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  • Screenwise

  • Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World
  • By: Devorah Heitner PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Using the foundation of their own values and experiences, parents and educators can learn about the digital world to help set kids up for success in a world fueled by technology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relevant & Revelatory

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-31-18

Good book! nice heartwarming story of courage.<br />

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-18

I really enjoyed the story. I only would have liked to see a little more climax and more story at the end. I was shocked when it was over. I expected a lot more to the story than where it ended.

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  • Bomb

  • The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
  • By: Steve Sheinkin
  • Narrated by: Roy Roy Samuelson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So interesting and great performance!

  • By Library on 04-22-13

great non- fiction story

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

I enjoyed the way the author told this true story of history and had so much detailed information from so many different angles. Enjoyable read and great narration!

  • Glitter and Glue

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kelly Corrigan
  • Narrated by: Kelly Corrigan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue." This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom - with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism - would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s life, which she was carefully orienting toward adventure. After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler’s checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and Become Interesting. But it didn’t turn out the way she pictured it....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and poinant; great for moms with older moms

  • By Kathy on 04-19-15

A book with a great message of appreciation!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I listened to this audio book. I enjoyed and appreciated the message of loving those closest to you, learning to be grateful for loved ones in your lives and not taking life for granted.
it was a good story but I must admit that I would have enjoyed it more with a different reader. I know it was the author who experienced it all herself, but I had to keep reminding myself that so I wouldn't get annoyed. She was too monotoned for me to not be annoyed and that ruined the read a little for me. otherwise, I enjoyed the book.

  • The Daring Ladies of Lowell

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Alcott
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dressmaker comes a moving historical novel about a bold young woman drawn to the looms of Lowell, Massachusetts - and to the one man with whom she has no business falling in love. Eager to escape life on her family’s farm, Alice Barrow moves to Lowell in 1832 and throws herself into the hard work demanded of "the mill girls." In spite of the long hours, she discovers a vibrant new life and a true friend - a saucy, strong-willed girl name Lovey Cornell.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just barely historical fiction.

  • By Linda on 03-17-14

overall a good read!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

I enjoyed this book a lot. A good story of determination, courage, friendship, romance and trust; trust oneself as well as others.
I also like that it was clean with no fowl language and no sexual scenes. Good writing!

  • Wonder

  • By: R. J. Palacio
  • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,390
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,380

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A WONDER-ful read for kids and adults

  • By Annie M. on 11-18-12

A good read for all!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Great book! Both young and old will enjoy this book! And an extra bonus because it has a great morale to the story as well!
The only negative for me was the voice that the performer used. Although it was a good performance, Augie's voice was pretty annoying! I did get pretty used to it but the annoyance was still there biting throughout. My husband commented on it the couple of times he heard it in passing. I would LOVE for my entire family to listen to it too but I honestly don't think they would, just because of the "baby voice" of Auggie!

  • 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 132,561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,928

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

entertaining but won't recommend it to others

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

This was a good story. It could do without the profanity- I see no need for it. I won't recommend it to friends because of the profanity.

  • The Chamber

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378

In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm: 26-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Grisham's best

  • By Ed on 09-23-08

Beware the book has an agenda

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Paints the murderer as sympathetic victim. Rails against the death penalty. Hard to enjoy the story with the ultra liberal slant.