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N. Krasnoff

Austin, TX
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  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...and Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,895

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world", he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy SEAL training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Book is a great graduation present.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-17

I enjoyed the audio book and gave the print copy to some of my favorite graduates.

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,449
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,869
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,817

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Perfect!

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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: 05-06-16

Very enjoyable and beautiful. I wish I took up rowing in my youth. a a a

  • Symphony for the City of the Dead

  • Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
  • By: M. T. Anderson
  • Narrated by: M. T. Anderson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

In September 1941, Adolf Hitler's Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history - almost three years of bombardment and starvation that culminated in the harsh winter of 1943 - 1944. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens - the Leningrad Symphony.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Eye-Opening, Emotional Tale

  • By A.L.R. on 02-05-16

Outstanding! Moved to tears.

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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: 12-17-15

A powerful and true story about music's influence on the outcome of World War Ii. I savored every minute.

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