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  • Flight 232

  • A Story of Disaster and Survival
  • By: Laurence Gonzales
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed onto the runway and burst into a vast fireball. The rescuers didn't move at first: nobody could possibly survive that crash. And then people began emerging from the summer corn that lined the runways. Miraculously, 184 of 296 passengers lived. No one has ever attempted the complete reconstruction of a crash of this magnitude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Therapeutic

  • By Quiltedwings on 05-07-15

Worth the listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

This book was extremely well written. I felt like I was there and even learned some aviation engineering too!

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  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,733

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

Great perspective

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-16

Though I didn't agree with all of the author's ideas, I found this book to have alot of sociological accuracy. It was a window into a place that alot of us aren't privy too. I commend the author for sharing his story.

  • The Stranger Beside Me

  • The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,973

Ann Rule was working on the biggest story of her career, tracking the trail of victims left by a brutal serial killer. Little did this future best-selling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends. Everyone's picture of a natural winner, Ted Bundy was a bright, charming, and handsome man with a promising future as an attorney. But on January 24, 1989 Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women - and had confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more women from coast to coast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good One from Ann Rule

  • By Malia on 08-24-12

Very informative and interesting....

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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: 11-06-16

This book is a must read for Bundyphiles. It also offers an interesting perspective from a friend who led an extreme double life.