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  • Rise of the Rocket Girls

  • The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
  • By: Nathalia Holt
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

In the 1940s and '50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • an insightful history of what women can accomplish

  • By Katherine on 10-25-16

Complicated

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

It was interesting but very complicated and scientific. I was surprised how far back it went.

  • Power Moves

  • Lessons from Davos
  • By: Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Adam Grant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,283

Power is changing. Private corner offices and management by decree are out, as is unquestioned trust in the government and media. These former pillars of traditional power have been replaced by networks of informed citizens who collectively wield more power over their personal lives, employers, and worlds than ever before. So how do you navigate this new landscape and come out on top?  Adam Grant, Wharton organizational psychologist, went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the epicenter of power, and sat down with thought leaders from around the world, to find out.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Gets political.

  • By Shane Welty on 01-23-19

Educational

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

I enjoyed listening to the different speakers and their prospective on ideas. Very interesting to listen to

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784

Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood...somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story with Lovable Characters

  • By Maryalice Davis on 02-03-18

enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

I enjoyed the book. No curse words. Story was interesting. A little slow at times.

  • The Queen

  • Aretha Franklin
  • By: Mikal Gilmore
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,765
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,383

You know her voice. Now hear her story.

Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I learned so much

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

ok

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

There were so many names of people I never heard of so in the beginning it was difficult to follow. I don't understand preaching and singing gospel songs and living a heathen life.

  • The Secret Pond

  • By: Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

Grieving over the loss of her family and feeling like her life is unraveling, Lindsey McDermott quits her job, gets a puppy, and retreats to her grandparents' home in the Texas Hill Country. She spends her solitary days walking childhood trails and reminiscing, trying to reconcile the conflict within her as she struggles with survivor's guilt. After the death of her husband, Hannah Larson needs a change. At the suggestion of her mother-in-law - and against her better judgment - she and her son Jack move to tiny Utopia and into her husband's grandmother's house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, loved it

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-26-17

unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Unbelievable that someone would put such acts in writing and on audio. what if I had a young person in the car?

  • The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Ambreen Razia
  • Narrated by: Ambreen Razia
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,408
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,204
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,196

You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl, but what about a Hounslow Girl? Definition of a Hounslow Girl: a young Muslim woman who wears hooped earrings with her headscarf and grapples with traditional values while hustling her way through urban London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia. From the joys of traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, this is a comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age, told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Standard coming of age with Islamic slant

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

horrible

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

The story was very difficult to follow. I got more out of the post log than the story. The language was deplorable. Horrible

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,969

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love all Lisa Jewell's books.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-18

different

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

I thought the book had a very slow start. But the story caught my attention as it went on. So sad for Ellie

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When Never Comes

  • By: Barbara Davis
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625

 As a teenage runaway and child of an addict, Christy-Lynn learned the hard way that no address was permanent, and no promise sacred. For a while, she found a safe haven in her marriage to bestselling crime novelist Stephen Ludlow - until his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephen’s wasn’t the only body pulled from the icy waters that night. When details about a mysterious violet-eyed blonde become public, a media circus ensues, and Christy-Lynn runs again. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story about healing and new starts in life

  • By Virginia Kilmer on 08-18-18

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

One of the most compelling stories. The shock of Ray's attitude and the research Wade had done. The suspense of whether Wade would come back.

  • Beauchamp Hall

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

Beauchamp Hall is a spellbinding new novel from Danielle Steel, whose countless number-one New York Times best-sellers have made her one of America's favorite storytellers. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One her best

  • By S. Zapata on 11-21-18

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Loved everything about this book. It was real life but also Fairytale. DS did not disappoint!

  • Fairytale

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Luis Moreno
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

Deeply in love, Christophe and Joy Lammenais built Chateau Lammenais into a small but renowned Napa Valley winery and an idyllic home where they raised their beloved daughter, Camille, who takes on increasing responsibilities for the estate they all treasure. But after Joy's early death from breast cancer, a lonely Christophe soon falls prey to the machinations of a sophisticate from his native France - who moves, with her two reprobate sons, to consolidate her power over Camille and the property when Christophe is killed in a plane crash.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • There is a story in the telling

  • By cindi wallace on 11-16-17

young

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I wanted to tell Camille what to do to keep Maxine and sons from destroying evening. Love the ending