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  • After Anatevka: Live

  • By: Alexandra Silber
  • Narrated by: Ellie Fishman, Kerstin Anderson, Sheldon Harnick, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,779

Fiddler on the Roof revival cast member Alexandra Silber continues the story of the beloved characters from the Broadway classic.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing and pretentious

  • By Sundance Metelsky on 10-15-18

I Enjoyed This

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I enjoyed this production up until current politics were brought in to play. Unless they are a vital part of the production itself, I feel that the entertainment field should not be a forum to air political views as there is bound to be, no matter which party, others from the "opposing" side.

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  • A Little Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,346

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had to call in SAD to work

  • By Angela on 10-17-15

Hardest Book I Have Ever Read - Very Sad

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

I listened to this on audiobook. Initially, it did not really capture my attention. However, once it did, i was totally hooked. The main character, Jude, has thoughts and feelings that i am all too familiar with. That's what made it a difficult read for me. There are some triumphant parts and some not-so-good moments. Kleenex will be needed..

  • I Will Never Leave You

  • By: S. M. Thayer
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt, Dan John Miller, Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 135

Banking heiress Trish and her husband, James, seem to have it all, from a lavish lifestyle to a historic mansion in the nation’s capital. The only thing that’s missing to make their family complete is a baby, so when Trish holds Anne Elise in her arms for the first time, it’s no surprise that she falls deeply in love. There’s just one problem: Trish isn’t the mother. The baby belongs to Laurel, James’s young mistress. And more than that, James and Laurel want to start a new life together - despite an ironclad prenup standing in their way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page Turner

  • By dlynn65 on 12-08-18

This book was okay

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

There was not a single likeable character in this book. And, there were so many different happenings that it just felt contrived. Despite that, i did listen to the end which just leftvme shaking my head.

  • A Criminal Defense

  • By: William L. Myers Jr.
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,639
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,351
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,325

When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The reader ruins it!

  • By Matthew Jarka on 05-15-17

Despite the Fact

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

Despite the fact that there was not one single likeable major character in this story, it was a great ride with some surprises.

  • Lincoln in the Bardo

  • A Novel
  • By: George Saunders
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,274

The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Mixed Bag

  • By Thomas More on 02-24-17

Puerile and Jejune

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

Hours of my life that I will never get back. There may have been nuggets of history interspersed throughout the talk of poop and excessive use of the eff word. It was interesting hearing the different views on Lincoln, though.

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  • The Girl Who Lived

  • By: Christopher Greyson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,510

10 years ago, four people were brutally murdered. One girl lived.... As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be - her hometown where the slayings took place. Finding no solace at the bottom of a bottle, Faith decides to track down her sister’s killer - and then discovers that she’s the one being hunted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who do you trust when you trust no one?

  • By shelley on 12-15-17

WOW

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Kept me guessing and, each time, I was wrong. Even when the ultimate bad guy was revealed, I was still left wondering, "Why?" until that was revealed, too Will definitely read this author again. I guess you really never know who to trust...

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,445

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-par fantasy novel written by a great romance author

  • By Nate P. on 02-28-18

Surprised yet, not.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

I hadn't planned on reading this novel. I had read the blurb(the better educated term escapes my memory at the moment)about it and didn't bother to pre-order it. I always pre-order a Nora Roberts novel with the exception of this one. I dragged my feet just knowing I would not like it. I started listening to the audio book expecting not to like it. The only reason I gave it a chance was because, you know, it is a Nora Roberts book and i enjoy her writing style.
Having prepared myself to dislike the novel, I was more than pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed it. I gave it a four star review instead of five because I found it a bit preachy in spots. And, while the characters wear certainly more than one dimensional, I felt the line of demarcation between good and evil was too straight.
My favorite bit about the book was that it took me by surprise in a spot or two. I am glad I let my love of Roberts's writing style convince me to give this book a chance. Will definitely pre-order the next book in the series.

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  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21,701
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19,953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,897

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An excruciating listen.

  • By Debra on 01-12-18

Liked It A Lot

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

The narrator was great. The story line did twist and turn but my most memorable moment was when I figured out "Who Done It". I stayed pretty steadfast with that character with a minor faltering here and there Without spoiling the story, I cannot tell you why or how I did. A couple spots require Kleenex as it is pretty sad and heavy. I loved all the Psychology in the book. As the author said about himself, I, too, suffered from depression with nothing helping so it was somewhat easy to relate to Anna. I am not sure she had my empathy or sympathy totally, though, as her own actions caused a lot of the problems. She paid a very high price for them, though, and no one deserves that. I think my favorite character was Punch, the cat.

  • When We Were Sisters

  • By: Emilie Richards
  • Narrated by: Karen White, Elijah Alexander, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,443

As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters they had never had. Cecelia, now a superstar singer-songwriter, is living life on the edge. Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris' love and attention, but does Kris need them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible journey!

  • By Terri C. on 02-02-17

Excellent Performance

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

I had a very difficult time engaging with the main characters. I found them one dimensional- basically selfish. I was very surprised, therefore, by my tears at the end.

  • Twisted

  • By: Andrew E. Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 704
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 710

Dr. Christopher Kellan spends his days at Loveland Psychiatric Hospital, overseeing a unit known as Alpha Twelve, home to the most deranged and psychotic killers imaginable. His newest patient, Donny Ray Smith, is accused of murdering ten young girls and making their bodies disappear. But during his first encounter with Donny, Christopher finds something else unsettling: the man looks familiar.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • you must ride this rollercoaster

  • By A. Sines on 04-28-15

Sad

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

Without a doubt, one of the saddest stories I have listened to or read. I might have to listen to it again to get everything straight for a better understanding. Saying more would ruin it for the first time reader...

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