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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103,607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94,189
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93,684

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

How Lucky Are We?

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

To have benefited from Michelle Obama’s experience strength and hope. Her incredible journey from the South Side to a true leader for those of us who want to see more opportunities for people from all walks of life. I wept through her portrayal of our wounded veterans and military families and their dedication to this country. I have to say that I have been feeling pretty negative about the future of this country. Her book helped me see that small and large acts of kindness do matter and that positive change can take time but it is we, and not politicians who can make things work.

  • Tears We Cannot Stop

  • A Sermon to White America
  • By: Michael Eric Dyson
  • Narrated by: Michael Eric Dyson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249

Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, "Nothing." Dyson believes he was wrong. In Tears We Cannot Stop, he responds to that question. If we are to make real racial progress, we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Invite this man in and listen closely

  • By Catherine S. Read on 02-03-17

Enlightening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Thank you for helping me understand the pain and suffering that carries forward from a history of abuse and why there should be reparation to accelerate the healing.

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  • The Immortal Irishman

  • The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
  • By: Timothy Egan
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,080

The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York - the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Life!

  • By Carrie Arnold on 03-29-16

Truly an Amazing Tale of the Life of Thomas Marr

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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: 08-24-16

Thomas Marr led an astonishing life that would have defeated most people early on. How he persevered in the face of utmost despair is a miracle. His character and focus on a future for the Irish is unparalleled and a tribute to the Irish people and the many and severe injustices that they have overcome.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,941

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, good narrator, not so great production

  • By j phillips on 08-08-17

Lyrical and Beautiful

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Reviewed: 03-09-15

Tony Doerr's words paint pictures and evoke emotions like few authors I have read. Such a lovely, tragic and moving story that tells how we pass through even the worst of times and leave a piece of our being somewhere in earth for others to contemplate and carry forward.