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  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,163

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Harper Lee did it again! she was such an amazing author. I wish she had written more. It would be a good idea to have read To Kill a Mockingbird prior to reading this book as it is a continuation of the story.

  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

  • By: Julia Alvarez
  • Narrated by: Blanca Camacho, Annie Henk, Annie Kozuch, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 171

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents captures the vivid lives of the Garcia sisters, four privileged and rebellious Dominican girls adapting to their new lives in America. In the 1960s, political tension forces the Garcia family away from Santo Domingo and toward the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, interesting story

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-15-17

Very poetic

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

It was a little scattered, but the stories were superbly written, and the imagery was stunning.

  • The Year of the Flood

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Katie MacNichol, Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752

The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life - has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have survived: Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club, and Toby, a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Atwood at her very best!

  • By Linda Novak on 10-18-09

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

Would you listen to The Year of the Flood again? Why?

The readings were well done. However, the religious musical interludes (which I skipped over) were rather strange and detracted from the narration of the story. As always, Atwood's descriptive details were fabulous.

What other book might you compare The Year of the Flood to and why?

I cannot think of any.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The grammar of this question is incorrect!! It should read: What do the narrators bring to the story...Anyway, I liked how each character had his and her own narrator; it made it easier to follow.

Who was the most memorable character of The Year of the Flood and why?

Ren was the most memorable character because her name was used most, and her journey was more unique.

Any additional comments?

I wish the ending had more closure.