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Elisabeth Friedman

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  • A False Report

  • A True Story of Rape in America
  • By: T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber, T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

On August 11, 2008, 18-year-old Marie reported that a masked man broke into her apartment near Seattle and raped her. Within days, the police swiftly pivoted and began investigating Marie. Confronted with inconsistencies in her story and the doubts of others, Marie broke down and said her story was a lie - a bid for attention. More than two years later, Colorado detectives pursued a serial rapist who photographed his victims, threatening to release the images online, and whose calculated steps to erase all physical evidence suggested he might be a soldier or a cop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, well researched, and profound

  • By Jessica on 02-15-18

Excellent research Great storytelling

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Starting from one victim of an incident of rape by a perpetrator of multiple rapes, we go in a wild ride documenting the critical gestures of reporting and investigating rape in America.

  • Golden Hill

  • A Novel of Old New York
  • By: Francis Spufford
  • Narrated by: Sarah Borges
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 247

The spectacular first novel from acclaimed nonfiction author Francis Spufford follows the adventures of a mysterious young man in mid-18th century Manhattan, 30 years before the American Revolution.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Pleasure or Unexpected Pain

  • By Dubi on 12-01-17

Excellent in the genre of Stranger comes to town

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Makes for an amazing revelation at the end. Some great twists and turns getting there.

  • Barkskins

  • A Novel
  • By: Annie Proulx
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 25 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 953

In the late 18th century, Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman, makes his way from Northern France to New France to seek a living. Bound to a feudal lord, a seigneur, for three years in exchange for land, he suffers extraordinary hardship, always in awe of the forest he is charged with cleaning. Rene marries an Indian healer with children already, and they have more, mixing the blood of two cultures. Proulx tells the stories of the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of two lineages, the Sels and the Duquets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awe-Inspiring, Far-Reaching Epic

  • By W Perry Hall on 06-30-16

Barkskins

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

A depiction of the fact that the lands (and trees) of the Indigenous Peoples of this continent were not conquered by "settlers" but by "traders." Very helpful reminder as global trade agreements are being debated.

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