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M. Thompson

Virginia
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  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

  • The Definitive Edition
  • By: Anne Frank
  • Narrated by: Selma Blair
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,524

More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First review I've written - Had to write it

  • By Cynthianna on 12-21-10

Hard to find words to do this justice

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Like one of the other reviewers I too never really write reviews but felt compelled with this one. It was far less depressing I thought it would be. In fact, most of the time it was anything but depressing. Anne was funny, profound, honest and authentic. It wasn’t until the audio afterward that I remembered that this was a real life reflection. The story’s ending is tragic and very sad. But the message that Anne conveys is one of hope. She’s always hopeful in the book. Always.

It’s such a treasure. Please read it if you get the chance one day.

  • Everything That Remains

  • A Memoir by the Minimalists
  • By: Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
  • Narrated by: Justin Malik
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798

What if everything you ever wanted isn't what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn't anymore. Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage, Millburn started questioning the life he had built for himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • helping me reach some goals in tidying/minimizing

  • By Jess on 02-12-18

Minimalism for the real world

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Some people might be turned off by this if they feel like they're being pushed into getting rid of all material things, but that's not the message I got from the book at all. I work in the D.C. Metro area and can tell you I see a lot of the same things Josh and Ryan talk about, namely never being satisfied. Always wanting more, more, more. I first heard of them through a Netflix documentary as I really enjoyed it so I went ahead and got the book. I'm very glad I did! It was totally worth the read (or the listen as it were). I appreciated the perspective of keeping your wants in check and separating those from actual needs. Highly recommend it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Into Thin Air

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Jon Krakauer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Zina on 03-23-15

if you are fascinated by mountaineering, this is

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

you couldn't pay me to climb Everest or K2, but I am completely fascinated with reading about them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur, B. J. Novak
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,862
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,845

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Mindy, you'll enjoy this listen.

  • By Lisa on 01-04-12

Mindy is very relatable!

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

loved Mindy's stories and tangents that came from those stories. her voice is a bit grating at times but in a somewhat endearing way. overall I really enjoyed it!!