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  • Hidden Figures

  • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,171

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Subject

  • By Jami on 02-05-18

As usual black women are disrespected

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

Narrator was boring and the writing was like listening to a junior high history text book. The author completely screwed up a important opportunity to highlight and celebrate these wonderful and strong black women who were and still marginalized and treated as if they are nothing I'm so frustrated with how the author chose to tell this story I'm at a loss for the right words to fully articulate how bad the story was told.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Furious Cool

  • Richard Pryor and The World That Made Him
  • By: David Henry, Joe Henry
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

Richard Pryor was arguably the single most influential performer of the second half of the twentieth century, and certainly he was the most successful black actor/comedian ever. Controversial and somewhat enigmatic in his lifetime, Pryor's performances opened up a new world of possibilities, merging fantasy with angry reality in a way that wasn't just new - it was heretofore unthinkable. His childhood in Peoria, Illinois, was spent just trying to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By shopper on 01-05-15

The king

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

It's hard to mess up Richard Pryor's colorful life, we will never have another Pryor.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Money

  • The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
  • By: Jane Mayer
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,342

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fact attack

  • By Mark on 05-29-16

Are you surprised

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

All this book proves is that after they are finished oppressing black and brown people they are coming for the people who share the same skin tone as them.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Maybe You Never Cry Again

  • By: Bernie Mac
  • Narrated by: Bernie Mac
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 224

By the tender age of five, Bernie Mac had found his calling: making others laugh. Since then, he has become one of the greatest comedians of our time. Now, this amazing comic delves deep down inside to retell the poignant story of his childhood and the people who helped shape him into the comedian, and the strong and self-reliant man, he is today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad & Happy Story, But Very Well Missed Bernie,RIP

  • By Eddie G on 03-20-13

Man I Miss THE MACK MAN

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

Great book and I'm sad that Bernie is gone. We love you Bernie. Peace and love.

  • A Killer Among Us

  • By: Charles Bosworth
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 986

On March 16, 1992, Elizabeth DeCaro, a 28 year-old mother of four, was found dead in her own home, murdered execution-style with two bullets to the head. Her husband, Rick, was immediately a suspect, having previously struck her "accidentally" with the family van after taking out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her. A Killer Among Us presents the true shocking story of Elizabeth's family and their search for justice against the man who continued to play father to the children whose mother he had killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By A. Ellis on 10-23-15

Dull narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Great story but the narrator was the wrong choice for this particular true crime story, if I could get a refund just based on narration I would. There isn't really anything special or different about this story of a husband is sick of his life and kills the wife instead of divorce, save your money and just read the the actual court case.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Never Had It Made

  • By: Jackie Robinson
  • Narrated by: Ossie Davis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

A straightforward yet inspiring story of what it took to be the first man of color to break into the white world of professional sports. Jackie Robinson's story is more than a telling of his tremendous talent; it is also a recollection that showcases his tenacious spirit, bravery and the courage of his ideals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding Jackie Robinson's Best Performance

  • By Kdoll on 04-03-14

Great American Tale

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

Reviewed: 10-22-16

This book is a great look into what black people deal with even when they are considered to be one of the ones who made it.