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Kathleen W Gilday

Kensington, MD United States
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  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,085
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,630
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,571

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Terrific Story "ala SeaBiscuit" for Crew!!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this book!! (I couldn't put it down!) The humility and pure grit of these depression-era college kids was nothing short of inspirational! Rowing is brutally hard - in the boat, mostly, not so much glory- this showed the shaping of 9 men into one crew - moving as one, subjugating one's impulses for the crew (i.e. looking to see how far ahead/behind one is) and learning to trust each other- to move as one. Also, the craftmanship of the boat maker added to the interest. ( Great narration, too!!) I love these living history sports books, wow!

  • Grain Brain

  • The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers
  • By: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family history of Alzheimers? Read this!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-19-13

Life Changing Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-15

For a very long time, I have been in search of information that makes sense and makes me feel healthy. The Grain Brain is that book! After only a few weeks of low-carb, high-fat, and gluten-free, I feel great! I have no cravings. Also, I have told my siblings since after using Statins for awhile, they are now on antidepressants (all 3 of them!). Grain Brain explains this quite clearly! I am going to listen to the BrainMaker next. Thank-you, Dr Perlmutter!

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  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,703

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

This book brings me joy!!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

As a person burdened with the possessions of a seven person household (and a pooch), I finally can see my way past the clutter and on to a "tidier" life. (By the way, I despise the word "de-clutter"... now it's "tidying up"!) The simplistic yet profound methods & thought processes introduced in this book have finally inspired me, not overwhelmed me. It was presented in a manner I could understand and relate to. I have started with my own clothes (first!!) and will continue with MY possesssions BEFORE I attempt to tidy-up my family. I feel freedom already. Thanks Marie Kondo!!

196 of 219 people found this review helpful

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  • All By My Selves

  • Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me
  • By: Jeff Dunham
  • Narrated by: Jeff Dunham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

All By My Selves is comedy superstar Jeff Dunham's story as told by Jeff himself! This unique comedic audio release takes fans behind the curtain to explain how he turned a tired, vaudevillian art form into something truly modern and hip. Not only will Jeff reveal how he developed his act and lovable characters over the years, he'll also share the details of his life as working comedian and family man on the road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Enjoyable

  • By Michelle on 12-11-10

Very Funny Autobiography!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-11

I rarely write reviews but I couldn't stay silent about this audiobook. I have seen Jeff Dunham DVDs before and my family loves his humor. I was interested in how he got his start and how he developed his characters and I had one audible credit left so I spent it on this selection. WOW! Jeff narrated it with his little friends, so it was very entertaining as well as informative. He started young and consistently practiced his craft wherever he could. Imagine...he became an "overnight" success after decades of consistent hard work, practice and putting himself out there. Great lesson for us all. His parents are my heros, too, and they are an example of how to encourage, support, and nurture an interest in a child (even if the interest may not lead to a career). Great listen!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful