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Mary C. Murphy

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  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded

  • Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America
  • By: Thomas L. Friedman
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 350

Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy - both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Long, Flat, and Boring

  • By Sean on 12-12-08

Hot Flat and Crowded

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-08

My daughter suggested I listen to this book and she was right. I throughly am enjoying this book and it is most importantly, changing my behavior. No longer can I rationalize "global warming" but now can converse more effectively about climate change. I also understand better the geo-political infulences in our search for oil. I must read for everyone.

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  • I Don't Know How She Does It

  • The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother
  • By: Allison Pearson
  • Narrated by: Emma Fielding
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59

The surprise hit of the year, Allison Pearson's debut novel is garnering critical and fan raves. Publishers Weekly calls I Don't Know How She Does It "delightfully fast moving...with dozens of laugh-aloud moments and many tenderly touching ones," and Booklist applauds this "compelling manifesto on the plight of working mothers that manages to be both angry and funny."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Don't Know How She Does It

  • By Charles Loveridge on 03-12-03

Actually she doesn't!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-07

While you pick up this book as something light and fun to read it is anything but...however,it is enjoyable. I especially liked the voice of the woman who read the book as well as the references to all the british items: nappies,tea, etc. The main character Kate, is certainly not to be admired and seems quite thick in the head as she navigates the world of business, but much of what she experiences rings true. The fallout from her poor decisions wrectks havoc on her family and I won't give away the end, although it is what one expects. It was our book clubs book for January. I am sure it will provide fair discussion.