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  • Common Sense

  • By: Thomas Paine
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925

Thomas Paine published Common Sense in 1776, a time when America was a hotbed of revolution. The pamphlet, which called for America's political freedom, sold more than 150,000 copies in three months. Paine not only spurred his fellow Americans to action but soon came to symbolize the spirit of the Revolution itself. His persuasive pieces, written so elegantly, spoke to the hearts and minds of all those fighting for freedom from England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must for anyone interested in history

  • By Johan on 05-18-15

Our history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Every citizen of the United States needs to hear/read this book. We are not taught our real history and are responsible individually responsible to research it.

  • Same Kind of Different as Me

  • A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
  • By: Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent
  • Narrated by: Daniel Butler, Barry Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible, no novelist would dare dream it. It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana...and an East Texas honky-tonk...and, without a doubt, inside the heart of God. It unfolds at a Hollywood hacienda...an upscale New York gallery...a downtown dumpster...a Texas ranch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RADICAL KIND OF DIFFERENCE

  • By EvelynGrace on 10-18-17

Same Kind of Different as Me

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-17

Wonderful listening, will share with grandchildren!
I am 78 years old but I learned so much

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,657

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

Wonderfully written!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-17

JD Vance is a very brave author to dig this deeply into a culture and make it so honesty public!! I loved this book because today i learned that I am a Hillbilly. My children will each receive one for Christmas.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,496

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

Before We Were Yours is a must read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-17

If you are interested in "things as they were" and can handle it this is a must read

  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,528

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's new legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fellowes is a Brand but the Narrator is a Marvel!

  • By M. T. Mirabile on 08-14-16

Belgravia

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-17

Love this English theam story. Typical Julian Fellows. Well read, clear diction. Certainly recommend this one!

  • The History of the Sunni and Shia Split

  • Understanding the Divisions within Islam
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 201

Different branches of the same religion are the exception more than the rule, and they have had a profound impact upon history. The schism between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches influenced relationships between nations across Europe, and religious intolerance based on different Christian faiths led to persecution and outright violence across the continent for centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent preface to making sense of intl news.

  • By Jan on 07-16-15

Educational for these times

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

I learned a lot from this book but the narrative was so fast I need to listen several more times. Read much too fast!

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen money.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better

  • By Paul A. on 11-12-16

Enjoyed the Audible

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

The reading performance was very good using her voice reflection well. A good Grishum story.