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  • Cat's Cradle

  • By: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,178

Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist; a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer; and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of this century's most important works...and Vonnegut at his very best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KV at his best.

  • By Robert on 06-22-12

it was a funny ha ha book, but not a knee slapper,

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

struggled to finish first time, it was. a funny ha ha book, but not a knee slapper.

  • A Different Mirror

  • A History of Multicultural America
  • By: Ronald Takaki
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounts the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States---Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others---groups who helped create this country's rich mosaic culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Necessary Mirror

  • By R.S. on 05-16-11

Absolutely,, educational.

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

this book has enlighten my view on history. i. now have a new perspective on America.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blindness

  • By: Jose Saramago
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 630

A city is hit by a sudden and strange epidemic of "white blindness", which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there social conventions quickly crumble and the struggle for survival brings out the worst in people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark

  • By Cora Judd on 08-27-08

This book was extremely heart filling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-16

This book was emotionally warm. It does go to show that people in order to come together have to exepeience a hardship. How one person can make a difference.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful