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  • Get Well Soon

  • History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
  • By: Jennifer Wright
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,170

In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-19th-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome - a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know syphilis could be so fascinating.

  • By Carrie Arnold on 02-09-17

History of how man has responded to epidemics

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

GUIDANCE FOR THIS CENTURY'S OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Review, hard facts, mistakes, triumphs in society's response to selected plagues, epidemics, killer bacteria & viruses from the plagues of Rome through polio to AIDS.

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  • Stuff

  • Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
  • By: Randy O. Frost, Gail Stekeete
  • Narrated by: Joe Caron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 958

What possesses someone to save every scrap of paper thats ever come into his home? What compulsions drive a woman like Irene, whose hoarding cost her her marriage? Or Ralph, whose imagined uses for castoff items like leaky old buckets almost lost him his house?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly fascinating

  • By JoAnn on 10-06-10

Eye opener on hoarding

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

Book is based on stories of hoarders. These stories contain specific and true facts. Then rational explanations for the hoarding behavior are discussed. Mentioned as possible causes of hoarding are trauma, genetics, frontal lobe anomalies.
Excellent to get an understanding of this condition with tips on finding help for it. Highly recommend.

  • Fear

  • By: Gabriel Chevallier
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

In 1915, Jean Dartemont heads off to the Great War, an eager conscript. The only thing he fears is missing the action. Soon, however, the vaunted "war to end all wars" seems like a war that will never end: whether mired in the trenches or going over the top, Jean finds himself caught in the midst of an unimaginable, unceasing slaughter. After he is wounded, he returns from the front to discover a world where no one knows or wants to know any of this.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good boots-on-the-ground fictionalized story of World War I

  • By William Terry on 08-19-18

Grim terror of WWI trench warfare

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-15

Clive Chafer has an annoying habit of lilting higher his voice at the end of each sentence. In this recording he seems to try correcting this. It is a much better performance than his others because of this effort.

  • Go the F--k to Sleep

  • By: Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
  • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,738
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,596

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson ( Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read the F--king REVIEW!

  • By Darwin8u on 05-21-12

Hysterical - a story every parent can dig

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

Reviewed: 06-25-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Have recommended it several times because it it the enunciation of thoughts every parent has when trying to get a child to go to sleep.

What about Samuel L. Jackson’s performance did you like?

Jackson personalizes the story with recollections of his own experiences putting his daughter to bed.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed and laughed. Still laugh when I think about it!!!

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,718
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,100

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's portrait of the Jazz Age in all its decadence and excess, is, as editor Maxwell Perkins praised it in 1924, "a wonder". It remains one of the most widely read, translated, admired, imitated, and studied 20th-century works of American fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something you won't fall asleep to...

  • By Mrs. Jewell on 01-18-05

Magnificent reading by Tim Robbins

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

Reviewed: 06-25-13

Where does The Great Gatsby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top of all audiobooks. Robbins has mastered the dialects of his characters and translates their intrinsic emotional character into individual voices perfect for a great listen.

What about Tim Robbins’s performance did you like?

His ability to translate a character's inner substance into a voice and his beautiful southern drawl for the two women.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Did not matter but could have listened in one sitting b/c it was so enthralling.

Any additional comments?

Brilliantly read.