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  • All I Wanted Was a Drink

  • An Aggie Underhill New Year's Day Short Story (An Aggie Underhill Mystery, Book 11)
  • By: Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Narrated by: Eliza Anders
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Aggie and Betty decide to take a last-minute flight to Las Vegas for a girl's weekend. Since the Christmas holiday had left them exhausted, they thought a mini-vacation was just what they needed. Who knew the flight would be just as exhausting as the Christmas season?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 41 Minutes Of Listening Enjoyment

  • By jimdmcd on 11-15-18

Fun Story

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4 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

If you like delightful accents and fun sounds effects (airplane intercom, snoring, etc.) along with a fun storyline, then this one if for you. The character development is very good despite the short length of the story. The conversations are clever. And there are some very interesting twists along the way...

  • Full Circle

  • A Dream Denied, A Vision Fulfilled
  • By: Theodore Jerome Cohen
  • Narrated by: Jim Selleck
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Solly’s dream is for his son Teddy to one day become a concert violinist. Eventually he comes to understand and to endure the heartbreak of knowing that the dream never will be realized. As Solly watches, life takes Teddy from gifted violin student to adult engineer and scientist, leaving no time for the career in music Solly so dearly wants his son to pursue. In the end, there emerges the essence of redemption as Teddy returns to the violin late in life and fulfills his and his father’s vision. The story, which is a work of fiction based on real events, will fascinate listeners from ages 10 to 100 who are interested in radio, communications, and music.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dreams that seem to be unfulfilled bear many fruit

  • By Sandi on 10-28-18

Dreams that seem to be unfulfilled bear many fruit

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Sully wants his son, Teddy, to be a professional musician. To that end, he sacrifices much. Teddy has great promise but does not pursue music as a career. However, the discipline and passion that he was exposed to in the study of music carry over to many other areas of his life. He achieves great success and is brilliant in several areas. Late in life, he turns his time and energy back to the violin and feels his Father's presence.
Who would enjoy this audiobook? Music lovers, HAM radio operators, parents with dream for their children, children who fear they did not meet their parent's expectations, and humans who aspire for greatness in any part of life.

  • Parables of the Bible

  • Discovering the Mysteries of God's Kingdom (The Word Series)
  • By: Paul Halbeck
  • Narrated by: Chistopher Boucher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Thirty-plus parables Jesus gave us are reviewed, plus a few short sayings of his that are also marked as parables, each one having a short and concise summery after it. The parables that Jesus gave us can be categorized as teaching parables, kingdom parables, and prophetic and warning parables. The audiobook orders the parables in a logical teaching progression that they were given to us over the ministry of Jesus, also showing the relevance of why it was given at that time. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A few aha moments!

  • By Susan Patterson on 10-25-18

Explore the Parables

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I enjoyed the way the author arranged the parables in chronological order and his thinking about how different parables fit into different stages of the Savior's ministry. I particularly enjoyed the discussion around the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son. The performance was a little lecture like, but the story...well its pretty much the greatest story ever told. I did receive a ARC in exchange for a review, much appreciation to the author for sharing his work.

  • The Gold Dragon Caper: A Damien Dickens Mystery

  • Damien Dickens Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Phyllis Entis
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Derek Turpin is set on revenge, and no one is safe, least of all Damien and Millie. Yet, duty and friendship call, pulling the detective duo in opposite directions. While Damien is engaged in a race against time to rescue young Artie Sutherland, Millie goes to the aid of a sister-in-law she has never met. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Story!

  • By D. Sturgeon on 08-30-18

Betcha can't quit listening

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I'm not usually a mystery reader but...betcha can't quit listening to this one once you start. The story line (abducted child, missing person, financial sabotage) has something for everyone and it all ties together in an intriguing way.

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  • Michelle Obama

  • A Life
  • By: Peter Slevin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409

An inspiring story of a modern American icon, here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller’s eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago’s largely segregated South Side. He illuminates her tribulations at Princeton University and Harvard Law School during the racially charged 1980s and the dilemmas she faced in Chicago.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointingly written but she's still an impressive woman

  • By Book and art lover on 04-25-16

Well researched biography

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Very interesting biography of Michelle Obama. Even if you don't agree with her politics, you'll admire her ambition and spunk. Enjoyable listen!

  • Wait, What?

  • And Life's Other Essential Questions
  • By: James E. Ryan
  • Narrated by: James E. Ryan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460

In his commencement address to the graduating class of 2016, James E. Ryan, dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, offered remarkable advice to the crowd of hopeful men and women eager to make their marks on the world. The key to achieving emotional connections and social progress, he told them, can be found in five essential questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This Author and Book Rambles On and On and On ...

  • By J Littlejohn on 06-23-18

Thought provoking fun listen

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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: 05-30-18

The author pretty much sums up all that is important in life thru 5 questions and some great stories. I think I'll listen to it again....and again.

  • I Will Always Write Back

  • How One Letter Changed Two Lives
  • By: Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka, Liz Welch
  • Narrated by: Chukwudi Iwuji, Emily Bauer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 437

It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. All the other kids picked countries like France or Germany, but when Caitlin saw Zimbabwe written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she had ever heard of - so she chose it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got a pen pal?

  • By THoward on 03-19-17

Life changer

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

The same book that started out as a simple kids read brought tears to my eyes and left me deeply grateful and looking for ways to have a world impact by the end!

  • How Not to Die

  • Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
  • By: Michael Greger MD, Gene Stone
  • Narrated by: Michael Greger MD
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,773
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,098
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,026

From the physician behind the wildly popular website Nutrition Facts, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunningly important book

  • By Being on 12-29-15

Read it!

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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: 03-25-18

So much valuable information! Everyone needs to read this book! Everyone! And hurry! As a Registered Dietitian, I cannot recommend it highly enough!

  • Everything Bundt the Truth

  • A Dinner Club Murder Mystery
  • By: Karen C. Whalen
  • Narrated by: Ann Simmons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Recent widow Jane Marsh is determined to recapture a rich, full life. She strives for youthful fun by riding a bicycle downtown on her lunch hour in a suit and heels, smoking cigars, eating at hipster restaurants, and re-entering the dating scene, even if her dates prove to be peculiar. Her most fervent desire, though, is to join an exclusive dinner club. She auditions, but is barred when her housekeeper is found murdered, and she and her guest list become the suspect list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Troublemer on 12-05-17

Nice story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Nice story if you enjoy mysteries, even included a twist at the end. I am not typically a mystery reader but I received a complimentary copy of this one in exchange for an honest review. It was a clean story and had some interesting character development.

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  • Polio

  • An American Story
  • By: David M. Oshinsky
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

This comprehensive and gripping narrative, which received the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for history, covers all the challenges, characters, and controversies in America's relentless struggle against polio. Funded by philanthropy and grassroots contributions, Salk's killed-virus vaccine (1954) and Sabin's live-virus vaccine (1961) began to eradicate this dreaded disease.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Memorable History

  • By Leigh A on 10-02-07

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

This Registered Dietitian and her Microbiologist husband (both born in the 50's) truly enjoyed this audiobook - the science, the history, and the "my parents must have been scared to death of this thing I have never had to fear in my lifetime" moments. Such thorough research but not dry at all - fascinating listen!
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