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Sharon Schafer Bennett

The Woodlands, TX, United States
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  • Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement

  • By: Sally McMillen
  • Narrated by: Barbara Goodson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

In the quiet town of Seneca Falls, New York, over the course of two days in July 1848, a small group of women and men, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, held a convention that would launch the woman's rights movement and change the course of history. The implications of that remarkable convention would be felt around the world - and indeed are still being felt today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Listen

  • By Sharon Schafer Bennett on 09-28-18

A Good Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-18

I thought this was a very interesting and educational listen. The narrator did a wonderful job. It really put in perspective for me the importance of the vote for women, and how hard fought the battle to get women there truly was. I would recommend this listen for any one, man or woman, to help understand the importance of the vote!

  • Highland Conqueror

  • Murray Family, Book 10
  • By: Hannah Howell
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

Lady Jolene Gerard is running out of time - each moment she remains within the walls of Drumwich Castle she is in jeopardy. Her only chance lies with a prisoner chained to the dungeon walls, a Scotsman who, in return for freedom, helps Jolene and her young nephew escape her cousin's deadly snare. Pursued by murderous villains, Jolene is prepared to fight for her life. But in the arms of rugged Sigimor Cameron, she soon surrenders her heart... He was too late to save the Englishman to whom he owed a blood debt, but not the man's lovely sister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Warrior Riding with a Laddie in Front on Saddle

  • By Empress Karen on 06-21-18

Great Romance, Terrible Narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-18

This is a great addition to the Hannah Howell Highlander series. Unfortunately, the narrator sounds like she has a sinus condition. I kept wanting to hand her a tissue and some nose drops. If you can get beyond the narrator, you will like this romance with a wild escape, an endangered child, a vile villain, and a steamy couple.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Hobbit, A Wardrobe and a Great War

  • How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918
  • By: Joseph Loconte
  • Narrated by: Dave Hoffman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

The First World War laid waste to a continent and altered the political and religious landscape of the West. For a generation of men and women, it brought the end of innocence - and the end of faith. Yet for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, the Great War deepened their spiritual quest. Both men served as soldiers, survived the trenches, and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination. Had there been no Great War, there would have been no Hobbits, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delivers what the title says.

  • By Zebedee on 03-10-17

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-17

This book is a great listen. I thoroughly enjoyed the material presented and the narration. The in depth study of two of my favorite authors and the impact of WW1 on them, on their generation, on their faith, and on their writing was absolutely riveting. If you like the works of both these authors, I encourage you to listen to this book. I am going to re-read the books just to savor the added depth of insight this book has given me into what both authors experienced in WW1.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Diamond Conspiracy

  • Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, Book 4
  • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

Having narrowly escaped the electrifying machinations of Thomas Edison, Books and Braun are looking forward to a relaxing and possibly romantic voyage home. But when Braun's emergency signal goes off, all thoughts of recreation vanish. Braun's streetwise team of child informants, the Ministry Seven, is in grave peril, and Books and Braun must return to England immediately.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Steampunk Fun Continues!

  • By Troy on 04-01-15

love the reader, disappointed in story

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

The narrator for The Diamond Conspiracy was excellent. I loved the first two books in this series. I found the third to be stretching things a bit far, but the fourth just tore it all together to pieces. Let's just say, I not only had to suspend belief, I had to completely generate a belief system that disallowed mercy and sympathy and approved wholesale slaughter of innocents without repercussion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Why Evil Exists

  • By: Charles Mathewes, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Charles Mathewes
  • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Whether we view it in theological, philosophical, or psychological terms, evil remains both a deeply intriguing question and a crucially relevant global issue. Now, Professor Mathewes offers you a richly provocative and revealing encounter with the question of human evil - a dynamic inquiry into Western civilization's greatest thinking and insight on this critical subject.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • But What's Puzzling You is the Nature of My Game

  • By W Perry Hall on 09-28-15

a real insight

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

I found this to be very insightful series. I found myself deeply moved to thinking about evil and how to articulate my thoughts. this series gave me that framework. I am so glad I listened.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Demon Under The Microscope

  • By: Thomas Hager
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123

The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic book

  • By Sara on 09-02-08

Fascinating Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-29-13

Okay, I know what you are thinking. A history on the discovery of sulfa drugs. Dry and boring. NO! Not dry, not boring and actually interesting. There are quirks and turns in the path of this discovery that are just fascinating. The factors playing into the discovery are intriguing.. The coincidences are amazing. I really enjoyed listening to this. I learned a lot. Like sulfa was discovered before penicillin. And a whole lot more. So try it, you just might like it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Burn

  • Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
  • By: Timothy Egan
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224

In The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with The Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating history of early Forest Service

  • By P. Bergh on 11-11-09

Yipee! Great Book! Listen to This!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-13

I listened to this while hiking at Big Bend National Park. This book made me want to find me a Polanski and become a National Forest Ranger. It is a great book and amazingly well read. It is a gripping story, and you will find yourself doing stuff to keep from turning it off. Like laying in your tent in the dark, knowing you need to go to sleep, but not doing it so you can listen some more. I actually came back and bought a couple of books that weren't on tape about this subject so I could learn more. Awesome! Even if you are not particularly into National Parks, history, or the Forestry Service, this is a good listen with suspense, fear, intrigue, political machinations, shenanigans, fire, and salvation.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Tame a Highland Warrior

  • Highlander, Book 2
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530

He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not understanding the problem here....

  • By Jennifer on 03-05-10

Not very true to Period, but Nice listen

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

Reviewed: 03-14-13

I liked the story and the performance. The characters are a little too "modern" for the 16 century, but it was still a great listen!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Phoenix Rising

  • A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel
  • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,200

Evil is most assuredly afoot - and Britain’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade... and a librarian. These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences - the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling - will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Steampunk - worth a listen

  • By DarkFish on 05-11-12

Tried It, and Then Got the Whole Series

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

Reviewed: 01-31-13

I listened to to this to see if I was at interested in it. Wow, I was impressed. It has left me with a desire to find, and wear, a bullet proof corset. This a a nicely written series and I really liked it. Love the narration by James Langton.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • It's Your Ship

  • Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
  • By: D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Narrated by: D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771

The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of the Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-edge system available, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Inspirational

  • By Ann-Marie on 02-08-16

Empowering and Full of Good Advice

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

Reviewed: 01-31-13

I really enjoyed listening to this, and I have started incorporating what I learned into where I work. And it is working, much to my boss's surprise. You might be surprised if you try it too. I may not work on the best damn ship in the Navy, but I definitely now work at the best damn store in the chain.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful