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Janet E. Frick

Athens, GA, United States
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  • I'm Still Here

  • Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
  • By: Austin Channing Brown
  • Narrated by: Austin Channing Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 759

Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. Growing up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, Austin writes, "I had to learn what it means to love blackness", a journey that led to a lifetime spent navigating America's racial divide as a writer, speaker, and expert who helps organizations practice genuine inclusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Black woman in a middle class White America

  • By Adam Shields on 05-16-18

A must read... powerful and inspiring

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This book will stay with you. Austin tells her story with power, in truth, without pulling punches, with grace. White Christians in particular, but all white folks, will learn and have eyes opened. Highly recommended

  • Everything Happens for a Reason

  • And Other Lies I've Loved
  • By: Kate Bowler
  • Narrated by: Kate Bowler
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104

Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God's disapproval. At 35, everything in her life seems to point toward "blessing". She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son. Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptionally human

  • By Rachel L. Stewart on 02-13-18

Funny and moving

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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: 04-24-18

I didn’t expect to laugh as much as I did while listening to this book. The author reads it to, and her brutal honesty and sharp wit are on display in every moment. You’ll need a Kleenex occasionally, but mostly you will find yourself moved and inspired.

  • Blood at the Root

  • A Racial Cleansing in America
  • By: Patrick Phillips
  • Narrated by: Patrick Phillips
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 176

National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips tells Forsyth's tragic story in vivid detail and traces its long history of racial violence all the way back to antebellum Georgia. Recalling his own childhood in the 1970s and '80s, Phillips sheds light on the communal crimes of his hometown and the violent means by which locals kept Forsyth all white well into the 1990s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • when is white history month?

  • By Bailey on 03-06-18

Required reading for anyone who wants to understand racial history

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

I have lived in Georgia for 20 years and this book is the first clear telling I have had of the history of white terrorism that has had such an impact on 20th century Georgia. The issues outlined here are not isolated to Forsyth County, of course, but understanding that microcosm and the ripple effects that it had more broadly is essential for white people in particular to understand where we are today in our country. Highly recommended.

  • The New Jim Crow

  • Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • By: Michelle Alexander
  • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,949

In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An essential read. A horrifying reality.

  • By Jeremy on 04-28-12

Important read

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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: 02-11-17

This is a stunning, carefully documented, shattering book that will challenge everything you think about the criminal justice system and race politics in our country. Should be required reading.

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,756

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1.5x pace

  • By Derek on 05-17-16

Great book for academics. But where are the women?

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Enjoy Cal Newport's ideas and suggestions. As a fellow professor, I find his proposals inspiring and challenging. However, this book suffers from a bit of a myopic focus on the lives of trailblazing men. Only 2 or 3 women are mentioned in the entire book. One example "model" professor is hailed for his stubborn refusal to do any service or committee work. Obviously, departments would fail if all faculty followed this selfish advice (notice how it's always the men who pull this?) That being said, it's still an inspiring listen and I highly recommend to all with an interest in productivity and creative work.

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  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,506
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,291

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

Hang on!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-15

Hilarious and touching and LOL funny. Vulgar and raw and NSF car trips with the kids. Her chapter on her boys is some of the best, truest, most tender writing about motherhood I've ever encountered. I want to be her BFF.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,523

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Takes a long time to get there, but the trip is worth it!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

I have a feeling that this is one of those books that is a much quicker read than listen. By the time you get to the end, you will appreciate the intricately weaved plot. There were times in the middle that it felt like it was spinning, but at the end it was highly enjoyable. my only comment about the actual audiobook is that there was not consistency among the three women in how they did the voices of the other characters. This made it hard to follow the plot just by listening. This is a book that if you were reading on paper, you would turn back and forth quite a bit, I have a feeling. Pay attention to the dates! :) the three distinct actresses helped me picture the characters.

  • Finding Ultra

  • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
  • By: Rich Roll
  • Narrated by: Rich Roll
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,952

An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two Different Books

  • By Roger on 02-11-14

Inspiring and encouraging

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

Reviewed: 01-03-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Highly recommend if you enjoy inspiring autobiographies. The book is read by the author and his delivery style is occasionally a little dry, but other times his wry humor comes through in a really funny way. I've enjoyed it and it certainly makes you feel like its never too late to get fit!

  • The Casual Vacancy

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,908
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,265
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,306

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was surprised by how much I liked it

  • By cristina on 01-14-14

Good writing, but nothing redeeming about story

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

Reviewed: 01-03-13

Any additional comments?

Rowling is a master of words, and the plot intricacies here are interesting, but the book is just depressing. Nothing redeeming or inspiring or enjoyable about it. I quit 1/3 way through. I never read reviews before a book bc I don't want to be tipped off about what happens. So I was not expecting to dislike it. There was nothing to make me care about what happens to these characters. Zilch.

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