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  • Heavy

  • By: Kiese Laymon
  • Narrated by: Kiese Laymon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901

Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion, and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be prepared

  • By Amy Bannor on 10-30-18

Heavy

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

The title says it all. Parts of this book are very deep and almost hard to read or listen to, however, it is a reality. Without trying to give away the story, as a mother, I can understand why his mother pushed education. She set Kiese up for greatness, the problem was her own light. Our kids are always watching and listening, even when we don't know it. Good book.

  • My Kind of Forever

  • A Trillium Bay Novel, Book 2
  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

As the youngest mayor Trillium Bay has ever elected, Brooke Callaghan wants to prove she’s up to the challenge. She’s stepping out of her practical teacher flats and into her sister’s treacherously high heels...with disastrous results. But if she’s going to (literally) stumble her first day on the job, why not fall into the arms of a handsome stranger? Leo Walker is a rarity on Wenniway Island. Not only handsome, he’s also single, funny, and - most importantly - interested in Brooke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Kind of Forever

  • By Shelli McKiernan on 01-27-19

Another Feel Good book

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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: 03-08-19

Another feel good book. The narrator did an awesome job again bringing the character's to life.

  • My Kind of You

  • Trillium Bay, Book 1
  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023

Emily Callaghan never expected to spend another summer on Wenniway Island. Yet here she is, back in her quaint northern Michigan hometown of Trillium Bay, divorced, flat broke, and dragging along her precocious 12-year-old. It's a simple arrangement: Emily, a house flipper, will renovate one of her grandmother's rental properties in exchange for a much-needed loan. Once a wild child, the reformed Emily also hopes to remodel her reputation and show her family she's all grown up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome read and Awesome narration..

  • By Trish R. on 06-12-17

Just what I needed

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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: 03-06-19

From the first chapter this book had me cracking up. The narrator did an awesome job bringing the character's to life. Very good read.

  • Disturbed

  • By: Jennifer Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 372

On Halloween night five years ago, Chelsea Dutton's college roommates were viciously stabbed to death, and Chelsea was critically injured. She was found hiding in her apartment's bathtub, barely clinging to life. With only fragments of shattered memory, she's been trying her best to move past the nightmares ever since. Now in Boston, she lives a somewhat reclusive life, working from home as a medical transcriptionist and bingeing on mindless television shows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Foster families BEWARE!

  • By shelley on 11-09-17

Too weak minded

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-19

I must first say that I'm not going to be able to finish this book, so it may end well.
The main character is just to weak minded and too naive for my taste, so because I keep loosing interest and she's irritating me. Good luck to the author, maybe I'll try one of your other books at another time.

  • The (Half) Truth

  • By: Leddy Harper
  • Narrated by: Kendall Taylor, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Tatum Alexander is so close to realizing her dream of becoming a sous chef she can taste it, but working at her ex-fiancé’s restaurant with his new girlfriend was never in her career plan. To save face and prove she’s moved on, Tatum cooks up a lie that she’s in a relationship with her best friend’s superhot cousin. There’s just one problem: Jason only recently moved to town, and he has no idea they’re already “dating.” Jason’s a recovering ladies’ man who shouldn’t be on the menu, but that doesn’t mean he’s immune to Tatum’s quirky charm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FABULOUS

  • By K. C. on 04-05-19

Loved this

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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: 02-28-19

I absolutely loved this story. My face hurts from laughing. Tatum's character is so awkward and quirky and Jason is just the right person for her. I loved the sense of humor in this story. Jason's character could find the humor in life situations that a lot of people don't possess, plus he sounds totally sexy. Thumbs up to the author and the narrator's. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Duck! Part 1

  • By: Kim Dare
  • Narrated by: Rod M. Maskew
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can't be sure of his exact species. But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Ak47 on 02-22-19

Not what I expected

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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-19

The lesson I learned is to stop picking books by the picture on the cover. I was not looking for a gay child molesting book. Not my cup of tea.

  • Stay with Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Ayobami Adebayo
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932

Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: Polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage - after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures - Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time - until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievably Powerful!!!

  • By M. Ryder on 08-28-17

Must Read!

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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: 02-14-19

All kinds of emotions are going through me. What a wonderful love story. For anyone on the fence in the beginning or middle because of values or whatever, you have to read this to the end. Ayobami with this being your first book, I can't wait to see what you have in store for the next book. Awesome job.

  • Nell and Lady

  • A Novel
  • By: Ashley Farley
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

In her grand home in Charleston, Willa Bellemore raised two girls during the tumultuous 1970s. One was her daughter, Lady. The other was Lady’s best friend, Nell - adopted after the sudden, heartbreaking death of her mother, the Bellemores’ beloved maid. Willa showered Nell with love and support, all the while ignoring the disdainful whispers of her neighbors. After all, they were family. Nell and Lady were sisters at heart - sisters who vowed to never let anything come between them. Then, on the night of Lady’s sixteenth birthday, something went terribly wrong.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good premise poorly executed

  • By NMwritergal on 09-19-18

Feel good book

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

A really good story about family. It doesn't matter if it's blood, as long as there's love. Great performance as well. I was able to sit back and visualize the characters.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 87,316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79,456
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 79,003

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

What can I say

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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: 01-16-19

Love, love, love. This is an awesome view into Michelle Obama's life. I laughed out loud and cried softly. It still fills my heart with joy knowing that we (black people) made it in the white house. I'm still hoping to one day be able to meet The Obama's, however, if that doesn't happen, I hope that they know they made a difference in so many lives. Thank you for sharing your life and your family with us Michelle. (Can I call you Michelle? 🙂

  • Iron Garland

  • Harbinger, Book 3
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,490
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,311

For three years, Sera Fitzempress has been a pawn in a gilded prison. Disgraced and exiled from society, she has been isolated from the downtrodden she’s determined to liberate. Cettie Pratt has grown into an independent young woman, although she continues to be tested by the high society of the clouds. Advancing in the magic of the Mysteries, Cettie is also a useful tool of defense during turbulent times. The fog of war is drawing in, and with it comes a startling new enemy who may unravel secrets that both women would prefer stay hidden. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fantastic web!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-15-18

WOW

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Mr. Wheeler, you did it again! I never suspected that ending. I can't wait to read the next one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful