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Joan Haesloop

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  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,466

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

Great classic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Good to read something so void of vulgar language and interesting and well written. Well worth reading.

  • Endurance

  • A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
  • By: Scott Kelly
  • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,553

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights with bad audio quality

  • By Marc Freudenberg on 11-27-17

Interesting read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-18

A very different adventure, well written and narrated. It was very interesting to learn so much about life on the space station. I could never have imagined what it would be like.

  • The Elephant Whisperer

  • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,921
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,532

>When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, beautifully written

  • By Tango on 01-12-13

What an amazing and wonderful book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-17

Without question, this is the best book I have read in a long time. I love it

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,326

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

Vulgar

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Not the kind of reading I enjoy. It is definitely not for good, clean enjoyment.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Song Flung Up to Heaven

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

This is the next installment in a six volume autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In A Song Flung Up to Heaven Maya Angelou describes her poignant encounters with Martin Luther King, Jr.; her work with the civil rights movement; and witnessing the Watts riots. Battered by the loss of revered black leaders, it takes writer James Baldwin to finally force her out of isolation with a dinner party that inspired her to write.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Being there is part of the strength of this book.

  • By Cecil on 07-26-04

Wonderfully written.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-17

It is so marvellous to hear Ms. Angelina tell her own story. I read her autobiography previously. I saw her receiver the Presidential medal of honor on line. I fully understand why she is poetlauriet.

  • Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are

  • By: David Livermore, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Livermore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417

Based on groundbreaking research, these 24 lectures address dynamics and customs related to working, socializing, dining, marriage and family - all the areas necessary to help you function with a greater level of respect and effectiveness wherever you go. You'll also encounter practical tips and crucial context for greeting, interacting with, and even managing people from other parts of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite possibly my favorite of The Great Courses

  • By Quaker on 09-17-13

Excellent information, wonderfully shared.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

I want to read this article again and again to better digest the helpful information.

  • 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 96,110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 89,017
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88,599

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Good read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-16

An interesting biological sketch of the author. The book gives a ineresting account of the as


Good book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Holy Bible - KJV: Romans

  • By: George W. Sarris (publisher)
  • Narrated by: George W. Sarris
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

George W. Sarris is an accomplished actor, narrator, and spokesman. He served on the Board of the Screen Actors Guild in Boston, and has been a spokesman for radio and television commercials and industrial films for companies such as AT&T, BMW, Burger King, Duracell, Honda, Pizza Hut, Sprint, and UPS. Mr. Sarris holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Speech from Northwestern University, and Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Daniel Scruggs on 11-15-16

Easy listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-16

Well done. I Enjoy the reader and the ease of selecting the location in the text.

  • A Doctor in the House

  • My Life with Ben Carson
  • By: Candy Carson
  • Narrated by: Candy Carson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37

Like most Americans, you might think of Ben Carson as a trailblazing brain surgeon and, in the last few years, as an outspoken commentator on national issues. But his wife of more than 40 years knows him as so much more: a loving husband, a devoted father, a devout Christian, a committed philanthropist, and a fierce patriot. Now Candy Carson introduces us to the private side of a very public figure as she shares the inspiring story of their marriage and their family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome, wonderful

  • By Jenny on 12-09-16

Good read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-16

I particularly enjoyed this book about Dr. Ben Carson. He was A good candidate for President and his wife's testimony of him thoroughly convinced me of the same.

  • In the Plex

  • How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
  • By: Steven Levy
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,859

Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, I get Google

  • By Gwozdz on 09-13-11

Very interesting read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-16

An eye-opener into Google. This book will hold your attention and help you know why Google is the way it is.