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  • The Crossover

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated By Corey Allen
    Overall
    (583)
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    (506)
    Story
    (509)

    "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks... The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dreadlocked 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood. He's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.

    Kindle Customer says: "Immediate Connections"
    "Awesome!!!!!"
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    Great storytelling of the coming of age of a middle class family and their love and association with basketball. Great!!!!!!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By James Comey
    • Narrated By James Comey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5816)
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    (5345)
    Story
    (5325)

    In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

    Gillian says: "More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--"
    "Only half-way through, and giving it 5 stars"
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    I may return and add to my review after I finish the book, but I was enjoying it so much I felt compelled to express that.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The River at Night

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Erica Ferencik
    • Narrated By Joy Osmanski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (352)

    A high-stakes drama set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, charting the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident, The River at Night is a nonstop and unforgettable thriller by a stunning new voice in fiction.

    Amazon Customer says: "The River at Night"
    "How did Dean Learn to Sign?"
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    I enjoyed the book, but the notion that Simone cut out her five year old son's tongue presumably so that he could not tell anyone that she killed her husband is blatantly implausible. What would be the purpose of doing this if she were then going to teach him to sign, as he would still be able to communicate that she killed her husband. Also, how did Dean learn sign language if he was five when the family began living in the woods? I caught the brief mention of Simone having a deaf brother in Chapter 49, which was so obviously cleanup to explain how Simone and Dean would know sign language. If a movie is made of this book, Dean should already be deaf prior to the family going into the woods; then the story would be more plausible. I initially rated the book 4 stars, but changed it to 3 stars as I worked through this review and what bothered me about the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Nightingale

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Polly Stone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39664)
    Performance
    (35942)
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    (35889)

    Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

    Sara says: "Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction"
    "Glad I Stuck With It!"
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    I almost gave up on this book after the first 30 minutes or so. So glad I stuck with it! Excellent historical fiction. Great story! Loved the two heroines. Stunned and utterly saddened by the cruelty of the Germans. I rarely give five stars. This book deserves it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jeff Hobbs
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1963)
    Performance
    (1763)
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    (1767)

    When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert's life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics.

    oldmanwagner says: "Everyone Should Read this Book"
    "Brilliantly told story of a real "human being"."
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    Great story of a man's life through triumph and failure. An intermingled web of life told through the prisms of intellect at Yale to the navigation and the knowledge of the streets of Newark and New York. A man torn between cultures that even a Yale education could not break the lure of his upbringing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bel Canto

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3532)
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    (2509)
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    (2520)

    Somewhere in South America at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening, until a band of terrorists breaks in, taking the entire party hostage.

    Mel says: "Opera Has Charms to Soothe the Savage Guerillas"
    "Missed Out by Not Reading this Sooner"
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    I loved it and have been recommending it to all my friends! It is definitely a top-10 pick for me for 2014. Can not believe I had not read it sooner.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Big Little Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40864)
    Performance
    (36714)
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    (36645)

    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    L. O. Pardue says: "Oh, Calamity!"
    "Entertaining and Creative but a Tad Predictable"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Entertaining, engaging, creative and funny in all the right places. However, the book was a tad bit simplistic and predictable in its handling of the more serious themes and issues. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed it and have recommended it to friends.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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