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Things Fall Apart
    
    
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        Chinua Achebe
    
    


    
    
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        Peter Francis James
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    1,973 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Things Fall Apart

  • By: Chinua Achebe
  • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,706

Okonkwo is born into poverty, with a wastrel for a father. Driven by ambition, he works tirelessly to gain the prosperity of many fields and wives and prestige in his village. But he is harsh as well as diligent. As he sees the traditions of his people eroded by white missionaries and government officials, he lashes out in anger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Achebe's Magnum Opus

  • By Darwin8u on 11-28-12

It kept my attention well enough

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I found the book interesting enough. The details the names the feeling of authenticity was nice. One of the challenges I had listening to this book was that it was not showing me the story but telling me the story. when it did show me the story I found that to be more interesting and engaging but that did not happen enough.

  • The Laws of Simplicity

  • Design, Technology, Business, LifeDesign, Technology, Business, Life
  • By: John Maeda
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

Finally, we are learning that simplicity equals sanity. We’re rebelling against technology that’s too complicated, DVD players with too many menus, and software accompanied by 75-megabyte “read me” manuals. The iPod’s clean gadgetry has made simplicity hip. But sometimes we find ourselves caught up in the simplicity paradox: we want something that’s simple and easy to use, but also does all the complex things we might ever want it to do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get past the start and be impressed

  • By rings48 on 12-11-17

A quick read with a lot if good in it

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

The book has a lot in it that continues to shed light and inform how to use simplicity.

  • Daring to Drive

  • A Saudi Woman's Awakening
  • By: Manal al-Sharif
  • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 259

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite book for 2017

  • By mary sheeleigh on 07-15-17

Hard to put into words

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I often went home and spoke to my wife about this story. I spoke in astonishment, amazement, and horror about the life and experiences of manal al-sharif. she is an amazing woman who has led an extraordinary life.

but now Sharif gave me a new appreciation and renewed Valor to honor my freedoms my life and my relationships wish my wife and my children.

  • Tortilla Flat

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 422

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a Camelot on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur’s castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging—men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Book

  • By LTCKEL on 09-06-14

Not your ordinary book

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

A very odd and interesting book. i found it entertaining and surprising along the way.

  • Shogun

  • The Epic Novel of Japan: The Asian Saga, Book 1
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 53 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,682

A bold English adventurer; an invincible Japanese warlord; a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love - all brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazingly well done!

  • By Ruby Dickson on 04-24-15

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Best book I have ever listened to. Incredible writer. The voice was just as amazing. Loved it all.

  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

  • By: Jon Meacham
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Jon Meacham
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,782

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day

  • By Darwin8u on 11-14-12

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

I had a hard time getting out of the car. Great biography full of honesty and care for a great person.