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C. Reither

columbus, oh
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  • Supermarket

  • By: Bobby Hall
  • Narrated by: Bobby Hall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,302

Flynn is stuck - depressed, recently dumped, and living at his mom’s house. The supermarket was supposed to change all that. An ordinary job and a steady check. Work isn’t work when it’s saving you from yourself. But things aren’t quite as they seem in these aisles. Arriving to work one day to a crime scene, Flynn’s world collapses as the secrets of his tortured mind are revealed. And Flynn doesn’t want to go looking for answers at the supermarket. Because something there seems to be looking for him.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great performance!

  • By monique on 04-05-19

Leave this title at the store!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-19

I’ve honestly never written a terrible review before, but I am because I truly have no idea how this title had positive reviews. The story was the most predictable story I have ever read. Maybe it’s intended audience is middle schoolers who are too dense to pick up on the not at all subtle hints as to what is going on here???? And I have no problem with foul language or sexual content that have a PURPOSE!!! I felt like the f work was used just to increase the word count. And some of the pointless sexual content seemed like something worse than what you’d see in a B film. Do not read or listen to this title. It is a total waste of your time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Tayari Jones
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,783

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • don't get the hype

  • By emankcin on 07-01-18

Sad, interesting, insightful

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

This book was interesting and I had moments where I couldn’t wait to listen more and see how it worked out. I did struggle with two things:
1. I had a hard time liking the characters - especially the female “lead”. It’s not that she wasn’t believable, but I struggled to feel bad for her.
2. The male narrator has a great male voice, but when he spoke as the woman it was awful.

  • Scythe

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,738

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I have read this year.

  • By Jonathan Purcell on 10-15-17

Can’t wait to read the next

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Altogether well done. The book certainly follows a formula that I have read many times, but the author time and again found ways of solving the characters predicaments that I didn’t see coming.

  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,113

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing author

  • By ReaderReader on 07-24-15

Adorably deep

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Joan Walker was the perfect performer for this story. The main character may be 8, but she’s complex and insightful and different which makes the story interesting. This book tricks the reader into making MANY realizations about life itself. It was a truly enjoyable read.

  • Women of Brewster Place

  • By: Gloria Naylor
  • Narrated by: Tonya Pinkins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Winner of The National Book Award. Brewster Place is a blind alley feeding into a dead end. Seven women have made their way there, each with her own story, her own goals and dreams. Each experiences, fights against and sometimes transcends, the fate of black women in America today. An extraordinary novel of violence, degradation, and rising courage.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged!

  • By Annoyance on 11-07-17

Like poetry

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Beautifully read. I do wish the audio could have removed the sounds of the reader’s mouth (lips/dry tongue/etc). It was distracting in the slower more poetic parts. But overall such a well written tale of the hardships some women endure and performed exquisitely.

  • Before I Go to Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: S. J. Watson
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,964
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,966

"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me...." Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A terrifying story

  • By Sara on 09-18-13

Good enough I wanted to get to the end, but glad it’s over

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I liked the overall concept of this book. The storyline lead to an intriguing mystery. But I thought it dragged on way too long. I also think there was too much sexual content that didn’t need to be there. I felt like the author was going for a “sex sells” approach which is a bit of a cop out. The performance was decent. She does a great job giving believable voices to secondary characters. However, I think she made the narrator sound a bit stuck up which I didn’t care for.

  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,857

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The circus of your dreams

  • By Anonymous User on 09-22-11

Mesmerizing

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Such a beautiful dream-like tale. Quite original. As always, Dale’s true gift of story telling comes through in his depiction of Morganstern’s novel. Started a tad slow, but well worth sticking with it. The book will have you sucked in and wanting more in no time.

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

  • A Novel
  • By: Robin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,797

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light, fun, easy listen

  • By january on 11-04-12

Fun merging of old and new

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Other than an odd representation of an audiobook within an audiobook late in the book, it was really well done. The voice seemed perfect to me for the character being represented. It’s a great showing of how Google is “taking over” everything, but that staying stuck in the old book world isn’t perfect either.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Lake of the Woods

  • By: Tim O'Brien
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

On a lake deep in the Minnesota woods, Kathy Wade comforts her husband John, a rising political star, after a devastating electoral defeat in which he's been pursued by rumors of the atrocities he committed in Vietnam. But it is clear that something is horribly wrong between them - too much has been hidden. Then Kathy vanishes, along with their boat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Memory and the Erasure Thereof

  • By T. Prizer on 03-05-19

May need a second go

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

This book is complicated but interesting. There are so many flashbacks and possible story lines and interviews for quotes though that I’m sure I need to read it myself or listen to it again to truly understand it’s intricacies.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,176

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

Best book I’ve listened to all year

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

From the performance to the story line, this book drew you in and captured your heart. It was such an interesting take on mental illness. The story was simultaneously sweet and horrifying.