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Andi Andrzjewski

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  • Folks, This Ain't Normal

  • A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
  • By: Joel Salatin
  • Narrated by: Joel Salatin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438

From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In Folks, This Ain't Normal, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awakened me from my ingnorance

  • By matthew on 05-27-12

Everyone should read this

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

I have already bought a copy as a gift and I am only 3/4 of the way done. It's fantastic- thought provoking and shows sides of the food industry we rarely think about. Food production from a small scale family farmer's point of view. I wish I could make this required reading for all incoming High School Freshmen- and their parents. And then have town how type discussions about it. This man has a lot of good ideas.

  • Dark Tide

  • The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
  • By: Stephen Puleo
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters were playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like, "a roaring surf," one of them said later. Like, "a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence," said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window - "Oh my God!" he shouted to the other men, "Run!" A 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses had just collapsed on Boston's waterfront, disgorging its contents as a 15-foot-high wave of molasses that at its outset traveled at 35 miles an hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Pass it by Because You Don't Like Molasses!

  • By Matthew on 08-18-16

Too Muc detail he could not possibly know.

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

calling it historical fiction

Has Dark Tide turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

everything

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dark Tide?

all scenes where the author purports to know what folks thought, especially the "thoughts" as people were dying.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Searching for Sunday

  • Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church
  • By: Rachel Held Evans
  • Narrated by: Rachel Held Evans
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541

Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn't want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals - church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back. And so she set out on a journey to understand the Church and to find her place in it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything I love and hate about the church

  • By Jaci Bryan on 08-12-15

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

I would not recommend this to anyone she is blatantly anti catholic and has no regard for people who don't fit her mold--yet expects respect from the very folk she denigrates

  • Girls with Swords

  • How to Carry Your Cross Like a Hero
  • By: Lisa Bevere
  • Narrated by: Lisa Bevere
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

What if you discovered you have been entrusted with an invisible, invincible, and incorruptible weapon? Would you use it? Move beyond only study and begin to wield the Word of God! If there ever was a time for women to be armed, it's now. Yet the Word of God is a sword we often are more comfortable studying than wielding. It's time we give girls swords and watch them connect heaven to earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I feel empowered.

  • By jbulloug on 06-12-17

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

The reading is often stilted and the theology is off --don't waste your time or money

2 of 3 people found this review helpful