LISTENER

Tweaverville

Arizona
  • 6
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 10
  • ratings
  • Turtles All the Way Down

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,405

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hate to call it a trigger warning, but-

  • By Lynnzee on 10-23-17

Such a beautiful story! Gave me lots to think abou

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I loved all the deep intricate philosophy that ran throughout the story. I want more.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,634
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,820

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Brilliant, yet heartwrenching.

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

Such a sad truth, yet beautifully heartwarming. Can't wait to read again. It's a must read.

  • Priestdaddy

  • A Memoir
  • By: Patricia Lockwood
  • Narrated by: Patricia Lockwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 329

Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met - a man who lounges in boxer shorts, who loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates "like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972". His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the church's country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents' rectory, their two worlds collide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Smutty Metaphors!

  • By Mel on 05-18-17

Such a fresh voice and vivid details. Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I didn't want it to end. wanted more. Such a fresh voice and vivid details. Loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Opposite of Everyone

  • A Novel
  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally best-selling author of Someone Else's Love Story and Gods in Alabama - an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Goddess of destruction and rebirth

  • By Janice on 06-27-16

Great story, but...

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

Loved the story and the voices for all characters, but wanted more from the ending. felt the author gave up and rushed it.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113,900

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Great story...enticing read.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

Could not stop listening. lots of twists and turns. Hard to figure out the bad guy.

  • Station Eleven

  • By: Emily St. John Mandel
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,059
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,058

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • gah!

  • By Stacy on 10-08-14

Brilliant, beautifully tragic, yet hopeful.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-16

I could not put it down. read from start to finish. There is so much beauty within almost every sentence, and most sentences make you want to read twice because of their utter depth and awe of a world that could possibly be us someday. My only problem with the book was that it ended and I didn't know everything about every character. I know there is a movie soon, which will ruin the author's words, and I know she has more nooks, but I would love a sequel.