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Jennifer Quijano

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  • The Namesake

  • By: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Narrated by: Sarita Choudhury
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,102

The Namesake follows the Ganguli family through its journey from Calcutta to Cambridge to the Boston suburbs. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book - in print and audio

  • By Diana - Audible on 04-16-12

Stunning

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

This was more than I expected. I feel in love with the characters and the plot. Beautifully written and narrated.

  • Emma in the Night

  • By: Wendy Walker
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,601

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: 15-year-old Cass and 17-year-old Emma. Three years later Cass returns without her sister, Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family, Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stop listening

  • By Pamela (@SpazP) on 08-23-17

Better than I thought

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

I really enjoyed this mystery. the use of mental illness in this plot really appeal to me. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good mystery story.

  • The Sweet Far Thing

  • By: Libba Bray
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father a laudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength to turn catty schoolgirls into loyal friends, and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absoulute Perfection!!!

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 08-02-09

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

I have read libba bray in the past and loved her work. her series are all consuming and her characters are very fleshed out and developed. I can't wait to work my way through all of her other works. highly recommend if u like younger adult with more mature themes and magic and whimsy.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,715
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,346
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42,275

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Second listen just as breath taking

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

if you enjoy WW2 stories this one cakes the cake. beautiful writing, amazing characters. I can't begin to explain how incredibly touching this story is.

  • Fish in a Tree

  • By: Lynda Hunt
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033

Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but...not just dyslexia

  • By Jennifer Hurst on 12-31-15

A learning experience

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

A wonderful story about a young girl who learns it's okay to ask for help. I listened to this with my nine year old daughter and she really enjoyed it. Has great morals on friendship, acception and tolerance. Also great diversity of characters. excellent story for younger readers.

  • Wayward

  • Wayward Pines, Book 2
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,536

Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden - except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they're trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Book One

  • By William on 09-24-14

Cant get enough of this series

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Great continuation. love the characters, awesome narrator. would highly recommend to anyone into sifi or dystopian novels.

  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,174

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done story

  • By Linda B on 08-28-12

Mind blown

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

this is my third read of Blake Couch and I'm always blown away by his depth of his characters and the topics he covers in his stories. can't wait to continue this series.

  • The Book of Life

  • All Souls, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,431

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Trilogy!

  • By Cheri on 12-13-15

Good wrap up to a fun series

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

This was a satisfying ending to this series. Overall my least favorite of the three. I believe they changed the narrator which is still good but a few of the characters had different voices with through me off. If you've enjoyed pervious books you will find this a great ending for Dianna and Mathew.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,879

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful.

  • By WhosYourChubby on 08-29-16

Great classic

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Very enjoyable. I read this with my daughter and she really ended it as well. Some of the voices for certain characters were terribly annoying but they were significant enough to take away from the enjoyment.

  • The Fifth Season

  • The Broken Earth, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,036

This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the Earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

  • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

I just found this boring

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

I went into this book knowing it was extremely popular and revered fantasy novel series. It was a pic from my book club and I had no personal interest in reading it besides that. I'm not sure how much that played into my overall enjoyment of the book but I just found it to be boring. the world is interesting and the characters are pretty well developed. Throughout the entire book I just was extremely disinterested and found no real connection to the story or what was happening to anyone. Withth that being said it's still well written and well done it just wasn't enjoyable for me personally. I will say the last two to three chapters were the only point of the book that I was actually interested in the story and almost made me want to continue on with the next one, however I will not be continuing the series based off of the experience from this first novel.