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  • The Sun Does Shine

  • Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection
  • By: Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin, Bryan Stevenson - foreword
  • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson - foreword, Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,972
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,699

In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only 29 years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with an incompetent defense attorney and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in despairing silence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DOWN WITH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT!!!

  • By MUDDBONE on 04-29-18

A Must Read!

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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: 07-07-18

I couldn't put it down. I laughed and I cried and the anger still courses through my veins at the injustice that men and women go through like Mr. Hinton. I will pray for those on the list and for the end of the death penalty. I will walk the walk and not just talk the talk.

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  • Women Who Run with the Wolves

  • Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
  • By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,639

Drawing from her work as a psychoanalyst and cantadora (keeper of old stories), Dr. Estes uses myths and folktales to illustrate how societies systematically strip away the feminine spirit. Through an exploration into the nature of the wild woman archetype, Dr. Estes helps listeners rediscover and free their own wild nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guess I know what "Abridged" means now....

  • By Katherine on 09-26-13

Excellent story teller. <br />The content is engaging.

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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: 05-29-18

Enjoyed the book and wished it was a big longer. Although I do not agree with all of her premisus, there wwere bountiful examples of her theories in action to make the concept clear.

  • Mini Farming

  • Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
  • By: Brett L. Markham
  • Narrated by: Christopher Solimene
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just a quarter acre - and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Almost unlistenable

  • By Laureen on 02-23-18

The electronic reader is terrible .

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-18

The information was adequate, but important details were absent. I would not recommend this book, there are much better books on the subject.

  • Raising Ducks for Beginners Guide

  • By: Carson Wyatt
  • Narrated by: Jasen Ballenger
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Ducks are a great source of meat and eggs. You'll find that ducks are easier to take care of than chickens, and they're perfect for backyard homesteading. Duck eggs are even considered to be better than chicken eggs due to their size and nutritional value. Ducks are also less aggressive and noisy than chickens, making them perfect for your backyard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • there's more to raising ducks.

  • By KATHch me if you can on 08-26-17

informative<br />

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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: 01-15-18

Short, but very informative. The book covers all the areas of importance in a concise manner.

  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,431

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CAPTIVATING READ

  • By Jennifer on 09-25-12

Fantastic story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-17

I loved this book from the first page to the last. It was extremely relatable. I saw my life as well as my husbands in her memories. The authors ability to place you into each event was exquisitely performed. I was pleasantly surprised by the authors ability to perform the audio addition better than most readers that I have listen to. I will defiantly revisit this story in the future.