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K. Cunningham

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  • Braving It

  • A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild
  • By: James Campbell
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his 15-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him. Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Aidan embraced the wild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like I was right there, with them!!!

  • By TallulahBalu on 04-24-18

Loved it!

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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: 09-07-18

It’s the story of a father and his remarkable 15 year old daughter on some hair raising (to me) Alaska adventures. I almost felt like I was there doing it myself. I never will though, so I’m thankful they gave us this book to experience it through them, and (spoiler alert) I was relieved when in the end, they were both fine and better for their experiences.

  • Any Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Amber Tamblyn
  • Narrated by: Glenn Davis, Robin Miles, Therese Plummer, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

In this electric and provocative debut novel, Amber Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture, brilliantly brought to life through a multi-voice performance featuring Glenn Davis, Ben Foster, Marc Maron, Jason Ritter, John Roberts, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, January Lavoy, Phoebe Strole, Robin Miles, Thérèse Plummer, Dan Bittner, James Fouhey, and Michael Crouch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!!!

  • By DeAndrea on 06-28-18

Stick with it. It will be worth it.

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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: 09-07-18

I thought this book was a bit odd when I started it, but it grew on me more and more until I was really gripped by it. Men suffer every bit as much when they are sexually assaulted, and they cope (or don’t ) in various ways.

  • Giovanni's Room

  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Dan Butler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979

Set in the 1950’s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin’s now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Baldwin: sensational. Butler: great. One caveat.

  • By Music Man on 06-28-14

Just read this

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

You will be glad you did. The writing is exquisite. The characters are flawed, struggling, and so very human. This book really touched me and maybe it will touch you too.

  • Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies

  • A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words
  • By: Michael Ausiello
  • Narrated by: Michael Ausiello
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

For the past decade, TV fans of all stripes have counted upon Michael Ausiello's insider knowledge to get the scoop on their favorite shows and stars. From his time at Soaps in Depth to his influential stints at TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly to his current role as founder and editor in chief of the wildly popular website TVLine.com, Michael has established himself as the go-to expert when it comes to our most popular form of entertainment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty heartbreaking story of love and grief.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-17

Beautiful, heartbreaking

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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: 08-07-18

What a beautiful love story, and what a tragic accounting of a difficult death. I found it as inspiring as sad, a beautiful human spirit right to the end with a very devoted and loving partner.

  • Playing Dead

  • A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud
  • By: Elizabeth Greenwood, Elizabeth Greenwood - introduction
  • Narrated by: Arden Hammersmith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

Is it still possible to fake your own death in the 21st century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood is tempted to find out. So she sets off on a foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear - but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some flat spots, but overall fantastic.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-12-16

Who would have thought

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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: 08-07-18

Really interesting book about a subject most of us probably never considered. It's not as simple as one might think to disappear.

  • Devotion

  • A Memoir
  • By: Dani Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Dani Shapiro
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

In her midforties and settled into the responsibilities and routines of adulthood, Dani Shapiro found herself with more questions than answers. Was this all life was - a hodgepodge of errands, dinner dates, e-mails, meetings, to-do lists? What did it all mean? Having grown up in a deeply religious and traditional family, Shapiro had no personal sense of faith, despite repeated attempts to create a connection to something greater.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Universality in Discerning a Faith for Oneself

  • By William on 02-10-16

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

It felt like endless whining about why she wasn't happy, how she couldn't find what she needed spiritually. I guess I'm old and jaded. You can have a happy life without finding the perfect spiritual path. It's OK to not have all the answers. Get over yourself and go out and take care of others and make yourself useful in the world.

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  • You Do You

  • How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want
  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 808

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together comes more straight talk about how to stand up for who you are and what you really want, need, and deserve - showing when it's okay to be selfish, why it's pointless to be perfect, and how to be "difficult". Being yourself should be easy, yet too many of us struggle to live on other people's terms instead of our own. Rather than feeling large and in charge, we feel little and belittled.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Review of You Do You: How to Be Who You Are...

  • By Handy Cathi on 12-28-17

I wish I'd had this book when I was young!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Wonderful life lessons, many of which I know now from decades of living, but still excellent reminders of how to think and what to prioritize.

  • How Music Works

  • By: David Byrne
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757

Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Art Eats Itself

  • By Audio Gra Gra on 05-04-16

Excellent book

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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: 08-07-18

I loved not only hearing about the growth of David and his band, but so much other information about why music is what it is and why it affects us the way it does. Now I want to go listen to everything he's done!

  • The Only Girl in the World

  • A Memoir
  • By: Maude Julien
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586

Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor - raising her in isolation and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." She endured a life without heat, hot water, adequate food, friendship, or any kind of affectionate treatment. But Maude's parents could not rule her inner life. Befriending the animals on the lonely estate as well as the characters in the novels she read in secret, young Maude nurtured in herself the compassion and love that her parents forbid as weak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult to Express How Much I Recommend This Boo

  • By Deborah on 01-11-18

Wow, an amazing human spirit

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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: 08-07-18

This woman deserves a lot of credit for not only surviving that childhood, but coming through and adapting to the world outside (with some help, of course) so successfully. I'm glad she wrote her story and shared it with the world.

  • The Unknown Universe

  • A New Exploration of Time, Space and Cosmology
  • By: Stuart Clark PhD
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876

On March 21, 2013, the European Space Agency released a map of the afterglow of the big bang. Taking in 440 sextillion kilometers of space and 13.8 billion years of time, it is physically impossible to make a better map: We will never see the early universe in more detail. On the one hand, such a view is the apotheosis of modern cosmology; on the other, it threatens to undermine almost everything we hold cosmologically sacrosanct.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Interesting Information - Poor Reader

  • By Daniel L on 03-17-17

loved this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-17

I think this is the best book I've experienced on the subject. It's so easy to understand. He covers our progress through history as discoveries were made and explains the workings of cosmology as far as we have figured out in a way that is very easy to grasp. It's all fascinating!