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John Medeiros

Middleborough, MA
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WWI Christmas Eve review

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

Reviewed: 09-19-19

This is a classic, performed in an audio theater, with a twist at the end. If you want a great wartime holiday performance that the time to listen. You will not be disappointed.

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Supreme Court wasn't all that Great

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

Reviewed: 09-19-19

This story tells about the Supreme Court, its judges and the cases brought before it. It surprised me that some really not so great people were Supreme Court Judges.

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Struggle, Growth and Success

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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: 09-19-19

This should be somewhere on every schools summer reading list for grades 6 to 12. It talks of struggles, hardships, and the growth that comes from learning how to exist on nothing. The struggles with poverty and the importance of family, faith and the belief that you can make things better with your own two hands.

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A lifetime of growth

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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: 09-12-19

The amazing thing about Malcolm X to me was his growth as a person. He wasn't a man born to an educated family but he strived throughout his life to educating himself on matters of religion, government, and politics. His life was a mess, a struggle, and fraught with controversy but throughout his life, he grew as a person.

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An out of the box thinker

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

Reviewed: 09-04-19

A nice life story about the original out of the box thinker. I was surprised to see it wasn't all about engineering. There was more than a bit of salesmanship involved. A good read if you like to see how people can get around there struggles and move past the things that go wrong in there lives.

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One Million Steps

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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: 09-04-19

What an absolutely amazing description of the life of an embedded correspondent. He wrote this so well that it wasn't until he mentioned he was embedded with the Marines and spent time on the ground with them that I got an understanding of how much real-life interviewing he was involved with. A fantastic effort on the part of Bing West and the narrator Ray Porter.

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WHAT????

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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: 09-04-19

The show is over but the books are only to number 5? How can this be?

Absolutely wonderful book and I would recommend the series to anyone who liked the shows.

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The future is hard to predict

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

Reviewed: 09-04-19

This is a big brain book. The narration is a little flat but that is as much the material as the narrator. Still, if you're trying to figure out what hasn't happened this book describes will educate you on how to give most questions a better than an educated guess.

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Actors perspective

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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: 09-04-19

I wanted to listen to this before I purchased his audiobook. Both this 15-minute audible session and his much longer audiobook are the telling a great story's from Bryan Cranston's career and life.

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Understanding the struggles

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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: 09-04-19

The great thing about this book is that it reminded me that America is a melting pot. It seems that only after generation of being in one place do we get stuck in the thinking that things can't get better. The outside forces, whether that is people in the community, the media, the public officials or the groups we belong with, tell us that things are a way they are because..... you name it. It could be other people or groups, it could be us or our family or a whole host of other things. This book goes over ways we allow ourselves to be held back over the generations and hopefully helps figure away out.