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  • The Tubman Command

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Cobbs
  • Narrated by: Heidi Franklin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

It’s May 1863. Outgeneraled and outgunned, a demoralized Union Army has pulled back with massive losses at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Fort Sumter, hated symbol of the Rebellion, taunts the American navy with its artillery and underwater mines. In Beaufort, SC, one very special woman, code named Moses, is hatching a spectacular plan. Hunted by Confederates, revered by slaves, Harriet Tubman plots an expedition behind enemy lines to liberate hundreds of bondsmen and recruit them as soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't stop listening!

  • By Tashb8 on 06-16-19

The "honey Tubman...huh?

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

Reviewed: 06-10-19

Romance novelized story came as a confusing surprise. Reader, really a wonderful actress, however, was terrific.

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  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,020
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,970
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,896

Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

  • By Kevin on 03-04-05

I am so emerced. I can't stop loving Hamilton.

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Every period of Hamilton's life is a complete Drama to it's own chapter. The grittiness, the tragedy, the vision, the romance, the pomp, the name dropping, (who's who in American history) make this long book rich with imagery and humanity and I often revisit it to inspire championing idealism and excellence. There is so much to take in, don't hurry, let each era sit with you and the wild ride of Hamilton's life will enrich your perspective and gratitude for all he foresaw to build for us in America.

  • Between the World and Me

  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19,007
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,111
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17,023

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

  • By T Spencer on 07-30-15

Now the next book will seem illiterate.

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Thoughtful.
Unavoidable.
Penetrating.
The elegant use of language in this book will leave you shaken, but grateful for the invitation
to feel, without unrealistic polite optimism.

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