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  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman

  • By: Jill Lepore
  • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555

Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration ruined it for me

  • By Julia on 11-09-14

The narration is awful

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

The narrator is overacting to such a degree that it makes the book unlistenable. That is a true shame because at times when the narrator "let's her guard down?","becomes to fatigued?",or"just plan doesn't get carried away" there are the slightest glimpse that show she is a gifted storyteller. But these times are just that glimpses lasting only long enough to grab your attention before the frustration of the overacting beings a new. I understand why such narration happens; this is a book about Wonder Woman's origin, not about the character herself per say. It the story of a feminist male creating the greatest character ever who can be conquered by no one and happens to a female. It's a great storyline but I am afraid that the narration was to distracting for me to take much from the book. It's a true shame. I will look for other book about WW origins because it seems interesting the man who created the lie detector also created the lasso of truth . I will also try this narrator again on other works because as I said she seems gifted but as this story and this narrator stands the work is unlistenable.

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  • Settle for More

  • By: Megyn Kelly
  • Narrated by: Megyn Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,472

Anchor of the number-one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book, a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values and lessons that have shaped her career to her time at the center of the chaotic 2016 Republican presidential primary, this book offers an inside look at an uncompromising woman's journey to the top of the news business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great career & personal advice!

  • By Beth Wilcox on 01-20-17

Not at all what I expected but so much more!<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

Must be heard from the indomitable voice of the woman you thought you knew!