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Ashleym4, September 5, 2011

This is the first Bryson I've read (well, listened to in this case), and I really enjoyed it. Tons of fascinating tidbits, great stories, and interesting histories. I learned a lot from it, and it was well-written.

As for the audiobook, overall it was very well done. I had some issues at the beginning - Bryson sort of sounds like he has cotton balls in his mouth, and could be hard to hear clearly - I had to turn the volume up in my car much higher than for other audiobooks. Once I got used to his voice though, he really does a great job narrating (I always prefer when the author narrates their own work). Highly recommended, and I'll be looking for more Bryson.
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Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

Ashleym4, September 5, 2011

Loved this - borderline 4/5 stars. I listened to the audio version narrated by Brooks herself, and it was fantastic. From the little things like seeing how the day-to-day life at the time was, to the overall themes of being made stronger by tragedy and the consequences of the smallest actions, I enjoyed every minute of this one.
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Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Ri by Laura D Adams
Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Ri

Ashleym4, February 13, 2011

Definitely a great book if you're looking to get your finances in line, and aren't quite sure where to start. I was hoping for something beyond the basics, and I did learn a lot from the chapters on things I'm not terribly familiar with, like investments. Not the best book for my needs right now, but I'd highly recommend it for recent college grads, or anyone else who wants to get a handle on their finances.
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