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  • A Tangled Mercy

  • A Novel
  • By: Joy Jordan-Lake
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Angela Dawe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

After the sudden death of her troubled mother, struggling Harvard grad student Kate Drayton walks out on her lecture - and her entire New England life. Haunted by unanswered questions and her own uncertain future, she flees to Charleston, South Carolina, the place where her parents met, convinced it holds the key to understanding her fractured family and saving her career in academics. Kate is determined to unearth groundbreaking information on a failed 1822 slave revolt - the subject of her mother's own research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good and hard story that inspires hope and change

  • By Rona Branson on 12-15-17

Better at the end

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

The protagonist comes across as whiny at first and too little details are left out to truly engage the reader until they reach the midpoint of the book. If I was one to abandon books I would have this one, but in the end it was worth the initial bore.

  • Esperanza Rising

  • By: Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Narrated by: Trini Alvarado
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937

Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl in Aguascalientes, Mexico could want. But a sudden tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. There they confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. Pam Munoz Ryan eloquently portrays the Mexican workers' plight in this abundant and passionate novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Laura on 04-14-16

Amazing

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Reviewed: 11-03-18

Perfect for kids to get a glimpse of what life is like for migrant workers. Very moving story.

  • Eragon

  • Inheritance, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,032

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes he is merely a poor farm boy - until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now, his choices could save - or destroy - the empire. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and Enjoyable

  • By Mary S. Murray on 02-23-04

Great story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I wish the movie did it justice. We can't wait to hear the second story.