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  • My Life on the Road

  • By: Gloria Steinem
  • Narrated by: Debra Winger, Gloria Steinem
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575

Gloria Steinem - writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world - now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. She reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for equality. This is the story at the heart of My Life on the Road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Changed Me

  • By Angel Adams on 11-05-15

Glad I Found This

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

Reviewed: 11-30-15

Loved the accounts, especially about the Native cultures, with which I am only slightly familiar. Ms. Steinem's journey through her life so far was well written, engaging and inspiring. Highly recommended.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Wright Brothers

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,478

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story but narration is a little boring

  • By Vince on 08-20-15

Outstanding in Every Way

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

David McCullough's account of the lives and discoveries of the Wright family is inspiring and entertaining. Further, Mr. McCullough's passion, as he reads his engaging story, is contagious and heartwarming.

A delightful listening experience. Bravo! Highly recommended!

  • Whatever You Do, Don't Run

  • True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
  • By: Peter Allison
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 820

Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top ­safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry ­elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals: herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drivers May Laugh Too Hard to Drive!

  • By D. in Dallas on 09-21-12

Charming and Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

Met my expectations. Loved the early story about the mouse problem and how it was handled. I will never go back to Africa, but it brought back good memories.

  • Scent of the Missing

  • Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog
  • By: Susannah Charleson
  • Narrated by: Susannah Charleson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

After the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, Susannah Charleson was so impressed by the newspaper photo of an exhausted handler and his search-and-rescue dog that she decided to train a dog of her own. A dog lover and pilot with search experience herself, Charleson got Puzzle, a strong, bright Golden Retriever, who from the start, exhibited a unique aptitude for search-and-rescue work. But the puppy’s willfulness challenged even Susannah, who had raised dogs for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By #24 fan on 10-05-10

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

Heartwarming and sensitive, humorous and poignant, with liberal insight into the SAR process. A great listen for dog lovers. Highly recommended!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Marry an English Lord Part 2

  • By: Gail MacColl, Carol McD. Wallace
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles - just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To Marry An English Lord. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details-plus quotes and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette - To Marry An English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen for its Historical Insights

  • By LARASDDW on 01-30-15

Great Listen for its Historical Insights

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

I found this book wonderfully entertaining. While we know quite a bit about the professional history and contribution to American life of many of the families named, I didn't know so much about their social interactions with its considerations, limits, and encouragements.

I think, also, the book adds color and better understanding of the Downton Abbey phenomenon, as we watch characters develop season after season.

The snooty tone of the reader was also perfect for a work of this nature, and lent a certain sense of comedy for me.

Recommended by a friend, and I am so glad she encouraged me.

  • Angels at the Table

  • A Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy Christmas Story
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

In this joyous and whimsical holiday novel, Debbie Macomber rings in the season with the return of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, delivering laughs, love, and a charming dose of angelic intervention. Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel's work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year's Eve. With an apprentice angel, Will, under their wings, they descend upon Times Square in New York City eager to join in the festivities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love! love! love! All the Angel Books

  • By Blanche on 05-21-13

Pleasant, but not entertaining enough to finish

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

Reviewed: 11-22-12

What did you like best about Angels at the Table? What did you like least?

Fond of the author as a public figure and businessperson, but this story didn't hold my interest. Also, I felt like the performer was reading to a kindergarten class, so the repetitive bickering of the story became very slow and tiresome. I think I'll postpone finishing it for another day.

If you’ve listened to books by Debbie Macomber before, how does this one compare?

I have listened to one other book section which was far more engaging.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kimberly Farr?

Probably once more, to see if the experience improved. Can't tell if it was the reader or story that put me off.

  • The Light Between Oceans

  • A Novel
  • By: M. L. Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,512
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,677

In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Three years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel is tending the grave of her newly lost infant when she hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story.....terrible narrator.

  • By Sandra on 08-14-12

Great story

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

Reviewed: 11-22-12

If you could sum up The Light Between Oceans in three words, what would they be?

Engaging, thought-provoking.

What does Noah Taylor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Good performance, although difficult to hear the changes in volume to emphasize the drama. Still, a good reader, appropriate to the story.