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  • Half Broke Horses

  • A True-Life Novel
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557

Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" ( Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A BETTER BOOK THAN "THE GLASS CASTLE"

  • By Kathryn on 01-10-10

Wonderful true life story

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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: 08-24-16

Jeannette Walls is simply wonderful. Such an excellent story teller. An excellent story about an incredible woman in our history. Not a famous character a real woman who had amazing will and determination. I highly recommend.

  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,768

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's normal?

  • By Kmrsy on 11-30-13

Wonderful

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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: 08-18-16

This is a captivating story of a difficult but colorful life. I was moved by the way the author shares her story with love and compassion despite the circumstances. The author's performance as reader was wonderful. I believe it added texture to this compelling memoir.

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,320

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Great story and reading

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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: 06-11-15

Choose this version of his biography over any other presently out there. You will get a great sense for the man and his journey. Enjoy!

  • Elon Musk

  • Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur and Billionaire
  • By: B Storm
  • Narrated by: Jason Lovett
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89

Here is a preview of what Elon Musk: Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur, and Billionaire contains: Who is Elon Musk: A Brief Overview; Elon Musk's Humble Beginnings; A comparison between Elon Musk & Tony Stark; Zip2 Corporation: Musk's First Company.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT BUY THIS - IT IS A HIGH SCHOOL TERM PAPER!

  • By CRAIG on 04-20-15

Horrible. The reader is so bad it makes it painful to listen

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-15

Do not buy this book. So unprofessional. It was too difficult to listen to I could not finish the book. There are other books on Elon that are far better.

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