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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Abridged)

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

A phenomenal #1 bestseller that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people, and the times, that touched her life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Gripping

  • By Elton on 12-17-05

tragic story heartfelt sad yet probably realistic

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

the narration was somewhat monatone, yet the author was able to give it a good performance. very sad situations, real.

  • History Decoded

  • The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
  • By: Keith Ferrell, Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 635

Adapted from Decoded, Meltzer's hit show on the History network, History Decoded explores many fascinating and unexplained questions. Is Fort Knox empty? Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman "Spear of Destiny"? What's the government hiding in Area 51? Where did the Confederacy's $19 million in gold and silver go at the end of the Civil War? Did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining, but not much substance

  • By Andy on 01-25-14

Followed the TV program

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

this was interesting and easy to follow. great history lesson. we enjoyed the short stories.

  • The Traveler's Summit

  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 130

This is humanity’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent humankind hurtling toward disaster, far from our original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship, and that answer is only two words. With time running out, it’s up to David Ponder and a cast of history’s best and brightest minds to uncover this solution before it is too late. The catch? They are allowed only five tries to solve the ominous challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!! BEST BOOK SO FAR!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-18

great read

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

was easy to get into narration was superb. I would recommend this book after listening g ro the traveler.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,765

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Amazing Story

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

sad to hear about the TAS and how they treated little lives. loved the fact that family ties between siblings is described as being so strong.

  • The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

  • By: Kelli Estes
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,053

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core - and force her to make an impossible choice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very intriguing

  • By Claudine on 12-04-15

Riveting story with actual locations

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

The exclusion act must be taught in schools. Hard to believe our government was this extreme. Great narration.

  • Anxious for Nothing

  • Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
  • By: Max Lucado
  • Narrated by: Ben Holland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014

Anxiety is at an all time high, but there's a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites listeners into a study of Philippians 4:6-7, where the Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, "Do not be anxious about anything...." Philippians 4:6 encourages the believer to "be anxious for nothing". As Lucado states, the Apostle Paul seems to leave little leeway here. "Be anxious of nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Jason on 10-23-17

to good to turn off

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

I found myself finishing the book then starting over to listen to it again. needless to day its thought provoking and life changing.

  • How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy (Harvard Business Review)

  • By: Robert I. Sutton
  • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Robert I. Sutton, a professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University, writes about what the best bosses do during the tough times.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good news for new bossed

  • By Anonymous User on 04-12-18

Good news for new bossed

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

as a new boss I wanted to receive information on how to be a good boss. this short book gave some real good insight on how to do that.

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,826

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

relatable

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

found myself picturing my own family when I was kid. funny situations questioning yourself as a young boy would.

  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,450

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

  • By Gillian on 04-28-17

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

kept me wanting to finish the next chapter then the next hard to put down.

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