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  • Jane Eyre

  • Written by: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Love Like Never Before ....

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-04-17

Thandie is a dream to listen to

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Reviewed: 2019-06-21

Binged this book as I found Thandie’s narration so entertaining and soothing. Thoroughly enjoyed it

  • The Fifth Risk

  • Written by: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’ brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elections have consequences

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-01-09

Shocking and highly entertaining

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Reviewed: 2019-06-01

For republicans and democrats alike, whether or not you agree with government providing some services or not, it’s so important to have an understanding of how government operates, particularly during transitions. This book is chalk full of insightful, appalling and hilarious stories about how absurdly the Trump administration transition was handled.

  • Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

  • Written by: Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein
  • Length: 32 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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The major texts of Western culture are a gateway to wisdom that can widen your views on self and society in enduring ways. And now you can examine its most important works - whether drama, poetry, or narrative - in this series of 64 penetrating lectures that reveal astonishing common ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry it had to end

  • By Canada K on 2019-05-28

Sorry it had to end

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Reviewed: 2019-05-28

With 64 lessons one would think they’d be glad to be finished them all but I was left wanting more. Very engaging lectures by a prof who clearly loves what he does. They are accessible and at the same time insightful and thought provoking. Lessons build nicely on one another. The high falutin’ horn section ushering in each lecture is a tad cheesy but I suppose the odd person is made to feel more intellectual.

  • Alias Grace

  • Written by: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Sarah Gadon, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-16

A good read

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Reviewed: 2018-09-19

#Audible1 Well read by Sarah Gadon, this book is totally engaging. Compliments the Handmaid's Tale with respect to an exploration of the treatment of women.

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