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  • While You Were Mine

  • By: Ann Howard Creel
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

The end of World War II should have brought joy to Gwen Mullen. But on V-J Day, her worst fear is realized. As celebrating crowds gather in Times Square, a soldier appears on her doorstep to claim Mary, the baby abandoned to Gwen one year earlier. Suddenly Gwen is on the verge of losing the child she has nurtured and loves dearly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't finish this one..uggh

  • By tdubs on 05-29-16

This book is a gift to all who read it

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

As I read this book, I kept getting the feeling it was written for me, to help me along on my newest adventure. Familial DNA seemed to be woven into the words of every page. This is the romance story of many who’ve come to call America home.

SPOILER ALERT: I can only hope my life begins anew, like the character, in the arms of the person I love.

  • A Fighting Chance

  • By: Elizabeth Warren
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Warren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046

As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher - an ambitious goal, given her family’s modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but 15 years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington, DC, to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book. Great Narration.

  • By Amy on 06-03-14

That's what girls do!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

This is the best book by a politician I haves ever read. It reads like a story you don't want to put down. Warren's reading of the audiobook is easy to listen to, her voice pleasant. But here is why every American should read this:

A big part of Warren's life has been spent researching the banking industry, bankruptcy laws, and big banks. She is an expert in this area and even more rare understands the finance industry from the perspective of how it impacts the American people. In this book, Warren gives you simple explanations of how lobbyists for big banks have succeeded in rigging the system.

It is also an inside glimpse of her path from regular person to politician. It is a mandatory read for anyone who wants to run for public office.

She completely debunks the lies about her Native American heritage. Republicans who read it will come away ashamed of their party.

One of the most poignant moments is when her dog becomes ill just two weeks before Election Day. Have tissues ready.

My favorite part of the book is when Warren talks about whenever she say a young girl at her campaign events she would introduce herself saying: "I'm Elizabeth Warren and I'm running for Senator because that's what dirks do."

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  • The Singer and the Song

  • An Autobiography of the Spirit
  • By: Miriam Therese Winter
  • Narrated by: Janis Ian
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Miriam Therese Winter, an award-winning musician and four-time Catholic Book Award-winner, shares her experiences of becoming a Sister, working with starving children in Ethiopia and with refugees in Cambodia, of exploring the mysteries of India and the wonders of God in her own backyard, of having breast cancer and having hope. She also illumines new aspects of community, Eucharist, the word and spirit, water and the stars, spiritual blessedness, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By tlkwrite on 12-29-13

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-13

What made the experience of listening to The Singer and the Song the most enjoyable?

Janis Ian's rendition of the songs.

Have you listened to any of Janis Ian’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. Another 5 star performance! Ian's acting background and musician's ear for sound quality, make her performances blend completely with the story. Janis' voice coney's an understanding of the story so completely it is a joy to listen!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I found the songs compelling.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to more from Janis Ian!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful