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  • Cherry

  • A Novel
  • By: Nico Walker
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 401

It's 2003, and as a college freshman in Cleveland, our narrator is adrift until he meets Emily. The two of them experience an instant, life-changing connection. But when he almost loses her, he chooses to make an indelible statement: He joins the army. The outcome will not be good for either of them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • being an ex-junky is much cooler than being a junky

  • By K Sabatini on 09-02-18

depiction of addiction

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-18

realistic image of what it's like to be an addict, as well as the progression of the disease. great narrator. fast paced with no boring parts

  • Professional Idiot

  • A Memoir
  • By: Stephen "Steve-O" Glover, David Peisner
  • Narrated by: Stephen "Steve-O" Glover, Stu Sone
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

Fame can be addictive. From his early days videotaping crazy skateboard stunts to starring in the blockbuster Jackass franchise, there was little that Stephen “Steve-O” Glover wouldn’t do for attention. Whether it was stapling his nutsack to his leg, diving into a pool full of elephant crap, or routinely risking death invading the private lives of sharks, lions, tigers, and bears, almost nothing was out of bounds. And as the stunts got crazier, his life kept pace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Steve-O narrates 1st 53mins then you get a new guy

  • By Rob on 06-10-11

Awesome!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-17

Great story of one insane individual. Love the person he begins at the end. Killer dude!

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,537

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark indeed

  • By DQmaine on 08-12-16

Dark

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Loved it! Had some serious dark moments within it, that made me cringe a little. But the mystery and intensity kept up through the end.

  • Becoming Ms. Burton

  • From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women
  • By: Susan Burton, Cari Lynn
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 98

Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van driving down their street. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine then to crack. As a resident of South Los Angeles, a black community under siege in the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan was arrested. She cycled in and out of prison for over 15 years; never was she offered therapy or treatment for addiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Jean on 06-18-17

Great!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-17

Extremely eye-opening book that describes the struggles that so many millions of Americans face, which we rarely hear about. Inspiring, with the message that each person can make a difference. And hardships and struggles can be turned into an asset!

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