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  • Zoo Story

  • Life in the Garden of Captives
  • By: Thomas French
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Welcome to the savage and surprising world of Zoo Story, an unprecedented account of the secret life of a zoo and its inhabitants, both animal and human. Based on six years of research, the book follows a handful of unforgettable characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: an alpha chimp with a weakness for blondes, a ferocious tiger who revels in Obsession perfume, and a brilliant but tyrannical CEO known as El Diablo Blanco.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Katherine on 09-02-10

Insiders view of zoo management over three decades

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Very interesting story about the ups and downs of daily life in a small City zoo.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,533

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What In the HELL Brother?!

  • By Naomi on 04-14-19

Great story, can't wait to finish...

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Story grabs you right away and holds on until the end, but I felt like the resolution was predictable and therefore a little disappointing. Still, it's got good old King tension and storylines moving and crossing at the speed of light!

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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 78,078
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70,889
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 70,850

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

Potter Perfection

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

This author and this narrator have produced a listen that can't be surpassed. Every character, every scene, every detail jumps to life...on paper it was impossible to put down, and as an audiobook you will drive around endlessly to find a stopping point! This is an enjoyable listen for all members of the family, children and adults alike. Revisit the wizarding world. It never gets old!!

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  • KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh

  • KIYA Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Katie Hamstead
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

When Naomi’s sisters are snatched up to be taken to be wives of the erratic Pharaoh, Akhenaten, she knows they won’t survive the palace, so she offers herself in their place. The fearsome Commander Horemheb sees her courage, and knows she is exactly what he is looking for… The Great Queen Nefertiti despises Naomi instantly, and strips her of her Hebrew lineage, including her name, which is changed to Kiya. Kiya allies herself with Horemheb, who pushes her to greatness and encourages her to make the Pharaoh fall in love with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and engaging

  • By Sharon Bayliss on 05-25-14

Easy listening historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Engaging way to pick up bits of history...not necessarily 100% accurate, but adequate!! Story paints vivid picture of the period.

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,464
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,952

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Easy read for multiple ages.

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

Not scary for younger readers, unpredictable twists hold older attentions. Everyone in the car will be happy!

  • The Heretic Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Michelle Moran
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

Nefertari catches the eye of the Crown Prince, and despite her family's history, they fall in love and wish to marry. Yet all of Egypt opposes this union between the rising star of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old, heretical one.

While political adversity sets the country on edge, Nefertari becomes the wife of Ramesses the Great. Destined to be the most powerful Pharaoh in Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jaclyn on 01-12-11

History imagined clearly

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

Like other books by this author, Heretic Queen gives a glimpse into the past. Ancient Egypt with all the Majesty and corruption one would imagine.