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  • Ghostland

  • An American History in Haunted Places
  • By: Colin Dickey
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 369

Colin Dickey is on the trail of America's ghosts. Crammed into old houses and hotels, abandoned prisons and empty hospitals, the spirits that linger continue to capture our collective imagination, but why? His own fascination piqued by a house hunt in Los Angeles that revealed derelict foreclosures and "zombie homes", Dickey embarks on a journey across the continental United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fluffed-up college essay writ large.

  • By Gavin on 10-13-16

Interesting and Informative

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-17

This book reads as part history, part meditation on place and space. Beyond telling stories of cruel events and their resulting hauntings, Dickey explains how we use ghost stories as a culture, as cautionary tales or to make sense of tragic events or, stranger still, to explain why certain spaces and places make us feel uncomfortable.

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  • The Happy Vegan

  • A Guide to Living a Long, Healthy, and Successful Life
  • By: Russell Simmons, Chris Morrow
  • Narrated by: Black Ice
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

In The Happy Vegan, Simmons shares how once he started practicing yoga and meditation, he became more conscious of his choices, particularly the choices he made regarding his diet. Simmons first adopted a vegetarian and then vegan diet and almost immediately began to experience the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of eating green and clean.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing from beginning to end!

  • By Jeela S. Matthews on 12-29-15

Good Intro to Veganism

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-16

This book is a good overview of veganism that might be more approachable than something like "How Not to Die" or "The China Study". I like how Simmons intertwined veganism with a more compassionate and self-aware lifestyle. If you are already vegan, this book doesn't provide anything new or astounding, but is interesting and will certainly reaffirm what you already believe.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • All the Single Ladies

  • Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
  • By: Rebecca Traister
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Rebecca Traister - introduction
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796

In a provocative, groundbreaking work, National Magazine Award finalist Rebecca Traister, "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" (Anne Lamott), traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, destroyed by narration

  • By Theresa Holleran on 03-06-16

Essential Reading

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

For anyone interested in feminism, this book is essential. It looks at the systemic, societal issues affecting women, particularly single women. This book is intersectional and looks in-depth at perspectives other than typical, middle class white feminism.