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How Few Remain Part 3
    A Novel of the Second War Between the States
    
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        Harry Turtledove
    
    


    
    
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        George Guidall
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    1 rating
    Overall 5.0
  • How Few Remain Part 3

  • A Novel of the Second War Between the States
  • Written by: Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

A generation after the South wins the Civil War, it annexes critical territory in Mexico. Outraged, the United States declares total war. This time the American army faces danger on all sides--Confederates, outlaws, Apaches, French, and even the British. George Custer and Teddy Roosevelt fight hard and give the Americans hope. But to win, they need a commander as brilliant as Stonewall Jackson, and they must stop Jeb Stuart’s glorious cavalry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Altered history

  • By Allan on 2019-05-31

Altered history

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-31

I probably would have enjoyed the altered history more if I were more conversant with the actual history. I am for instance now very curious about how the Mormons were 'cured' of their polygamy, and how close this altered history conforms to the actual.

Maps of Meaning Part 3
    
    
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        Jordan B. Peterson
    
    


    
    
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        Jordan B. Peterson
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    1 rating
    Overall 5.0
  • Maps of Meaning Part 3

  • Written by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for all of humanity

  • By Allan on 2019-02-21

A must read for all of humanity

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-21

I met someone a few days ago that recommended to me Jordan Peterson, calling him, "A smart man."  I replied, "Not likely," with the assurance that foolishness is so much more common in philosophy than is insight.  I had a credit on my Audible, and so bought "Maps of Meaning."
This is the greatest source of insight since Voltaire, and far far far beyond Voltaire. A must read for all of mankind, a firm foundation for the continued progress of mankind.

  • Becoming

  • Written by: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,709
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,689

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • About BECOMING

  • By Annie on 2019-04-11

Next President?

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Reviewed: 2019-01-01

she says she doesn't want to run. But she is a woman who will do what is needed to be done, and before reading this book I felt that she might be an excellent candidate. now I know that she is definitely the best candidate for this job.

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  • The Dogs of War

  • Written by: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a coup d'état in the small West African dictatorship of Zangaro, where a secret source of platinum lies waiting to be exploited.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Needs a Metronome

  • By Allan on 2018-12-26

Needs a Metronome

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-26

I found the narration the worst I've ever heard. Very aggravating the varying narration rate, pumping out words at times much faster than others I have heard, and then slowing right down and giving extended pause for periods and commas.

  • Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

  • Booktrack Edition
  • Written by: Nelson Mandela, Sharon Gelman - contributor
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
  • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: An international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Long Walk to Freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • music annoying

  • By Allan on 2018-11-26

music annoying

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-26

I felt that the background music was annoying. It took some time to get my head to ignore it.

  • St Urbain's Horseman

  • Written by: Mordecai Richler
  • Narrated by: Robert MacNeil
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 9
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    4 out of 5 stars 9
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    3 out of 5 stars 9

St. Urbain’s Horseman is a complex, moving, and wonderfully comic evocation of a generation consumed with guilt - guilt at not joining every battle, at not healing every wound. Thirty-seven-year-old Jake Hersh is a film director of modest success, a faithful husband, and a man in disgrace. His alter ego is his cousin Joey, a legend in their childhood neighbourhood in Montreal. Nazi-hunter, adventurer, and hero of the Spanish Civil War, Joey is the avenging horseman of Jake’s impotent dreams.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Why the Fame

  • By Allan on 2018-09-19

Why the Fame

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

Very few movies I haven't liked, except "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Cravetz" is one of a very short list. Very few books I don't enjoy. Here's one.
Good golly. Who ever told Richler that he could write. Does not leave you feeling good. Does not leave a mystery to ponder. Does not leave you sympathetic. What is the point of his work?

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  • Girl Logic

  • The Genius and the Absurdity
  • Written by: Iliza Shlesinger
  • Narrated by: Mayim Bialik, Iliza Shlesinger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. "Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes it as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By Jess on 2017-12-07

Refreshingly Frank

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Reviewed: 2018-06-13

The first book in a long time that I wanted to read again as soon as finished. It is very rare to find a book that is not partly stupid or partly dishonest and usually both. Incredible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Umami

  • Written by: Laia Jufresa, Sophie Hughes - translator
  • Narrated by: Karina Fernandez
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Deep in the heart of Mexico City, where five houses cluster around a sun-drenched courtyard, lives Ana, a precocious 12-year-old still coming to terms with the mysterious death of her little sister years earlier. Over the rainy, smoggy summer, she decides to plant a vegetable garden in the courtyard, and as she digs the ground and plants her seeds, her neighbors in turn delve into their pasts. As the ripple effects of grief, childlessness, illness and displacement saturate their stories, secrets seep out, and questions emerge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-07-04

lost in translation

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-06

I get the sense that much of my struggle with this book was a deficiency in the translation and narration. little things like gender wrong threw me in trying to follow the story, or was the wife husband speaking of homosexual relationships? the oft wrong pronunciation live/life while would never be mentioned in face to face communications is just not acceptable in professional narration.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Come Sundown

  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Story

  • By Jessica on 2018-01-24

Genre?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-02-24

Awesome novel.
Romance mystery murder suspense
Grabs you from the first few words.
Excellent work.