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  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,856
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,848

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

Fun

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

this book was a lot of fun. The author / narrator did a great job. Enjoy

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • And the Mountains Echoed

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini, Navid Negahban, Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,435
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,931
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,919

Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does the End Justify the Means

  • By FanB14 on 05-24-13

Terrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

Another example of the narrator(s) destroying a novel. I could barely make it through this book and only finished because I must read it for my book club.

  • The Incarnations

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Barker
  • Narrated by: Timo Chen, Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Who are you? You must be wondering. I am your soul mate, your old friend, and I have come back to this city of 16 million in search of you. So begins the first letter that falls into Wang's lap as he flips down the visor in his taxi. The letters that follow are filled with the stories of Wang's previous lives - from escaping a marriage to a spirit bride to being a slave on the run from Genghis Khan to living as a fisherman during the Opium Wars and being a teenager on the Red Guard during the cultural revolution.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What was that you said?

  • By cecil reniche-smith on 08-29-15

Wow! Such a disappointment...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-16

First, the male narrator is atrocious. Second, while the individual "stories" in the novel were well written and extremely interesting, the author failed to make sense of the story in the end. I kept thinking this author might be better suited to writing short stories, not novels.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Fishbowl

  • A Novel
  • By: Bradley Somer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 483

A goldfish named Ian is falling from the 27th-floor balcony on which his fishbowl sits. He's longed for adventure, so when the opportunity arises, he escapes from his bowl, clears the balcony railing and finds himself airborne. Plummeting toward the street below, Ian witnesses the lives of the Seville on Roxy residents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a Nice Surprise

  • By Elizabeth on 12-05-16

Wonderful tale!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-15

This was such a romp! I loved the style so much and it was very unique. And, the narrator was fabulous!!!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Re Jane

  • A Novel
  • By: Patricia Park
  • Narrated by: Diana Bang
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75

For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she's been trying to escape from her whole life. Sardonic yet vulnerable, Jane toils, unappreciated, in her strict uncle's grocery store and politely observes the traditional principle of nunchi (a combination of good manners, hierarchy, and obligation). Desperate for a new life, she's thrilled to become the au pair for the Mazer-Farleys, two Brooklyn English professors and their adopted Chinese daughter.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, but Seriously. . .

  • By Carole T. on 06-02-15

Absolutely terrible narration...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-15

This was my book club's selection which I wouldn't have picked on my own because I'm not a fan of coming-of-age stories. However, I was intrigued by the novel being cross-cultural and I have lived in both NYC and Seoul, so I was actually looking forward to reading it. Unfortunately, Ms. Bang destroyed this novel with her narration. She read this as if she was on stage at a poetry slam. I wish I had abandoned the audio version and read the book on my Kindle.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Boston Girl: A Novel

  • By: Anita Diamant
  • Narrated by: Linda Lavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,967

Addie Baum is "The Boston Girl", born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine - a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story!

  • By LL on 05-24-18

Boring....

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

Reviewed: 02-13-15

The ONLY redeeming quality about this book was Linda Lavin. Otherwise, the story read like Young Adult fiction. The character "Addie" just blathers on and on and on as if she's reading you every entry from her diary. At 80+ years old, she sounds like a self-centered 14 year old.

33 of 40 people found this review helpful