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  • Middlesex

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Narrated By Kristoffer Tabori
    Overall
    (6240)
    Performance
    (2397)
    Story
    (2424)

    In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

    Christopher Allen walker says: "Great Pulitzer Winning novel!"
    "Superb!"
    Overall

    Extremely well written, very interesting story line, excellent narration. Couldn't wait to hear more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tandia

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1247)
    Performance
    (699)
    Story
    (700)

    Tandia is a child of all Africa: half Indian, half African, beautiful and intelligent, she is only sixteen when she is first brutalized by the police. Her fear of the white man leads her to join the black resistance movement. With her in the fight for justice is the one white man Tandia can trust, the welterweight champion of the world, Peekay. Now he must fight their common enemy in order to save both their lives.

    Thomas Andrews says: "Thanks for this wonderful collaboration"
    "awesome"
    Overall

    I really loved the first book from this author, The Power of One, so I had to get this one. I thought that this was EVEN better! If you haven't listened to either, start with the first one and move to this - that way you can follow the characters. This story was true to life with the history of the apartheid. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lucky: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Alice Sebold
    • Narrated By Alice Sebold
    Overall
    (340)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (113)

    In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones) reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an 18-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. "A rueful, razor-sharp memoir," raves Vogue, "funnier than you'd think was possible. Sebold tells what it's like to go through a particular kind of nightmare in order to tell what it's like - slowly, boldly, triumphantly - to heal."

    Samantha says: "Very raw"
    "the author shouldn't have narrated this"
    Overall

    Although this is a good story - the narration is way too monotone and really got on my nerves, and had to force myself to get to the end. I should have listened to the sample before getting it, but assumed the autobiographical nature of this would naturally be good - afterall, who could better tell a tradgedy but the victim herself? As others have said read the book instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3569)
    Performance
    (1314)
    Story
    (1312)

    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
    "The Omnivore's Dilemma"
    Overall

    If you read only ONE book this year, make it this one! Simply put, The Omnivore's Dilemma is a total eye-opener! Of course I knew that most of the food on the market was laced with pesticides, but had no idea to what extent we are being duped.

    Michael Pollan presents this work as extremely well researched and written. I will absolutely read his other books.

    And, I must say that I enjoyed the voice of the narrator, Scott Brick. He's one of the best.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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