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  • What the Eyes Don't See

  • A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
  • By: Mona Hanna-Attisha
  • Narrated by: Mona Hanna-Attisha
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 169

Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water - and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening

  • By Shatan ~Book Attic Confessions on 08-07-18

Hard to rate

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

This one is hard to rate - its an important story and theres a lot of good information. Theres also a lot of interesting cultural information about the author's life and family. And the author is a very good reader. So what's not to like, right? The problem is that the author seems to see herself as a one-woman champion of all thats right, singlehandedly fighting off all evil. Her ego seems to have no bounds and I found myself wondering if any of the people she worked with speak to her anymore. Beyond that, she gets overwrought about "the children" and how she has to save them - all while completely neglecting the needs of her own kids. I finished the book, but I suspect one of the other books written on this terrible event would be more to my liking.

  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

  • By: Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites - translator, Dita Kraus - prologue
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so, Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

  • By Anne Swan on 05-31-18

Couldn't finish this

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I wanted to love this story, but it was so disjointed and awkward. The narration was harsh and distracting with constant changes in volume and emphasis. After a couple of hours I just couldn't force myself to go on.

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  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,653

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slowest "Thriller" Ever

  • By Kierstin L Hartwig on 10-18-18

Good for a long road trip

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

This kept us entertained on a 12 hour drive. Definitely not great literature and some major flaws in the story, but good twists. The only hard part was the narration - she did a good job with all the characters except the main character who she gave an unnecessarily hysterical and screeching voice.