Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, Robert Kolker, author, Sean Pratt, narrator

This is the true story of the Galvin family, tragically affected by mental illness. Don and Mimi Galvin had 12 children, beginning in 1945 and continuing until 1965 when the doctor said he would refuse to treat her if she … Continue reading

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Don’t Burn This Book, Dave Rubin

Once, Dave Rubin was a liberal supporting Democrats. In this book, he explains how he metamorphosed into what he refers to as a “classical liberal”.  He no longer blindly supports the Democrats. He feels that many of Trump’s policies mirror … Continue reading

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The Choice, Edith Eva Eger, author; Tovah Feldshuh, narrator

The author is quite an accomplished doctor who is considered an authority on PTSD, and because of her expertise, at times she has been called upon by the military to help soldiers work through their traumatic experiences. Because of her … Continue reading

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The Splendid and The Vile, Eric Larson, narrated by John Lee

This book paints a very human portrait of Winston Churchill, his family, his trials and his tribulations, as he carried his country forward, in spite of the overwhelming odds against success. At first alone, fighting Germany during WWII, and then … Continue reading

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Rising Out of Hatred, Eli Saslow, author; Scott Brick, narrator

Is it possible for me to write an honest review of this book without being crushed by hateful comments in this angry election season rife with protests? I am not sure, however, at my own peril, I will try to … Continue reading

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Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends, Peter Schweizer, author; Charles Constant, narrator

This is a brief, eye-opening exposé of the subtle, if not criminal, than surely unethical, behavior of the people we elect to represent us. Because the rules governing the behavior of our elected officials only cover themselves and their spouses, … Continue reading

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Raised in Ruins, Tara Neilson.

It was 1980, when the Neilson family decided to move to an uninhabited part of Union Bay, Alaska, to live in an area once occupied by a cannery that had been destroyed by fire. Originally, they were supposed to go … Continue reading

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Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl, author; Simon Vance, narrator

The more I learn the more I realize that there is so much more to learn. In this book, the author offers a clinical examination of his experiences in several concentration camps. He explains why he thinks some people survived … Continue reading

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Yellow Bird : Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country, written and read by Sierra Crane Murdoch

There are two books out, with similar titles. One is a novel about the Holocaust, “The Yellow Bird Sings”, the other one is this one which is described as a true story of crime on the Indian Reservation. It is, … Continue reading

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Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, Bess Kalb, author and narrator

This is a very fast read. It will take the reader through a range of emotions from laughter to tears. It is a lovely book that pays homage to a grandmother’s relationship with her grandchild. It is Barbara and Bessie’s … Continue reading

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