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M. Sanguinetti

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  • The Stars Are Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Anita Shreve
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 602

In October 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast, from Bar Harbor to Kittery, and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disaster Strikes In 1947

  • By Sara on 06-02-17

90% Tragedy 10% Hope

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

As an avid reader of Anita Shreve’s novels I am a bit disappointed with “The Stars are Fire”. The character we’re all over the place. The storyline based on the real fire that occurred in coastal Maine in 1947 made it intriguing and perhaps a perspective of surviving such a horrific event. Other than that the story felt flat and too melodramatic.

  • A Son of the Circus

  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 26 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 406

Born a Parsi in Bombay, sent to university and medical school in Vienna, Dr. Farrokh Daruwalla is a 59-year-old orthopedic surgeon and a Canadian citizen who lives in Toronto. Once, 20 years ago, Dr. Daruwalla was the examining physician of two murder victims in Goa, India. Now, 20 years later, he will be reacquainted with the murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you liked "Q+A"...

  • By connie on 01-15-09

It dragged!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

It took me a while to become invested in this story. It’s typical John Irving in it’s rich description. The topic, however, was not appropriate for an american author. Although the author explained in the beginning that this story was not about India, it, nevertheless had characters from India and it takes place mostly if not all in India. Not so sure I would buy it knowing what I know now.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98,349
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,087
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 90,663

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fine but...

  • By Thomas L. Piper on 02-25-18

By chapter 2 I laughed and cried. Amazing

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

Trevor narrates his story with grit and passion. He has overcome so much and although some of his life story may fell uncomfortable to read, I get it. So happy for his current success.

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  • The Japanese Lover

  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Joanna Gleason
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,766

In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My first negative review

  • By Karen O'Byrne on 11-11-15

So beautiful and surprising

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

Isabel Allende shows us once more why she is the queen of her genre. It such a beautiful and moving story about love be lost and found.

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,539
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,489

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good enough to speed through, not enough to rave

  • By JD on 12-02-14

It was ok!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

I love Amy Poehler, yes please was more of a performance than a book. I enjoyed some stories, the intros by Catherine Turner were distracting.