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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,214

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Wonderful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-18

Please read this book. Such an amazing story. Thank you to the author for telling it and to the narrator for bringing it to life.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,417
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32,325

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Brown is one of my favorite storytellers

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

His stories make me think and pause and think again the way a story should.

  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Love Brené Brown, do not love this reader.

  • By Patricia on 11-21-17

Interesting read.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-18

Not what I expected based on her other books. More of a how to on conducting research than inspiring

  • The Grapes of Wrath

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,333

At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I could give it 10 stars!

  • By P. Minor on 07-18-14

A must read...

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

Set during the depression, the message is as poignant today. Migrant, refugee, itinerant. Everyone just wants to be independent. And the narrator is spectacular.

  • The Genius of Birds

  • By: Jennifer Ackerman
  • Narrated by: Margaret Strom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. Like humans, many birds have enormous brains relative to their size. Although small, bird brains are packed with neurons that allow them to punch well above their weight.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a disappointment!

  • By S. Benedict on 07-05-16

I have a new appreciation for the birds around me

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

Narrator was good, very engaging. The mispronounced words weren't as frequent or annoying as a previous reviewer noted. Interesting tidbits for your next trivia night.

  • Feminist Fight Club

  • An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace
  • By: Jessica Bennett
  • Narrated by: Jessica Bennett, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work - a Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women. Hard hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not impressed.

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-31-17

Not impressed.

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

Reviewed: 01-31-17

This didn't motivate,. The snarky tone really detracts from the message. Many good points that could have been presented in a way to empower you. This does not.

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