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  • Israel

  • A Concise History of a Nation Reborn
  • By: Daniel Gordis
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

Israel is a tiny state, and yet it has captured the world's attention, aroused its imagination, and, lately, been the object of its opprobrium. Why does such a small country speak to so many global concerns? More pressingly: Why does Israel make the decisions it does? And what lies in its future? We cannot answer these questions until we understand Israel's people and the questions and conflicts, the hopes and desires, that have animated their conversations and actions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read; shows history, current story & nuance

  • By Wolfman on 11-13-17

Really boring

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

Great information, if you can stay awake long enough to digest it all. I fell asleep many times, but I did finish it knowing more than I did going into it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Growing a Revolution

  • Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
  • By: David R. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 184

The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population. But there is reason for hope. David R. Montgomery introduces us to farmers around the world at the heart of a brewing soil health revolution that could bring humanity's ailing soil back to life remarkably fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An ecological educational treasure!

  • By Elan Sun Star on 05-10-17

Quite redundant, but good information.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

Don't till, don't till, don't till and compost, compost, compost. That pretty much sums up the whole book, plus plant cover crops like legumes to help build the nitrogen in your soil.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Urban Farmer

  • Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land
  • By: Curtis Allen Stone
  • Narrated by: Diego Footer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

There are 20 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A dry telling of some great information.

  • By Karina/Kyle Adams on 11-25-17

A dry telling of some great information.

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

The book itself is very inspiring. The narrorator
just has this lulling rythmic tone that can put you to sleep.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Growing a Farmer

  • How I Learned to Live Off the Land
  • By: Kurt Timmermeister
  • Narrated by: Ax Norman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

When he purchased four acres of land on Vashon Island, Kurt Timmermeister was only looking for an affordable home near the restaurants he ran in Seattle. But as he slowly settled into his new property, he became awakened to the connection between what he ate and where it came from: a hive of bees provided honey, a young cow could give fresh milk, an apple orchard allowed him to make vinegar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So you want to be a farmer?

  • By john on 04-12-15

Not a book for vegetarians

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

The narrator was fantastic. It was a book that kept you interested and was easy to listen to. If you are listening to this book for information on profitable vegitable farming though, you are listening to the wrong book. I wish the author was more clear in the beginning about what kind of farming he was going to talk about. The book is kind of an amusment ride, you know it is about farming, but you have no idea where the ride is going to take you. You just hope it is going to talk about some farming points you might be interested in.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,185
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,640
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,612

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story was great, McAdams not so much

  • By R. Evans on 06-17-17

Very heartwarming and memorable.

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

Though it had a beginning thick in description, it had fantastic and very admirable characters. I absolutely loved it and want to personally read this book to each of my daughters.

  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,348

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read This if You're Very Sick and/or Thinking About Ending Your Life

  • By Derek on 07-21-15

Hard to read without a pen and paper at hand.

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

There are a ton of great quotes to be found in this book. This book is super influential.

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    Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    7,940 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Watership Down

  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,846

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still one of the best!

  • By Bapàrio on 12-05-10

There were some great parts and rather slow parts.

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I enjoyed the characters and felt one with the environment. It juat made me sleepy from time to time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hebrew Phase 1, Unit 01

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Hebrew with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Hebrew Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FUN, recommended but don't expect too much!

  • By KrankyKat on 07-19-12

A demo

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

This is a one lesson demo to help you get a feel for the way the classes work.

I think the classes are fantastic, I just wish there were more on here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197,780

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Great story, but some inappropriate content.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

There is a lot of offensive language in this book,
the condoning of masturbation, and some venom for religion. Were it not for those things, this book would be an A + I would rave about rather than a guilty pleasure I am embarrassed to speak of.

The author is very talented.