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  • Lilac Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Martha Hall Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,043

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unknown History

  • By Kristi on 06-15-17

One of the best books ever read

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Great writing style, elicits many emotional responses. A masterful story, carefully researched. Grateful to the author for this amazing creation.

  • My Song

  • A Memoir
  • By: Harry Belafonte, Michael Shnayerson
  • Narrated by: Harry Belafonte, Mirron Willis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Belafonte grew up, poverty-ridden, in Harlem and Jamaica. His mother was a complex woman - caring but withdrawn, eternally angry and rarely satisfied. His father was distant and physically abusive. It was not an easy life, but it instilled in young Harry the hard-nosed toughness of the city and the resilient spirit of the Caribbean lifestyle. It also gave him the drive to make good and channel his anger into actions that were positive and life-affirming. His journey led to the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he encountered an onslaught of racism but also fell in love with the woman he eventually married.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Khafre on 12-30-11

Chronicles Civil Rights Movement in a Personal Way

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

My Song is one of the best historical memoirs I have ever read. Hearing Belafonte reading puts him in the room with the listener. His closeness to Martin Luther King and ability to access Bobby Kennedy make awesome accounts. Belafonte' intelligence, insights, rich vocabulary and melodies voice create a top-level experience.

  • Believer

  • My Forty Years in Politics
  • By: David Axelrod
  • Narrated by: David Axelrod
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

The man behind some of the greatest political changes of the last decade, David Axelrod has devoted a lifetime to questioning political certainties and daring to bring fresh thinking into the political landscape. Whether as a child hearing John F. Kennedy stump in New York or as a strategist guiding the first African American to the White House, Axelrod shows in Believer how his own life stands at the center of the tumultuous American century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent !!!

  • By Mary Jo on 04-24-15

The best book I have listened too

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

David Axelrod's reading of his own story is a heartwarming look into both sides of politics, the self-interested and the believer. Thank you, David, for sharing your story.

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,773
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,738

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

Exceeded expectations

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

Exceeded expectations. Grateful that Harper Lee gave us another outstanding masterpiece. The themes echo her other favorite.

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