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  • The Knight

  • By: Skye Warren
  • Narrated by: Kylie Stewart
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Gabriel Miller took everything from me. My family. My innocence. My home. The only thing I have left is the determination to get back what's mine. He thinks he's beaten me. He thinks he's won. What he doesn't realize is that every pawn has the chance to become a queen. And the game has only just begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted and Scary

  • By Annan on 12-30-18

So bad I cannot believe it got published this is something like Fifty Shades of Grey only much worse

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

This book had nothing to recommend it, the story was confusing boring and poorly constructed. The adult content, something I occasionally enjoy just seemed tasteless not erotic . I did not like one character in the book and I felt the main character, Avery, was pathetic in the true sense of the word. I read or listen to two - three books a week and this was a standout for awful.

I subsequently noted this is an author with a fair number of published books, honestly I assumed it was a first or second published book. I only finish the book because it was very short and it was so bad I just wanted to say if it ever got better. It did not, there is a sequel oh spare me.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

  • By: Pamela Bedore, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Pamela Bedore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

Can literature change our real world society? At its foundation, utopian and dystopian fiction asks a few seemingly simple questions aimed at doing just that. Who are we as a society? Who do we want to be? Who are we afraid we might become? When these questions are framed in the speculative versions of Heaven and Hell on earth, you won't find easy answers, but you will find tremendously insightful and often entertaining perspectives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very enjoyable and educational audiobook

  • By N. H. on 04-06-17

Compelling and thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

If you gobble up Utopian and more likely Dystopian novels you will enjoy the next one far more after taking this course, professor Pamela Bedore has a fresh engaging style while exploring some tough topics. Very pleased I purchased this Great Course

  • Just Mercy

  • A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • By: Bryan Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,090
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,056

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made me question justice, peers and myself.

  • By Kristy VL on 04-17-15

A must read if you care about social justice

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

Reviewed: 02-15-16

Would you listen to Just Mercy again? Why?

I both read and listene to the book and participated in a book discussion Group so I will not listen to it again

What other book might you compare Just Mercy to and why?

The New Jim Crow another nonfiction text that highlights being poor and brown can be the greatest injustice of all because you are judged simply by your existence

Have you listened to any of Bryan Stevenson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

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

Yes I cried tears of shame that our criminal justice system can be so unevenly administered and that we still have a death penalty

Any additional comments?

In an unexpected. Way I found this book hopeful, some laws have changed and there are people who have integrity and strive to be unbiased in the performance of their duties.

  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,608

Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly "brainy"

  • By Tango on 08-03-13

Stunned (maybe ashamed) how much I liked this

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

Reviewed: 03-16-14

Would you listen to My Life as a White Trash Zombie again? Why?

I would not listen again but I would not listen to Pride and Prejudice again, regardless it was totally entertaining.

Who was your favorite character and why?

THe White Trash Zombie of course, a story of redemption

Have you listened to any of Allison McLemore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but ordered this because she said this was her favorite narration

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Her acceptance that eating brains was just the way it was

Any additional comments?

I am 61 and I have a feeling this might have been written and produced for a slightly more hip audience but I was on a road trip and it keep me totally engaged and awake and I am ordering number two. I am in a book club and the next book is Mrs. Dalloway so yea, it is fun to have eclectic offerings in the mix of my literary life.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dyslexic Advantage

  • Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
  • By: Brock l. Eide, Fernette L. Eide
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499

Dyslexia is almost always assumed to be an obstacle. And for one in five people who are dyslexic, it can be. Yet for millions of successful dyslexics - including astrophysicists, mystery novelists, and entrepreneurs - their dyslexic differences are the key to their success. In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe exciting new brain science revealing that dyslexic people have unique brain structure and organization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Has the system failed your child?

  • By Ethel on 10-17-11

Dyslexics will feel comforted, even proud

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

Reviewed: 06-12-12

If you could sum up The Dyslexic Advantage in three words, what would they be?

Worthwhile but repetitive

What does Paul Costanzo bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

As noted in the book we dyslexics like stories and story telling and often do better with an oral presentation of material

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I would not make a film of this book or a documentary film either

0 of 1 people found this review helpful