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  • Black Sheep

  • This Can't Be Happening Collection
  • By: Rory Scholl
  • Narrated by: Rory Scholl
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

An irresponsible twentysomething comic and his equally shameless grandmother join forces as proud pariahs in this dark and rowdy story of dicey family ties, kindred spirits, bad behavior, and bribery. When Rory’s judgmental mother told him that he took after his grandma Evelyn, he took it as a compliment. The ninety-two-year-old cocktail-toting, offtrack-betting party girl was every bit the troublemaker he was. When she landed at a dead-end nursing home, Rory jumped at the chance to liven things up for bored Evelyn - with vodka, scratch-offs, bingo, and gaming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh.

  • By Julie WI on 02-22-19

Meh.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Unremarkable story, no surprises, snarky narrator/author. This doesn't bode well for the future of the series.

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  • Identity Thief

  • This Can't Be Happening Collection
  • By: Rachel Rosenthal
  • Narrated by: Rachel Rosenthal
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Who would want to steal the identity of a minimum-wage employee at a children’s museum? In this harrowing real-life detective story, a woman searches for the truth, clue after startling clue. Rachel hit the jackpot with her doting fiancé, Zach, who was starting a promising new political career at the Massachusetts State House. Then came money problems - Rachel’s was mysteriously disappearing, bank account by new bank account. She and Zach, her only lifeline, decided to play amateur sleuths. And they had to act fast. Because Rachel’s crippling paranoia was growing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Flinch more than twice

  • By Jennifer Clunie on 01-03-19

Saw it coming from a mile away.

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Predictable. I also would have liked to hear something about her efforts to have a career in comedy. It felt like an afterthought, when we know that it's time consuming hard work.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,586

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

Completely engaging.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

I will remember Eleanor for a long time. she is completely real. hilarious, yet tragic, yet triumphant.