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  • From Midnight to Dawn

  • The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad
  • By: Jacqueline Tobin, Hettie Jones
  • Narrated by: Richard Allen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. There were dedicated conductors and safe houses, but also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight (the code name given to Detroit), the Detroit River became a River Jordan and Canada became their land of Canaan - the Promised Land where they could live freely in black settlements under the protection of British law.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An opportunity to learn about a neglected history

  • By Dale on 10-20-11

An opportunity to learn about a neglected history

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

Reviewed: 10-20-11

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend it. The information is a solid collection of information about a period of history we should all know more about.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I was curous about this phase of history, learning about the social context of historical events, so it was not about characters per se.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nudge

  • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness [Expanded Edition]
  • By: Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,242
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,774

Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we are all susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An overly long Nudge in the right direction

  • By Jay on 06-08-13

I cannot recommend this book

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

Reviewed: 09-18-11

What did you like best about Nudge? What did you like least?

I really have a difficult time saying what I liked about this book. I didn't hate it, but like other reviewers, found it lacked focus and was repetitive. I stuggled to get through it and in the end gave up, which is unusual for me. I enjoyed "Influence, The Power to Change Anything" by Kerry Patterson (and others) much more.

What was most disappointing about Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein???s story?

The story could have been more concise. The points made are simple enough but get lost in the detailed examples, which are often a re-hash of material from the work of others

What three words best describe Sean Pratt???s voice?

It is fine, but the book was not, so its hard to be enthusiastic about his performance.

Was Nudge worth the listening time?

No

12 of 14 people found this review helpful