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  • The Hike

  • By: Drew Magary
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,123

When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kafkaesque novel that went on way too long

  • By Ketil on 01-06-17

Uneven but enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

It was one of those books that I can't say I loved, but I listened to all the way through and it kept my attention. It was a really good premise, and just when it was getting dull there's a good plot twist. If this sort of off beat adventure appeals to you, you might like it. Not a strong recommend and mostly because the dialogue is a little dull but the action is good.

  • The Unseen Guest

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 3
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

Since returning from London, the three Incorrigible children and their plucky governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, have been exceedingly busy. Despite their wolfish upbringing, the children have taken up bird-watching, with no unfortunate consequences - yet. And a perplexing gift raises hard questions about how Penelope came to be left at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females and why her parents never bothered to return for her. But hers is not the only family mystery to solve....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect story and perfect narration!

  • By Wayne on 12-01-17

Another winner in this series

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Real fun, Highly recommended. My 11 yr old daughter and I have been enjoying this. Great for a car ride. The reader is amazing.

  • The Magician's Nephew

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,975
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,382
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,391

Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to...somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis, before they finally return home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible children's series

  • By Jason on 05-14-05

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

This is chronically the first book of the Narnia series but clearly not the first written. In this book he intends to write a genesis story of how it all started. It seems a little contrived at times but ties up all the loose ends (like what was that light post doing in the middle of nowhere) and set you up for the Lion, the Witch etc. Good story as part of the whole. On it's own a little lacking.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68,283

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Good advice and a very modern approach. Nothing really earth shattering and probably not what you want to hear, but helpful if you can stomach some of the realizations like, you are not special. Like a tough talk from a young guidance councilor. Recommended.

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  • The Woman in Black

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,674

Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Gothic Ghost Tale

  • By Mel on 01-25-12

Good

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Not as exciting as I wanted it to be but still a horror listen. I'm not sure what I would have changed, it was good and a quick listen, just not my favorite.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68,999
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68,680

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

One of my all time favorite listens

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

He brings this to life with his voice and accents. I really enjoyed this. I felt like I was transported out of my tiny fishbowl and saw another world. I also learned something about racism. A truly touching personal journey. A must listen.

  • Dry

  • A Memoir
  • By: Augusten Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Augusten Burroughs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr. are immediately dashed by grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. When Augusten is forced to examine himself, he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life - and live it sober. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a Higher Power

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I chugged it.

  • By Grant on 09-10-12

Sad but true and at times funny.

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

I wanted to learn more about an alcoholic's journey and this is a good read. Sad but full of hope and some humor along the way. I am glad I read it.

  • The Interrupted Tale

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 4
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves." The Incorrigible children actually were. Turning sixteen is a bittersweet occasion for Miss Penelope Lumley: Her parents remain disappointingly absent, and her perfectly nice young playwright friend, Simon Harley-Dickinson, has not been heard from since he went to visit his ailing great-uncle Pudge in the old sailors' home in Brighton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!

  • By Wayne on 12-06-17

This series is fantastic

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Yet another great Ashton book. Really fun to read with your tween. If you liked A Series of Unfortunate Events you will love this. I think it's really better. The writing is so sharp and the reader is amazing. I think she is truly amazing. High Marks!!!

  • The Bell Jar

  • By: Sylvia Plath
  • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,132

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful but slowly going under - maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is an extraordinary accomplishment and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-read for every woman

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-06-16

Great Fiction

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

There were moments in the story that were great and moments that seemed to go on and on. The writing is great and the narration is superb. I would listen to Maggie again, need to search out other things she has read. Overall a recommendation, but not a strong one.

  • The Mysterious Howling

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910

Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said: “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible children actually were. Discovered in the forests of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ALL BOOKS ARE JUDGED BY THEIR COVER UNTIL THEY ARE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-04-15

This series is fantastic

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

The story is really good, part mystery, part comedy. Sort of reminds me of Lemmony Snicket, but I like this so much more. I listened to this with my 11 year old and we both loved it. The reader is one of the best. She must be a great actress because her voices feel like different people. Highly Recommended for a parent/child audiobook club.