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  • Strangers in Their Own Land

  • Anger and Mourning on the American Right
  • By: Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094

In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country - a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, entertaining, and, yes, life-changing

  • By Alexandra Hopkins on 07-22-17

Extremely fair & informative.

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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: 01-19-17

The index sections in the back are eye-opening, and when the author esconses herself into the lives of the people of Louisiana, she brings an emotional quotient to the equation of who voted for Trump and why, one hard for many liberals to understand. Good read for both sides of the aisle.

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  • The Friendship

  • By: Mildred D. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In rural Mississippi in the 1930s, Cassie witnesses a black man address a white storekeeper by his first name - which leads to a confrontation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meaning of friendship

  • By Rashida on 03-19-17

Not what we expected

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-16

Understandably an accurate depiction of the time, and an intriguing short story for adults or older children. The cover made i

  • Bunnicula

  • Return to Howliday Inn
  • By: James Howe
  • Narrated by: Victor Garber
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Harold, Chester, and Howie return to Chateau Bow-Wow, and it's as creepy as ever. The Monroe pets, alongside cat burglars, Felony and Miss Demeanor, with Hamlet, a Great Dane, and Weasel (a weasel, of course) , work together to solve the mysterious disappearance of fellow boarder named Rosebud.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By -marlo- on 12-01-15

Great!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

Passes the 9-year-old I-want-to-hear-it-twice test, and the 12-year-old This-is-a-great-story test. Set in a pre-Internet, pre-iPhone time (bonus), with humor a mom can appreciate. Both boys enjoyed it.

  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond

  • By: Elizabeth George Speare
  • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948

Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen with a friend or relative!!

  • By E. Dickson on 08-26-05

Fantastic story.

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

Reviewed: 06-26-15

Educational and well-written and very entertaining story. Six+ hours of great listening with a 9-year-old and a 12-year-old in the car.

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