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  • Murder at the Mousetrap

  • Bunburry - A Cosy Mystery Series 1
  • By: Helena Marchmont
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 672

Alfie McAlister has retreated from London to the peace and quiet of the country to recover from a personal tragedy. But an accidental death - which may have been no accident - reveals that the heart of England is far from the tranquil backwater he imagined. After arriving in Bunburry, he is co-opted as an amateur detective by Liz and Marge, two elderly ladies who were best friends with Alfie's late Aunt Augusta. And it is not long before their investigations take an even more dramatic turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • if you love the Cheeringham Series....

  • By Mckai on 03-07-19

Fun and light

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-19

A great whodunnit. Perfect for late night reading. This is a cosy mystery to enjoy in a day.

  • Up from Slavery

  • By: Booker T. Washington
  • Narrated by: Noah Waterman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493

Booker T. Washington fought his way out of slavery to become an educator, statesman, political shaper, and proponent of the "do-it-yourself" idea. In his autobiography, he describes his early life as a slave on a Virginia plantation, his steady rise during the Civil War, his struggle for education, his schooling at the Hampton Institute, and his years as founder and president of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, which was devoted to helping minorities learn useful, marketable skills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reality Check!

  • By Mickens on 06-08-16

Absolutely Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Up from Slavery
By Booker T. Washington

Absolutely inspirational! I was moved to tears at the close of the book. No one who reads this book and applies at least some of the principles, way of thinking, or other aspect read herein will fail to be successful in all areas of their lives. How did I make it to forty and not have read this?! All high schoolers should read this book too. My children will for sure.

It feels almost trite to share two passages that I enjoyed, but here it is.

“[...]I learned the lesson that great men cultivate love, and that only little men cherish a spirit of hatred. I learned that assistance given to the weak makes the one who gives it strong; and that oppression of the unfortunate makes one weak.” -Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery

“In my contact with people I find that, as a rule, it is only the little, narrow people who live for themselves, who never read good books, who do not travel, who never open up their souls in a way to permit them to come in contact with other souls—with the great outside world. No man whose vision is bounded by colour [prejudice] can come into contact with what is highest and best in the world.”
Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery

  • Vanity Fair

  • A Novel without a Hero
  • By: William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
  • Length: 32 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Vanity Fair, with its rich cast of characters, takes place on the snakes-and-ladders board of life. Amelia Sedley, daughter of a wealthy merchant, has a loving mother to supervise her courtship. Becky Sharp, an orphan, has to use her wit, charm, and resourcefulness to escape from her destiny as a governess. This she does ruthlessly, musing: "I think I could become a good woman, if I had £5,000 a year."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDIN!!!! EVERY MOMENT A JOY TO LISTEN TO!

  • By Healerchick on 01-29-14

Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Brilliant! What a display! The narrative of Vanity Fair takes you through the twists and turns of many emotions, lives, and consequences. The pomp and show of those who live in Vanity Fair are merely that—show. Those who are familiar with Lehi’s dream would also know Vanity Fair to be the “Great and Spacious Building.” Much to learn in this book. Much to appreciate. Much to hope you aren’t doing in your own life. Much to avoid. Thackeray wrote a masterpiece of Vanity Fair. May I never be like Rebecca Sharp.

  • When Books Went to War

  • The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
  • By: Molly Guptill Manning
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks in every theater of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Movie, Please

  • By Ellen on 03-09-15

Informed and delightful Reading

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

This book was absolutely inspirational and incredibly informative. I am delighted at how much I learned and enjoyed my experience. I came away with so many more books to read. But, I have a renewed appreciation for books, and for our librarians who helped campaign for books for our service members. I was impressed with the difference it made for the individual soldiers and their lives following combat. (Also thanks to the G.I. Bill) Books gave the service members the courage and confidence to go to the University following the war. I loved that they shared with the English soldiers who weren’t as book wealthy as our American boys. Added insights I learned about the war were especially important to me as well. I have an interest in learning about the world wars. Finally, the censorship battle that ensued within our own country was as frustrating to learn about as interesting. Learning this strengthened my resolve to keep reading and encouraging all within my sphere of influence to read.
The last line in the book was absolutely perfect. Our troops were given more books than the Nazi’s burned. How’s that for the war on ideas?

  • If You Can Keep It

  • The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Eric Metaxas
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we truly understand what our founding fathers meant for us to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the "noble experiment in ordered liberty" that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of the tremendous fragility of that experiment and explains why that fragility has been dangerously forgotten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for America!!!

  • By Deborah on 10-07-17

Excellent and Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I appreciated his scope which included both commonly known great men and the unknown. So much to think about. I appreciated his insights into why America is great and the importance of having love of country. What we can and should do is also an important inclusion.

  • Martin Luther

  • The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Eric Metaxas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,521

Five hundred years after Luther's now famous 95 Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the best-selling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reformation!

  • By John Wurst on 10-13-17

Thorough and Respectful

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Eric Metaxes wrote quite a beautiful book on Luther. I’ve read other biographies on him and I’m very grateful for the respectful and yet open, honest view on his life and teachings. It feels as if Metaxes got to know Luther personally.

  • Stress and Your Body

  • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Sapolsky
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live.Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful, insightful, and amusing.

  • By Kelid on 01-07-16

Covered nearly everything

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

This course blew me away. The depth and breadth, but still in layman’s interest, was incredible. I learned so much and came away with a confident knowledge of this subject. He added much more to what I already knew. Sapolsky is also interesting to listen too and his humor injected a lively note. I truly appreciated that. I’d love to see him do a follow up adding energy medicine into the mix. There’s so much more science being made available to add to an intellectual course such as this. Loved it. 5 Stars. Highly recommend. More for adults.

  • Secrets of Six-Figure Women

  • Surprising Strategies to up Your Earnings and Change Your Life
  • By: Barbara Stanny
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Quietly and steadily, the number of women making six figures or more is increasing and continues to rise at a rate faster than for men. From entrepreneurs to corporate executives, from white-collar professionals to freelancers and part-timers, women are forging careers with considerable financial success. In Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Barbara Stanny, journalist, motivational speaker, and financial educator, identifies the seven key strategies of female high earners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By Crystal on 02-24-18

Pivotal

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I just recently started this book simultaneously with Sacred Success. I’m blown away. So many ah-ha’s and strategies to help change our paradigms and help us move into change-massive change.

  • Smart Money Smart Kids

  • Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money
  • By: Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze
  • Narrated by: Rachel Cruze, Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,609

In Smart Money Smart Kids, financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt for life, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, common-sense approach for changing your family tree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent ideas for all ages of children

  • By Craig L. Clevenger on 05-23-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Inspirational and I highly recommend to all parents. Great principles. I’m the mother of 11 and wished I read this 20 years ago for our eldest kids. We can start now, though.

  • The Great Train Robbery

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,129

In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL!

  • By stevenk1155 on 09-20-17

Phenomenal

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

This was an absolute thrilling adventure all the way through. I’m amazed at how well Crichton syllogized the facts with court records along with the fiction.
Kitchen made this book come to life and I hung on every word.

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