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Dianne Lipscomb

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  • An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew

  • By: Annejet van der Zijl, Michele Hutchison - translator
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 377

 Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown. At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a local dance, having no idea that the mercurial charmer she would impulsively wed was heir to one of the wealthiest families in America. But when he died twelve years later, Allene packed her bags for New York City. Never once did she look back. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • American princess

  • By ZOE R on 05-12-18

Allene Tew had a bright star that she followed

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Very interesting story. She was born under a very lucky star. Most women in those days didn't have it so good! The story gave a short but great overview of history during her lifetime. I liked it very much. A short read but an interesting one!

  • The Deep Dark

  • Disaster and Redemption in America's Richest Silver Mine
  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Gary Roelofs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

For nearly a century, Kellogg, Idaho, was home to America's richest silver mine, Sunshine Mine. Mining there, as everywhere, was not an easy life, but regardless of the risk, there was something about being underground, the lure of hitting a deep vein of silver. The promise of good money and the intense bonds of friendship brought men back year after year. Mining is about being a man and a fighter in a job where tomorrow always brings the hope of a big score.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Miner's Life

  • By Dianne Lipscomb on 01-20-19

Miner's Life

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I live about an hour away from the Sunshine mine. I was young when it happened and don't remember much about it. The story was very good but really sad. What those miners went through because of NO Regulations, greed, and extremely poor administration. I had learned so much about mining, miners, and their families. A great book for a book club to discuss!

  • Word by Word

  • The Secret Life of Dictionaries
  • By: Kory Stamper
  • Narrated by: Kory Stamper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence, Kory Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography - from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kory should narrate more Audible books!

  • By R. Stern on 04-24-17

Yawner!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

A great read to put you to sleep! However, I did learn some things about those that research words.Just not my type of book!!!

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  • Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences

  • By: Jeffrey Long, Paul Perry
  • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 297

Evidence of the Afterlife shares the firsthand accounts of people who have died and lived to tell about it. Through their work at the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, radiation oncologist Jeffrey Long and his wife, Jody, have gathered thousands of accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs) from all over the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • comprehensive

  • By geoff on 10-26-11

Very Interesting

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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: 05-25-18

This book has scientific process in studying this topic! It is a professional written and in depth study of NDE. I will look into their website. Excellent book.

  • Flipside

  • A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife
  • By: Richard Martini
  • Narrated by: Richard Martini
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Author and award winning filmmaker Richard Martini explores startling new evidence for life after death, via the "life between lives," where we reportedly return to find our loved ones, soul mates and spiritual teachers. Based on the evidence of thousands of people who claim that under deep hypnosis, they saw and experienced the same basic things about the Afterlife, this audiobook documents interviews with hypnotherapists around the world trained in the method.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding work, & delivery

  • By Jesse Herbert on 03-21-14

Reincarnation

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

If you want to know about reincarnation and personal experiences of it then this is a great book to read or listen too! I felt that the narrator was an amateur. I could hear him turning his pages and towards the end of the book it sounded like he was just trying to get through it! There were interesting stories of people's recall of past lives while under hypnosis. I'm not a believer in reincarnation so it was trite!

  • After This

  • When Life Is Over, Where Do We Go?
  • By: Claire Bidwell Smith
  • Narrated by: Claire Bidwell Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

In her therapy practice specializing in grief, Smith confronts the quandary of what happens next. In a dynamic five-part structure, she answers the unanswerable questions - will I ever see my parents again? Can my parents see me now, even though they are gone? Will I remain connected to my own daughters when I die? - for herself and for all of us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Healing, awe inspiring, riveting, LOVED IT!

  • By Jesse Herbert on 02-02-16

Beautiful and Warmly Exposed

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

This was such a heart warm explanation of life when we lose a love one. I loved how she wrote to her daughters at the end of each chapter. I could identify with a lot of her emotions and the struggles she had in understanding and wanting to communicate with her mom. It was a very interesting path that she is following. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that lost a love one.

  • The Dinner

  • A Novel
  • By: Herman Koch, Sam Garrett (translator)
  • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,648
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,375
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,384

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse - the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Dinner To Remember!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 02-23-13

Very Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I would have thrown this book in the trash can if it weren't for the fact that it is on on my book club list! The story is about a psychopath and his/her family's actions and thoughts towards everything. I found it extremely boring, trite, and disgusting! I would not recommend this book except to a psychologist.

What was most disappointing about Herman Koch and Sam Garrett (translator) ’s story?

The translator (Sam Garrett) was excellent! If it weren't for him I would have stopped after the first 100 pages. I was able to finish the book because after reading 100 pages into it I turned to the narrator to finish this pathetic story! It was BORING and very disgusting.

Which scene was your favorite?

None

What character would you cut from The Dinner?

All but Paul's brother

Any additional comments?

A lousy story!!!!

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