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  • Visionary Activist Astrology

  • Become a Secret Agent for Transformation
  • By: Caroline W. Casey
  • Narrated by: Caroline W. Casey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 236

When ancient people first sought to explain the mysteries of their own lives, they looked to the heavens. There, they saw a perfect reflection linking them directly with an omniscient universe. The study of the stars and the study of the psyche comprised a single science - astrology - that led C. G. Jung to describe astrology as "the first form of psychology". Visionary Activist Astrology escorts you through the mists of time to our own century, when science has verified what ancient people knew instinctively.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was really good!!

  • By Mark on 12-09-15

Words of Wow.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Astrologer or not, you gotta appreciate the eloquence with which this author nimbly conceptualizes the interplay of macrodimensional forces. energies and grand psychologies. Woof. Genius, lovingly delivered.

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,065
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,610
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,550

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

thank you for telling these stories!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Real people whose lives are up-ended by the Depression, the Dust bowl, denial of the insidious rise of Nazism, interwoven with the challenge of mastering the Husky Clipper. Well told!

  • The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story

  • By: Hyeonseo Lee, David John
  • Narrated by: Josie Dunn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,949

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The grit it must have taken

  • By Lucy on 11-13-17

Life in North Korea -- an unintentional defector

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-17

A revealing account of life in North Korea where perceived disloyalty could provoke public execution.

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,058
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,899
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,758

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

What it's like to be senator by a regular nice guy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-17

Franken has a friendly down-to-earth manner and brings his reader into every day Senate life.

  • True North

  • By: Jim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who is a malevolent force more than a father and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. He and his sister Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family at 14 by taking up with the son of their Finnish-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Paul Z. on 02-14-10

Michigan's Hemingway? National treasure!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-17

Harrison is a captivating, master storyteller. Set with love in Michigan's north woods and waters.

  • The Great Leader

  • A Faux Mystery
  • By: Jim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

Author Jim Harrison has won international acclaim for his masterful body of work, including over thirty books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In his most original work to date, Harrison delivers an enthralling, witty, and expertly crafted novel following one man’s hunt for an elusive cult leader, dubbed the Great Leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Are you an over-thehill guy with one last mission?

  • By Craig on 05-15-13

"Up North" outdoorsy Michigander storytelling

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-17

The narrator was NOT a Michigander, missing 5 or 6 pronunciations, but Jim Harrison tells a good story or 2 or 3. Loved his places, people and storylines. The retired State Police detective protagonist liberally shares his own erotic fantasies and adventures, as he tracks down a cult leader suspected of preying upon young girls along with their parents' bank accounts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last Bus to Wisdom

  • A Novel
  • By: Ivan Doig
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978

The final novel from a great American storyteller. Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig's beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an 11-year-old's imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for "female trouble" in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ivan Doig was getting older

  • By Starr Callies on 01-13-16

Riding the Dog Bus into your Heart ... All Aboard!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-16

A reluctant boy traveler propelled by his autograph book into unexpected adventures and heady alliances.

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  • Daughter of the Mountains

  • By: Louise Rankin
  • Narrated by: Eve Bianco
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Momo undertakes a dangerous journey from the mountains of Tibet to the city of Calcutta, in search of her stolen dog, Pempa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mother & Daughter favorite

  • By Ann Victoria Hopcroft, Esq. on 02-20-11

Mother & Daughter favorite

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-11

My daughter and I have read and re-read this wonderful book about a young girl whose love for her dog takes her on an incredible journey. Her young and honest view of the world shapes some brave and remarkable solutions to problems that would stop many adults dead in their tracks. Inspiring for its youthful bravery and ingenuity; appreciated for its well-crafted storyline; and now sweetly narrated by Eve Bianco, this Newbery Award-winning book is highly recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Life of Bees

  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,434

Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike with its strong, assured voice. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome narrator

  • By Joey on 05-17-10

Bee Buddies Buffer Baddies

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-11

A poignant story of a young girl who finds herself born into a violent, abusive, rascist environment and has the strength, ingenuity and open-mindedness to fashion a beautiful new life for herself encouraged by the secret lives of the bees and their most excellent keepers. The effort was appreciated also as a cultural commentary, lest those of us living in this arguably post-racial society might not remember the hurt, pain and misunderstandings wrought by racism.
The story is well-constructed; the characters are well-developed -- I want to meet August Boatright -- and masterfully narrated. A very enjoyable listen.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • An Object of Beauty

  • A Novel
  • By: Steve Martin
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 900
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 517

Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the New York art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights - and, at times, the dark lows - of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gifted writer, characters and context feel true

  • By L on 12-07-10

Art World Savvy; Fun Story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-11

As an artist and museum volunteer acquainted with the New York based art world, I had fun listening to this book. Steve Martin clearly knows art and has been a good sport on the round of interviews introducing his book. I loved that he made mention of the legendary art book dealer and expert, Peter Krauss, a really cool guy. It's just delightful to follow the creative exploits of this author, already high on my list for his comedic, movie and banjo! accomplishments.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful