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HELEN M. STAUFFER

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  • The Girls of Atomic City

  • The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
  • By: Denise Kiernan
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,759

At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians - many of them young women from small towns across the South - were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than Just the Girls

  • By Jane Mcdowell on 01-14-14

great book

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

purchased this book for my Mother who would have been a young girl during WWII. She never got to listen to it but in her honor I did and love every minute of the book. I hope to take a trip with my husband to Oak Ridge, TN and ring the peace bell. t

  • Need to Know

  • A Novel
  • By: Karen Cleveland
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 735

Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she's developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America's borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her - her job, her husband, even her four children - are threatened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-19-18

Current Story Topic -Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

What did you love best about Need to Know?

I was intrigued by the first few paragraphs.

What other book might you compare Need to Know to and why?

This was my first novel about counter intelligence.

Which character – as performed by Mia Barron – was your favorite?

Main Character Vivan

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

Yes....I was talking back saying "don't believe him".

Any additional comments?

I usually do not review books but this is the first for me. I purchased the audible book on Thursday evening and finished by Saturday. I hope Karen Carpenter writes again soon!

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,249

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

great Story

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

I drive 40 minutes to work one-way. this was a great book to listen during my travels.?

  • Sully

  • My Search for What Really Matters
  • By: Chesley B. Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie, Chesley B. Sullenberger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. His story is now a major motion picture from director/producer Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring biography--but incomplete

  • By Kathi on 09-24-16

love the narration and story of Sully's life

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

Reviewed: 09-29-16

narration was excellent. love the last few chapters Capt Sully read. He is a good man.

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