Category Archives: Non-Fiction

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State, Nadia Murad, author; Amal Clooney*, foreward; Ilyana Kadushin, narrator

That something like what is described in the pages of this book could occur in a society of human beings is appalling. This is one of the most heartbreaking descriptions of brutality and violence that I have read, apart from … Continue reading

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Killing The SS-Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, authors; Bill O’Reilly, narrator

Killing the SS, Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, authors; Bill O’Reilly, narrator The book is very well researched, though perhaps, not as well organized with characters coming and going, sometimes without appropriate explanation. Concisely, however, the authors outline the history leading … Continue reading

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The Splintering of the American Mind: Identity Politics, Inequality, and … by William Egginton*

This book is divided into three parts: Identity, Inequality and Community. In each section, the author, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, analyzes the reasons for the deterioration of education in our schools and offers some suggestions for improving it. … Continue reading

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The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, John Meacham, author; Fred Sanders, narrator*

This author chose to read, in his own voice, the first hour and last half hour, or so, of his book. He narrates what seems to be an effort to smear the right side of politics and buoy up the … Continue reading

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Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500 –Year History, Kirk Andersen, author and narrator

I was so disappointed. At first, I thought it was a humorous portrayal of history; I thought the author was presenting his facts tongue in cheek. He seemed to be an equal opportunity “mocker” of everything. As he systematically tore … Continue reading

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The Girl with Seven Names, Hyeonseo Lee, David John, authors, Josie Dunn, narrator

Hyeonseo Lee had not meant to escape from North Korea or her family. Although it was dangerous, she had only wanted to secretly cross the river into China to visit with some relatives before her 18th birthday. She had planned … Continue reading

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last”Black Cargo” Zora Neale Hurston (Author), Robin Miles (Narrator)

This brief book, tells a story that has never before been published, written by Nora Neale Hurston. It summarizes the interviews she had with Cudjo Lewis, who was thought to be the oldest slave brought over on the ship named … Continue reading

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