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Keith Wilson

Gulfport, MS United States
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  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33,700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,155
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,047

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

The story covers so many heavy topics so beautifully. Keep some tissues nearby. You'll need them.

  • Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself

  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators...and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control. Forced into a command role he may not be ready for, Saru is caught between his duty and two conflicting agendas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great New Addition

  • By Chris Snyder on 06-10-18

It turned my 14 year old on to Star Trek

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

It was a little slow at first, but with the introduction of species I don't recall before, it was necessary. But, as my son said, "it REALLY picked up at the end."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,060
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107,440
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 106,923

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting in the same way a fiction book can be

  • By Paul on 12-17-18

Must read

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

We were laughing almost from the first paragraph. We had to stop several times to discuss our own very religious backgrounds or strict parents.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Curious Case of Mary Ann

  • By: Jenn Thorson
  • Narrated by: Emily Lawrence
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Mary Ann Carpenter, housemaid to Wonderland's White Rabbit, misses all the action when Alice drops into town. She has her own problems. As witness to the murder of her estranged father, Mary Ann must go under-underground to learn more about the man she barely knew and the motives for his death. But the more she discovers, the more M-words keep coming. Like magic mirrors, monsters, mistaken identity, and a murderer who is the mysterious manservant to the Queen of Hearts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic twist on Wonderland

  • By Heather North @AudiobookObsession on 12-25-17

Whimsical Mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

If you love Alice in Wonderland, you'll love this book. If you don't, but enjoy a little nonsense and a good mystery, you'll still love it.

  • Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours

  • By: David Mack
  • Narrated by: Susan Eisenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

Aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A new chapter for Trek books

  • By Billly on 10-16-17

Great Tie-in

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

It certainly closes a few gaps and answers a few questions from the series. Worth the listen if you're a fan.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,756

It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I took a chance.

  • By Robert on 08-20-11

Amazingly Beautifully Devastating

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Yes, it's sad and beautiful, and yes, you should read it. I think I love the point of view as much as the story.

  • The Physics of Star Trek

  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

What actually happens when the words, "beam me up, Scottie" are uttered? What "warps" when something travels at warp speed? Internationally renowned theoretical physicist and educator Lawrence M. Krauss provides matter-of-fact scientific explanations of the physics of Star Trek in this highly creative and informative guide for both the devoted Trekkie and the physics novice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Book. Quite Technical

  • By Christopher B. on 12-07-04

Still a dreamer

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I'd like to read the newer version to see what information has changed. That's the beauty of science. Sometimes we get to see our dreams come true anyway.

  • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too

  • Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education
  • By: Christopher Emdin
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color, and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student's culture.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the listen

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 08-27-17

Transformative

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Emdin in 2016. I started reading his book then. Now that it's on audio, I can listen to it whenever I need a reminder of what I'm working for and how to avoid the pitfalls of "white savior" mentality. My kids don't need saving, they need the ability to show what they know and learn in meaningful ways. While the focus of this book is about white teachers, whether "white" by skin, behavior, or both, teaching urban students, the advice and examples in this book can be adapted for any combination of student and teacher. I started out teaching in a small, more inner city than not, all black high school. Though I'm at a school about the same size now, the population is more diverse in every way. The advice in this book still applies. My middle schoolers are amazing individuals. I hope to live up to their potential.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The End of Molasses Classes

  • Getting Our Kids Unstuck - 101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers
  • By: Ron Clark
  • Narrated by: Ron Clark
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

A new book from the award-winning teacher and best-selling author, Ron Clark, providing rules for parents and teachers to help kids succeed in school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining & Motivating for Teacher and Sister

  • By Gladys on 02-20-12

I laughed. I cried. I found hope.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

Ron is an excellent storyteller and an inspiring teacher. I hope to bring such passion back into my own teaching, but no standing on the desks. ☺️

  • Metro 2033

  • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,429

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit tedious

  • By Checkers on 03-30-17

Eh. I made it to the end.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

It's okay. Nothing stellar about it. If you're wanting a decent end of the world story that shows how superstitions, mysticism and oral history shape a society then this is what you're looking for.

19 of 23 people found this review helpful