This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series. West Cork is FREE through May 9, 2018.
Very similar approach as the Serial podcasts. Engaging, in-depth look into a crime. I found this particular story to be frustrating as the series went on, wondering where the victim was in all this drama. I’m sure that’s part of why this is so gripping. Fascinating look into crime investigation, and all the messy parts of it too.
2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.
I especially enjoyed Simon Callow’s reading. His is one of my most favorite voices as an actor, and what a lovely surprise to hear him narrate! I enjoyed Zipcode 12345 too. It brought a smile to my face. I could have done without the improved carols, truly. This would have been across the board 5 star reviews until the last segment started.
Uniquely Human is a groundbreaking book on autism by one of the world's leading experts, who portrays autism not as a tragic disability but as a unique way of being human.
So much good stuff here. I particularly appreciated his emphasis on behavior as communication, not as something to eliminate. (What are they trying to say with their actions?) As a parent of a teenager with autism, I think treatments can get very caught up in "fixing" our loved ones. What if we concentrate on helping build a happy life for them, creating positive experiences out in the world, and feeding them spiritually? Isn't that what we all want? Isn't that what human beings want? Loved the book.
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Sandra Worth's Crown of Destiny, her second novel in a trilogy about Richard III, picks up shortly after the first book's conclusion, with Richard finally wed and attempting to safeguard his new family from the machinations of his brother Edward IV's court. This is a fast listen, but one that never lags. Richard grows in this unusual portrayal of a humane man in an inhumane time, one who must confront challenging choices that threaten to rend his world apart, and contend with the own darkness in his own nature.
I am enjoying this re telling of history from Richard's perspective and with this particular slant. I know history portrays Richard as the ultimate villain, but I always enjoy hearing these stories from the "what if..." perspective. Great performance, wonderful story to ponder.