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Colleen Dunning

Durango, CO
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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,827
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,922
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,831

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Comey provides food for thought through the theme of the qualities of mentors and leaders through out his career. I enjoyed hearing casual anecdotes about past presidents. The details he provides clarified issues for me related to the 2016 election. I found his accounts of interactions with Trump to be genuine and concerning. I appreciate his candor.

  • Scream

  • Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear
  • By: Margee Kerr
  • Narrated by: Margee Kerr
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

In this surprising, scary, entertaining audiobook, Kerr puts her expertise to the test. Not merely content to observe others' fear, she confronts it in the form of things like skydiving, paranormal investigations, and a visit to Japan's infamous "suicide forest." In her willingness to explore the world's scariest attractions, Kerr shows why we seek out terror even when there is plenty to fear in everyday life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Science and entertaining anecdotes

  • By dizzyweasel on 10-12-15

Loved It

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

Really enjoyed the perfect balance between amusing anecdote, cited science and psycological/sociological observation. A must read for any true fan of the feeling of fear.

  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,674

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The circus of your dreams

  • By Anonymous User on 09-22-11

BORING

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-16

Although it had some beautiful imagery, it bored the hell out of me. I found myself skipping whole chapters once i got half way and seemingly not missing much. the pace was painfully slow and uneventful.

  • This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance

  • By: Jonathan Evison
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 195

With her husband Bernard two years in the grave, seventy-nine-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that she's been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearance of her late husband and the very real arrival of her estranged daughter midway through the cruise, Harriet is forced to take a long look back, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely and completely.

  • By joyce on 03-14-16

Completely Depressing....but good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-16

I enjoy portraits and that's what this is, a portrait of a very typical, average elderly woman. The simple tale leaves you questioning the purpose of her existence and your own. I found Harriet to be quite endearing, as flawed as she may have been.

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