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  • The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Ambreen Razia
  • Narrated by: Ambreen Razia
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,864
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,622
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,609

You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl, but what about a Hounslow Girl? Definition of a Hounslow Girl: a young Muslim woman who wears hooped earrings with her headscarf and grapples with traditional values while hustling her way through urban London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia. From the joys of traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, this is a comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age, told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Standard coming of age with Islamic slant

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Typical young girl worries for sure

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

This book went quickly and with as much angst as maturing girls have. I remember all of those same feelings from when I was her age. Not only was it fast paced but it was with just as much confusion and fleeting thoughts that make a girl a girl.

  • The Dog Who Danced

  • By: Susan Wilson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Christina Delaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

If there’s been a theme in Justine Meade’s life, it’s loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, has always been Mack, her gray and black Sheltie - that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than 20 years away. Fiercely loyal, acutely perceptive and guided by a herd dog’s instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite

  • By Sam on 04-22-12

Worth every bit of the credit that I spent on it.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

The writer has summed up every feeling that both dogs and people have for each other. The dog movements and gestures are amazingly real and warm. Anyone who knows dogs will see that this writer has all dog feelings, loyalty and bodily emotions very true to form. I cried and laughed in this book. Again worth every credit used for it.

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,888

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting content. Unfortunate delivery.

  • By Jennifer Soudagar on 11-13-15

Loved every minute of it

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

This is a great story. I loved the energy of the author and that the narrator has delivered that so professionally. The narrator has delivered every bit of the authors quick wit and love for the new Country that the author calls home. I was so sorry that it was over that I listened to it again. Great book.

  • A Street Cat Named Bob

  • And How He Saved My Life
  • By: James Bowen
  • Narrated by: Kristopher Milnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself - the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet, James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent, but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, never imagining that he would see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Three Cheers for Bob and James!

  • By Gillian on 01-27-14

Don't miss this one. its great

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I didn't want it to be over. Bob is one smart cat. The 2 of them are so good together. I love great stories of animals and how they work with people.

  • My Life in a Cat House

  • True Tales of Love, Laughter, and Living with Five Felines
  • By: Gwen Cooper
  • Narrated by: Gwen Cooper, Laurence Lerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

An adorable five-week-old rescue kitten slowly learns to trust the woman who saved her. An obsessive cat teaches himself to play fetch and demands it morning and night from his hapless mom - whether she's working, sleeping, eating, bathing, or trying to enjoy some "alone time" with her husband. And Homer, the blind wonder cat himself, returns triumphant in a new story about life and love after worldwide fame. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-26-19

you cannot go wrong with this book

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

As a cat lover this book shares it all. The love, antics and loss of our wonder pets. She shares all of what makes our pets so interesting and funny.

  • Lucky Man

  • A Memoir
  • By: Michael J. Fox
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Fox
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease: a degenerative neurological condition. In fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. The worldwide response was staggering. Fortunately, he had accepted the diagnosis and by the time the public started grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The True Story of Onset Parkinson's - Life Goes On

  • By Howard P on 04-25-13

loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I really enjoyed his very personal struggle and coming to grips with PD with such grace and confidence.

  • This Is How It Always Is

  • A Novel
  • By: Laurie Frankel
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547

When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but poor choice of narrator

  • By Melody on 10-17-18

don't bother.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This was the most boring book. I could not enjoy this book and I was already at the fourth chapter and had to stop reading

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,460

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

pretty darn good

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

this was good . audio was too low to hear well for most of book

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,899
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,909

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

don't bother

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

story was really short and not worth the credit I used for it don't do it. Very odd and depressing. I had no idea it was such a short story and hated the ending

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,896

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

Fabulous story.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I thought that the story was really good. I will from here on out check out all of Reese Witherspoons monthly favorites. The story of a girl who grows by leaps and bounds in ways that would cause most of us to give up. Great job!