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  • The Radical King

  • By: Martin Luther King, Cornel West - editor
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Gabourey Sidibe, Cornel West, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 432

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than 40 years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. The Radical King includes 23 selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, including essays and speeches that were never recorded for posterity - a revelation for King's legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Alternative View of Martin Luther King

  • By Deborah Jacob on 04-13-18

Really good, almost a home run for me

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Overall really good. Great illustration of a legend of a human and how he came to be the man he was and gives us a true insight on the whys. Very close to solid 5 stars for me but can’t give in too easy, since this listen did lack on certain performances. Michale k. Williams killed it!! Keynote the following chapters: Palm Sunday on Mohandas Ghandhi , What is your life’s blueprint, letters from Birmingham jail, where do we go from here? , The Drum Major Instinct

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,013
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,093

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Pick and choose kinda book

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

Had some interesting stuff but kinda boring for the most part. Performance was good just wish the story flow and how we got to certain places needed work

  • Black Sheep

  • This Can't Be Happening Collection
  • By: Rory Scholl
  • Narrated by: Rory Scholl
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

An irresponsible twentysomething comic and his equally shameless grandmother join forces as proud pariahs in this dark and rowdy story of dicey family ties, kindred spirits, bad behavior, and bribery. When Rory’s judgmental mother told him that he took after his grandma Evelyn, he took it as a compliment. The ninety-two-year-old cocktail-toting, offtrack-betting party girl was every bit the troublemaker he was. When she landed at a dead-end nursing home, Rory jumped at the chance to liven things up for bored Evelyn - with vodka, scratch-offs, bingo, and gaming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh.

  • By Julie WI on 02-22-19

Terrible terrible

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Story about a smart mouth kid who obviously has zero social awareness and a clear disregard for any authority. Don’t waste your time.

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  • Identity Thief

  • This Can't Be Happening Collection
  • By: Rachel Rosenthal
  • Narrated by: Rachel Rosenthal
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Who would want to steal the identity of a minimum-wage employee at a children’s museum? In this harrowing real-life detective story, a woman searches for the truth, clue after startling clue. Rachel hit the jackpot with her doting fiancé, Zach, who was starting a promising new political career at the Massachusetts State House. Then came money problems - Rachel’s was mysteriously disappearing, bank account by new bank account. She and Zach, her only lifeline, decided to play amateur sleuths. And they had to act fast. Because Rachel’s crippling paranoia was growing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Flinch more than twice

  • By Jennifer Clunie on 01-03-19

Terrible start- good ending

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Beginning of this was slow and girly gossipy for me. The ending was filled with suspense and god drama.

  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,435

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple - which is all you really need

  • By Solunari on 02-01-19

Worthy of being a movie

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Good story and performance. Really enlightening on some of the lessons you learned in this.they should make a movie.

  • Power Moves

  • Lessons from Davos
  • By: Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Adam Grant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,050

Power is changing. Private corner offices and management by decree are out, as is unquestioned trust in the government and media. These former pillars of traditional power have been replaced by networks of informed citizens who collectively wield more power over their personal lives, employers, and worlds than ever before. So how do you navigate this new landscape and come out on top?  Adam Grant, Wharton organizational psychologist, went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the epicenter of power, and sat down with thought leaders from around the world, to find out.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disorganized

  • By mike a on 01-16-19

Some good stuff, some “what are they talking about” stuff

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Author is really good, not a fan on how this was delivered. Mainly on the other side of the interview table. If the customer wasn’t talking, I wasn’t paying attention

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,353

Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Better to look at the sky than live there"

  • By W Perry Hall on 02-12-14

I wish there was A sequel

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

What a great story. I love the characters are very complex yet entertaining. Michael C Hall, did the best he could narrating But the tone and energy just wasn’t there when really trying to do the whole holly thing. Again, not a bad listen just hope the narrator but I had a little more energy that’s it but it wasn’t too bad. I would definitely recommend I can’t wait to watch the movie now

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,738

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Pretty solid performance

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Liked the story line and detail. Did not like that we had a full casting list but still hard to determine who is who in the story, like they all sound alike.

  • Leaders Eat Last

  • Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,101

Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job?" It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good but not great

  • By Blair C on 03-21-16

Simon Sinek, please keep this us.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Always a pleasure hearing Simon narrate one of his books. Truly feel the passion as he goes through his concepts.

  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,800

Start with Why shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way - and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a 15 minutes book turned into few hours

  • By Sandy Rice on 02-22-18

Vision and Purpose

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

For readers who are searching for real value (feeling not a number) in there lives. I like the real life examples and breakdowns. Easy to follow along.