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Timothy J. Doran

Minnetonka, MN
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  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,060

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

loved this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-17

This book brought out all sorts of mixed emotions. Sadness, helplessness, anger, warmth, happiness and a yearning to find out what happened. How do the two parallel stories collide. The journey to the intersection of the two stories is worth the ride. Highly recommended!

  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing dystopian preview of tidal wave

  • By smarmer on 11-10-17

Essential history to learn

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Reviewed: 05-24-17

Murray paints a clear picture of the hard choices Europe has, helping people that are worse off and helping their own people. Fascinating and makes the news from Europe all make more sense. Tough choices ahead for Europe.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Origin and Evolution of Earth

  • From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence
  • By: Robert M. Hazen, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert M. Hazen
  • Length: 25 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

This course chronicles the history of Earth and life on Earth from the point of view of the minerals that made it all happen. A major theme is how minerals and life coevolved, leading to the unprecedented mineral diversity on our world compared to the other planets in the solar system. Professor Hazen tells this epic story in 48 action-packed lectures that take you from the big bang to the formation of the solar system to the major milestones that marked the evolution of Earth and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly Fantastic

  • By Blokoe_Geo on 05-01-14

A must Listen to understanding life

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Reviewed: 02-12-17

If you want to know how we know about the history of earth. This is a must listen.

  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,587
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,422

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

Incredible story, skilled voice acting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-17

Incredible story read by one of the most skilled narrators of all time. Just make sure to listen to the first book in the series (Outlander) before starting this.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,128

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

life changing, no seriously!

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Reviewed: 11-19-16

This should be required reading by every high school and college student. I will relisten to this many more times and read it with my wife. AMAZING!!

  • Spell or High Water

  • Magic 2.0
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,671
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,577

A month has passed since Martin helped to defeat the evil programmer Jimmy, and things couldn't be going better. Except for his love life, that is. Feeling distant and lost, Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis, a tolerant and benevolent kingdom governed by the Sorceresses, and a place known to be a safe haven to all female time-travelers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator!

  • By D. Murdock on 03-13-17

Loved the narration and story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-02-16

This was such an easy listen. instantly was intrested and stayed that way until the end. The author did not take this seriously, the tone of the whole book was so light and highly enjoyable. Recommend!

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,215
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39,212

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radieance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

one of my a time favorites!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-12-16

I don't want to leave this world, love all the characters and the decisions they make are not always black and white. Well worth the time to listen.