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T. Thompson

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  • A Chance in the World

  • An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home
  • By: Steve Pemberton
  • Narrated by: Steve Pemberton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 209

A Chance in the World is the unbelievably true story of a wounded and broken boy destined to become a man of resilience, determination, and vision. Through it all, Steve’s story teaches us that no matter how broken our past, no matter how great our misfortunes, we have it in us to create a new beginning and to build a place where love awaits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, moving story

  • By Sandra on 03-27-12

The power of fierce determination!

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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: 02-02-19

Steve's story validates me and so many others who feel like they took several trips to hell before we turned 18. I'm very thankful he chose to share his story through this book, in person and with his movie. Every person who hears the story will find encouragement to either continue their personal journey of resilience and/or understand the importance of creating a pathway that encourages resiliency for a child in the foster care system.

Thank you Steve for daring to dream your future was going to be different than your present.

  • What the Eyes Don't See

  • A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
  • By: Mona Hanna-Attisha
  • Narrated by: Mona Hanna-Attisha
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 178

Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water - and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening

  • By Shatan ~Book Attic Confessions on 08-07-18

Unrelenting Advocate!!

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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: 08-11-18

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed unless it is faced." James Baldwin

Dr. Mona is my real life hero. She forced life saving change through fierce determination and tenacity. She believed in her abilities as a researcher while understanding the real life consequences on those she served as a doctor if she had chosen inaction. This book should be required reading for all college aged students who are trying to figure out how they can make a long lasting real difference in this world. It's beyond sickening knowing that as I am typing this review, Flint Michigan still doesn't have clean water.

  • Creative Community Organizing

  • A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists, and Quiet Lovers of Justice
  • By: Si Kahn
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

A revealing and practical guide to community organizing that pulls together the accumulated lessons, strategies, and secrets from Si Kahn's 44 years of experience at the forefront of many civil rights, labor rights, and other social justice battles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In times like these, this book is essential!

  • By T. Thompson on 07-06-18

In times like these, this book is essential!

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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: 07-06-18

I found this book to be easy to listen to and packed full of useful ideas. The historical perspective provided me with a deeper understanding of some of the same issues we are still dealing with today, i.e. for profit prisons and immigration. I highly recommend this book to anyone who believes in order to make long term change we all need to, "pull your shift."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,505
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,460
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,361

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done!

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-22-18

Insightful and enjoyable voice to listen to.

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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: 04-30-18

I thought I knew a lot of his story prior to purchasing this audio book. There's so much I didn't know. I think Comey did a great job sharing with the listener his thought processes through providing many examples of his decision making process dating back to his childhood.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,004

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

If even 1/4 of this is true...holy...

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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: 01-21-18

I struggle with understanding why The Whitehouse allowed someone to get so close to so many, but I'm glad they did. This book confirms everything I have been piecing together over the past year. Trump supporters can continue to deny, but the truth always comes out.... always.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,089

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

Hard truths examined

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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: 12-25-17

Regardless of whether you voted for Hilary or didn't, this book is a must read to understand mistakes and lessons learned in order to not repeat them....no matter which party you support.

  • How to Get Run Over by a Truck

  • A Memoir
  • By: Katie McKenna
  • Narrated by: Katie McKenna
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246

People often say, "I feel like I've been run over by a truck." Katie actually was. On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, 24-year-old Katie McKenna was forever changed when she was run over by an 18-wheeler. Being crushed under a massive semi wasn't something Katie should have survived. After 10 hours of emergency surgery, she woke to find herself in a body and a life that would never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to book on gratitude

  • By Leah on 04-23-17

Funny and an amazing story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-16

Wow....what an awesome story of resilience and strength told in a way where I found myself laughing and wanting to cry. I can't fathom how she physically or emotionally survived, but clearly she is one tough cookie. I have to also mention that her voice engaged me throughout the entire story.

40 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • Evicted

  • Poverty and Profit in the American City
  • By: Matthew Desmond
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,459
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,116

In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding and eye-opening

  • By serine on 11-29-16

Painful Truth

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-16

This was a great story with an important message. Painful at times, but I'm glad the author didn't hold back. I also loved the narrator because he captured the emotion I also was feeling as I listened to his words. I definitively recommend this book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,370
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,861

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Great story, but as a warning....

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

Reviewed: 09-27-16

Our morning routine includes listening to a chapter or two of an audio book with my 6 and 10 year old. I'm not easily offended, but found myself kind of surprised at some of the language and details in the story. Overall, it was a great story that was very engaging!

  • Buried Memories

  • Katie Beers' Story
  • By: Katie Beers, Carolyn Gusoff - co-author
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan, Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her prekidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Can Come Back

  • By Susie on 08-06-15

A story that will help many generations to come!

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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: 09-08-16

The first thing I want to say is thank you so much for Having the courage to continue the healing process through telling your story. The times that it was hardest to listen for me was like you mentioned something that brought back memories of my own childhood abuse. As with everything else in my life the toughest moments are the ones I grow the most from. Your resiliency and all those who have been victims of childhood abuse will no doubt shape future generations. The story really clarified in my head why I am the person I am today and I can't thank you enough for that clarity. I also want to say thank you for hiring professional voice actors to tell your story . The best audiobooks for me are those that create a vision in my head for each individual mentioned. I definitely recommend that everyone needs to read/ listen to this book!