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  • Pachinko

  • By: Min Jin Lee
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,154

Profoundly moving and gracefully told, Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful book

  • By erin on 12-11-17

a good start but goes downhill

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

started out with an interesting topic, but about halfway through the author starts skipping time periods and spending time on other characters. the plot is lost and the story fizzles out. I kept waiting for something to happen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How to Change Your Mind

  • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,265
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,194

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful trip

  • By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18

so interesting and thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

really loved this book, such a fascinating topic. I think we will be hearing more on this topic. Michael Pollan is a great writer.

  • News of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: Paulette Jiles
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,682

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cookie cutter cowboys need not apply

  • By david1j on 01-13-17

All time favorite, a beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

an amazing story, fascinating history of children captured by Indians. Achingly beautiful descriptions of Texas landscapes and the emotions of the characters. I will read and listen to this one over and over.

  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,885

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

most boring jack reacher ever

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

This story just dragged. no clues about the crime until the very end. no action no bad guys for Jack to fight. narrator didn't do a good job of distinguishing the voices so everyone was the same. you can just skip this one.

  • Before the Fall

  • By: Noah Hawley
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,260

On a foggy summer night, 11 people - 10 privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens: The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What you should know before listening...

  • By Snozzle on 07-31-16

Well I finished it.....

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

Not sure why I bought this book..... it was not great but ok. story keeps going between different times and characters which is not really effective. but, good enough to finish.

  • 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 35,152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,358

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

a sweet story

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

In the first few chapters Eleanor is so odd and unlikable I almost stopped, but am so glad I kept going. once I got into it, I couldn't stop listening.

  • The Innocent Ones [Soundtrack Edition]

  • By: Robert Gregory Browne
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 239

Assistant District Attorney Beth Crawford and her sister, Jen, take a much needed vacation in Baja, California, but the fun in the sun doesn't last long when Jen disappears without a trace on the streets of Playa del Sol. Now Beth must navigate the underbelly of a city she doesn't know, and the only one who can help her is Nick Vargas, a disgraced newspaper reporter on the trail of a dangerous and deadly cult with big plans for its annual celebration...on the Day of the Dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You are THERE!...(soundtrack edition)

  • By Polly Poizendem on 12-11-16

well I finished it

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

after a slow start, the story got a little interesting, but not great. the narrator was dreadful. His tone was very annoying. Would not recommend this one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Brilliant Friend

  • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1
  • By: Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,264
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,614

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Parte Uno Dei Quattro--It's Worth it to Keep Goin'

  • By W Perry Hall on 09-14-16

don't waste your time.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

I kept listening for way too long, waiting for something to happen. terrible narrator too.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Imogen Church, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,092
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,072

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from - a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Hold Your Breath

  • By Mel on 05-07-17

a great mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

this book will keep you in suspense until the very end. I loved how the characters were read by different narrators. it was as good as girl on the train.

  • A Room with a View

  • By: E. M. Forster
  • Narrated by: Joanna David
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

The story of a young and affluent middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch is wooed by George Emerson and Cecil Vyse whilst vacationing in Italy. Though attracted to George, Lucy becomes engaged to Cecil despite twice turning down his proposals. On hearing of the news, George confesses his love, leaving Lucy torn between marrying the more socially acceptable Cecil, or George, the man she knows would bring her true happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Female Narrator is a Must

  • By JGillSt on 06-09-16

never tired of this sweet love story.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

the narration was perfect. only thing missing was the opera music from the movie. I will listen to it over and over. xoxo