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  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,435

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Afraid to Write a "Less-Than-Positive" Review

  • By Elizabeth on 08-06-14

Great Book

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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: 12-07-16

While at times this boom made me so sad, knowing that many people have sortied just like this one breaks my heart. The narrator was fabulous. I'm glad I got to listen to this book.

  • Fire and Brimstone

  • The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917
  • By: Michael Punke
  • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

The worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history began a half hour before midnight on June 8, 1917, when fire broke out in the North Butte Mining Company's Granite Mountain shaft. Sparked more than 2,000 feet below ground, the fire spewed flames, smoke, and poisonous gas through a labyrinth of underground tunnels. Within an hour more than 400 men would be locked in a battle to survive. Within three days 164 of them would be dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fairly Solid Book With Good History

  • By Matthew on 08-18-16

Confusing politics

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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: 08-08-16

Summarization of the politics and more of the mine story. Loved the story as a whole tho and would have loved more explanation of the remaining pit and current day butte:)

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  • Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

  • By: Rick Bragg
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

A monumental figure on the American landscape, Jerry Lee Lewis spent his childhood raising hell in Ferriday, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi; galvanized the world with hit records like "Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On" and "Great Balls of Fire", that gave rock and roll its devil’s edge; caused riots and boycotts with his incendiary performances; nearly scuttled his career by marrying his 13-year-old second cousin - his third wife of seven - and ran a decades-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Unsparing Portrait of a Southern Kinsman

  • By Patrick on 11-01-14

Great Book!

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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: 06-09-16

I hope they make a mini series movie on this book:). I also hope Jerry Lee gets healthy enough to one more tour so I can go see his show. I would love it!