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  • A House Like a Lotus

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

When 16-year-old Polly O'Keefe journeys to Athens, she feels confused and betrayed. The past eight months at home were different from any other time in her life. She met the brilliant, wealthy Maximiliana Horne, who gave her encouragement and made her feel self-confident. Polly idolized Max - until she learned a startling truth that left her wounded and angry. Now on a trip to Greece arranged by Max, Polly finds romance, danger, and unique friendships.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Statutory rape of the main character doesn’t fit in this book

  • By SDunbar on 06-02-18

Statutory rape of the main character doesn’t fit in this book

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

I have loved all 8 of the Madeline L’engle books I have read, and have recommended them to my grandchildren. But this one, I wound never recommend to a youth under the age of 18. I applaud the way the author has integrated lesbianism into this book, which was very tasteful, but the statutory rape of the main character by her friend, a resident doctor, is more than I’d like my 11 year old grandchildren to read about. The rape didn’t even need to be in the story. Also, the book abruptly ended when it was just getting Interesting. I won’t recommend this whole series just because I thought the author was inappropriate with that one piece in the book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 66,177
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60,061
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60,046

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

EPIC!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

aaaaaaaa such a good book I really like it I suggest it to anyone looking for a good book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 'Who Could That Be at This Hour?'

  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Liam Aiken
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lemony Leave Me Hanging

  • By Alan on 11-27-12

the illustrations are the best!!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

so,I noticed that the person who read the book is Liam Aiken who acted as Klaus in the movie a series of unfortunate events and I liked the illustrations
very very very much it was a good book

  • The Carnivorous Carnival

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #9
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

The word "carnivorous", which appears in the title of this book, means "meat-eating", and once you have read such a bloodthirsty word, there is no reason to read any further. This carnivorous volume contains such a distressing story that consuming any of its contents would be far more stomach-turning than even the most imbalanced meal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tim curry makes it spectacular!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-15-15

thrilling<br />

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

awesome book
it contains many thrilling moments great story great narrarator I just love it. 8

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sacred Stone

  • The Oregon Files, Book 2
  • By: Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

Two opposing groups seek a 50,000-year-old radioactive meteorite known as the Sacred Stone. Muslim extremists have stolen a nuclear device and need the stone to give them the power to vaporize any city in the west. A megalomaniacal industrialist leads a group seeking to carry out the utter annihilation of Islam itself. And caught between the two militant factions is Juan Cabrillo and his crew, who must do whatever they can to stop the impending doom....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Narration

  • By Myrna Kay Wildschuetz on 05-17-16

The reader ruined the book

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

Love Clive Cussler book, but we will never listen to this reader ever again!!!!! My husband asked, "how bad could he be?" Yes! He's that bad. You never can tell who is speaking as he never uses the same voice tone for a character, so he leaves you guessing as to whom is talking or telling the story. Horrible!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful