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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,933
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68,298
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,911

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

So grateful she shard her story!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

Michelle Obama openly shares the depths of her story. It had me in tears over and over, both happy and sad. And, she reads the book herself, making it so that many of us get the precious closeness of her message, almost as if we were there to be hugged by her.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,144

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Very good

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

This was one I would really recommend. I cried, but felt warmed by the listening!

  • Winds of Change

  • Valdemar: The Mage Winds, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Arrows of the Queen introduced listeners to the remarkable land of Valdemar, the kingdom protected by its Heralds - men and women gifted with extraordinary mind powers - aided and served by their mysterious Companions - horselike beings who know the many secrets of Valdemar's magical heritage. None but the Companions remember the long-ago age when high magic was lost to Valdemar as the last Herald-Mage gave his life to protect his kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much improved

  • By Linda on 01-30-14

I like book two more tgan book one...&

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I like book two more than book one, and while it does have a real ending, it skillfully leads you to book three.

  • Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain

  • By: A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,372

Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done... everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel aliens invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilariously wacky!

  • By Kat Hooper on 04-09-12

Fun and refreshing story

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

This is a fun and emotionally refreshing story. I found it best enjoyed when I had long periods to listen. Full of humor and a good story line.

  • Arrow's Flight

  • Heralds of Valdemar series, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 251

Talia could scarcely believe that she had finally earned the rank of full Herald. Though this seemed like the fulfillment of all her dreams, it also meant she would face trials far greater than those she had previously survived. For now, Talia must ride forth to patrol the kingdom of Valdemar, dispensing Herald's justice throughout the land. But in this realm beset by dangerous unrest, enforcing her rulings will require all the courage and skill Talia could command - for if she misuses her own special powers, both she and Valdemar will pay the price. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can I give 6 stars?

  • By Amy Lee Milner on 05-27-18

Struggle for book two

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The reading of this story was wonderful! And, the consistency in that regard between book one and book two was perfect! However, I was disappointed that this book undid part of the completion from the. first book in the series, instead of continuing the plot forward after her training. it reused the problems from book one instead of giving or heroin a new focus. Once I was able to set this frustration aside I could enjoy the book, and the ending was triumphant and good, but I hope that the next book in the series can take our trained character now and build on what has already been laid, instead of again repeating the same problems and struggles that we have seen completely conquered twice already. I am sure there is more to deal with in her world than her own struggle to control her gift and to live with her low self esteem.

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  • Arrows of the Queen

  • Heralds of Valdemar Series, Book 1
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

Chosen by the Companion Rolan, a mystical horse-like being with powers beyond imagining, Talia, once a runaway, has now become a trainee Herald, destined to become one of the Queen's own elite guard. For Talia has certain awakening talents of the mind that only a Companion like Rolan can truly sense. But as Talia struggles to master her unique abilities, time is running out. For conspiracy is brewing in Valdemar, a deadly treason that could destroy Queen and kingdom. Opposed by unknown enemies capable of both diabolical magic and treacherous assassination, the Queen must turn to Talia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely brillant

  • By Mark Taylor on 04-07-18

well written and exceptionally read!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

This book is well written and exceptionally read. Now to find this series' book two!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful