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Concord, California, United States
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  • Princess Academy

  • Princess Academy, Book 1
  • By: Shannon Hale
  • Narrated by: Laura Credidio
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 477

Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Father And Daughter Agree!

  • By Alfonzo on 07-28-15

Father And Daughter Agree!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

My oldest started reading this as part of her summer reading list heading into her 5th grade year. I agreed to read along with her. Now in full disclosure she was reading the hardcopy. But being able to discuss this together over dinner and other times during the week was AWESOME. The story is well done and full of empowering messages I know she will hold onto. Just to be clear.....this dad enjoyed the story as much as she did.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Righteous Mind

  • Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,075

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This should give you pause.

  • By Floyd Clark on 10-26-15

Eye Opening - Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 09-04-13

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So thorough in presenting his position and the opposing positions. Really a great book.