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  • The Eagle Tree

  • A Novel
  • By: Ned Hayes
  • Narrated by: Will Ropp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Fourteen-year-old March Wong knows everything there is to know about trees. They are his passion and his obsession, even after his recent falls - and despite the state's threat to take him away from his mother if she can't keep him from getting hurt. But the young autistic boy cannot resist the captivating pull of the Pacific Northwest's lush forests just outside his back door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One enlightening perspective on living with Autism

  • By DW on 09-02-16

Worth listening! Feel all the right feelings!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

"Exasperatingly beautiful" - Inkish Kingdoms

This story is not about trees and it is not exactly how to save trees. This story by Ned Hayes is narrative of how is to be in the autism spectrum and how to deal with society. The main character as the synopsis says is an autistic teenager who struggles on how to interact with his family and the rest of the world. What moves March, who prefers to be called like his father since he left him, which for me it clearly means that he misses his father, are trees... those amazing masses of carbon and sunlight that keep us all alive.

The narration of the story is great and the narrator does an excellent job on this book! At some point, I felt so exasperated and so into the book that was AN EXPERIENCE! I totally love this novel!

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  • La casa de los espíritus [The House of the Spirits]

  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Javiera Gazitua, Senén Arancibia
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 868
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 775

La primera novela de Isabel Allende narra la saga de una poderosa familia de terratenientes. El despótico patriarca Esteban Trueba ha construido con mano de hierro un imperio privado que empieza a tambalearse con el paso del tiempo y un entorno social explosivo. Finalmente, la decadencia personal del patriarca arrastrará a los Trueba a una dolorosa desintegración.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelente!

  • By Yuridia on 10-07-15

Misticidad y sorpresa en una magnífica historia

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

La escritora abordó el tema de una manera excelente y fue muy descriptivo. El libro convoca sentimientos mezclados de tristeza y emoción. Es muy místico y captura al lector de inicio a fin.

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  • By: Becky Albertalli
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,804
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,539

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be compromised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crouch should be getting another award

  • By T. N. Taylor on 03-15-18

Am I having an online relationship with a stranger

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

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I might be too old for this cheesy-perfect-ending kind of books or maybe I am just too grumpy to see the reliability of such a story and plot. Being too moralistic, I find so “wrong” the idea of encouraging people to meet or establish a relationship over the internet or even applications. Opening yourself to such “adventures” is hoping too much for humanity, and we should not have so much hope. I also find a bit “annoying” the whole happy-ending of the “tortuous” situation that Simon put himself through, and when I say “annoying” I meant more like predictable. The new kind of fairy tale of happy ever after ending.

I am sure that teenagers curse a lot, but Simon has the mouth of a sailor. All the try-hard necessity of pushing cultural references of Harry Potter and Adventure Times… It is like trying too much to be cool and to reach that specific audience. The fact that he got “mad” at someone for not knowing what a Dementor is… it is ridiculous.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,392
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,330

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is cute, but let's be honest.

  • By João on 03-19-18

Oh Wow! Said the little audible listener!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

My mouth dropped open! With this audiobook! I am laughing so much and so hard at this! The narration was incredible, the story was short and funny, the parody is just amazing! I love the fact that RuPaul was part of the cast that narrated this story!

I like how in such a short book, 7 minutes, you can tell the people how powerful the one is. One might be a little bunny or a turtle or just citizen of the United States, but one plus one makes two, and if all get-together, we can totally do a better work. This book is not only for diverse people but also for all minorities that have been gunned down by the system!

Hilarious! Satirical! And powerful! I am smirking my way home!

What a stinky insect!

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16 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,628

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

Life is like a sonnet & she made poetry out of it!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

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The narration and the performer are amazing and outside of this world! She changes her voice totally for all the characters! You can totally follow the story just with her voices, such an experience! I will totally recommend you this amazing book!!

Regarding the book, the main character was at some point so annoying and immature. More at the end of the book than at the beginning. The message the author wants us to see through this character, or at least that is what I see, is to love yourself even with all your flaws. Besides, this title is for “kids” so I really like that message.

28 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Bridge to Terabithia

  • By: Katherine Paterson
  • Narrated by: Robert Sean Leonard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759

Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone.That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together, they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't wait to discover this classic

  • By Karen M. Bovenmyer on 08-22-12

This deep sensation of lost is killing me!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

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The story was so easy and I could relate to it so much. It was funny because my friend saw a lot of symbols, but all I was seen were gender roles and gender "issues". I like the characters a lot and Jess was for me one of my favorite ones. I really liked how he found a friend, a real friend, in Leslie who was so different from the rest of the people in school. He had so much pressure coming from his family, his classmates, and society in general and that is why he was behaving the way he was; but...

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5 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger

  • By: Albert Camus
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,412

Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is amorality bad?

  • By Rolando on 03-10-14

Reading what is not actuly there!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

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I cannot help but think about how this generation of millennials is so alike to Camus main character, Meursault. Selfish, individualistic, looking only for the well-being of the self, lazy, and reluctant to participate in activities that are not part of their interests. Part of his individualism that seems more like a disconnection from the world is seen in his "abnormal" behavior compared to the social rules and expected conduct.

This is highly related to the absurd that Camus seems to denounce in this novel...

The performance of the narrator is amazing! His tone of voice and how he portrays the main character is just outstanding!

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Brokeback Mountain

  • By: Annie Proulx
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they're working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Because quitting someone is not that easy...

  • By Inkish Kingdoms on 08-21-17

Because quitting someone is not that easy...

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

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I have to confess that I have listened to the audiobook twice, read the novella once, and watched the movie three times. I even did an essay comparing the movie and the novella, and if you let me brag a little bit, it all went amazingly good!

I love this novella not only for the love story which made cry my eyes out, but for the strong political discourse that it has. I really like how Proulx transgress the normative by having two gay cow boys in a state that is known for its bigotry and violence against the LGBT community. She does not only transgress and breaks the stereotype of the macho bravado of the typical cowboys, but she unbox the gay characters from the limp-wristed sissy and gay psychopath label.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Gathering Blue

  • By: Lois Lowry
  • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459

Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. She fears for her future until she is spared by the all-powerful Council of Guardians. Kira is a gifted weaver and is given a task that no other community member can do. While her talent keeps her alive and brings certain privileges, Kira soon realizes she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth about her world and see what places exist beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to stop listening!

  • By Stephanie on 02-14-13

This book is everything but blue!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

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I remember that the first time I read this book I had a horrible time reading it. I came with all the eagerness to know what happen to Jonas, and this book was nothing related to "The Giver", or does it?

Lowry presents to us a total different kind of society from the first book: a dystopia. However, how far away is the society created by Lowry compared to our society? Isn't our society none inclusive? Isn't our society leaving disable people outside and marginalize? Don't we live in a world that preaches the survival of the fittest? We see a violent and rough world not only for the disabled, but also for the rest of the population.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Giver

  • By: Lois Lowry
  • Narrated by: Ron Rifkin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,477

December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man, the man called only the Giver, he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying music

  • By far_to_go on 07-18-13

A book that I could read unlimited times

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

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I have to say that I love this book, and all the deep interpretation that we can give it to it. Not only to what the author explains but to what she implies without saying any explicit words.

What make us individuals? Or why is individualism a threat to the government and to mind control? In a world where birthdays do not exist, where you cannot make your own decisions, where you are watched and controlled for the sake of stability and utopia. Is this living? is this life? To protect everybody from all the struggles of life will never work out. They protect the people from making mistakes. They don't have the option to choose, everything is giving and ...

The narration, the story, the author, the symbolism, the critic, the political discourse, all on this book is perfect!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful