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Melissa House

Baltimore, MD, US
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  • Half the Sky

  • Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
  • By: Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854

An old Chinese proverb says "Women hold up half the sky." Then why do the women of Africa and Asia persistently suffer human rights abuses? Continuing their focus on humanitarian issues, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn take us to Africa and Asia, where many women live in profoundly dire circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This unabridged book is abridged

  • By Nancy Smyth on 08-21-11

This book is amazing!

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Reviewed: 03-25-16

This book takes a hard look at the issues that women face throughout the world. This book is incredible, eye opening, and change making. I recommend it to anyone who is or knows a women.

  • Strangers Drowning

  • Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help
  • By: Larissa MacFarquhar
  • Narrated by: Larissa MacFarquhar
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories: their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness; their joys and defeats and wrenching dilemmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen!

  • By Melissa House on 03-17-16

Great listen!

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Reviewed: 03-17-16

This book is thought provoking, relevant to life now, and incredibly interesting. This book makes you examine your life, your choices, and the lives of those around you.
It is an excellent choice for anyone who is curious about the kindness of strangers, and why certain individuals dedicate their lives in service to strangers.

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