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  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • By: Barbara Robinson
  • Narrated by: Elaine Stritch
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable

  • By ajmarcott on 10-30-11

FANTASTIC ON ALL FRONTS

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

Great book for the whole family. The reader is a wonderful Grandma sounding voice that adds so much to the story. We loved it.

  • The Devil in the White City

  • Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,563

In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to stop listening

  • By Michael on 05-26-12

Amazing history with interesting storylines

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

Where does The Devil in the White City rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was a different book for me but one I'll listen to again. The pair of storylines, one about the World Fair and the other about Devil took some getting used to and then I was hooked. Absolutely amazing name drops of attendees, loads of great information I had no idea about and amazing ending. This book was recommended by a friend and we've talked about it a lot since.

What other book might you compare The Devil in the White City to and why?

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What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

I liked it. I listened at 1.5x

If you could give The Devil in the White City a new subtitle, what would it be?

The secrets of early Chicago

  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

  • Kind of the Story of My Life
  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,376

Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one succeeded!!!

  • By SGL on 10-10-14

Great personality, great reading and great content

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

It's always nice to hear a new perspective and be inspired to do something else. This book nailed it!

I'll probably even listen to it a few more times.

  • I'm Feeling Lucky

  • The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
  • By: Douglas Edwards
  • Narrated by: Douglas Edwards
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,234

Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to an Edsel. No academic analysis or bystanders account can capture it. Now Doug Edwards, Employee Number 59, offers the first inside view of Google, giving readers a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company. I'm Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the unique, self-invented, yet profoundly important culture of the world's most transformative corporation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely worth a credit

  • By Stephen on 07-20-11

Great book, great reading and amazing story.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-11

I just have to say thank you for this book. One of the best business books I've ever read not because it's a business book but because of the insights, opinion, history and detail that was shared by Douglas Edwards about a amazing company that didn't just happen but was built.

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