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  • The Mother of Black Hollywood

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jenifer Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,481
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,834
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,812

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest memoir!

  • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

A touching story

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

I loved the fact the writer read her own book. The author gives the book more meaning and feeling than someone else reading it. The book is very inspirational.

  • The Great Bridge

  • The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

In the years around 1870, the concept of building a great bridge to span the East River between the cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the pyramids. Throughout the fourteen years of the bridge's construction, the odds against its successful completion seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives were lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Poorly Abridged

  • By Greg on 12-21-08

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

This books describes the history of the Brooklyn bridge. It also gives history and political background surrounding the bridge and it's main engineer John A. and Washington Roebling. This was an easy read.

  • A People's History of the United States

  • By: Howard Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
  • Length: 34 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,335

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

This book helps you understand.

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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: 12-27-18

I really enjoyed this book. it helps to understand people movements and their impact on our country

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,870

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Very interesting read

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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: 08-16-18

loved it! learned more about N.O.A.H and the department of commerce. Will recommend this book to others.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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        Chinua Achebe
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    1,971 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Things Fall Apart

  • By: Chinua Achebe
  • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,971
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,704

Okonkwo is born into poverty, with a wastrel for a father. Driven by ambition, he works tirelessly to gain the prosperity of many fields and wives and prestige in his village. But he is harsh as well as diligent. As he sees the traditions of his people eroded by white missionaries and government officials, he lashes out in anger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Achebe's Magnum Opus

  • By Darwin8u on 11-28-12

Great classic!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

This is a powerful read. One is drawn in by the village drama and social structure. I really enjoyed our many of the main characters were fleshed out and given time to grow. The style of writing leaves the reader wanting more.

  • The Long Way Home

  • An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War
  • By: David Laskin
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The United States has always been a nation of immigrants---never more so than in 1917 when the nation entered the First World War. Of the 2.5 million soldiers who fought with U.S. armed forces in the trenches of France and Belgium, some half a million---nearly one out of every five men---were immigrants. In The Long Way Home, David Laskin, author of the prizewinning history The Children's Blizzard, tells the stories of 12 of these immigrant heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WWI History

  • By Joan on 12-03-12

Something different

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

This book chronicles the lives of several men of foreign ancestry who fought in world war I
It shows their bravery, their humanity and passion. This book is a timely read and Bert worth it.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,292
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107,646
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107,128

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Expecting something else

  • By Betsy S. on 10-15-17

This book was great!

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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: 06-06-18

I've gained a greater appreciation for the author and also for the country of South Africa.
in his special way Noah describes the condition of his country during and after apartheid while describing his childhood and his approach to manhood.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Truck That Went By

  • How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
  • By: Jonathan M. Katz
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jonathan M. Katz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle one. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it buckled along with hundreds of thousands of others. In this visceral first-hand account, Katz takes readers inside the terror of that day, the devastation visited on ordinary Haitians, and through the monumental--yet misbegotten--rescue effort that followed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Valentin on 05-28-15

Explains a lot!

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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: 04-15-18

The book was enjoyable and informative. I enjoyed learning about the island country of Haiti. I would encourage anyone who has had questions about the disaster of the earthquake and cholera outbreak to read this first hand reporters account.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fierce Patriot

  • The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman
  • By: Robert O'Connell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

With a unique, witty, and conversational voice historian Robert O'Connell breaks down the often paradoxical, easily caricatured character of General William T. Sherman for the most well-rounded portrait of the man yet written. There were many Shermans, according to O'Connell. Most prominently was Sherman the military strategist (indeed, one of the greatest strategists of all time), who gained an appreciation of geography from early campaigns out west and applied it to his famed Civil War march.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best

  • By robert on 02-21-15

Really enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

The narration was great! I learned a lot more about William T. Sherman than I thought I knew. This book made him into a whole person not just a military leader.

  • Wait Till Next Year

  • A Memoir
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Wait Till Next Yearis the story of a young girl growing up in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, when owning a single-family home on a tree-lined street meant the realization of dreams, when everyone knew everyone else on the block, and the children gathered in the streets to play from sunup to sundown. The neighborhood was equally divided among Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans, and the corner stores were the scenes of fierce and affectionate rivalries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Easy Too Read Memoir

  • By Jean on 11-07-18

Easy read!

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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: 01-14-18

Loved how the author formulated her book around baseball in the 1950's. I particularly enjoyed how personal she got while describing her relationship with her family. I will definitely be reading more books by this author.