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  • Make Trouble

  • Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead: My Life Story
  • By: Cecile Richards, Lauren Peterson - contributor
  • Narrated by: Cecile Richards
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 452

From Cecile Richards - the president of Planned Parenthood, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women's March on Washington, and "the heroine of the resistance" (Vogue) - comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women's rights and social justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST READ FOR EVERY WOMAN!!!!!

  • By Judith M. McLean on 05-02-18

...Helped Me Find My VOICE.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-18

For all of the women who feel untitled to their own opinions; for all of us who have spent most of our lives being put upon, depressed and afraid; for all of us women who have somehow "lost" ourselves under the oppressive weight of every patriarchal social construct, this book will help you find your voice again...and yourself.

  • My Beloved World

  • By: Sonia Sotomayor
  • Narrated by: Rita Moreno
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring story but choppy editing

  • By Erika Shaffer on 05-05-14

...an inspiration for Latinas, everywhere.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-18

As an Afro-Cuban-American, there were so many parallels between Justice Sotomayor's early childhood and mine, I was moved to both eerily pause and streaming tears. This book helped to heal a part of the broken little girl in me. Thank you.

  • My Own Words

  • By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett, Wendy W. Williams
  • Narrated by: Linda Lavin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 - a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture. My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacularly Dry

  • By CMP on 07-27-18

Inspiring.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I have fallen in love with this tiny powerhouse of a woman. This book did not disappoint. #LongLiveTheRBG

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  • Kindred

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830

Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes she's been given a challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Octavia is awesome!!

  • By Kirsten on 01-30-08

Illuminating.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-04-18

A dark and sobering romp through antebellum, southern Maryland. A lesson for all of us....past.and present.

  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,245

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational yet Existential Crisis Inducing

  • By Celia on 05-31-16

Transformative.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-18

To truly live this life properly, you must deeply understand and appreciate death. This book helps you do that.

  • American Nations

  • A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
  • By: Colin Woodard
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883

North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an "American" or "Canadian" culture, but rather into one of the 11 distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of a Kind Masterpiece

  • By Theo Horesh on 02-28-13

EXCEPTIONAL.

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

... finally understand why Americans are so divided and why our collective identity is a myth.