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  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,169

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Gripping, heart wrenching, well done!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-17

I could hardly put this.story down.
It was heartbreaking yet heartwarming.. I highly recommend it.

  • Spill Simmer Falter Wither

  • By: Sara Baume
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 997
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,001

A debut novel already praised as "unbearably poignant and beautifully told" (Eimear McBride), this captivating story follows - over the course of four seasons - a misfit man who adopts a misfit dog. It is springtime, and two outcasts - a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life - find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small seaside town suddenly takes note of them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Beautiful

  • By Sara on 03-14-16

Depressing! Skip this one.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would change the ending for sure. I cannot see the reason to read this book or write it because it has no redeeming features,

What could Sara Baume have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I would not know where to start.

What does John Keating bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He makes it very real and he did a wonderful job of reading it.

Did Spill Simmer Falter Wither inspire you to do anything?

Be far more careful what I put in my head...It is not easy to have such sadness there.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Soulless

  • An Alexia Tarabotti Novel
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,944

Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amelia Peabody has competition

  • By Pamela I Greene on 07-22-10

Terrible book!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-14

Would you try another book from Gail Carriger and/or Emily Gray?

NO!

What was most disappointing about Gail Carriger’s story?

The sound is terrible, the story line is scattered.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator sounds like a silly schoolgirl.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was totally disappointed that I spent money on this silly book

Any additional comments?

Do not waste your money, buy something from a decent author.

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,371

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!

  • By Theodore on 03-12-12

Fascinating book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-12

If you could sum up Quiet in three words, what would they be?

Intelluctual, thought provoking.

What did you like best about this story?

The new approach and the gripping information.

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked the review of the famous people who are introverts.

If you could give Quiet a new subtitle, what would it be?

Extrovert versus introvert.

Any additional comments?

Well written and unbiased, it is particularly gripping for people who are curious about social skills.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Little Bee

  • A Novel
  • By: Chris Cleave
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,829
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,059
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,056

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, well told

  • By Katerina on 05-16-10

Skip this book unle you love being depressed.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-09

This book is repetitve, tries to deliver a message that way. The trouble is there is no solutipn and no redeeming feature about reading it. I found it very depressing and am sorry I ever read it.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,053
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,078
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,097

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Fascinating glimpse of a different philosophy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-09

This book is gripping and well written..it is uplifting and that makes it a rewarding read. Would have given it five stars but for the abrupt ending.

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

  • By: Junot Diaz
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Staci Snell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,706
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,721

Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous listen

  • By Kathleen on 04-26-08

JUST SKIP IT

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-08

Don't bother with this disjointed book...what a waste of time.

1 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Doomsday Book

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,534
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,696

For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timely, beautiful, terrible and haunting

  • By mudcelt on 11-02-09

Skip this book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-08

This is the most boring book I ever read. The dark nature of it and the repetitious verbage just drove me crazy. Very poorly written.

10 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • One Door Away from Heaven

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
  • Length: 21 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295

In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can't find her way. When a new family settles into the rental trailer next door, Micky meets the young girl who will change her forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Koontz outdoes himself

  • By Perk4me on 06-11-08

Koontz outdoes himself

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-08

This book was so interesting I had trouble putting it down, then I didn't want it to end. Skillfully told, bringing many separate factions together, it is magically woven.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The Da Vinci Code

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,367

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adjust Your Perspective...

  • By E. Baxter on 11-13-03

Engrossing book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-03

This is one of the best books I have listened to from Audible. The facts that are woven into the story are fascinating as is the story itself.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful