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  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,275

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CAPTIVATING READ

  • By Jennifer on 09-25-12

Nicely Writen

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Jeanette Walls by most accounts had a hard upbringing. She tells her story with vivid details to bring you into her world. Great book of reminders how fortunate you are with the little or abundance of things. And in the end, all that matters is family.

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,843
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,883

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina on 11-01-16

Poignant Story

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

What did you like best about this story?

This book was beautiful written and wonderfully narrated. The story is very poignant. It had me shaking my head that the actions of some characters in the book likely still take place today. Seeing things thru Ruth and Kennedy’s eyes has enabled me to be better and do better. Would highly recommend.

  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,516
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,227

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharp, Clever and Elegant... and funny as hell!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-17-17

Light Hearted and Fun

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

Any additional comments?

The story was fun and the narrating was spot-on. It was a light hearted book that had me laughing out loud at some of the character's colorful roadblocks. Would recommend to anyone who needed a quick pick me up kinda book.

  • Fishbowl

  • A Novel
  • By: Bradley Somer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 483

A goldfish named Ian is falling from the 27th-floor balcony on which his fishbowl sits. He's longed for adventure, so when the opportunity arises, he escapes from his bowl, clears the balcony railing and finds himself airborne. Plummeting toward the street below, Ian witnesses the lives of the Seville on Roxy residents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a Nice Surprise

  • By Elizabeth on 12-05-16

Funny, witty, and all-in-all great

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Story was different then any other type of book I have read. Throughly enjoyed the story of all the characters.

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