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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,284

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

I'm bawling like a baby

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-17

This book was beautiful! At first you think it's going to be about a bitter old man, but the more you listen to this book you see all the heartbreak OVE has endured and what a sweet caring person he truly is. Such an amazing book and I am so glad to have had the pleasure of reading it!<3

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,875

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Andre M. Gorelkin on 09-04-16

Amazing !!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-16

This book was amazing from the very first page!!! I recommend listening to it it's so good!!!

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Atossa Leoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,481

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME!

  • By heyitsmepatg on 06-01-07

Beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-16

Heartbreaking but absolutely beautiful, the narrator was amazing and this book was definitely something I'd recommend to everyone

  • The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

  • By: Carolyn Mackler
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

This irreverent, but touching tale is a 2004 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book by acclaimed author Carolyn Mackler. 15 year old Virginia Shreves is overweight and doesn't have many friends, but wants to be like her family: picture perfect. What she knows about her family, however, slowly begins to change after one tragic phone call.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All about taking charge!

  • By Karen on 04-22-07

I love this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-15

I've read this book around 20 times and now I've heard it around 10 times
The narrator is great and gets into it
Such a beautiful story