Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.
My favorite so far. Great story. Ending a little disappointing, but definitely a good read.
The 25th anniversary edition of the number-one New York Times best seller and Sports Illustrated's best football book of all time, with a new afterword by the author. Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa - the winningest high school football team in Texas history.
Sad. Honest. Enthralling. Poignant story about the sad reality when HS football is when one peaks. The thought that the best time of one's life could happen in HS is depressing.
Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job?" It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.
Fantastic book. Fast, easy read. I particularly like it when the author reads his own book.
I certainly want every leader in my hierarchy and every elected official who represents me to read this book repeatedly.
If we could all read this book and behave accordingly, he world would be a much better place.
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.
I listened to the whole thing within 24 hours. I don't give 5-star ratings often. A standard pretty good book gets 3 stars from me, and a really great book gets 4
This autobiography was as compelling as a fiction thriller book. I couldn't put it down. Trevor Noah's performance is fantastic, and the insight about race and poverty from his upbringing is fascinating.
Everyone should rad this book - or better yet - listen to it.
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Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.
Wow. This is so sad and discouraging to read. It was very enlightening. I www very fortunate to not be born into these circumstance and I still found myself weeping while listening. Policy makers should read this and engage people like Vance to figure out what can be done to help as current policies obviously don't. The author was brave to bare his soul and reveal his family background in an attempt to shed some light on a sad culture very literally in crisis.
Hailed by Lena Dunham as an "essential (and hilarious) voice for women", Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice, and body image. Her empowering work has garnered a coast-to-coast audience that eagerly awaits Shrill, her highly anticipated literary debut.
This book is amazing. She drops the F-bomb a lot, and her discussion about abortion might be uncomfortable for some, but she's brilliant and eloquent. She's able to articulate what white men usually don't get about the racism, sexism, homophobia, and fat-shaming that is usually subtle but shockingly pervasive. Read this book!
This title also appears as a novella in the collection “Lord John and the Hand of Devils.” New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon, beloved for her immensely popular Outlander series, crafted this fast-paced tale of intrigue when asked to contribute to an anthology honoring the late, great Ellis Peters. Outlander supporting player Lord John Grey investigates the death of a red-haired man only to become mixed up in the affairs of Sir Francis Dashwood and his notorious Hellfire Club. And as Lord John digs further, his life becomes threatened.
A short story, I know, but of all the Gabaldon books so far, this is my least favorite. Story ok, not great.
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.
Just as mesmerizing as the first time I read it in HS. Beautifully written. Sadly the story is still quite appropriate even though it's set 80+ years ago. Sissy Spacek's reading was fantastic.
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This delightfully imaginative tale is always a popular favorite among children. Mrs. Frisby, a field mouse who lives in a garden, must move her family before the farmer begins plowing. Will the rats of NIMH - a group of highly intelligent laboratory rats - help her find a solution to her dilemma?
We listened to this in the car on a family road trip. Good choice for all ages.
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