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  • The Last Cruise

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Christensen
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 101

The 1950s vintage ocean liner Queen Isabella is making her final voyage before heading to the scrapyard. For the guests on board, among them Christine Thorne, a former journalist turned Maine farmer, it's a chance to experience the bygone mid-20th century era of decadent luxury cruising. The Isabella sets sail from Long Beach, California, into calm seas on a two-week retro cruise to Hawaii and back. When a time of crisis begins, Christine and other characters find themselves facing the unknown together in an unexpected and startling test of their characters. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • cheesy

  • By HIDHO on 10-11-18

Where's the story????

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Struggled through for a horrible ending! I guess Part 2 should be anticipated (but will never come hopefully)

  • Half of a Yellow Sun

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Zainab Jah
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but please have an actual African read it

  • By Steven A. on 05-21-18

Hidden history spun in a lovely story

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Enjoyable read/listen!!!! This story sparked interest in African (namely Nigerian) history and enlightenment of the atrocities committed against civilians in the name of colonialism and capitalism. No longer will a "single story" suffice!

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,627

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Less Believable Than the Earth is Flat

  • By Jeffrey on 07-30-18

Struggled to finish

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Way too much filler and fluff for no reason! The story ended predictably and was guessed in half the time/pages.

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  • The Casual Vacancy

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,909
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,266
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,307

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was surprised by how much I liked it

  • By cristina on 01-14-14

Save yourself!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Struggled to listen after the first couple of chapters and just decided it was not worth the effort. Don't waste your credit or money!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful