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J. Mahar

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  • Sold

  • By: Patricia McCormick
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309

Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Haunting....

  • By Theodore on 01-13-13

Horribly sad. A must read

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

Very well-written. Sad. Depressing. Motivating. More must be done to stop such an awful practice.

  • Roots

  • The Saga of an American Family
  • By: Alex Haley
  • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
  • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,343
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,284

Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive! DO NOT WIKI THIS BOOK!

  • By avoidthelloyd on 09-17-14

A book all should read/risten to!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

Truly a book everyone should read. Whether black or white, Rich or poor, this should be required reading.

  • Fast Girl

  • A Life Spent Running from Madness
  • By: Suzy Favor Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Suzy Favor Hamilton, Nan McNamara
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

The former middle-distance Olympic runner and high-end escort speaks out for the first time about her battle with mental illness and how mania controlled and compelled her in competition but also in life. This is a heartbreakingly honest yet hopeful memoir reminiscent of Manic, Electroboy, and An Unquiet Mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accurate Explanation of Bi-Polar Disorder

  • By Julia on 08-03-17

A brave story

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

Suzy shows much bravery in telling her story. Good luck w everything. Pulling for you!

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