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  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,142

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

If you liked kommandants girl you will love this

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

A sweet story. I liked the characters. The plot was intense with a satisfying ending that left me wanting to hear more from the characters. It's a book that I could describe as initially intense and ultimately good for the heart.

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,503
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,573

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina on 11-01-16

poignant, entertaining, view-changing

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I'm an RN. I was hooked by the story imnediately because I have career/calling in common with the protagonist. I laughed and I cried at the beautifully written plot.

I'm hesitant to write about the underlying "educational" aspect of the book because I don't want people to avoid reading this book out of a desire to avoid getting lectured. I assure you, I felt educated, not lectured.

I have heard ad nauseum about how I am racist. And like one of the juriors in the book, I have been offended and defensive at that accusation. BUT through well-written explanations, in a powerful story, I can really see it. I've always wondered why *those* angry black nurses who make up more than 60% of the staff, comment on the fact that there are only white faces and blue eyes in all 3 levels of management in our hospital. shouldn't they just get over it and try to become a manager if it means that much? uh... easy for me to say.... not easy for them to do...

I am going to recommend this book to everyone. I'm hoping that we can change the dialogue on racism. thank you.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,457
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,344

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

thinly veiled attack on religion- skimpy plot

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Let's start with the narrator. He was excellent and easy to listen to. That's about all I can say about this book that was positive.

The first and last chapters were full of entertaining plot suggestions, but it becomes quickly clear that Professor Langdon et al (intentional use of the term) are merely cardboard characters marched through a stiff plot, for the purpose of preaching Brown's dogma. Brown did not create characters who had depth.

These shallow characters are moved from scene to scene so that the author can hammer away at religion, paint religious leaders with a broad-and-contemptuous brush, and praise science as the best god.

Professor Langdon should grade Brown A+ for explaining Brown's personal political, environmental and religious platform. But a D+ for plot and entertainment.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Ketogenic Diet

  • The Step by Step Guide for Beginners
  • By: Jamie Ken Moore
  • Narrated by: Lee Ahonen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered if you could ever lose those fats and get yourself an awesome physique? How about being free of conditions like high blood pressure and less than ideal cholesterol levels to enjoy a wholesome, healthy, and active life? If that sounds good, step up and get ready to dive into the world of the ketogenic diet!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • PDF downloads ...

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-27-17

Useless

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I bought this book thinking that I was going to hear about the keto diet. I didn't know that it would be a monotone voice saying "combine 1 teaspoon of salt with ....." cure for insomnia for sure. By the way, did you know that you can return books to audible if you hate them? I didn't know that when I bought this book and now it's outside of the 90 day return window. Too bad!

What could Jamie Ken Moore have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It shouldn't be an audible book... recipes should be written.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,493

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

great book. great narrator. couldn't stop thinkin

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

I loved it. it had me hooked from the start. the narrator was talented and the story was well wriiten, suspenseful, and beautiful.

  • Missing Microbes

  • How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
  • By: Martin J. Blaser
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin J. Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome, where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances-antibiotics-threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enlightening and information well supported

  • By James on 05-03-15

thoughtful, interesting, well-written

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

overuse of antibiotics, c-section, obesity, cancer, and autism? a lot to think about.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Prince of Fire

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Guerin Barry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232

Now Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets, lays bare his history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great book, horrible audio

  • By Steven on 06-05-08

great plot, masterful history lesson

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

Reviewed: 09-29-16

I am going to listen to this one again. I love Gabriel. The author did a masterful job of teaching the history of Palestine vs Israel in a way that every US voter should hear. I knew much of the history, but this was presented in a way that would make most people rethink what they know about the Middle East. well done, Mr. Silva.

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,588
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,854

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

  • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

I cared about these people and savored the book

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

Reviewed: 09-22-16

Every once in awhile I find a book that is so beautiful that its characters draw me in and become my friends. This is that book for me. Beautiful writing. Fun to listen to.

It was slow starting out. the first chapter was so slow that I at first regretted my purchase. I continued listening out of a desire to not waste my purchase.

By chapter one I was transported into the story. I savored it and felt like I was saying goodbye to great friends.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Widow

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,370

Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin described as the most compelling fictional creation "since Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond" ( Rocky Mountain News), is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WGV

  • By Walter Glenn Viers on 07-18-16

exciting plot. believable characters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-16

The plot is strong. many times I couldn't put it down. when I had to put it down, my mind was occupied by the characters. Silva has created another great analysis of ISIS, America, Israel and the mess in the Middle East. I feel entertained abd educated by this book because Silva wove real political analysis into the story.