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  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

  • By: Frederick Douglass
  • Narrated by: Charles Turner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Frederick Douglass was born a slave, and it seemed likely that he would live and die a slave since he was uncertain of his date of birth or the identity of his father. But young Douglass promised himself a different future - he would teach himself to read and write, and one day he would be free from slavery. When he was sent to work as a field hand on a plantation in St. Michael's in 1832, his life was so dispiriting and exhausting that he nearly forgot his dreams of freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Read...Highly Recommended!

  • By Willie on 10-16-04

Excellent review of the early part of his life....

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-11

However, If you are looking to learn about Frederick Douglass' life and accomplishments as an adult you won't get that from this book.
Having said that, this book is excellent. It gives a first hand account of the brutality of slavery without being overly graphic or depressing.

My next step is to find other books that chronicle Frederick Douglass's life in the adult years.

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  • Columbine

  • By: Dave Cullen
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,261

Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest - and most socially and historically important - shooting tragedies of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I feel like I've been hit by a freight train

  • By Dave on 06-23-09

The REAL story. Compelling, Sad.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-11

Listening to this book makes one wonder if the news media ever gets anything right. I remember watching hours of coverage on this story when it happened. After reading this book I feel as though nothing I saw on TV was the even close to the truth. This book is so in depth and interesting. It takes you into the minds of the killers. It does not in anyway glorify them. It just shows how troubled and sad they were and how people like this can live among us completely un-noticed.
It also shows how very trusted news sources and jump to outrageous conclusions before knowing all of the facts. Anyone who remembers this sad period in our history should read this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sisterhood

  • By: Michael Palmer
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

Inside Boston Doctors Hospital, patients are dying. In the glare of the operating room, they survive the surgeon's knife. But in the dark, hollow silence of the night, they die. Suddenly, inexplicably, horribly. A tough, bright doctor will risk his very life for a dedicated young nurse who unknowingly holds the answers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Michael Palmer fans won't be dissapointed

  • By Dana on 04-14-11

Michael Palmer fans won't be dissapointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-11

I'm a big fan of Michael Palmer and this is another good book. The narrator does a good job. Part 2 keeps you on the edge of you seat as the story really starts to unfold.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,804
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,681
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,694

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Fantastic! Fun! Don't pass on this one!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-11

Probably the most entertaining audio book I've ever listened to.
You will laugh and cry. The narrators are extremely talented and help bring the story to life.

  • Bikeman

  • By: Thomas F. Flynn
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Seasoned journalist Tom Flynn shares his experiences on that "forever September morning" from his perspective as a journalist and neutral observer who stands apart from the event, but also as a participant, a survivor, and now a defining chronicler of the morning that changed our nation forever: September 11, 2001.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely wonderful

  • By Mebythesea on 09-11-08

If you can get past the over the top language.....

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-11

I really wanted to like this book. I purchased it in early 2010. I tried to listen to it back then and the over the top, flowery language was just too much. I couldn't even concentrate on the story.
In April 2011 I decided that it deserved another try.
Unfortunately, the result was the same. This book just didn't work for me.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

  • By: Ada Louise Huxtable
  • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for The New York Times comes an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In this book, Huxtable looks at the architect and the man, exploring the sources of his tumultuous and troubled life and his long career as a master builder, as well as his search for lasting, true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book! Excellent reader!

  • By Stephen B on 03-06-05

Not exactly what I expected

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-09

As a Chicago native I've always known about Frank Lloyd Wright. Although interested in understanding more about his work, I wanted a deeper look into his personal life and his notorious relationships with various women throughout his lifetime.
I admit I didn't finish listening to this book because it just seemed to focus so much on his work.
If you're a true architecture buff this book is definitely for you. Otherwise you might want to look for another book on FLW's life.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful