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  • When All Is Said

  • A Novel
  • By: Anne Griffin
  • Narrated by: Niall Buggy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual ­- though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Grief is the price we pay for love" Qn Eliz II

  • By Anonymous User on 03-14-19

"Grief is the price we pay for love" Qn Eliz II

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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: 03-14-19

I'm not so much a fiction reader, but this story really struck me. Indeed, a poetic novel, beautifully written, with themes from of the real gritty side of love, to the sympathy of an enemy, and the loss and despair that comes with it. This is all not yet to mention the narration of the novel. Very rich and genuine. By my second read through (the book is not exactly in chronological order and you may pick up on detail previously missed) i was moved to tears. The writing was amazing but the voice is what personally made me emotional.
Easy 5 star rating from me!

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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,542
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,401
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,305

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

A Silver Lining

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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: 04-18-18

This book describes the continuing consequences of our actions, and signs of legitimate leadership. That the presidency (and other various roles of leadership), require a certain balance of confidence and humility to effectively become successful.

What is most striking about Comey's work is how genuine of a person he is. Every word is sincere, and every one of his intentions honest. It is a shame what has become of the Whitehouse, but such is the nature of politics. It is people like James Comey that gives the average American hope in our government. The same kind of hope and reassurance is should be found in the sitting president, but Trump (more times than not) proves to be an exception.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful