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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 59,080
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53,960
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 53,654

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

A soul bared

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-24-18

A beautifully written and refreshingly transparent voyage through the life of one of America's most inspiring icons.

  • Stamped from the Beginning

  • The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
  • By: Ibram X. Kendi
  • Narrated by: Christopher Dontrell Piper
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 560

Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America - more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, tiring narration.

  • By Jan on 06-21-17

A Revelation

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-10-18

I must admit that when I began listening to this audio book I rolled my eyes at the author's conceptualization of assimilation, antiracist and racist. But as I continued listening and reflecting, that initial dismissal was replaced by a since of familiarity, like being reminded of a truth forgotten. This book is a revelation, and worthy of your time and consideration.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

  • By: Daniel Kahneman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,126

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Already Purchased Two Copies for Friends

  • By Anthony A. on 07-13-13

The lessons in this book could change the world

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Reviewed: 06-23-18

For any who seek to better understand or improve society, this book is essential reading. If the concepts identified and explored in this book could be effectively distilled, disseminated to, and internalized by the masses, we would almost certainly enjoy significantly improved quality of life. What a book!

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,965

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be required reading

  • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

Fascinating albeit a bit dismissive of the spirit.

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

The book was fascinating in its treatment of the chosen subject matter. Beautifully narrated as well.

My only criticism is that the author seemed to stubbornly espouse unproven absolutes with regard to the non-existence of infinite intelligence of some sort beyond the known observable elements of reality. That is regrettable because it will limit some folks ability to thoughtfully consider the other exciting points discussed.

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  • Think and Grow Rich

  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Charles Conrad
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Napoleon Hill interviewed and studied the 500 greatest wealth-makers of his time. From their examples, he uncovered the universal laws of success - principles that will work for anyone willing to put them into practice. The result, first published in 1938, was Think and Grow Rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly & Effectively Insightful

  • By Robert on 09-12-17

Worth every second.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-29-17

Wonderfully narrated, and full of wisdom, this is a book that has the ability to transform the life of the reader by imparting the tools for gaining amazing clarity and insight. As with any book of knowledge, in order to gain the most benefit from this work the reader need only remain focused on the core jewels, and not allow him or herself to be distracted by some of the more dated aspects of the author's perspective. I look forward to listening again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful