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  • Dawn's Gentle Light: A Russian Love Story

  • By: Renee Riva
  • Narrated by: Susan J Iannucci
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

When an early 1900s love story makes its way from revolutionary Russia to a small town in America, a young girl’s life begins to change. Clara Bradley moves from the city to a remote farming town in Eastern Washington—with nothing to offer a young cheerleader but miles of snow-covered wheat fields. She now has no cheer team and nothing to cheer about. But that move brings her an unusual neighbor: an elderly Russian woman who has a love story she is translating into English. Clara’s love of books draws the two together and she becomes immersed in the lives of Nina and Pasha.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story for all ages

  • By Kimberly Smith on 11-22-17

what a great find

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-17

I love this story. I highly recommend it to all ages 9-99. You will not be disappointed.

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  • The Two Towers

  • Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,808
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,904
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18,980

The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank goodness - finally

  • By John on 11-05-12

love it

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

great story and great narrations. really captured the world of middle Earth in my opinion

  • Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD

  • By: Peter Brown
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A learned, well-balanced postmodern history

  • By Jacobus on 11-21-12

a very good listen..highly recommended for anyone.

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

I really enjoyed this book and if you are interested in the Early Christian Church and late Roman Empire, you will not be disappointed

  • A People's History of the United States

  • 1492 to Present
  • By: Howard Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
  • Length: 34 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,431
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,735

A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up - from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Amateur hour in the production booth

  • By Thomas on 11-09-10

Biased but honest about it. loved the alternative

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

A great listen. The socialist political leaning was evident but the author admits to which is refreshing. very well written