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  • White Rage

  • The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • By: Carol Anderson
  • Narrated by: Pamela Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage', historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she wrote, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening

  • By John E on 01-29-17

Hard Truth

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

This was a difficult read/listen. The author relates terrible events with horrifying rationales by the perpetrators. There are explanations of the behind-the-scenes motivations and hidden agenda items in large scale military and federal agencies. It is unnerving to think what our governments are doing in the name of the people. Information is presently clearly, with slight bias, and in great detail.

  • Main Street

  • By: Sinclair Lewis
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

This famous satire of life on Main Street, Gopher Prairie, mirrors with devastating honesty life on Main Streets from Albany to San Diego.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Book is great, narration is awful.

  • By Thomas J. Otto on 06-02-16

Timely and timeless

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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: 05-17-18

This classic is worth revisiting. Narrator is clear, appreciates the subtly of Lewis' prose. Thoroughly enjoyable!

  • Fever at Dawn

  • By: Péter Gárdos, Liz Szasz - translator
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

July 1945. Miklos is a 25-year-old Hungarian who has survived the concentration camps and has been brought to Sweden to convalesce. His doctor has just given him a death sentence - his lungs are filled with fluid, and in six months he will be gone. But Miklos has other plans. He didn't survive the war only to drown from within, and so he wages war on his own fate. He acquires the names of the 117 Hungarian women also recovering in Sweden, and he writes a letter to each of them in his beautiful cursive hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and Tender, Sliver of Horror

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-02-18

Sweet and Tender, Sliver of Horror

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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: 03-02-18

Enjoyed this audio book with no previous knowledge of the author or storyline. The resilience of human nature is well plumbed here but in a manner less Pollyanna and more Little Red Hen. Worth the time it takes to listen.

  • The Chaperone

  • By: Laura Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth McGovern
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,815

> The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both. Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a 15-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection.

  • By Amanda on 06-07-12

A full life, detailed and defined

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

Very entertaining, well researched and beautifully read. Ms. Moriarty's style translate well, aloud, and Ms. McGovern's clear, pleasing voice and east to follow accents made this work a delightful accompaniment to a day of unpacking!