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    • Enrique's Journey

    • By: Sonia Nazario
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 409
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      4 out of 5 stars 333
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, Enrique's Journey is the timeless story of families torn apart, the yearning to be together again, and a boy who will risk his life to find the mother he loves.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Missing Chapter 8 and Epilogue!

    • By Louise Reed on 07-01-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Princess

    • A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    Princess describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, and her country. Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: 13-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age; young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the "women's room". Princess is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and courage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow...

    • By Rastein on 03-13-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Children of the Noisy Village

    • By: Astrid Lindgren
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    A charming story about the everyday life of six children living on the three neighboring farms that everybody calls "noisy village" because of its "high spirits".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beware Christmas issue for young kids

    • By Emer on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $3.47

    • Princess, Secrets to Share

    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    As the world's attention traces the reluctant social advances in the Middle East, Princess Sultana and her female friends and family have stepped forward to rescue young women in the region who are cruelly mistreated by their husbands, their fathers, and the brutish ISIS soldiers who kidnap them. But inside the Princess' lavish Saudi Arabian palace, sparks of anger and bolts of fear crackle because of the secrets kept to forward her efforts to help women and children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Michelle Lee on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Princess, More Tears to Cry

    • My Life Inside One of the Richest, Most Conservative Kingdoms in the World
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Sasson and Princess Sultana return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today. Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners. Major steps forward have been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, women are still subjected to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT must read!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-21-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dreaming in Chinese

    • Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language
    • By: Deborah Fallows
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Deborah Fallows has spent a lot of her life learning languages and traveling around the world. But nothing prepared her for the surprises of learning Mandarin - China's most common language - or the intensity of living in Shanghai and Beijing. Over time, she realized that her struggles and triumphs in studying learning the language of her adopted home provided small clues to deciphering behavior and habits of its people, and its culture's conundrums.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting examination of Chinese culture

    • By Catherine on 04-24-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Leaving Whiskey Bend

    • By: Dorothy Garlock
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1890, the rough Western town of Whiskey Bend, Colorado, is no place for single women. The final straw for widow Pearl Parsons and young schoolteacher Hallie Wolcott is the assault on their friend Mary - she's beaten up and no one steps forward to help her. Desperately fleeing from the attacker, the three women drive away in an open wagon, seeking new lives and safety.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overall 3

    • By Molly on 02-05-16

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Princess Sultana's Daughters

    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    As second-generation members of the royal family who have benefited from Saudi oil wealth, Maha and Amani are surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born. And yet, they are stifled by the unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed on them, driving them to desperate measures. Throughout, Sultana and Sasson never tire of their quest to expose the injustices which society levels against women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Princess Sultana's Circle

    • Princess Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    With Princess Sultana's Circle, the extraordinary story of Princess Sultana continues. The forced marriage of Sultana's niece to a cruel and depraved older man, and Sultana's discovery of the harem of sex slaves kept by a royal cousin, makes this brave royal princess more determined than ever to fight the oppression of women in Saudi Arabia. Princess Sultana's cause is given an extra sense of urgency against the background of increased dissent against the Al Sa'uds, and the looming specter of Islamic fundamentalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The whole series is worth listening to, but you wi

    • By Kathy on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt

    • By: The Wisdom Series
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A role model for generations of women, Eleanor Roosevelt lent her passion, support, and life experience to humanitarian causes in the United States and abroad, making her a popular and influential figure of the twentieth century. Both as a first lady and as a public figure, Mrs. Roosevelt championed the poor, minorities, and women. Her work as a civil rights advocate resulted in the desegregation of the armed forces and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Butterfly Mosque

    • A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam
    • By: G. Willow Wilson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    When G. Willow Wilson - already an accomplished writer on modern religion and the Middle East at just 27 - leaves her atheist parents in Denver to study at Boston University, she enrolls in an Islamic Studies course that leads to her shocking conversion to Islam and sends her on a fated journey across continents and into an uncertain future. She settles in Cairo, where she teaches English and submerges herself in a culture based on her adopted religion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story

    • By Christine G on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wisdom of Albert Schweitzer

    • By: Albert Schweitzer
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Musician, physician, humanitarian, and philosopher, Albert Schweitzer was a 20th-century Renaissance man who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his "Reverence for Life" philosophy. The Wisdom of Albert Schweitzer explores this core philosophy, which inspired one of the world’s great humanitarians. While traveling in Africa, Schweitzer recognized that all living creatures have a will to live and believed that through a "reverence for life" mankind had an ethical imperative to aid in the welfare of all living things, including the environment.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Zel

    • By: Donna Jo Napoli
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    High in the mountains, Zel lives with her mother, who insists they have all they need - for they have each other. Zel's life is peaceful and protected - until a chance encounter changes everything. When she meets a beautiful young prince at the market one day, she is profoundly moved by new emotions. But Zel's mother sees the future unfolding - and she will do the unspeakable to prevent Zel from leaving her.

    Regular price: $12.95

    • Wisdom of the Koran

    • By: The Wisdom Series
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    The Koran, the sacred text at the heart of the second-largest religion in the world, is regarded by Muslims as the exact word of God as revealed to the prophet Muhammad. Representing the ultimate authority on almost every issue related to Muslim life, the Koran’s lessons and parables offer the faithful moral and spiritual guidance.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Breath

    • A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung: A Memoir
    • By: Martha Mason
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Some might wonder how Martha could have clung to hope at all. In 1948, on the day of the funeral of her adored older brother, Gaston, a quick victim of the great polio epidemic, Martha was struck with the same dreaded disease. After a year in polio hospitals, she was sent back to her home in the village of Lattimore in the cotton-growing hills of western North Carolina. She was completely paralyzed, with only her head protruding from an 800-pound yellow metal cylinder that breathed for her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What an amazing story

    • By sharon on 04-11-13
    • A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung: A Memoir
    • By: Martha Mason
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 02-28-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wisdom of William Shakespeare

    • By: The Wisdom Series
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    The playwright Ben Jonson said William Shakespeare was not “of an age but for all time”. The most influential and oft-quoted figure in English literature, Shakespeare reveals an uncanny understanding of human behavior, and he imparts his wisdom through the varied voices of his characters. His thoughts on love, friendship, power, politics, injustice, education, humanity, life, death, and grief, here organized by subject, collectively demonstrate that no writer before or since has captured so well the motivations that drive our behavior.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wisdom of the Torah

    • By: The Wisdom Series
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In Hebrew, the word Torah means instruction, and throughout thousands of years this collection of writing has offered just that - instruction in the central beliefs of three world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But by observing the Torah, or the Hebrew Bible, as a collected work of multiple authors spanning generations, the modern reader can look beyond its fundamental instruction.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading Publisher Summary

    • By David Oblon on 02-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Overcoming the Odds 

    • Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women
    • By: Freeman A. Hrabowski, Kenneth I. Maton, Monica L. Greene, and others
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    When Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males appeared in 1998, it was hailed as "a crucial book" (Baltimore Sun) and "undoubtedly one of the most important tools the African American parent can possess" (Kweisi Mfume, President NAACP). Now, in response to enormous demand, the authors turn their attention to African American young women. Statistics indicate that African American females, as a group, fare poorly in the United States.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wisdom of W.E.B. DuBois

    • By: Aberjhani
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    At the heart of the African American struggle for equality and identity in the United States, W.E.B. DuBois stands as an early and eloquent voice, articulating the essential challenges of his own age and illuminating the historical basis for the civil rights movement. In this selection of quotes and excerpts drawn from his prolific career’s many books, novels, articles, essays, poems, letters, and speeches, DuBois addresses not only the issues of slavery, African American equality, and democracy....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Wisdom of Sigmund Freud

    • By: The Wisdom Series
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Repression, ego, analysis, neurosis - the language of psychology permeates our modern vocabulary. The brilliant observations of Sigmund Freud form not only the basis for psychoanalysis but also much of our current understanding of the human condition. This essential and approachable guide offers an A-to-Z glossary of terminology defined in Freud’s own words, including his diagnostic and treatment recommendations and his well-known works, including dream interpretation, the Oedipal complex, and the practice of psychoanalysis.

    Regular price: $14.95

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