammy Davis. "I've got to get so big, so powerful, so famous that the day will come when they'll look at me and see a man, and then somewhere along the way they'll notice he's a Negro."

    Kdoll says: "Sammy Davis was the performer of all times. . ."
    "Sammy Davis was the performer of all times. . ."
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    What did you love best about Yes I Can?

    While Sammy's life appeared glamorous, the book tells a very different story. It reveals the truth behind the broad, make-believe smile and the eyes that spoke louder than the voice.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Burt Boyar?

    This book should have been narrated by a better voice. . .the one thing I did not like about the book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindred

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated By Kim Staunton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (750)
    Performance
    (487)
    Story
    (485)

    Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes she's been given a challenge.

    Kirsten says: "Octavia is awesome!!"
    "Product of Our Times"
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    What made the experience of listening to Kindred the most enjoyable?

    The novel makes was very difficult to put down. . .suspenseful. Was Rufus really as bad as everyone thought or was he just a product of his time. Did he treat people poorly because of the way his father had treated him? Why didn't he know how to love? Questions that you ask throughout the novel.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story reveals an age old question, are some things taught or are you born that way? You answer the question for yourself.


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

    Yes and she is outstanding as always.


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

    The book makes you think. There are no crying moments but there are moments of sadness. . .no laughing moments but moments where you are pleased with an outcome.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to finish my next Octavia Butler novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life Is Short but Wide

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By J. California Cooper
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    Like the small towns J. California Cooper has so vividly portrayed in her previous novels and story collections, Wideland, Oklahoma, is home to ordinary Americans struggling to raise families, eke out a living, and fulfill their dreams. In the early 20th century, Irene and Val fall in love in Wideland. While carving out a home for themselves, they also allow neighbors Bertha and Joseph to build a house and live on their land.

    Marlene says: "Never Disappointed!"
    "Young love is good but old love is great!"
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    If you could sum up Life Is Short but Wide in three words, what would they be?

    Friendship, laughter and love


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Life Is Short but Wide?

    Sometimes you don't need to mind your own business.


    What about Adenrele Ojo’s performance did you like?

    Ojo's performance is excellent.


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

    This book will make you laugh, it will make you sad, and it will make you glad.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1138)
    Performance
    (978)
    Story
    (976)

    Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

    Amazon Customer says: "Family history of Alzheimers? Read this!"
    "Carbs. . .Do we really need them?"
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    If you could sum up Grain Brain in three words, what would they be?

    After listening to this book, I have decided we can definitely do without processed sugars.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Never Had It Made

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jackie Robinson
    • Narrated By Ossie Davis
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    A straightforward yet inspiring story of what it took to be the first man of color to break into the white world of professional sports. Jackie Robinson's story is more than a telling of his tremendous talent; it is also a recollection that showcases his tenacious spirit, bravery and the courage of his ideals.

    David H says: "So sorry that the audiobook is abridged."
    "Understanding Jackie Robinson's Best Performance"
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    If you could sum up I Never Had It Made in three words, what would they be?

    Honesty; Strength; Faitful to change!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mr. Rickey is true to his belief in -- "that all men are endowed with certain inalienable rights, and that "among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness".


    What does Ossie Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ossie David's rich vocal expressions bring the reading to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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