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Nana Teresa

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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,389

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FLEETWOOD MAC

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-04-15

Strange but interesting.

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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: 10-13-16

This isn't my kind of story but it was truly interesting and hooked me. I'd read another like it now...

  • 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 39,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,804

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

Awesome story!

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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: 10-02-16

This was one of those unbelievable, edge of your seat stories. Great narration as well.

  • Blood Defense

  • By: Marcia Clark
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,368

Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues. Sam lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star - and the defendant is a decorated veteran LAPD detective. It promises to be exactly the kind of media sensation that would establish her as a heavy hitter in the world of criminal law.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Middling Legal Drama by Famous Prosecutor

  • By Dubi on 10-06-16

Great narration!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

This was the best performance of a book I've heard in a long time. Very engaging and even the men's voices she made realistic. You could visualize the characters. Great story too - did NOT expect that ending!

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  • Leaving Time

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,947

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very powerful--definitely will be listening again!

  • By Sondra S. Mangan on 10-20-14

So interesting!!

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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: 07-29-15

The twist at the end was so unexpected. Great book! Interesting content as well. Very nice.

  • I Was Here

  • By: Gayle Forman
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 397

When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything - so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg's college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there's a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average read with some strong points

  • By Casey on 02-14-15

Wow what a great book!

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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: 07-05-15

Some unexpected and some expected turns in this one but a beautiful story about coming to terms with a loved ones unexpected death. Very well written and narrated.

  • Heart Warriors

  • A Family Faces Congenital Heart Disease
  • By: Amanda Rose Adams
  • Narrated by: Amanda Rose Adams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Five months pregnant, Amanda Adams and her husband were given two abysmal choices regarding her pregnancy: force her baby to fight for his life through countless invasive and dangerous surgeries, or perform a late term abortion. Despite the fact that Liam was missing half his heart, Amanda chose life. Amanda's emotional plate was full as she found herself redefining the usual expectations a mother has for her child. Instead of wondering where he'd go to college, she wondered if he would survive his first birthday. The eventual acceptance of Amanda's grief helped her accept her new role as a powerful advocate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Nana Teresa on 06-25-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

The volume tended to get loud and soft, which was rough when using my Bluetooth ear piece - but this story is inspiring. The kids' interview at the end was priceless.