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J. Reichel

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  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,984

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

Thank you!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

To Lee Child, once again a spellbinding, timely story. You never disappoint. To Dick Hill, in my mind's eye and in my heart, you are Jack Reacher.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Precious and Grace

  • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 17
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The codirector of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case, her client none other than their erstwhile assistant, Mr. Polopetsi, who has unwittingly involved himself in a pyramid scheme. The agency's other assistant, Charlie, may also need more help than he can offer, as he is newly embroiled in a romance with a glamorous woman about whom the others have their doubts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best in the series

  • By Pamela J on 11-01-16

Once again...

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

I read a number of mystery and thriller series. None are more beloved than "The #1 Ladies' Detective Agency." I can't wait to start read a new book, and feel a hugh sense of lose when the book is finished. "Precious and Grace" didn't disappoint.

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,417

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, but overrated

  • By Scott T. Hards on 12-13-08

PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-09

This book is a must read for every educator, administrator, politician, or parent.

In "Outliers", Malcolm Gladwell writes a compelling book that everyone in anyway connected to the education of our children needs to read.

For too long, education has been stagnant; floundering in a system that continues to cling to outdated policies and practices. Through out this book, Gladwell provides solid reasons for restructuring while pointing out concrete changes that if made could provide higher levels of success for many more student than the current system provides.

It is NOT about haves or have nots. We all have, but we are not all given the opportunities needed to succeed. Our education system has got to change.

26 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,469

Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Transcends its Genre

  • By Gene on 12-07-03

Intelligent, charming, heartwarming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-09

Choose this book and begin a journey with endearing characters you will come to love. Experience a story that is fulfilling and charming. Experience writing that is smart and creative; all without the need for profanity, blood, and gore. A clever listen!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful