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Joliecajun

Mesa, AZ United States
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The Help audiobook cover art

Do NOT Pass This Book Over! Simply Amazing.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-19

This book is well narrated by the characters in the accents that set the stage for the south. You get to feel see and experience each character as the author intended. I've wanted to read this book for years and haven't had the time or opportunity to do so because of "life". How wonderful it is that this book is on audible and is narrated so well that even the busiest of book lovers can dive into this book. This is one of those stories that lingers with you way beyond the final chapter. It's a favorite "go to" that will be picked up many times over, like your favorite sweater.

Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World audiobook cover art

A Captivating Quick Read. Humorous Narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-19

If you're a history buff looking for a quick yet captivating read, this is your audiobook. The narrator keeps the plot and its twists interesting, lists his sources, and doesn't deviate much from the storyline. His voice is pleasant for narration, and he has a good sense of humor to keep the listener engaged throughout the book.

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Behind the Scenes

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-19

It was a delight to hear that Werner Von Braun publicly acknowledged John Houbolt for LOR in the Mission Operation Control Room in building 30 at the Johnson Space Center after the first LOR occurred! I was within walking distance and didn’t know that was happening at the time! It brought tears to my eyes! - James Davis, former IBM/NASA employee.

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A riveting and unparalleled journey. Must read.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-19

A riveting and unparalleled journey that began with a father with many battle wounds and scars which ran deep (both emotionally and physically); completed full circle by a son whose forgiveness brings closure to a myriad of people.

This book is not one I would ordinarily select, but was in the monthly free section, so I took a chance. This thorough (but not too thorough) journey takes the reader from start to finish on healing a lifetime of grief from a frightening childhood to look past his father’s rage to find the root cause, and heal it post mortem. In doing so to brings closure to his brother and himself, he also brings closure to the family of the friend his father left behind. This book is about healing and the journey, is worth the distance for the redemption it rains down on those left behind. I cried. We all have our own Mulligan. Finish to the end and bring Mulligan home for burial, it’s worth it, and you’ll be glad you did.

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Perfect for the College Student or Professor

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-19

I was disappointed this wasn't in the same genre I had hoped, as the author's other book "Denial" had left me unable to put the book down, as I devoured it in one sitting. This book is positively perfect for the college student or professor who is in the current on campus setting vividly described in the entirety of the book; however this isn't a good book for a mom's coffee club or book club. As usual, Lipstadt is on point in her narrative, however I was hoping for more every day familial instances. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

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Great for Spanish American Families

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I couldn't make it through this free title for the month, however I'm sure that any Latin American families would love it. Not being able to relate to the nuances of her specific ethnicity--I got the point that she wanted to help her mother but couldn't and felt bad for it (something all daughters everywhere feel) which I could relate to, however I got repeatedly lost in the frequent Cuban/Spanish. Now I understand how people around me feel when I speak franglish to my children. This is a terrific book for a specific audience.

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Captivating and Timely for Today's Generation

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I read this title on Audible for our book club selection and appreciated the fact that the author includes both historical context as well as emotional context. I had no trouble wanting to reach the end of the book as both the author and narrator left you wanting to hear more. I find this book very prevalent for today's generation. If we want the youth of today to prevent this from happening again, we must teach them regardless how painful the lesson, and we must not sugar coat it. This book would be a captivating read for both the young pre-teen and older generations as well. Well done on both the part of the author and the narrator.

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Great plot & stunning performance!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-19

This adorable nugget caught my eye and was just the right length to enjoy quickly, neither too long or too short. The plot is nicely constructed and the performance is top notch. I highly recommend this title for a light listen. It will invoke all emotions in the short duration of the experience, and you will enjoy it immensely.

Have a Nice Day audiobook cover art

Great All Around!! Highly Recommend!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-19

The characters, the plot, the depth--its all good! I enjoyed this and didn't want to stop listening for a moment.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Was Not Worth Finishing

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-19

I listened to this selection for book club, and not one single person in our group of ten enjoyed this book. The story lacks depth, and seems like it never gets to the point and chases itself in circles of bits and pieces that have no point. By the ninth chapter, what we could tell of the plot is that a spoiled and self absorbed main character that lacks a moral compass, who is chasing a strong woman who desperately wants freedom which the main character has but doesn't realize its importance. You can tell that the author simply wasn't as attached to the material as he could have been. Unfortunately I can't get my money back for this, but I slightly recommend you don't waste yours.