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  • Wait, What?

  • And Life's Other Essential Questions
  • By: James E. Ryan
  • Narrated by: James E. Ryan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

In his commencement address to the graduating class of 2016, James E. Ryan, dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, offered remarkable advice to the crowd of hopeful men and women eager to make their marks on the world. The key to achieving emotional connections and social progress, he told them, can be found in five essential questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well-written and fully engaging

  • By Jennifer Fergusson on 11-29-17

Thought provoking fun listen

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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: 05-30-18

The author pretty much sums up all that is important in life thru 5 questions and some great stories. I think I'll listen to it again....and again.

  • I Will Always Write Back

  • How One Letter Changed Two Lives
  • By: Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka, Liz Welch
  • Narrated by: Chukwudi Iwuji, Emily Bauer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 360

It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. All the other kids picked countries like France or Germany, but when Caitlin saw Zimbabwe written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she had ever heard of - so she chose it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got a pen pal?

  • By THoward on 03-19-17

Life changer

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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: 04-27-18

The same book that started out as a simple kids read brought tears to my eyes and left me deeply grateful and looking for ways to have a world impact by the end!

  • How Not to Die

  • Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
  • By: Michael Greger MD, Gene Stone
  • Narrated by: Michael Greger MD
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,957
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,370
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,312

From the physician behind the wildly popular website Nutrition Facts, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunningly important book

  • By Being on 12-29-15

Read it!

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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: 03-25-18

So much valuable information! Everyone needs to read this book! Everyone! And hurry! As a Registered Dietitian, I cannot recommend it highly enough!

  • Everything Bundt the Truth

  • A Dinner Club Murder Mystery
  • By: Karen C. Whalen
  • Narrated by: Ann Simmons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Recent widow Jane Marsh is determined to recapture a rich, full life. She strives for youthful fun by riding a bicycle downtown on her lunch hour in a suit and heels, smoking cigars, eating at hipster restaurants, and re-entering the dating scene, even if her dates prove to be peculiar. Her most fervent desire, though, is to join an exclusive dinner club. She auditions, but is barred when her housekeeper is found murdered, and she and her guest list become the suspect list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Troublemer on 12-05-17

Nice story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Nice story if you enjoy mysteries, even included a twist at the end. I am not typically a mystery reader but I received a complimentary copy of this one in exchange for an honest review. It was a clean story and had some interesting character development.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Polio

  • An American Story
  • By: David M. Oshinsky
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

This comprehensive and gripping narrative, which received the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for history, covers all the challenges, characters, and controversies in America's relentless struggle against polio. Funded by philanthropy and grassroots contributions, Salk's killed-virus vaccine (1954) and Sabin's live-virus vaccine (1961) began to eradicate this dreaded disease.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Memorable History

  • By Leigh A on 10-02-07

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

This Registered Dietitian and her Microbiologist husband (both born in the 50's) truly enjoyed this audiobook - the science, the history, and the "my parents must have been scared to death of this thing I have never had to fear in my lifetime" moments. Such thorough research but not dry at all - fascinating listen!
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  • The Pits

  • A Crime Novel, Volume 1
  • By: Greg Smith
  • Narrated by: Kevin M. Connolly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

As he leaves his small, Midwestern town behind and heads off to marine boot camp, young farm boy Kramer hopes his new life will dull the recent loss of his dearest friend. Years later, battle hardened and war weary, Captain Kramer rescues a pup at the scene of a horrific car bombing while deployed to Afghanistan, and a new friendship is born. Months later Kramer and his new friend, Shadow, are back home in California, recuperating from serious injuries received in a deadly ambush by the Taliban.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Loy on 04-20-15

Action and Suspense for the Dog Lover in you

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-17

This was a great story with lots of action and enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. It also is a book with heart since it addresses an organized form of animal abuse while also leading you to fall in love with the co-star, Shadow. Shadow is an intelligent, loyal Marine's best friend. The only reason I hesitate to recommend this book whole-heartedly is the inclusion of some immorality and profanity.

  • The Highwayman of Cordovia

  • The Rebel Series, Book 2
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Centuries ago, valiant men and courageous women engaged in daring adventures as they helped their fellow man. In the country of Cordovia, the people enjoy their new-found liberty, but all is not well. A group of powerful men plan to take over the small country and replace the leader with a king. With the help of a bold highwayman and a pastor's daughter, they try to save their country from being taken over by a power-hungry leader. As they strive to stop the Kingmen and thwart their plans, Christine finds herself falling in love with Austin Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story with great characters

  • By Leslie F. on 01-01-18

Delightfully Clean Romance

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

Picture a beautiful heroine who can bake buns and wield a whip with precision. Picture a hero that can smell a murder plot in time to top it and tenderly visit sick children on the side. Picture a fantasy land in danger or losing its freedom if good men and women do nothing - but thanks to good people like the hero and heroine....
Good clean romance, fun listen!

  • The Case of the Cursed Dodo

  • The Endangered Files, Book 1
  • By: Jake G. Panda
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie, J.W. Terry, Dave Mallow, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Listen up. If you're looking for trouble, you've found it. His name's Jake G. Panda and he's a wildlife investigator. This hard-boiled bear works at a flophouse for endangered critters called the Last Resort. He's the hotel snoop. The resident fuzz. It's his job to keep these unusual guests safe and outta harm's way. This hilarious first installment of The Endangered Files is a wild and woolly mystery involving a missing guest, a green bird, and a bunch of double-crossing critters all hot on the trail of The Cursed Dodo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio Cartoon a winner.

  • By cosmitron on 04-11-18

More than an audio-movie

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-17

Very fun format - more like listening to a movie than a book. Kids would love this one full of lot of animals and action and sound effects!

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  • The Rebels of Cordovia

  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Set in the late 1700s, Robin’s Rebels realize they must fight against the tyranny of a wicked king and help the people survive this oppression. In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet, feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels, but they refuse. Now, he has to find a way to convince them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Rebels of Cordovia

  • By Jonel on 12-31-17

If you are looking for a good clean book...

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

If you are looking for a good clean book you have found it. There are characters with personality and conviction to their values. You will cheer as they "secure goods" to share with the poor. There is romance (complete with descriptions of chiseled muscles and deepened kisses) and there is a surprise to boot! I did receive a complimentary copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rebirth

  • Elizabeth Franklin, Book 1
  • By: Sandra Olson
  • Narrated by: Ayelet Sror
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

If someone you loved was dying, and you had it within your power to save them, would you? Even if it meant someone innocent had to die to do it? That is the dilemma facing Dr. David Franklin. Elizabeth Franklin is dying of the same rare genetic brain disorder that killed her mother. He has the money and medical knowledge that could save her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Medical Chiller and Thriller

  • By Sandi on 08-21-17

Medical Chiller and Thriller

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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: 08-21-17

This story will grab you quick and keep your turning pages till the wee hours of the morning! The characters are well developed, the narration is excellent, and the story line...well, it is scary and fascinating. As a tiny baby grows outside it's mother's womb and inside a fish tank converted to an artificial womb you will hold your breath at moments and applaud at others. As a long-time reader of Robin Cook, I whole heartedly recommend this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful