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Lisa D. Snavely

Minneapolis, MN USA
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  • Life After Darkness

  • By: Michelle Knight
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 51

Michelle Knight - now known as Lily Rose Lee - captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. But many people are still asking: What happened after her escape? How do you re-enter society after years of abuse and isolation? How do you get past the trauma and live a happy and joy filled life? How do you learn to trust again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By T. Goodrich on 05-05-18

The Phoenix arises.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

Lilly is a beautiful human. So strong and vibrant from the ashes of an evil that wanted to destroy her. This is the story of “how” she reclaimed her beautiful spirit after she was freed.

It is very well written. I was heartened by her overcoming from page 1.

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,807
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,838

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Fun , enjoyable great story!!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

This story is an intelligent entertaining story reminding me of Foredt Gump. I loved it beginning to end.

  • Back to Blood

  • A Novel
  • By: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 627

As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay - with officer Nestor Camacho on board - Tom Wolfe is off and running. Here is a big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous best-selling novels, Back to Blood is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Wolfe

  • By Lauren on 11-03-12

Atomospheric, Touristic, Impression of Miami

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

Reviewed: 12-03-12

Cuban neighborhood cop learns about the bigger world of race politics, women, and media. His traditionally minded, but ambitious girlfriend leans what it means to be used by powerful men. Will they break up or stay together? It's a weak narrative that is just a frame for Wolfe's social commentary. So, if you are looking for a great story, it's not here.

But Wolfe delivers the details. It's a smokey ride through Miami so rich you can feel the heat. Riding a small story about a art forgery, we learn a lot about Miami and it's race relations and it's immigrant base. Along the way Wolfe skewers pornography disguised as art, pornography, the super rich, strippers, reality TV, sycophantic social wanna be's, cops, newspaper reporters, black, whites, Cubans, Russians, and active living Jewish retirees. Wolfe is as sharp as ever blending into the background and commenting on all the things no one can talk about. He takes on subjects that defy polite company like skin color racism, pornography and the decadence of tasteless parties in graphic detail that does not judge. Lou Diamond Phillips is just outstanding in narration, hitting accents and reading flawlessly. I'll look for more of his reading based on this performance.