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  • Adnan's Story

  • The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
  • By: Rabia Chaudry
  • Narrated by: Rabia Chaudry
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,720
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,697

In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life. In 2014, Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, a Peabody Award-winning podcast with more than 500 million international listeners. But Serial did not tell the whole story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating. Heartbreaking. Informative.

  • By Angela on 08-11-16

If you love Serial & Undisclosed you'll love this!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

I loved every minute of the audiobook! I've been listening to Adnan's story ever since the first episode of Serial. Rabia's book gives so many extra details and insights that were often missed. It was so nice to hear about letters from Adnan and his life behind bars. I was brought to tears several times with Adnan's courage and grace while being in prison and his passion to stay positive for himself and his family. I've always believed Adnan is innocent and I hope one day he will be set free.

I think Rabia did a great job with the narration. I will definitely be listening to Adnan's Story again!

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Climb

  • By: Anatoli Boukreev, G. Weston DeWalt
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

The Climb is a true, gripping, and thought-provoking account of the worst disaster in the history of Mt. Everest: On May 10, 1996, two commercial expeditions headed by experienced leaders attempted to climb the highest mountain in the world, but things went terribly wrong...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read to understand 1996 Everest disaster.

  • By Sona Vavrouskova on 03-16-15

The Climb very good

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

I really liked the book. I've read Into Thin Air as well and these 2 books go well together to tell the story of what happened in 1996. The Climb is much more detailed and technical. Filled in a lot of gaps that Into Thin Air didn't describe. Anatoli was a smart man and he did everything he possibly could to save others and himself that day.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,038

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A festival of personality disorders

  • By Paula Dee on 04-20-15

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

If you liked Gone Girl you will like The Girl on the Train. Not quite as suspenseful but it kept me guessing the whole time.

  • Leaving Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,460

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-15

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Loved all the history and knowledge about elephants. So interesting and entertaining!

Any additional comments?

The story captured my attention the entire time listening. Great audiobook!