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Atlanta, GA, USA

  • 9 reviews
  • 22 ratings
  • 145 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Man Upstairs

    • UNABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrision

    P.G. Wodehouse gives us a delightful romantic comedy of two struggling artists who fantastically misunderstand each other.

    Leslie says: "great little short story!"
    "great little short story!"

    Only 1/2 hr, but such a clever, and likeable little story. It made me smile. P.G. Wodehouse is very witty.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In a Sunburned Country

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion on the Appalachian Trail resulted in the best seller A Walk in the Woods. Now, we follow him "Down Under" to Australia with this delectably funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance that combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. More from Bill Bryson.

    Larry says: "Laugh out loud funny"
    "Bill Bryson is great"

    Funny and informative. I learned so much. I always enjoy Bill Bryson's books and I always laugh out loud. What could be better than to learn and laugh at the same time.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Women's Suffrage and the First Vote

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Dawn C. Adiletta
    • Narrated By Suzy Myers

    American women were first allowed to vote in 1920. The quest to secure that right began in 1848, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others held the Seneca Falls Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Over the decades that followed, Stanton tirelessly wrote, petitioned, and lectured on behalf of securing not just the ballot, but also equality for women in the workplace, in schools, and within America's legal system.

    Leslie says: "Great story-very basic outline of her life"
    "Great story-very basic outline of her life"

    I guess this book was meant for young readers. It was very interesting to read about her life; I'm glad I know more about this fascinating woman and the subject of sufferage. But I would like a more adult, indepth study of her. Haven't found it yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Gail Collins
    • Narrated By Jane Alexander

    America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history. It features a stunning array of personalities, from the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs. Courageous, silly, funny, and heartbreaking, these women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not all there"

    A wonderful, fun-to-read overview of women in American history. One of the best books I've listened to and I've listened to a lot. It helped me to choose other women's lives I'd like to read more about. The sad thing is there often aren't the books (at least on audible) which will give me an indepth look at Katie Stanton, Alice Paul or Eleanor Roosevelt--only children's books for these women's lives. I don't know if the books aren't out there or if I just can't find them here. But I digress, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and enjoyed the reader's voice very much.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Palladian Days: Finding a New Life in a Venetian Country House

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Sally Gable, Carl Gable
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    What Sally Gable thought she wanted was a summer house in New Hampshire. What she found and learned to love was a new life in a beautiful and celebrated Palladian villa in the countryside outside Venice. In Palladian Days, she takes us with her on a journey of discovery and transformation as she and her husband, Carl, become the bemused owners of Villa Cornaro, built in 1552 by the great Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.

    Leslie says: "So interesting, wow what a way to retire"
    "So interesting, wow what a way to retire"

    I can't think of a more fun way to spend your "empty-nester" years. This couple's passions leads them to create such a great life in Italy. Enjoyed it very much!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Donald Spoto
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr

    Her name is synonymous with elegance, style, and grace. Over the course of her extraordinary life and career, Audrey Hepburn captured hearts around the world and created a public image that stands as one of the most recognizable and beloved in recent memory. But despite her international fame and her tireless efforts on behalf of UNICEF, Audrey was also known for her intense privacy.

    Stefanie says: "lovely ;-)"
    "One of my favorites"

    The life that Audrey led as a child is unbelievable.
    Her life during the WWII, taught me so much about what people endured with the German invasions. And then the rest of Audrey's story of overcoming her early years is incredible.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Joy Luck Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Amy Tan
    • Narrated By Gwendoline Yeo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In 1949, four Chinese women drawn together by the shadow of their past begin meeting in San Francisco to play Mah Jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and "say" stories. Nearly 40 years later, one of the members has died, and her daughter has come to take her place, only to learn of her mother's lifelong wish and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation of this secret unleashes an urgent need among the women to reach back and remember.

    Kathryn Bradley says: "Great Book, Horrible Reader"
    "asian culture fascinating, but no one is happy"

    I loved reading about the life the Chinese women had lived back in "the old country," and I understand how hard life was back then...but even the modernized Americanized children were miserable.
    It became a bit funny and ridiculous.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    CynNC says: "Captivating"
    "not good"

    This was a very disturbing book. It is very violent and upsetting in parts. In one instance, a rape is discribed in every disgusting detail. I find that most books that Oprah likes are too sad and violent for me. I have finished every one
    of the books I have downloaded, except for this one. I really wish I could get my money back.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: Birthplace of the Modern Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Justin Pollard, Howard Reid
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Founded by Alexander the Great and built by self-styled Greek pharaohs, the city of Alexandria at its height dwarfed both Athens and Rome. It was the marvel of its age, legendary for its vast palaces, safe harbors, and magnificent lighthouse. But it was most famous for the astonishing intellectual efflorescence it fostered and the library it produced. If the European Renaissance was the "rebirth" of Western culture, then Alexandria, Egypt, was its birthplace.

    Jeffrey says: "A good listen"

    I loved this book. I learned so much about ancient history. And who knew that Reid and Pollard could make it so interesting. I was hooked from the moment it started and I was pleasantly suprised that it was such a intriguing and effortless read. But then, all history should be like that.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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