Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Saudi America: The Truth about Fracking and How It’s Changing the World, by Bethany McLean

In an effort to reduce its dependence on foreign energy sources, the United States oil and gas industry invested in research and technology. Aubrey McClendon began his career investing in the natural gas industry as somewhat of a superstar, but … Continue reading

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

 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 … Continue reading

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Calypso, David Sedaris, author and narrator

As a rule, when authors read their own books, I am not a fan, however, since Sedaris presents his stories on stage regularly, he is an expert at the reading of his book. His presentation is spot on, with just … Continue reading

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Feel Free, Zadie Smith, author; Nikki Amuka-Bird, narrator

To be honest, I wanted to stop listening to this book on many occasions because, at times, it was over my head. However, the spectacular quality of the narrator’s reading voice and accent coupled with the magnificent prose of the … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya, Elizabeth Weil, authors; Robin Miles, narrator 

Although Clemantine is still relatively young, she has lived a lifetime in that brief time, and her memoir is inspiring. In the face of enormous terror and danger, she survived, and actually, she eventually achieved great success. Somehow, she was … Continue reading

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The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King, Rich Cohen, author, Robertson Dean, narrator

This is the story of Sam Zemurray, A Russian Jew, originally from Maldova, who led the United Fruit Company for 25 years. He was born in 1877 and came to America in 1891 at the age of 14. When he … Continue reading

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The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ years old-Hendrik Groen, author.

This is a very tenderly written epistolary novel written with a subtle humor. Hendrik Groen lives in a nursing home in the wing for independent seniors. His friend Evert lives in his own apartment in the same facility. His dear … Continue reading

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