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  • Flight

  • By: Sherman Alexie
  • Narrated by: Adam Beach
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,128

Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy - "Zits" - who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Mr. Alexie

  • By Christine Walker on 09-12-15

Soar Above the Rest

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Great story of a native american youth facing difficult times only to view life through another persons persepctive and ultimately chose to rise above his traumatized past to become a new found youth in today's society. I was a bit confused with the timeline of events until the author redirected back to the first person story telling which made the book for an excellent read.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101,913
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94,412
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93,976

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I started with very high expectations, got bored multiple times during the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

Great Read from Beginning to End.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

Narrartion from the author brought genuine story telling. Capture a childs point of view growing up in Africa while facing its many challenges from law, religion & adolescents. You'll appreciate yourself for reading this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Creative Quest

  • By: Questlove
  • Narrated by: Questlove, Fred Armisen, Tariq Trotter, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

In Creative Quest, Questlove synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons, and stories he's heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life, and reflects on his own experience, to advise listeners and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it. He addresses many topics - what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor and serve as an apprentice, the wisdom of maintaining a creative network, coping with critics and the foibles of success, and the specific pitfalls of contemporary culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Questlove once again is my fairy godmother

  • By Richard on 04-26-18

A Creative Experience

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I have read other creativity books but nothing quite like this. At least not in this perspective. Quest delivers real life experiences, challenges & scenarios which he encountered in his personal life and his career as a musician. Quest using these stories to help you develop a tool to think outside the box when we tend to stay within the lines of our own better judgments when it comes to creativity. The bonus of this book is that its flooded with stories of some of your favorite musicians, producers, actors, etc. Overall a great read and absolutely a must read if you're looking for another point of view on how creativity works. Great Job Quest!

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 203,316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189,452

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

80's Pop Culture w/ New Era Technology

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

C'mon as if you needed a reason to read this awesome book that includes virtual reality future, gaming and decades of nerdy references. Wil Wheaton gives a stellar performance that will submerge you into the Oasis. The only bad part of the book is when its over.

  • Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit

  • By: A. C. Crispin
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Han Solo is a fugitive from the Imperial Navy. But he has made a valuable friend in a former Wookiee slave named Chewbacca, who has sworn Han a life debt. Han will need all the help he can get. For the Ylesian Hutts have dispatched the dreaded bounty hunter Boba Fett to track down the man who already outsmarted them once. But Han and Chewie find themselves in even bigger trouble when they agree to lend their services to the crime lords Jiliac and Jabba the Hutt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn the pronunciation

  • By george hillman on 01-06-18

Deal to good to be true

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

Great read leading into the next chapter in Solo's adventures. Making friends and introducing foes.

  • Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare

  • By: A. C. Crispin
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371

He was a child without a past, a Corellian street urchin, abandoned, foraging for scraps of food, when the cruel Garris Shrike whisked him away to join a nomadic band of space-faring criminals. Now, years later, chafing under Shrike's sadistic tyranny, driven by dreams of adventure and glory, Han fights his way free. His goal: to become an Imperial Navy pilot. But first he needs hands-on experience flying spacecraft, and for that he takes a job on the planet Ylesia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prefect for the whole family on a long car ride!

  • By R-knows on 01-18-15

Soul Searching for Solo

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Great story of a young Han Solo searching for a shot at becoming the best imperial pilot in the galaxy only to be hindered by love, friendship and adversaries who want to collect a debt from his troubling past.