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Rachelle

Addicted to audio-books.

Bakersfield, CA, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • 6 reviews
  • 29 ratings
  • 1232 titles in library
  • 57 purchased in 2014
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  • Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (509)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (287)

    In Empire of Liberty, one of America's most esteemed historians, Gordon S. Wood, offers a brilliant account of the early American Republic, ranging from 1789 and the beginning of the national government to the end of the War of 1812. As Wood reveals, the period was marked by tumultuous change in all aspects of American life - in politics, society, economy, and culture.

    Joseph says: "Excellent historical writing"
    "Interesting perspective"
    Overall

    I read "John Adams" by David McCullough before I listened to this book. Such a striking difference on the perspective of John Adams. Wood obviously does not think much of Adams, commenting that Adams was interested in his own importance, which is in stark contrast to other opinions. It was an interesting book, but colors the characters too much with his (Wood's) opinions.

    22 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Tony Danza
    • Narrated By Tony Danza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (582)
    Performance
    (522)
    Story
    (522)

    Long before he starred on some of television’s most beloved and long-running series such as Taxi and Who’s the Boss? and went on to distinguish himself in a variety of film and stage roles, Tony Danza was a walking contradiction: an indifferent student who dreamed of being a teacher. Inspiring a classroom of students was an aspiration he put aside for decades until one day it seemed that the most meaningful thing he could do was give his dream a shot. What followed was a year spent teaching 10th-grade English at Northeast High - Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3,600 students....

    Cheryl R Rowe says: "I may be a little biased, but ...."
    "Pleasantly surprised"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I only bought this because it was the daily deal, but I was pleasantly surprised. An insightful book, laughed, cried and my heart goes out to teachers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (379)
    Performance
    (321)
    Story
    (327)

    Mrs. Pollifax has a new hat, and only she and Mr. Carstairs know it conceals eight false passports which she must smuggle into Bulgaria.

    Nancy J says: "Another Delightful Adventure"
    "So glad Mrs Pollifax is now on Audible"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Love these stories - Mrs Pollifax is such an enjoyable character. Love Mrs. Pollifax's interaction with the teenagers - circa 1960's.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6183)
    Performance
    (4712)
    Story
    (4710)

    The Winter Queen of Faerie has manipulated Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.

    Michael says: "Harry & James are one."
    "Love this series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love this series - they couldn't have picked a better narrator - Marsters is perfect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (5201)
    Performance
    (4403)
    Story
    (4373)

    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "Interesting book, but ..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Interesting book, but the comparison of the sleepwalker that killed his wife to the gambling housewife that lost everything was a bit far-fetched.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Boo: The Boo Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Rene Gutteridge
    • Narrated By Michael Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The biggest thing to happen to Skary, Indiana, is renowned horror novelist Wolfe Boone, or "Boo" as the locals fondly call him. For the past 16 years, the reclusive writer has been the town's greatest attraction, having unintentionally turned the once struggling Skary into a thriving tourist trap for the dark side.

    But when a newly reformed Wolfe suddenly quits the genre and subsequently starts to pursue Skary's favorite girl-next-door, Ainsley Parker, the little town becomes truly horrified.

    Rachelle says: "Loved It"
    "Loved It"
    Overall

    I laughed out loud. Just goes to show you that God has a sense of humor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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