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Tommy B. McDonell, Ph.D.

Pinehurst, NC
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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,213
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,119

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Excellent not Just Politics

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

Comey tells his history of first jobs in a grocery up to being fired by trump. The book is easy to listen to and I hated that it ended so soon.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It's Classified

  • By: Nicolle Wallace
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

The four most powerful women in Washington are at the top of their political game. What could possibly go wrong? Charlotte Kramer, America's first female president, is beginning her second term and is determined to make her mark on history though events do seem to be conspiring against her. Melanie Kingston, her best friend, just signed on as secretary of defense. Will their relationship survive? Dale Smith is the senior communications advisor to the vice president and knows a secret that could not only ruin her own career, but put the credibility of the White House on the line....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Palin By Comparison

  • By Dubi on 06-09-14

Mental illness in the VP

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

Remember Dukakis who couldn't be VP because he had had counseling? I think that was it. This is somewhat worse.

This story would have been better had just a tad of discussion been about mental illness and whether it was right or not to have it be a litmus test on whether people should be allowed not to be whatever perfect is.

  • Eighteen Acres

  • A Novel
  • By: Nicolle Wallace
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

From the former communications director for the White House and current political media strategist comes a suspenseful and smart novel about the first female president and all dramas and deceptions she faces both in politics and in love. Eighteen Acres, a description used by political insiders when referring to the White House complex, follows the first female President of the United States, Charlotte Kramer, and her staff as they take on dangerous threats.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Biased and Oh So Boring

  • By Sara on 10-03-14

Good or good plus but not great

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

I think it was the performance that made me really like the book. And it was how the chapters left off. Put together it was good.

In light of Brian Williams the story does make you think and wonder.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White Coats

  • Three Journeys through an American Medical School
  • By: Jacqueline Marino
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Godwin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Although we rely on physicians, calling on them at birth and death and every medical event in between, rarely do we consider the personal challenges faced by doctors-to-be. In 2005 author Jacqueline Marino and photojournalist Tim Harrison had the unprecedented opportunity to chronicle the experience of three students as they learned to become doctors at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good for premed

  • By Sasha on 01-13-15

Amazing Story can teach you about your doctors

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

Reviewed: 03-06-15

I really liked this book as it made me think about both my doctors and about my brother. Medical school is amazingly difficult and not just because of subject matter. The doctor has to fit his or her personality, upbringing and culture or way of life into a rigorous course of study.

I definitely recommend this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Doctor

  • Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine
  • By: Brendan Reilly
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123

An epic story told by a unique voice in Ameri­can medicine, One Doctor describes life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physi­cian. In riveting first-person prose, Dr. Brendan Reilly takes us to the front lines of medicine today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Brilliant

  • By Jan on 06-20-14

Such an important story

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

Reviewed: 02-28-15

I rarely listen to books but I got this when I joined Audible. I love books about medicine, doctors, etc.

This book is excellent and weaves together family, medicine, the history of medicine and the problems we have today and will have.

I recommend it on audio. I think otherwise you may miss important parts.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful