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  • The Power of One

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,472
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,082

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling story lifted higher by the narration

  • By Bob on 05-14-09

of One

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

Reviewed: 11-14-15

If you could sum up The Power of One in three words, what would they be?

Life deepening book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of One?

- Doc and PeeKay's relationship.
- the love that PeeKay had for Giel Pete.
- PeeKay 's bird was killed.
- Judge made PeeKay eat crap. How can people be so evil to one another. It hurt me to hear this.

What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

He was right in the story, every word was heartfelt as if it were his own story. His voice reflected the emotions and I loved listening to him.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried and became angry at all of the injustices this little boy had to live through. I despise the way people pick on others and put down others because they are different.

Any additional comments?

Excellent Book! Excellent Narration!

  • Unbreak My Heart

  • A Memoir
  • By: Toni Braxton
  • Narrated by: Robin Eller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

While Toni Braxton may appear to be living a charmed life, hers is in fact a tumultuous story: A tale of personal triumph after a public unraveling. In her heartfelt memoir, the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and star of WE tv's hit reality series Braxton Family Values is unapologetically honest in revealing the intimate details of her journey. Toni and the entire Braxton clan have become America's favorite musical family, but what fans may not know is the intense guilt Toni once felt when she accepted a recording deal that excluded her sisters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the content and story, but not narration...

  • By Elijah on 08-31-15

Unbroken

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

Reviewed: 11-14-15

What made the experience of listening to Unbreak My Heart the most enjoyable?

I loved Toni's story. I grew up in a similar way so I related well.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Toni because she is being real, vulnerable and open.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I did not enjoy the narrator. Her voice was flat and I do not think that she deliver the content well. She was 'just' reading a book. There was no connection.
To me, you have to connect to the content so that your voice reflects the correct emotions.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I felt for Toni as she was constantly pressured to open the door for her sisters lives. It was so unfair that her parents were angry at her for taking the deal and starting her career.

Any additional comments?

I love Toni Braxton's book. It allowed me to see her as a 'person' not a celebrity.

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  • We Are Market Basket

  • The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement That Saved a Beloved Business
  • By: Daniel Korschun, Grant Welker
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

What if a company were so treasured and trusted that people literally took to the streets - by the thousands - to save it? That company is Market Basket, a popular New England supermarket chain. After long-time, CEO Arthur T. Demoulas was ousted by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas, the company's managers and rank-and-file workers struck back. Risking their own livelihoods to restore the job of their beloved boss they walked out, but they didn't walk far. At huge protest rallies, they were joined by loyal customers - leaving stores empty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging business book

  • By Lauren Stuart on 09-09-15

The ins and outs of the Market Basket Movement.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-15

Good read. The narrator was clear, energetic and engaging, I enjoyed listening to this book.