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Kimberly

richmond hill, NY, USA
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  • Sky Train

  • Tibetan Women on the Edge of History
  • By: Canyon Sam
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Through a lyrical narrative of her journey to Tibet in 2007, activist Canyon Sam contemplates modern history from the perspective of Tibetan women. Traveling on China's new "Sky Train", she celebrates Tibetan New Year with the Lhasa family whom she'd befriended decades earlier and concludes an oral-history project with women elders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Knowledge

  • By Kimberly on 08-25-13

Knowledge

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

Reviewed: 08-25-13

What did you love best about Sky Train?

This book was very well written and a pleasure to listen to in above all. I was initially apprehensive to purchase the book as I was looking for knowledge regarding the genocide taking place in Tibet by the Chinese; this book appeared to me as more of a female topic. I was slapped in the face with my ignorance. Although it was written from the perspective of female contributions and difficulties it was, as well, a book a book of humanity.

Where is our government and why aren't we doing anything to help the Tibetans get their country back? After listening to this book I hope you too will be asking yourself this question.

Thank you Canyon Sam for being brave and for finding the strength to follow through on writing this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Jungle

  • By: Upton Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is a vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century American meat-packing factory. A grim indictment that led to government regulations of the food industry, The Jungle is Sinclair's extraordinary contribution to literature and social reform.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant rendering of an old classic

  • By Donald T. Wardlow on 02-18-09

Good

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-10

Very well written - Interesting - Intriguing.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful