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  • Folks, This Ain't Normal

  • A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
  • By: Joel Salatin
  • Narrated by: Joel Salatin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403

From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In Folks, This Ain't Normal, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awakened me from my ingnorance

  • By matthew on 05-27-12

Great if you are a human who eats!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

The ideas presented in this book are truly wonderful. It mostly involves food, but it also tackles self-responsibility and mindset. I loved every word, and having Joel Salatin read it himself added to it quite a lot. Him, laughing at his own jokes and putting enthusiasm behind everything he wrote really adds to the enjoyability of this great book.

  • The Accidental Farmers: An Urban Couple, a Rural Calling and a Dream of Farming in Harmony with Nature

  • By: Tim Young
  • Narrated by: Don Moffit
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

This audiobook is the personal memoir of an urban couple's journey to farming rather than a how-to guide and is sure to delight those interested in moving to the country or simply learning more about the struggles of sustainable farming. When Tim and Liz Young decided to leave their comfortable suburban life and become first-time farmers in rural Georgia, they embarked on a journey that would change their lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not So Much

  • By Ray on 02-21-16

Inspiration for Farmers & Homesteaders alike!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-15

My husband and I have started a small homestead and aspire to live off the land. I love the way the author expresses exactly how the land and animals affects us. Even greater, though, is the way in which he discusses all aspects of their farming methods in ways that is applies to a human farming, not necessarily in the ways it affects the farm itself. I enjoyed this book very much and I learned a lot from it. Highly recommended.

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  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,503

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

It took me until about 1/3 through the book to start liking it. It was pretty good once I got into it though.

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,819

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

Can't wait for the next one

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

Another great installment to this series. The narration is great, as usual, and the story captivates you! Love this series.