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  • 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 38,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,783

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

Helps me Better to know myself and those I live around and work with

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

Really enjoyed this book. Growing up in Detroit and then as an adult in the Miami River Valley (Eastern Indiana & Prebble County) I can sense and relate to many of Vance’s challenges for both myself and those I have been surrounded with for so much of my adult life.

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,777
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,751

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

1st time Private reader - page turner

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

Nice break from historical and business books. Found it to be fairly predictable and yet thoroughly enjoyable entertainment.

  • Twelve Days of Christmas

  • A Christmas Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular challenge. No matter how hard she's tried to be nice, Cain rudely rebuffs her at every turn, preferring to keep to himself. But when Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper from the lobby of their apartment building, that's the last straw. She's going to break through Cain's Scrooge-like exterior the only way she knows how: by killing him with kindness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-16

Wife and I listened to and enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

Good Hallmark type entertainment to kill the holiday travel hours and in the end--I think I appreciated it as much as my honey.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Assassin

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,480

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world...and then tragedy struck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twenty Questions

  • By Toulon Belle on 11-22-15

First Vince Flynn / George Guidall book

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

This was recommended by a friend and I did enjoy. Will try another in the future

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,526
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,593

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina on 11-01-16

Not my cup of tea but has good message for everyone.

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Not something I would listen to twice but had a message that should challenge anyone's thoughts about what bias we have towards race. Great performance that mDe the story/ message come home.

  • Two by Two

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,991

At 32 Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six-year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive, and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear, and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I Am Stunned At The Good Reviews!

  • By Wendi on 10-17-16

Not my kind of book

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

My wife loves Nicholas Sparks books so I thought I would try a highly rated one. Just not my type of book but I have a better handle on why my lovely wife might like them.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,627

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Wife suggested because I liked "Grand Torino"

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

She was right ...I absolutely loved this book. I could almost envision Clint Eastwood playing this part.

  • Matterhorn

  • A Novel of the Vietnam War
  • By: Karl Marlantes
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,456

Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Matterhorn

  • By Zachary on 04-20-10

My second time through was much better

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

I struggled with the first listening of this book. Now a couple years later I've gone through again and have a much higher appreciation for the culture and political climate that we were immersed in during the Vietnam war era.

  • Legend

  • A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 802

In Legend, acclaimed best-selling author Eric Blehm takes as his canvas the Vietnam War as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A 12-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia - where US forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read!

  • By Jon on 08-09-15
  • Legend
  • A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders

A Story of an American Special Forces hero served his Country in Vietnam

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

Really enjoyed. Helped me better understand the twisted politics of the war in Vietnam from the White House on down. Most of all how the special forces soldiers performed in service to each other and made it possible for so many to return to their families who might not otherwise.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It's Your Ship

  • Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
  • By: D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Narrated by: D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980

The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of the Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-edge system available, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Inspirational

  • By Ann-Marie on 02-08-16

Second time thru and new recognitions

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

I really enjoyed this book the second time through as well as the first. What is helpful-I picked up on different key points which likely means those points have more relevance to my situation today. It is likely that I will relies ten every couple years.