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  • The Elephant Whisperer

  • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,361

>When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, beautifully written

  • By Tango on 01-12-13

Do not miss this book!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-17

Cannot believe how much I learned from this book & loved about this book! The narrator was wonderful....the descriptions of Africa will stay with me forever.

  • Lottery

  • By: Patricia Wood
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: she taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of 31. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lottery

  • By hilobilly on 08-09-07

Don't miss this book!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-17

Really enjoyed this book....made me reflect on my own thoughts regarding persons with disability. The book made me laugh & cry.
Recommend it highly.

  • The Cigar Factory

  • A Novel of Charleston
  • By: Michele Moore
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Cassie McGonegal and her niece, Brigid, work upstairs in the factory rolling cigars by hand. Meliah Amey Ravenel works in the basement, where she stems the tobacco. While both white and black workers suffer in the harsh working conditions of the factory and both endure the sexual harassment of the foremen, segregation keeps them from recognizing their common plight until the Tobacco Workers Strike of 1945.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Tale of Two Charlestons

  • By Susie on 08-10-16

Slow,boring story

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-16

What disappointed you about The Cigar Factory?

I was expecting a riveting story about the deplorable conditions under which these women lived......but the story was painstakinglyy slow.....could not get into it....stopped listening about one third of the way thru....

Would you ever listen to anything by Michele Moore again?

No. the accents were all the same....language was difficult to understand

Any additional comments?

Major disappointment.....

  • A Hero of France

  • By: Alan Furst
  • Narrated by: Daniel Gerroll
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 458

Alan Furst's latest novel takes place in the secret hotels, nightclubs, and cafes of occupied Paris and the villages of France during the spring of 1941, when Britain was losing the war. Many of the characters are resistance fighters who run an escape line for British airmen down to Spain; they include men and women, old and young, all strong - an aristocrat, a Jewish teacher - and the hero is a hero, has a gun, and uses it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By David Holroyd on 06-12-16

Informartive, exciting

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

Would you listen to A Hero of France again? Why?

learned so much about France during the German occupation

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, the scenarios of the escape routes were riveting

Any additional comments?

The reader was excellent....voices & accents as well

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

  • A Novel
  • By: Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by: Fannie Flagg
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642

Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun story!

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 12-06-13

Laughing out loud

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

Would you listen to The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion again? Why?

This book was so entertaining....made me laugh & cry! ...FannieFlag took a difficult subject & made it humorous & serious at the same time.....Great read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wright Brothers

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,974

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story but narration is a little boring

  • By Vince on 08-20-15

Enlightening !

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

The story of Wilbur & Orville Wright was truly amazing & inspiring.
I especially enjoyed the historical perspective....the famous people from that period that they came to know......their untiring quest to realize the dream of flying....