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  • Pimsleur Italian Level 1 Lessons 6-10

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

Italian Level 1 Lessons 6-10 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you're looking for the reading material...

  • By Hollie Mowry on 08-25-17

See PDF

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Reviewed: 08-02-18

This is an awesome course with repetitive learning strategies for learning a spoken language. Also, Unit Nine starts to delve into the reading pronunciations as well as spoken word. I use my iPhone as I drive, and was at a loss when they said there is a visual portion of the book. I called Audible and found out that I needed to go online to the Full Site and look at My Library for the View PDF link, in order to obtain the written units you need to see when doing the written tasks. Awesome! I am very happy with the quality of the verbal teaching, but even more pleased that I am beginning to learn some of the reading and writing methods.

  • Chickenhawk

  • By: Robert Mason
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042

With more than half a million copies sold, Robert Mason's Chickenhawk is one of the best-selling books ever written about the Vietnam War. Fascinated with flying from a young age, Mason earned his private pilot's license even before graduating high school. He enlisted in the army in 1964 and endured an extremely challenging "weeding out" process in an effort to fly helicopters. Sent to Vietnam, he survived more than 1,000 air combat missions despite the violence and brutality exploding all around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best

  • By richard olson on 08-21-15

Nguyen is pronounced Whinn

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Reviewed: 04-19-17

Fantastic book. Excellent reader. Then occasionally he butchers a Vietnamese word. Butchers it repeatedly. The editor at least should have done his due diligence to make such an obvious mistake impossible to achieve in such an heroic measure. Otherwise I would recommend this to all pilots. All soldiers. All veterans. All men and boys, and some women and girls. No offense but my wife flat out told me no way.

  • A History of the Future

  • A World Made by Hand Novel, Book 3
  • By: James Howard Kunstler
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Following the catastrophes of the 21st century - the pandemics, the environmental disaster, the end of oil, the ensuing chaos - people are doing whatever they can to get by and pursuing a simpler and sometimes happier existence. In little Union Grove in upstate New York, the townspeople are preparing for Christmas. Without the consumerist shopping frenzy that dogged the holidays of the previous age, the season has become a time to focus on family and loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have loved the entire series.

  • By Ronald Pero on 02-09-17

Pretty good stuff

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Reviewed: 08-02-15

I was actually surprised by the end of the book because it was over too soon. I really enjoy the series so far, and hope that the next one is out soon!

  • Too Much Magic

  • Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation
  • By: James Howard Kunstler
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

James Howard Kunstler's critically acclaimed and best-selling The Long Emergency, originally published in 2005, quickly became a grassroots hit, going into nine printings in hardcover. Kunstler's shocking vision of our post-oil future caught the attention of environmentalists and business leaders alike, and stimulated widespread discussion about our dependence on fossil fuels and our dysfunctional financial and government institutions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Old fashion journalism

  • By Stephen on 07-25-15

Old fashion journalism

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Reviewed: 07-25-15

I believe that what this book says is true, but how does the song go? "I'd love to change the world, but I don't know what to do... so I leave it up to you." He does not tell you what to do about it, not at all. He lays blame to all of the people and decisions he feels are responsible for this. Basically, our society is enjoying itself, with no thought for the future. As for myself, if I was going to heed what he says, I would plan on solar cells for my house, wood heat for the winter, steam engine technology for electricity run off of the wood heat. If you haven't already, I would start by getting out of the city, go to an agricultural town where food is plenty, and have a hand pump well available. You can hook a wind mill up to it later. In short, this is a prequel to any prepper book that you might read on the market. Actually, speaking of markets, you might think about shorting the markets that will fail when petroleum runs out. Invest in the ones that will make a big one the panic sets in. All in all, it is a thought-provoking book.

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  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,488
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,694

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 07-14-15

I read this book years ago, and was hesitant to try a full cast production. I do not regret it whatsoever. The forecast reproduction of this book is absolutely superb.

  • The Prophet

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 271
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
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    4 out of 5 stars 247

Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers, their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated family never recovered. Now Adam keeps to himself, scraping by as a bail bondsman. Kent Austin is the beloved coach of the local high school football team, a religious man and hero in the community. After years of near misses, Just before playoffs begin, the town and the team are thrown into shock when horrifically, impossibly, another teenage girl is found murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't worry Mel - Everyone did click no

  • By John on 06-13-15

Great story with multiple parallels suggested.

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Reviewed: 07-12-15

The story itself was quite good. Have enjoyed the authors writing style. Robert Petkoff is an excellent narrator, and I recommend books that he's read. It was a worthwhile read. However, there was a morality and religion aspect that wasn't fully explored. The author clearly started out with intent to challenge the position of Faith, but did not follow up through the climax and resolution of the story. he touched on it, and then it just disappeared without explanation. Instead, more secular and pragmatic themes were explored, and they won out, although without examination.

  • The Egg

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523

You were on your way home when you died.It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.And that’s when you met me." A short story about the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weir is a master of putting words together.

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-11-14

And now for something completely different

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Reviewed: 07-05-15

This is a fantastic read which I have shared with family and friends. It is simple enough and genius in its delivery.

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  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,213
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,102

When 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Creepy, Killer Brothers Make for Great Suspense

  • By Charles Atkinson on 06-13-14

Difficult for me to engage

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Reviewed: 07-02-15

Overly dramatic, relies on Deus ex machina and ridiculous plot twists. Distracting details about characters interfere with the storyline and serve no purpose. Continually fiddles with willing suspension of disbelief.

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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 160,876
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148,470
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148,306

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

I wept

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Reviewed: 06-16-15

Call me a baby, but I get choked up when I see massive human effort. This book was so real, so inspiring, that parts of it really affected me.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,896

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

I could not stop listening

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Reviewed: 05-14-15

This book is a fantastic read. For me it was like watching a train wreck. One thing after another pops up again and again. Each event or individual in the story is something different yet similar, something more interesting yet known. Fantastic writer, storyline, narrator, and reading experience. I am actually going to buy a print copy of the book for my wife to read, then I will put it on my shelf of great books.