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  • The Skeptic's Guide to American History

  • By: Mark A. Stoler, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark A. Stoler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,886
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,561

To take a skeptical approach to American history is not to dabble in imaginative conspiracy theories; rather, it's to reframe your understanding of this great nation's past and actually strengthen your appreciation for what makes American history such a fascinating chapter in the larger story of Western civilization. And in this bold 24-lecture series, you can do just that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skeptical but Not Cynical

  • By Ark1836 on 11-20-15

Reading again

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-16

First listened aye at ago. Rr-listening during this election cycle. Love the book, performance and insights !!

  • The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

  • By: Lauren Willig
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,107
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
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    4 out of 5 stars 634

Deciding that true romantic heroes are a thing of the past, Eloise Kelly, an intelligent American who always manages to wear her Jimmy Choo suede boots on the day it rains, leaves Harvard's Widener Library bound for England to finish her dissertation on the dashing pair of spies the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. What she discovers is something the finest historians have missed: a secret history that begins with a letter dated 1803.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly entertaining

  • By Jeny on 04-03-10

Buy a 99 cent candy bar!

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Reviewed: 09-07-15

Save your money. This is the worst thing I've heard in 15 years of audio reading. I love romance and British historical novels. This is neither a novel or romantic.

  • The Amateur Marriage

  • A Novel
  • By: Anne Tyler
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 153
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    4 out of 5 stars 56
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    4 out of 5 stars 56

They seemed like the perfect couple: young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment Pauline, a stranger to the Polish Eastern Avenue neighborhood of Baltimore (though she lived only twenty minutes away), walked into his mother's grocery store, Michael was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervor, they are propelled into a hasty wedding. But they never should have married.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Lisa on 01-25-04

The Summer Book!

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Reviewed: 06-03-15

Beach and pool. Another great AT ! Tears at the finish. What more do you want?!

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  • 1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War

  • By: Charles Emerson
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspectives narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features last summers in grand aristocratic residences or its most destructive ones: the unresolved rivalries of the great European powers, the fear of revolution, violence in the Balkans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book ruined by bad read

  • By GANESHi on 08-02-13

Understanding for today

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Reviewed: 10-01-14

This was a great background to the why and who is/are of the current conflicts. It provides logic and compassion for generations of people who have are struggled with the modern age. And continue to struggle to to break free of the old ways.

  • Honor's Splendour

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240

In the feuding English court, gentle Lady Madelyne suffered the cruel whims of her ruthless brother, Baron Louddon. Then, in vengeance for a bitter crime, Baron Duncan of Wexton—the Wolf—unleashed his warriors against Louddon's domain. Exquisite Madelyne was the prize he catured...but when he gazed upon the proud beauty, he pledged to protect her with his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book, Bad Narrator

  • By Q on 07-13-10

Liza Doolittle and The Queen Mother 11th Century D

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Reviewed: 09-20-14

This may be a great story, Garwood has been a favorite author for 15+ years. But the reading is terrible! Seriously, since when did Uppercrust and Limey Englishmen mix in the middle ages? Some stories can be pleasantly read without acting them out so poorly. I regret this purchase.

  • Love Saves the Day

  • By: Gwen Cooper
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

When five-week-old Prudence, a brown tabby, meets a woman named Sarah in a deserted construction site on Manhattan's Lower East Side, she knows she's found the human she was meant to adopt. For three years their lives are filled with laughter, tuna, catnaps, music, and the unchanging routines Prudence craves. Then one day Sarah doesn't come home. From Prudence's perch on the windowsill she sees Laura, the daughter who hardly ever comes to visit Sarah, arrive with her new husband. They're carrying boxes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Story!

  • By Trish on 10-11-13

Dear little kitten!

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Reviewed: 03-05-14

Adorable story of the power of our pets to change us and how we may change them. Wonderful entertainment, laughed, cried and wished it would never end.

  • A Dog Named Boo

  • How One Dog and One Woman Rescued Each Other - And the Lives They Transformed Along the Way
  • By: Lisa Edwards
  • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
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    4 out of 5 stars 104
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    4 out of 5 stars 103

The last thing Lisa Edwards needed was a new dog. But when she came across an abandoned litter on Halloween, her heart went out to the runt who walked into walls and couldn't steady his feet. Lisa - healing from past abuse and battling constant pain from a chronic medical condition - saw a bit of herself in little Boo. And when he snuggled, helpless, against her, she knew he was meant to be hers. The dunce of obedience class with poor eyesight and a clumsy gait, Boo was the least likely of heroes. Yet with his unflappable spirit and boundless love, Boo has changed countless lives through his work as a therapy dog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Soothing, relaxing, inspirational

  • By Pamela Dale Foster on 05-07-13

May be better for reading and learning to train

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Reviewed: 03-05-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I was expecting more entertainment and a whole lot less psychology of service dog. I guess I just did not read deep enough into the description

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