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  • Thick

  • And Other Essays
  • By: Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • Narrated by: Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 140

Smart, humorous, and strikingly original essays by one of “America’s most bracing thinkers on race, gender, and capitalism of our time.” (Rebecca Traister) In these eight piercing explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom - award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed - embraces her venerated role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Giving voice to the voiceless

  • By Cinnabun on 03-15-19

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-19

I follow Dr Tressie McMillan Cottom on Twitter. I loved these essays. I wish the book was longer.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95,685
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87,011
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 86,533

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

Great book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I am a Michelle Obama fangirl! So, I am biased, but I really enjoyed this book. I found it uplifting and inspirational.

  • Into the Drowning Deep

  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 873

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy. Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Excellent book by Mira Grant

  • By SharonNM on 04-13-18

Definitely not Disney mermaids#

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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: 07-08-18

A great book from start to finish! I want more novels set in this world!

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,623

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

You must listen!!

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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: 10-05-16

If you are hesitant about delving into science fiction or the fantasy genre, then this is a nice dip in the shallow end. Not too weird, not too scientific...just right. The perfect gateway drug! Excellent character development and plot, I didn't feel like there was anything missing from the story.

Please, Mr. Scalzi, may I have some more??

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