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Kim

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  • Runaway: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Alice Munro
    • Narrated By Kymberly Dakin
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (122)

    Three stories concern the same woman - in the first, she escapes from teaching at a girls' school into a wild love affair; in the second, she returns with her child to the home of her parents, whose marriage she finally begins to examine; and in the last, her vanished child turns up caught in the grip of a religious cult. In these and other stories Alice Munro's understanding of the people about whom she writes makes their lives as real as our own.

    David says: "Poor Audio Quality"
    "Absorbing, Compelling, Must Read"
    Overall

    This collection of short stories, more like short novels, is fascinating and gripping. I really could not stop listening. The stories are simply told, elegantly plotted, and have surprising twists that hold your attention.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Little Bee: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Chris Cleave
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1449)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (734)

    British couple Andrew and Sarah O'Rourke, vacationing on a Nigerian beach in a last-ditch effort to save their faltering marriage, come across Little Bee and her sister, Nigerian refugees fleeing from machete-wielding soldiers intent on clearing the beach. The horrific confrontation that follows changes the lives of everyone involved in unimaginable ways.

    Katerina says: "Good book, well told"
    "Little Bee an enormously riveting tale"
    Overall

    Little Bee is a page turner; the story is unique, moving, and riveting; the narrators are eloquent. An audiobook is the perfect way to experience the power of this novel.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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