Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New on the iPod

So I mentioned that I might be giving up my Not So Wordless Wednesdays for least until I feel the urge to do photos again.  Change is good.

So I thought I might talk about new audios I've loaded on my iPod recently.  There is a good chance, after all, that I may not actually listen to these for months, even years, I have so many books loaded on there right now for the choosing.  Then again, I might listen to them tomorrow.  Here are some new additions:


Iron Curtain:  The Crushing of Europe 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum (received from Rhapsody Jill):

Description from Amazon:   In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its sway.
26 hours and 39 minutes
Narrated by:  Cassandra Campbell

Fire in the Ashes by Jonathan Kozol (received from Kathy at Bermudaonion):
Description from Amazon:  In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children andAmazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood.

10 hours and 56 minutes
Narrated by:  Keythe Farley

 Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster (received from Orange County Library):

Description from Amazon:  
Twenty years after ruling the halls of her suburban Chicago high school, Lissy Ryder doesn’t understand why her glory days ended. Back then, she was worshipped...beloved...feared. Present day, not so much. She’s been pink-slipped from her high-paying job, dumped by her husband and kicked out of her condo. Now, at thirty-seven, she’s struggling to start a business out of her parents’ garage and sleeping under the hair-band posters in her old bedroom. 

Lissy finally realizes karma is the only bitch bigger than she was. Her present is miserable because of her past. But it’s not like she can go back in time and change who she was...or can she?

9 hours and 10 minutes
Narrated by:  Jen Lancaster

Any opinions?  Have you read or listened to any of these?


bermudaonion said...

Listen to Fire in the Ashes! You will be riveted and enraged when you read it and will have endless conversations with me and Rhapsody Jill.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I don't have the Kozol book but I want to get it - I love him and I love reading about the education process. Did you ever listen to Work Hard Be Nice about the KIPP schools? Loved that! (I gave away the audio unfortunately or I would send it)

Literary Feline said...

I hope you enjoy all of these, Sandy! I've learned that nonfiction audiobooks don't work for me. I need to be able to highlight, post-it, or take notes and I can't do that when I'm driving and listening to an audiobook.

Zibilee said...

All of these sound good, and worthy of listening :) I don't know when you will get to them, but I will be interested to hear about the two nonfiction reads you got there!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I haven't read any of those, but I'm jealous of your audio haul!

JoAnn said...

Great idea for a post! I have a lot of audios loaded on my iPod (or iPhone), too... you never know what you might strike your listening fancy!

Haven't listened to any of these, but they all sound good. It's nice to have choices ;-)

caite said...

Wait! Where is the pic?? ;-)

Beth F said...

Don't talk to me about what I have backed up in audio....

Julie P. said...

All sound good to me!!! The last one is light and fluffy and I know you'll feel like it's a trip down memory lane! 80s flashbacks!

Jenners said...

I read the print version of Here I Go Again. Really fun. I think you'll enjoy it.