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  • Daring to Drive

  • A Saudi Woman's Awakening
  • By: Manal al-Sharif
  • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 258

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite book for 2017

  • By mary sheeleigh on 07-15-17

Remarkable

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

It is amazing that this is the first time I've heard this story. It was truly eye opening. Unbelievable to think that women are still...in 2018... fighting for basic rights. The story was very rich with detail. In some cases too much detail. In some cases not enough detail. For instance the author writes in detail about her relationship with her siblings as a child but we don't see what happens to that relationship. Particularly with her sister as she gets older. She gives us great insight in the Saudi culture and traditions.

  • Orphan Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,676

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving story of sharing and transformation.

  • By Kathi on 04-03-13

Ladies of Orlando

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

Very interesting, I loved the historical backdrop. It keeps you engaged. Style was good too. Would recommend to a friend