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  • Crazy Rich Asians

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,580

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 1st Chapter, can't stand narration AND I'm asian!

  • By Acct68member on 12-06-17

Fun

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

this book was funny, and the narration was easy to listen too. The accents seemed very authentic

  • Anxious for Nothing

  • Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
  • By: Max Lucado
  • Narrated by: Ben Holland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,619

Anxiety is at an all time high, but there's a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites listeners into a study of Philippians 4:6-7, where the Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, "Do not be anxious about anything...." Philippians 4:6 encourages the believer to "be anxious for nothing". As Lucado states, the Apostle Paul seems to leave little leeway here. "Be anxious of nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anxious For Nothing

  • By Sam on 10-24-17

Great tool

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

this book is such a good tool to help you if you have anxiety. it is full of tips to help you combat anxiety from a Biblical perspective

  • Cane River

  • By: Lalita Tademy
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Cane River is an isolated community that lies on a small river in central Louisiana. There in the early 19th century, slaves, free people of color, and Creole French planters lived and worked, loved and bore children. And there, 165 years later, Tademy discovers her amazing heritage. Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned by a Creole family, Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book and story was wonderful

  • By Courtney on 11-04-17

incredible

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-17

This book is so good even to the very end. It is never borong or repetitive. The narrator is wonderful bringing the story to life woth fabulous accents and dialects. Masterfully written and narrated.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Uninvited

  • Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
  • By: Lysa TerKeurst
  • Narrated by: Ginny Welsh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,968

The enemy wants us to feel rejected, left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ's powerful love. In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection - from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Great Book!

  • By Charles Andre, Jr. on 01-27-17

Different perspective

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

I REALLY ENJOYED LISTENING TO THIS BOOK THE AUTHOR BROUGHT A FRESH PERSPECTIVE TO MANY OF THE BIBLE STORIES I LOVE. THE VERSES SHE PAIRED WITH THE SITUATIONS WAS INSIGHTFUL. I ALSO ENJOYED THE NARRATORS ENTHUSIASM.

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31,285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,956
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28,845

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Bonnie Turpin Rocks

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-17

she is the best narrator!!! She makes the boom come alive. Every book she reads is excellent. This book was really good too!!!

  • The Book of Night Women

  • By: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526

The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • twenty stars

  • By Denise on 09-21-10

The Narrator was superb as was the writing.

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

Reviewed: 10-17-16

This book was so well written and the Narrator was truly an artist. She really made the story come to life and made it clear who was speaking when.

  • Glory over Everything

  • Beyond the Kitchen House
  • By: Kathleen Grissom
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana, Heather Alicia Simms, Madeleine Maby, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681

This new standalone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover, Caroline, is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant, Pan, has been captured and sold into slavery in the South.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully insipid. Couldn't finish.

  • By Dawn on 04-09-16

Good Book, different than the KITCHEN HOUse

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

it ia a good story. Very interesting the different perspectives the author allows us too see.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fireflies in December

  • By: Jennifer Erin Valent
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

This award-winning, coming-of-age gem by Jennifer Erin Valent recounts one farm family's struggle against racial bigotry in Depression-era Virginia. When Jessilyn's parents begin raising her best friend as their own daughter, this kindness toward a dark-skinned orphan triggers threats and violence. While teetering on the brink of womanhood, Jessilyn must learn to be a shining light in a dark world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1932 Virginia The Dark and the Light

  • By Debbie on 03-01-16

Great read

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

this was a really easy book to listen to. The narrators voice was easy on the ears.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Darkest Child

  • By: Delores Phillips
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920

Delores Phillips' heart-rending debut novel is set in 1950s Georgia where most of Rozelle Quinn's 10 children can pass as white. Her brightest child, Tangy Mae, however, has the darkest skin of them all, and she longs to continue her education. But Rozelle thinks it's time for 13-year-old Tangy Mae to follow in her own footsteps and earn money "cleaning for whites" and bedding men at the "Farmhouse."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!

  • By KayeTidwell on 06-12-11

Great Story and Narration

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

Would you listen to The Darkest Child again? Why?

I would listen to this book again.

What other book might you compare The Darkest Child to and why?

I would compare this to, the Known World or Mudbound

Which character – as performed by Cherise Boothe – was your favorite?

Tangy Mae

If you could take any character from The Darkest Child out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Mushy

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  • The Kitchen House

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathleen Grissom
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,197

Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a must!

  • By AB on 09-04-10

AWESOME

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

Reviewed: 02-21-12

Would you listen to The Kitchen House again? Why?

I MIGHT, TYPICALLY I ONLY LISTEN ONCE.

What other book might you compare The Kitchen House to and why?

THE HELP. THE WRITING AND NARRATION WAS SUPERB.

Have you listened to any of Orlagh Cassidy and Bahni Turpin ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

NOT SURE.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES