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  • A Young People's History of the United States

  • By: Rebecca Stefoff, Howard Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the 19th and 20th centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history. In so doing, he reminds listeners that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Inclusive History for Young People

  • By Susie on 03-17-14

Amazingly Insightful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-17

Thought you knew US history? Great listen for another perspective of our past. I'm going to use the book for lessons in critical thinking for my US History students!

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

  • By: Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” ( Parent Magazine). Now, this best-selling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not ideal in audio, but good none the less.

  • By R on 03-16-15

If You Read Only 1 Parenting Book........

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

Make it this one! I have four kiddos ages 5 to 14 and I have read many parenting books over the years. The ideas contained in this book are so very important. I have seen it work wonders in my family. :)

  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

  • What I Learned While Editing My Life
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Donald Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891

Full of beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hilarious stories, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details one man's opportunity to edit his life as if her were a character in a movie. Years after writing his best-selling memoir, Donald Miller went into a funk and spent months sleeping in and avoiding his publisher. One story had ended, and Don was unsure how to start another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a religious book, but Donald is Christian

  • By cherry on 12-29-12

Will be one of my most recommended!

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Reviewed: 01-21-13

Spend some time and listen to Donald Miller just tell stories from his life. There are some beautiful pearls strung along throughout this book. Powerful life lessons in an "everyman's" story. It's the first book that made me cry while listening to it.
The writer reads it himself - which I really appreciate. He is funny, self-effacing and powerfully moving.
It does have a christian base but it is NOT preachy at all.
Enjoy!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful