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Ramona S Stirling

Utah
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  • Looking for Heroes: One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters

  • By: Aidan A. Colvin, Liisa Ogburn
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ogburn
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

An estimated 13 million students in the United States have dyslexia, a neurologic disorder that impairs reading. Many dyslexics struggle and fail. Some, however, go on to achieve wild success. How? In this true story, dyslexic high school student Aidan Colvin asks them. Over the course of one year, he writes 100 letters to successful dyslexics. He doesn't expect anyone to write back, and is genuinely surprised when people do. This book features letters from writer John Irving, Arctic explorer Ann Bancroft, surgeon and CEO Delos Cosgrove, and others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Barbara on 12-28-17

I am a music teacher.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

This short book gave me great insight into those that I teach who seem to struggle. It will help me have new ideas on how to help them. Anyone who works with a lot of people should read this.

  • Classics of Russian Literature

  • By: The Great Courses, Irwin Weil
  • Narrated by: Irwin Weil
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Russian literature famously probes the depths of the human soul, and in this series of 36 insightful lectures prepared by a frequently honored teacher legendary among educators in both the United States and Russia-you probe just as deeply into the extraordinary legacy that is Russian Literature itself.Professor Weil introduces you to masterpieces such as Tolstoy's War and Peace, Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, Gogol's Dead Souls, Chekhov's The Seagull, Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, and many other great novels, stories, plays, and poems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jump in The Troika for A Ride with Dr. Weil!

  • By Rich on 07-15-16

Totally enjoyable.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-15

I'm headed to Russia in a few months. I have read several Russian novels over the course of my life but wanted to learn more. This teacher was so pleasant to listen to. I learned a lot, and will read more Russian novels. You don't need to be a scholar to enjoy this course.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful