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  • American Wolf

  • A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
  • By: Nate Blakeslee
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Nate Blakeslee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,021

Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Epic American Story

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 10-17-17

Fabulous storytelling!

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I had to take breaks along the way to collect myself, deal with anger, and to wipe my tears. I found myself feeling a foreigner in America, unable to relate with my countrymen/women out west who believe in their right to dominate a wild environment with such extreme arrogance.

  • Never Let Me Go

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,837
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,852

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Moving, haunting, but slow developing

  • By Christopher on 04-29-05

Sort of let down

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

I didn’t connect for some with the story. Don’t why. I had higher expectations given the reviews.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bird by Bird

  • Some Instructions on Writing and Life
  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124

A New York Times best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, Anne Lamott was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As much a guide to writing as an exploration of the emotional challenges of being a writer, Bird by Bird offers a candid and often humorous look at how to tackle these varied obstacles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A funny listen, but no writing samples to speak of

  • By Alice on 04-12-15

More than a book on writing

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

Loved it! So much wisdom that goes well beyond the art and craft of writing.

  • On Photography

  • By: Susan Sontag
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

First published in 1973, this is a study of the force of photographic images, which are continually inserted between experience and reality. When anything can be photographed, and photography has destroyed the boundaries and definitions of art, a viewer can approach a photograph freely, with no expectations of discovering what it means. This collection of six lucid and invigorating essays, with the most famous being "In Plato's Cave", make up a deep exploration of how the image has affected society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Glad I Bought, Despite Some Negative Reviews

  • By Deb on 10-18-13

Deep

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

I enjoyed it very much--took me right back to my graduate studies and the sheer enjoyment of disciplined scholarly analysis and the "weighing and considering" of insights that spring forth. I will listen to it again!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Give and Take

  • A Revolutionary Approach to Success
  • By: Adam M. Grant PhD
  • Narrated by: Brian Keith Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Give ‘Til it Helps - Your Company

  • By Cynthia on 04-15-13

Great read for career climbers

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

I found the research compelling & interesting , esp for professionals. I kept asking how I could use it outside the workplace. A bit tedious at times because of the insertion of research, though I understand I may not have been the intended audience.

  • Presence

  • Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
  • By: Amy Cuddy
  • Narrated by: Amy Cuddy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,292

Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every listener will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the TED Talk

  • By A. Yoshida on 07-10-16

Important and useful in everyday life

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I found the research solid and the personal anecdotes engaging. The citation of research became tedious for an Audible presentation. If I were reading this in book form, I would prefer to read supporting research in the "Notes" section. Also, I found the author's voice difficult to listen to -- that's very subjective, I know.