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Alice Reyns

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  • In Order to Live

  • A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
  • By: Yeonmi Park
  • Narrated by: Eji Kim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 615

In Order to Live is the story of Yeonmi Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape to South Korea through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and her emergence as a leading human rights activist - all before her 21st birthday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. What a story!

  • By Jfm on 02-01-16

This book was outstanding. Very eye opening.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

I am amazed and inspired by this young girls journey. Yeonmis storey puts life into perspective. No more pity parties for me I will be greatful in everything I do. I can't imagine how much courage and will power it takes for these people to find freedom something that is a God given right.

  • The Orphan's Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Pam Jenoff
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wydra, Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,228

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sappy and tedious

  • By Churchill on 03-23-17

So good

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

I am in tears right now. This was such a good storey. The ending was such a tear jerker. I feel like I know them personally and experienced the ups and downs with them. Love it Loved it Loved it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Girl Lost

  • Detective Robyn Carter Crime Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,245

A teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances and a man is murdered at a local reservoir. For Detective Robyn Carter, there's no obvious link between the cases. But as she starts to delve into them, her investigations lead her to Abigail, perfect wife and mother to beautiful little Izzy. What was Abigail's connection to the victims? And why is she receiving threatening messages from an anonymous number?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing subject matter

  • By S. Klinger on 07-11-17

Very intriguing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-17

this book held my interest and I swore I knew what was going to happen and it did not happen the way I thought at all. Great book.
Con: it was graphic as someone who has been abused I felt it very difficult to get through the beginning. I didn't read the synopsis I just put it on to keep me company on a long road trip. I did enjoy the book though.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful