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Alethia

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  • The Captured

  • A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier
  • By: Scott Zesch
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

On New Year's Day in 1870, 10-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comanches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years living in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kidnapped - 10 Year Old Adolpy Korn

  • By Roy on 09-08-10

Fantastic

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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: 05-08-13

Where does The Captured rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The amount of research that went into writing this book was extensive. Thank you for sharing this information. The hideous merge of teh two nations is devastating.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thin Ice

  • Coming of Age in Canada
  • By: Bruce McCall
  • Narrated by: Bruce McCall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

In this subversively funny memoir, the acclaimed New Yorker humorist and Canadian expat Bruce McCall tells what it was like to grow up in Simcoe, Toronto, and Windsor, Ontario, crammed into shabby and close quarters with a family that was dysfunctional before the word had even been invented. Bruce McCall’s father was an inaccessible tyrant. His mother drank to blunt the effect of her husband’s rages and to dodge the duties of taking care of six children.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting angry outlook

  • By Alethia on 05-08-13

Interesting angry outlook

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I enjoyed the true to life attitude of an angry child, teenager, and young adult. Not always angry but a little bitter. This seems true for many of us. But what a soft story of the poor brothers and sister. Thanks Bruce.

  • The Autobiography of Black Hawk

  • By: Black Hawk
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

This story is told in the words of a tragic figure in American history - a hook-nosed, hollow-cheeked old Sauk warrior who lived under four flags while the Mississippi Valley was being wrested from his people. The author is Black Hawk himself - once pursued by an army whose members included Captain Abraham Lincoln and Lieutenant Jefferson Davis. Perhaps no Indian ever saw so much of American expansion or fought harder to prevent that expansion from driving his people to exile and death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seeing the defeated side

  • By Alethia on 05-08-13

Seeing the defeated side

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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: 05-08-13

Would you listen to The Autobiography of Black Hawk again? Why?

This story truly makes us look at domesticated civilization as a concentration camp. Man's word should have been enough. This is a story of surviving liars all over America. It talks of the brutality from both nations.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Inventions

  • The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
  • By: Nikola Tesla
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, and futurist. He is best known for his contributions to the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system, the successful system in the "War of Currents" and the Tesla coil. Nikolas Tesla's patents and theoretical work helped form the basis of wireless communication and radio.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Jean on 03-24-13

Simple truths

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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: 05-08-13

What did you love best about My Inventions?

Nice autobiography. His perception of himself seemed honest and accountable. I truly enjoyed the endurance to build, create, and never stop trying. this fella was truly ahead of his time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • By: Rebecca Skloot
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,408

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story

  • By Prisca on 04-30-10

HeLa was a person

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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: 05-08-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

What a frustrating story to try to gather. Thank you for your work. Thank you Deborah for your sharing witht eh author. Your struggle alone was almost defeating to me.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Priestly Sins

  • By: Andrew M. Greeley
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The Priestly Sins tells the story of Father Herman Hoffman, a gifted and innocent young man, who becomes swept up in "the Crisis" after witnessing child abuse in his first parish appointment. Soon, he is vilified for denouncing a priest who has been "cleared." He suffers the harsh fate of a whistle-blower when his Archdiocese has him committed to a mental health center.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Insider's View

  • By Jimmy on 03-30-05

From the inside

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Priestly Sins to be better than the print version?

This story starts out big and flows slowly through so many torments of one priest. This was a short enjoyable story that was believable, even though it is fiction.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Escape

  • By: Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705

When she was 18 years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger - a man 32 years her senior. Merril Jessop already had three wives. But arranged plural marriages were an integral part of Carolyn's heritage: She was born into and raised in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the radical offshoot of the Mormon Church.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like a train wreck you can't turn away

  • By Cheryl D on 10-28-07

Scary and challenging

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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: 05-08-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This story touched me in so many ways. It is hard to believe that she was capable of making such a huge decision. It is also amazing that she survived any court system at all. Fabulous acceptance to change.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered Dreams

  • My Life as a Polygamist's Wife
  • By: Irene Spencer
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Irene Spencer did as she felt God commanded in marrying her brother-in-law, Verlan LeBaron, becoming his second wife. When the government raided the fundamentalist, polygamous Mormon village of Short Creek, Arizona, Irene and her family fled to Verlan's brothers' Mexican ranch. They lived in squalor and desolate conditions in the Mexican desert with Verlan's six brothers, one sister, and numerous wives and children.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening... Difficult Listen... Honest

  • By Paul Mullen on 06-24-08

What a remarkable memory of a woman of endurance

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

What made the experience of listening to Shattered Dreams the most enjoyable?

To hear this story was remarkable of the hardships we often put ourselves through with our choices. How she has kept any sanity at all means that she has the ability to love, endure, change, and accept.

  • Banished

  • Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church
  • By: Lauren Drain
  • Narrated by: Lauren Drain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 307

You've likely heard of the Westboro Baptist Church. Perhaps you've seen their pickets on the news, the members holding signs with messages that are too offensive to copy here, protesting at events such as the funerals of soldiers, the 9-year old victim of the recent Tucson shooting, and Elizabeth Edwards, all in front of their grieving families. Since no organized religion will claim affiliation with the WBC, it's perhaps more accurate to think of them as a cult. Lauren Drain was thrust into that cult at the age of 15, and then spat back out again seven years later.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hopefully the first of many more to come!

  • By Cory on 03-09-13

True to herself

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Where does Banished rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This story was so true to how we think and end up in certain situations. Her ability to understand herself, her father, and the people around her is amazing. You can tell that she is still in pain but looks forward to a lifetime of healing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1

  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483

Collins Spanish with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product.No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Way better than Rosetta Stone

  • By Konagal on 05-02-16

Easy

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Where does Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is easy to use & easy to understand. It is definately worth the purchase. This is not a waste of time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful