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  • The Wind in His Heart

  • By: Charles de Lint
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

Young Thomas Corn Eyes sees into the otherworld, but all he wants to do is get off the rez. Steve Cole escaped from his rock star life to disappear into the desert and mountains. Fifteen-year-old barrio kid Sadie Higgins has been discarded once too often. Blogger Leah Hardin needs to leave Newford, come to terms with the loss of her best friend, and actually engage with her life. When these lives collide in the Hierro Maderas Mountains, they must struggle to escape their messy pasts and find a way to carve a future for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and Heartening

  • By Anna on 09-22-17

Part mystery, part spirit, part fantasy - all good

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I have been a long-time fan of Charles de Lint but had kind of moved on to other storytellers. After reading this book I went right back to the Newford series to be hooked once again. Such great characters and attention to detail. The book is wonderful overall, but there is a lesson about personal power that so resonates with me. In part, he says, "When you take responsibility for somebody else's decisions, or actions, you take away their power.... When you take away somebody's power you lose some of your own as well." At it's heart, this book is about connection to one another, to the earth, to the spirit world, and to the connection between stories.

  • County

  • Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital
  • By: David A. Ansell MD
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

This amazing tale is the story of one of America's oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From it's inception as a "Poor House" dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago's Cook County Hospital has been both a renowned teaching hospital and the healthcare provider of last resort for the city's uninsured. County covers more than thirty years of its history, beginning in the late 1970s when the author began his internship, to the "Final Rounds" when the enormous iconic Victorian hospital building was replaced and hundreds of former trainees gathered to bid it an emotional farewell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Accurate account

  • By Cheryl E Ligon on 11-19-11

County: Life, Death & Politics

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

Reviewed: 11-22-11

The individual stories of life and death are interesting, but the book is really about the politics of publicly-funded health care. Most discouraging: the book spans decades and basic problems persist. On the other hand, lots of room for hope: dedicated docs and some examples of top-notch medical care. Insightful and a good example of how the personal becomes political.

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