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  • Confessions of a Bad Teacher

  • The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Public Education
  • By: John Owens
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

An explosive new look at the pressures on today's teachers and the pitfalls of school reform, Confessions of a Bad Teacher presents a passionate appeal to save public schools, before it's too late. When John Owens left a lucrative job to teach English at a public school in New York City's South Bronx, he thought he could do some good. Faced with a flood of struggling students, Owens devised ingenious ways to engage every last one. But as his students began to thrive under his tutelage, Owens found himself increasingly mired in a broken educational system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Telling it like it is.

  • By Deanna on 08-07-16

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-20-16

This book is an excellent and enlightening anecdotal account of teaching in America.

The audio performance is also great the performers voice conveys all the sarcasm and wit of the text.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Oedipus the King

  • By: Sophocles
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

In Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus discovers that he has been caught in his terrible destiny, unknowingly murdering his father and marrying his mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Mark on 11-24-09

Excellent performance!

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Reviewed: 03-02-15

Sophocles is one of the greatest play writes to have ever lived. Oedipus tackles one several important themes in greek literature including: free will, justice, family, friendship. Exceptional translation and pertinence of this wonderful greek play.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful