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  • Weezie and the Moon Pies

  • By: Bill Harley
  • Narrated by: Bill Harley
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Audiences often ask Bill Harley if his stories are true. The answer is both "yes" and "no." While Harley does recall vividly the sights and scents of the lunchroom, he says "Mrs. Lunchroom Lady" is a story about names. Meanwhile, "Weezie" is a folktale many will recognize. It's based on a traditional tale found in many cultures - in Mexico it's called "The Day It Snowed Tortillas."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Bill Harley we've got

  • By Josh Flowers on 11-30-03

Car trip favorite

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

Reviewed: 10-14-15

Bill Harley makes listening to audiobooks fun for the whole family.
This is one of our #family favorite #funny #multigenerational listens.#tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know

  • By: Mark Berkson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark Berkson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547

According to polls conducted by Gallup and the Pew Research Forum on Religion & Public Life, the majority of Americans fail basic tests about religion, including tests on their own faith. This is troublesome because religious literacy is about so much more than naming deities or knowing the stories of ancient history. For many of us, religion is a way to examine and understand ourselves. These 24 enlightening lectures offer you the chance to experience the world's religions from all angles – historical, theological, and cultural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All the Basics, East and West

  • By Troy on 07-13-15

Fascinating overview of world religions

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

This lecture series was highly engaging. In fact, I listened to all 24 lectures in just a few days. The lecturer is skilled at presenting facets of each religious tradition from an objective viewpoint. I am eager to listen to this series again. #educational #inspirational #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • A Conspiracy of Friends

  • A Corduroy Mansions Novel, Book 3
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

It seems the universe itself is conspiring against the residents of Corduroy Mansions, as they all find themselves struggling with their nearest and dearest. Oedipus Snark’s mother, Berthea, is still at work on her scathing biography of her son—the only loathsome Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament; literary agents Rupert Porter and Barbara Ragg are still battling each other for first crack at the manuscript of Autobiography of a Yeti; and fine arts graduate Caroline Jarvis is busy exploring the blurry line between friendship and romance....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love McCall Smith and his world

  • By Cindy on 10-29-12

New Adventures for Favorite CM Characters

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

Reviewed: 06-26-12

What did you love best about A Conspiracy of Friends?
Somehow Alexander McCall Smith has a gift for developing characters that seem like ordinary, everyday people yet he can craft their ordinary, everyday lives into stories that capture a reader's interest. The first two books have been the ones I've listened to most in my large Audible library and I had to have this one on Audible as soon as it was released.#seriesfan #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Conspiracy of Friends?
I loved it when Freddie de la Hay buckled himself into the car passenger seat. It sounds like a small detail, but as a dog lover I found it both surprising and endearing.

Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?
William is my favorite character. I think Simon Prebble's voice suits him well and I always seem to feel (but have no proof) that he may most closely resemble Alexander McCall Smith than any of his other characters in any of his books. For whatever reason, I do feel the strongest connection with him.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I will try not to give any spoilers. Suffice it to say that I was moved when a particular character realized she was not in love and again when another character seemed to find love in an unexpected place.

Any additional comments?
If anything, the addition of a Yeti in this series is a little far-fetched for this fan, because even the spy angle in the 2nd CM book seemed more believable to me.

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