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Dryden, MI, United States
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  • Remembering Vietnam

  • A Veteran's Story
  • By: Warren Robinson
  • Narrated by: Mike Bender
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Warren Robinson planned to go to law school after completing his undergraduate degree. He saw a career in law as a chance to leave his small hometown for a new life in the big city. In another time, Robinson might have achieved his goal, but the year was 1967, and the Vietnam War was reaching its bloody height. Knowing he would be drafted if he went ahead with his plans, Robinson asked for his name to be put at the top of his community's selective service list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uplifting<br />

  • By Catherine on 02-03-19

Uplifting<br />

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Not your typical war memoir. It is full of hope and faith during difficult times.

  • The Romanov Sisters

  • The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
  • By: Helen Rappaport
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive, and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution - the nightmare that would sweep their world away and them along with it. The Romanov Sisters will surprise people, even aficionados.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Made you want to change the ending

  • By MissSusie66 on 01-23-15

Great historical story.

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

A wonderful story about a mysterious family. Learning what really happened to the Romanovs and how average their lives really were.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,456

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

A Pleasure

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I loved this book. It had me in stitches. Dan Harris is a great story teller. It is also great that he believes in what he is talking about. I have been trying meditation and have seen some positive results.

  • The Princess Diarist

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,753

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fireworks at Midnight

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-25-16

A Great Memory

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I loved this book. It is wonderful hearing Carrie voice her own thoughts and reflections on her best known character. It is a little heart breaking to hear her reference her own passing which took place just as the book was released.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,528

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's new legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fellowes is a Brand but the Narrator is a Marvel!

  • By M. T. Mirabile on 08-14-16

<br /> Another winner

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

As good as Downton Abbey. I loved every minute of this story. Another British winner.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jabberwocky

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: James Mio
  • Length: 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

A thrilling little adventure told in nonsense verse about a young man on an adventure to slay a fearsome beast.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hmm

  • By Linda on 04-18-11

Poetry

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

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

This was a fun poem to listen to. Kept me amused.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There was only the Jaberwocky and he is so unique that you needed no other characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Since it was less than 2 minutes, it is a fun listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Nelson is Missing

  • By: Harry Allard
  • Narrated by: Cindy Haynes
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

The kids in room 207 don't know how lucky they are to have a nice teacher like Miss Nelson - until their misbehavior causes her disappearance, and they get Miss Viola Swamp for a substitute.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My daughter's favorite.

  • By HokeyPokeyPeeps on 05-12-15

Miss Nelson Has Found a New Home

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

Reviewed: 03-29-12

What did you love best about Miss Nelson is Missing?

The musical accompaniment that supported the story.

What did you like best about this story?

The way the Miss Viola seems to intimidate the kids. I love substitute teachers like that!

What does Cindy Haynes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She makes the story come alive. It is like watching the story happen right in front of you.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed all the way through it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When I Grow Up

  • By: Al Yankovic
  • Narrated by: Al Yankovic
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Virtuoso wordplay, irresistible rhythm, and laugh-out-loud humor abound in the first kids' book by the one and only "Weird Al" Yankovic. This unbridled celebration of creativity and possibility invites listeners of all ages to consider afresh what they want to be when they grow up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weird Al Yankovich....

  • By Christopher on 05-23-16

Weird Al at His Best

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

Reviewed: 03-29-12

What made the experience of listening to When I Grow Up the most enjoyable?

I loved listening to Weird Al read this story. The character came alive as Al acted out what he does with his voice. This is a great story to listen to and adds another talent that Al is great at.

What was one of the most memorable moments of When I Grow Up?

When the character goes lists how many jobs he wants to do.

What does Al Yankovic bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He becomes the character. You can actually visualize what he is doing as he describes his many job asperations.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely!

Any additional comments?

I love this book. I want to get the book to go along with the audio recording. This is a great way to present books to non or struggling readers.