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A. LaBair

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  • The Audacity of Hope

  • Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Fellow Conservatives, Give This A Listen

  • By Dallas D. Lobdell on 02-12-15

prescient!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

hard to believe this was published in 2006.. amazing when you look at how things have unfolded.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,565
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,059
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37,836

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

from the heart

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-18

great read... Ms Obama can be very proud of all the new black Congress women

  • Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 430

A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, love, love!!!

  • By Tee-Woomie on 04-21-17

simply beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

very eloquent and thoughtful. advice for a baby girl on how to be a real person

  • Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

  • A Collection of Outlander Fiction
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie, Allan Scott-Douglas, Davina Porter, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804

The author presents a collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe, never before published together, including two original stories and featuring beloved character Jamie Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two new works and five previously published

  • By Mary R on 07-03-17

lovely collection of old and new.!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-17

Happy to be reacquainted with some of the characters, and I always love Lord John.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Easy Way to Control Alcohol

  • By: Allen Carr
  • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535

Allen Carr established himself as the world’s greatest authority on helping people stop smoking and his internationally best-selling Easy Way to Stop Smoking has been published in over 40 languages and sold more than 10 million copies. In his Easy Way to Control Alcohol Allen applies his revolutionary method to drinking. With startling insight into why we drink and clear, simple, step-by-step instructions, he shows you the way to escape from the ‘alcohol trap’ in the time it takes to listen to this audiobook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Roberto Alonso on 01-26-15

astonishing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-16

excellent narrator and the effect of the book is subtle but profound... I highly recommend it

  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,184

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational yet Existential Crisis Inducing

  • By Celia on 05-31-16

tough, inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-16

This is the story of an amazing man who used literature and his skills as a neurosurgeon to delve into what was most important as a human being. He found his life cut short and yet it contributed to his ability to guide us all through life.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated)

  • Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter, Diana Gabaldon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels, the inspiration for the Starz original series. From the moment Claire Randall stepped through a standing stone circle and was thrown back in time to the year 1743 - and into a world that threatens life, limb, loyalty, heart, soul, and everything else Claire has - fans have been hungry to know everything about this world and its inhabitants, particularly a Scottish soldier named Jamie Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to it for the "Butt Cooties" - GREAT!

  • By Elizabeth on 02-19-16

wonderful update of a rich book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-16

I've enjoyed this book since it was published; great to have it come to life and it has new material and insight into the TV series.

  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,788
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,400

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-16

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  • The Scottish Prisoner

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Rick Holmes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,343

Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lord John 'Quixote' rides again

  • By Teahouse Fox on 12-02-11

awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-15

excellent fills in gaps I hate these required statements a lot you know that