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  • The Wisdom of Wolves

  • Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack
  • By: Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher, James Manfull - contributor, and others
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns, Kate Mulligan, Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

For six years Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived intimately with a pack of wolves, gaining their trust as no one has before. In this book the Dutchers reflect on the virtues they observed in wolf society and behavior. Each chapter exemplifies a principle, such as kindness, teamwork, playfulness, respect, curiosity, and compassion. Their heartfelt stories combine into a thought-provoking meditation on the values shared between the human and the animal world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding Wolves... Gives us wisdom

  • By Kay on 03-04-19

Understanding Wolves... Gives us wisdom

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I never knew much about wolves but what tv or scary movies taught me... This book certainly changed that!
I bought a hard copy of this book... its a keeper. This audio version is done well... I'll be lusteni,g to it again!

  • Mornings on Horseback

  • The Story of an Extraordinary Family, and the Unique Child who Became Theodore Roosevelt
  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Michael O'Brien on 06-15-04

Great book of a Brillant Man.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-19

Mr David McCullough. comes through once again with this volume if a family in history that made history ! Tragedy , family intreges, love , dedication and driving ambition., all make this true story astounding! Diffenately worth the 1 credit.. or purchase... A personal library "must havei! " :)

  • John Adams

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 29 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,714

McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lip smacking good

  • By Randall on 08-29-16

Another D McCullough delughtful, infomitive hit!!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

So well written I couldn't wait to get back to it! Audio performance was real... life - like... It was as though I had a beloved relative reading to me while I made dinner or drove around town...
I'm looking forward to going through another McCullough volume soon again!!

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,936

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

I married an Ove... Almost a true story for me

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I'm generally not a fiction reader, however I fell in love with Ove... I saw my Husband in his unchangeable, straight forward and fixed way about him... The story of his youth was most moving... How he met and fell in love with his beloved, believably romantic... Would have given it more stars but the story got a bit bogged down in detail in the middle... And became " too fictional" for my taste... But Oves fixed, realistic no bones about it, ways... gave this story its gold. "You can be sure if that"...

  • Forty Autumns

  • A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall
  • By: Nina Willner
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family - of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than 40 years and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall. A personal look at a tenuous era that divided a city and a nation and continues to haunt us, Forty Autumns is an intimate and beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By AvidReader on 03-24-19

Magnificient Story

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

This book should be the next " Best Movie Of The Year"!
Listen to it!

  • William Howard Taft

  • The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913
  • By: Jeffrey Rosen, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Sean Wilentz
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

William Howard Taft never wanted to be president and yearned to serve as chief justice of the United States. In this assessment, author Jeffrey Rosen reveals Taft's crucial role in shaping how America balances populism against the rule of law. Taft approached each decision as president by asking whether it comported with the Constitution, seeking to put Roosevelt's activist executive orders on firm legal grounds. But unlike Roosevelt, who thought the president could do anything the Constitution didn't forbid, Taft insisted he could do only what the Constitution explicitly allowed.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Concise Biography

  • By Jean on 09-06-18

unexpectedly inspiring!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

The things that are of most important...not the most popular is what lasts through the halls of time... Chief Justice/ President Taft life's. work is best described as most important and. and its effects. are with us still today... This book tells you why!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Pharoah

  • The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise
  • By: Joe Drape
  • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,701
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,357

History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't buy it, free download

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-14-18

For Horse Racing Fan ONLY

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-18

One must love the workings of horse racing and its money trail to enjoy this read... It seems patchy in its story telling and labors to make a reasonable point... This book although I'm quite sure fascinating to some was not what I was hoping it would be. Good thing it was a freebee... I'm all too glad to get it off my device and onto better things...

  • Truman

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 54 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,378
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,379

Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the 33rd president of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Mousy Little Man From Missouri Revisited

  • By Sara on 07-23-15

Stunning<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

This is a great volume of one of the greatest men of history! We so could use such a man as Mr H. Truman today! The depicting of his " realism" and yet
steller character was most inspirational... Would that this become a must read for every incoming Presedrnt .