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  • The Truth About Aaron

  • My Journey to Understand My Brother
  • By: Jonathan Hernandez
  • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 73

The unvarnished true story of the tragic life and death of Aaron Hernandez, the college All-American and New England Patriots star convicted of murder, told by one of the few people who knew him best: his brother. Jonathan does not portray Aaron as a victim; he does not lay the blame for his crimes on his illness. He speaks openly about Aaron’s talent, his sexuality, his crimes and incarceration, and the CTE that ravaged him - scientists found that upon his death, Aaron had the brain of a 67-year-old suffering from the same condition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow......Very Moving!!

  • By Anonymous User on 10-30-18

Powerful and Necessary

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Speaking to his brother’s truth, Jonathan Hernandez shares perhaps the closest glimpse we’ll see into Aaron’s internal struggle.

Reading this book will change your life. We love you Aaron.

Keep strong Jonathan and family.

  • Rage Becomes Her

  • The Power of Women's Anger
  • By: Soraya Chemaly
  • Narrated by: Soraya Chemaly
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 53

Women are angry, and it isn’t hard to figure out why. We are underpaid and overworked. Too sensitive or not sensitive enough. Too dowdy or too made-up. Too big or too thin. Sluts or prudes. We are harassed, told we are asking for it, and asked if it would kill us to smile. Yes, yes it would. Contrary to the rhetoric of popular “self-help” and an entire lifetime of being told otherwise, our rage is one of the most important resources we have, our sharpest tool against both personal and political oppression. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A New Classic of Feminist Writing.

  • By Kalutha on 10-14-18

Rage Becomes Her

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-18

In this incredibly timely piece, Soraya Chemaly delves into the reality that anger as an emotion has been encouraged in masculine forms and suppressed in feminine. While her work focuses on women (rightly so), Chemaly is praise worthy in her inclusion of LGBT people who have largely been relegated to the sidelines in discussions about anger and violence.

This book is world shaking. Read it. Share it. Hear it. Get angry.

  • Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154

Sixteen-year-old Princess Leia Organa faces the most challenging task of her life so far: proving herself in the areas of body, mind, and heart to be formally named heir to the throne of Alderaan. She's taking rigorous survival courses, practicing politics, and spearheading relief missions to worlds under Imperial control. But Leia has worries beyond her claim to the crown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Claudia Gray is 3 for 3 in Star Wars canon

  • By Ben Gorniak on 10-26-17

Wonderful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-17

If you're a Star Wars fan, you must have considered the severe differences in the upbringing of Luke and Leia. Perhaps, like me, you thought Luke really did get the shaft. While I'm unsure whether or not my feelings on that matte have changed, I can say that Leia: Princess of Alderaan made me rethink my assumptions of growing up as a princess. This story is well written, and wonderfully narrated. Questions and concerns are answered, even if you never knew they existed. These mysteries may or may not make up for the lack of "action", though if you appreciate the confusing state of affairs which the Star Wars universe calls politics, you will surely love this!

***Spoiler***ish

What happens when Leia encounters close former friends of Padme?! You'll find out!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,654
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,517

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice To Have Thrawn Back, But...

  • By Michael Hicks on 09-06-17

Un-Surprisingly, Beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-17

Zahn and Thompson come together once more to weave an exceptional story! Zahn has woven another patch into the quilt that is Star Wars. His writing is superb, and thankfully we have someone just as brilliant to narrate! I can not applaud this enough! I also plan on purchasing the physical copy, because apparently there is a pull out poster featuring the Grand Admiral himself! But do yourself a favor and jump into this audiobook!


A few notable aspects that I can remember (re listening after this!) NO SPOILERS!

The story of Thrawn's ascendancy to Grand Admiral.

The unique Chiss twist of the importance in utilizing and preserving resources, which bordered on compassion for others.

The tie in to Star Wars Rebels! Providing a really rich background into why certain events occurred in the show.

A beautiful balance of political intrigue (which I ABSOLUTELY love in the Star Wars universe!), and intense action scenes!

One detail I really appreciated was the depiction and hesitance of Coruscant's underbelly. We typically see this through the eyes of force wielders or soldiers, neither of which really experience the emotions that an everyday person would when confronted with the slums.

60 of 68 people found this review helpful

  • Ascendancy of the Last

  • Forgotten Realms: The Lady Penitent, Book 3
  • By: Lisa Smedman
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Lolth has come out of hibernation with a plan that may seem too ambitious even for her, and to pull it off she'll need the help of a drow who's betrayed her at least once already--a drow she's transformed into the demonic Lady Penitent. The shocking conclusion to a trilogy that will change the Forgotten Realms world forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much potential....

  • By Jeremy schulz on 05-26-16

So much potential....

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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-16

This is literally my favorite story in the Forgotten Realms series, as Eilistraee's faith has always been so unique, and I had high hopes going into the series. I listened to each book of the Lady Penitent, always eager to move forward to the next book to relive the adventure, but wincing with each uttered word of the series' namesake: Hallistra Malarn, the 'Lady Penitent'. While Dara Rosenburg stumbles her way through the Realms, the most tragic part (other than some spoilers that truly rend the heart) is that she is unable to properly pronounce the word 'penitent'. Every time this character is mentioned, which is a lot, Dara Rosenburg pronounces the name as 'the Lady Pen-t-itent'. Pentitent is not a word. Penitent is. I had to get the physical copies of my books out just to make sure I wasn't crazy.

I urge anyone considering this story, or any of Lisa Smedman's other stories, please treat yourself to these amazing adventures in the Realms!! Lose yourself in the tragedy and heroics that dance through these pages! But please, but the physical copy! Turn those pages to find out what happens to Cavatina, Hallistra, Qulue, and all of Eilistraee's followers. And then, once you've experienced the journey, download the audiobook. As a grad student and full time worker, my time is limited (especially any time I consider reading for pleasure), so Audible is a fantastic way to indulge my need to escape to the Realms; however this narrator can never give this story justice, leaving it as a shoddy way of reliving the tales I love.