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  • 212 The Extra Degree

  • By: Sam Parker, Mac Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

At 211º water is hot. At 212º, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. It's that one extra degree that makes all the difference. Use this powerful metaphor to reach new heights.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simple, yet effective food for thought...<br />

  • By Sean on 08-31-18

Amazingly Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

What made the experience of listening to 212 The Extra Degree the most enjoyable?

It motivates you to go the extra mile to accomplish tasks.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the analogy of likening hard work and effort to turning up the temperature on your effort or drive, so that your energy to achieve goals bubbles like boiling water.

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

No. It reinforced those things that I already knew. It was a common sense approach to working on your life's goals and objectives, but most of all, it reminded me that I must push through when I'm discouraged.

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

  • By: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
  • Narrated by: Korey Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 222

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. The family was starving, and they could hardly find money for food, let alone school fees. Forced to drop out, William began to explore the science books in his village library. There, he came up with an idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've read in awhile.

  • By Sherri Cole on 02-21-16

Inspiring Novel

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

The overall message of this novel inspires me to recommit myself to my dreams and aspirations. Trial, error and disappointments are not the end, but the beginning of discovery. I will use the sentence, "If you want to make it, all you have to do is try" as my motivation. I enjoyed the book.

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  • The Lions of Little Rock

  • By: Kristin Levine
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Everything’s changing for twelve-year-old Marlee. Her brother’s gone off to college and her sister’s moved out of the room they’ve shared since Marlee was born. To Marlee, it feels like her whole world’s falling apart. On top of all that, she’s starting middle school and has to break in new teachers - teachers who don’t yet know Marlee doesn’t talk. At least not until she meets Liz, the new girl at school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Rachel on 02-02-15

Excellent Read

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

I truly enjoyed reading this book. The use of imagery and symbolism made the novel intriguing. This historical fiction is a wonderful read for anyone, especially young adults.