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Ernest P. Clover

BELLEVILLE, MI, US
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  • My Bondage and My Freedom

  • By: Frederick Douglass, Dr. James M'Cune Smith - introduction
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
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    5 out of 5 stars 105

This is ex-slave Frederick Douglass' second autobiography. It was written after 10 years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846, and his break with his mentor, William Lloyd Garrison, catapulted Douglass into the international spotlight as the foremost spokesman for American blacks, both freed and slave.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Monotone delivery

  • By Michael A Lewis on 06-19-17

Must read!

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Reviewed: 03-06-19

I find it hard to have conversations on issues regarding slavery and current issues in American when a vast majority of people have no real historical reference point. This book will be a great start to defining and understanding the true North as we all move through this racial wildernesses in America.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Future of the American Negro

  • By: Booker T. Washington
  • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 24
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    5 out of 5 stars 22

The Future of the American Negro was written to put more definite and permanent form the ideas regarding the condition of the negro. Booker T. Washington, a prominent African American leader, educator and author, articulates the importance of Industrial education. He emphasized the importance of the development of the Negro in hand and heart training, which would provide the solid foundation necessary to attain the highest form of citizenship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational message from Booker T. Washington

  • By 99 on 07-03-15

If you love history this is a great listen!

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Reviewed: 01-19-19

The reading was great and helped me imagin that I was listening to Booker T Washington. The advice was still relevant to today in some respects. This really helped me put things into a different context as in regards to the the American South at this time.

  • Hold On to Your Kids

  • Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
  • By: Gordon Neufeld
  • Narrated by: Gabor Maté, Daniel Mate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 68
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

International authority on child development Gordon Neufeld, PhD, joins forces with bestselling author Gabor Maté, MD, to tackle one of the most disturbing trends of our time: Children today looking to their peers for direction - their values, identity, and codes of behavior. This “peer orientation” undermines family cohesion, interferes with healthy development, and fosters a hostile and sexualized youth culture. Children end up becoming overly conformist, desensitized, and alienated, and being “cool” matters more to them than anything else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • most recommended parenting book

  • By Halls on 12-30-18

So great as a young father!

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Reviewed: 01-14-19

This is hard for me because I was raised a certain way, took in the lies of society, and peer grooming. This really forced me to take a step back and think before I engage with my kids, have a plan to work and work the plan.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Raising Men

  • Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons
  • By: Eric Davis, Dina Santorelli - contributor
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763

After Eric Davis spent over 16 years in the military, including a decade in the SEAL teams, his family was more than used to his absence on deployments and secret missions that could obscure his whereabouts for months at a time. Without a father figure in his own life since the age of 15, Eric was desperate to maintain the bonds he'd fought so hard to forge when his children were young - particularly with his son, Jason, because he knew how difficult it was to face the challenge of becoming a man on one's own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, insightful, funny and humbling.

  • By Steven on 05-05-16

Real wisdom for Dad's

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Reviewed: 01-03-19

As a newer father, my kids are 1 and 4, I have a lot of questions and this books hits them all...HARD! I'm walking away knowing my role, responsibilities, authority, and the influence that I have over my children. It was read well. I'm gratful for Eric and everyone who put in on this book.

Thank you!

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,445
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37,651
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37,532

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

Amazing!!!

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Reviewed: 12-30-18

So....I loved the interactive nature of this... how we got the one on one interviews and there additional details. The story forces the listener to stop looking on the outside for the answers but to look within. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to put in the work to see real change!

  • The Fear of the Lord

  • Discover the Key to Intimately Knowing God
  • By: John Bevere
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
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    5 out of 5 stars 206

Many Christians have never understood the fear of the Lord, which builds passion and intimacy into their relationship with god and makes their lives real and pure. In this rerelease of his book, John Bevere dispels the false understanding of god. Understanding why and how to fear god is the beginning of knowing Him as He yearns to be known. In his lovingly confrontational style, Bevere challenges believers to reverence God anew in their worship, prayers, and daily living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As stated earlier, should be required reading!

  • By Vickie Oakley on 08-20-13

Great!!!!

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Reviewed: 11-27-18

This is a great book that outlines the nature of God, how we are to respond to this fact, and what are the outcomes/consequences if we don't follow them.

  • Business Secrets from the Bible

  • Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance
  • By: Daniel Lapin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 884

It's safe to say that nearly everyone is seeking a happier, more successful life. So then why do so few attain it? Business Secrets from the Bible proposes a new way to view and approach success—one based upon key concepts from the Bible that are actually surprisingly simple. Written especially for those seeking success in the realms of money, relationships, and spirituality, this book encourages listeners to realize their common mistakes, come to terms with them, and turn those mistakes into future triumphs.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad philosophy, short on theology

  • By Michael on 06-14-16

great

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Reviewed: 11-07-18

loved learning practical knowledge with a deeper spiritual understanding added. it's easy to listen to and goes by fast.

  • Being a Dad Who Leads

  • By: John MacArthur
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

As a Christian father, you bear a tremendous responsibility - to raise your children through both biblical instruction and personal example. But how can you succeed in a society that attacks the role of fatherhood and godly family values? Are you sometimes tempted to give in or give up? The rewards of being a dad who leads are well worth making the effort to stand firm. The Bible offers clear guidance for dads on how to parent effectively.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional!

  • By JL on 04-14-19

short and sweet!

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Reviewed: 05-05-18

this book was a very short listen. It is packed full of a lot of great information you will have to take time to break it down later. Great book overall.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,750

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

wow... what a great book!!!!

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Reviewed: 03-29-18

Jordan Peterson did an amazing job reading and more importantly breaking down some heavy content! I would recommend this book to anyone who is trying to make sense of life.

  • Boundaries in Marriage

  • By: Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
  • Narrated by: Dick Fredricks
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

Drs. Cloud and Townsend help you understand the friction points and even the serious hurts in your marriage - and move beyond them to mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful Tool

  • By Stephanie on 04-04-08

Great listen!!!

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Reviewed: 02-06-18

I would recommend this book for anyone who is serious about have a strong, God honoring marriage.