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  • One Crazy Summer

  • By: Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633

Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecil, who abandoned their family years earlier. But even when Cecil gets them to her house, she shows no interest and seems to view them as nothing but a nuisance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great family road trip book!

  • By Iris J. Scott Love on 03-16-16

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Read this book with my granddaughter as a fun book. She and I both loved it.

  • I Am Number 8

  • Overlooked and Undervalued, but Not Forgotten by God
  • By: John Gray, Joel Osteen - foreword
  • Narrated by: John Gray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 962

If God can take David - the invisible eighth son of a forgotten family - and turn him into a king, just imagine what magnificent plans he has for redeeming your life. David was born a number eight - a hidden gem, often overlooked and undervalued by everyone except for God. For David, being a number eight seemed like a curse until the day God transformed him from the unknown eighth son of Jesse into the much-honored king of Israel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Answers to many questions

  • By Cheri Thompson on 06-01-17

Love This Book!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I typically do not read books again no matter how good they are, but this one I'm must read again!

  • Stalker

  • By: Brenda Hampton
  • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

After a brutal divorce, Abigal Wilson vowed to never love again, but when Brent Carson crosses her path, she simply can't resist his good-guy persona that exemplifies perfection. From A to Z, Brent appears to have it all. Abigal falls head over heels for him - until the unthinkable happens. Brent's announcement - "I'm just not that into you" - sends Abigal on a downward spiral. She can't cope with ill treatment from another man, and now nothing would please her more than to see Brent making his way to the gates of hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dang

  • By Jalissa on 03-10-17

OMGee!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

At first the main character appears to be a normal person. It kept my attention and then she changes into the stalker, and I think to myself.. "I don't like this character, this is stupid" but I keep listening because I used my credit to purchase the book. Even though I didn't like this character, I STILL have to say this book was very interesting. Had no problem continuing to listen to the end, while smh all the way thru.

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  • The Doctor Is In

  • By: Carl Weber, Brenda Hampton
  • Narrated by: Lynnette Freeman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

Dr. Kasen Phillips has the magic touch when it comes to helping his patients who are in dire need of counseling services, but when the love of his life winds up missing in action, Kasen's life takes a horrific turn for the worse. His office manager, Voncile Harper, is there to lend a helping hand. She's on a mission to shake Kasen from his misery by offering him her sweet heat, which he can't resist. It's not long before Kasen finds himself caught up in a web of Voncile's lies.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrators issue

  • By yolanda watkins on 11-17-16

This Woman was CRAZY!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Another good read by Carl Weber. His secretary was stupid and used to getting her way by any means necessary....

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,775

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to read for several reasons

  • By Anne on 10-16-16

WOW, What a MIND BLOWING ENDING!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

This was well written, in the middle I start thinking about how this book will end, either she will win the lawsuit or she will loose, but I was not prepared for the ending. I had to discuss the ending with others. WOW what a mind blowing ending!!!

  • The Friends of Jesus

  • Life-Changing Bible Study Series
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

In our everyday lives, friends are the people whom we spend the most time with, go through struggles with at times, and who know us best. Each of Jesus' friends - Peter, John, Matthew, Judas, Mary Magdalene, and Lazarus - traveled with Jesus and were part of his daily ministry, and each has a compelling story to tell. There were some who would question or doubt him, and one would even betray him. Kingsbury brings these fascinating personalities to life in ways that will not only help bring you closer to the truths found in scripture, but also to Christ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story teaching of giving your all to Jesus.

  • By Billie on 08-16-15

Watch Jesus's Friend Come Alive

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Another great book by Karen Kingsbury. This is only the second book I have read by her and I enjoyed the first one just as well. It was titled, " Family of Jesus". Just Beautiful the way Karen makes the friends of Jesus come alive.

  • A Proper Pursuit

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633

Fresh from finishing school, Violet receives a double shock. Her dad announces his upcoming wedding and then confesses an old lie - her mom didn't really leave for a sanitarium 11 years ago. But why then did she leave? Under cover of visiting the World's Fair, Violet travels to the stately Chicago home of her saintly grandmother and three eccentric great aunts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just simply entertaining and FUNNY!

  • By Christine on 12-25-10

Violet Searches for Love in all the wrong places..

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

Such a sweet book. The narrator had a great singing voice. I loved her performance of Aunt Birdie, or should I just say I loved Aunt Birdie. The overall rating was because it seemed a bit long, but it was worth it, because Love for Violet was right under her nose! LOL.

  • Jezebel

  • By: Jacquelin Thomas
  • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Essence best-selling author of Redemption, Jacquelin Thomas tells the Biblical story of Jezebel as a riveting modern drama. All her life, small-town Georgia girl Jessie Belle Holt has known how to use men. Her ticket out of Mayville isTraynor Deveraux, a trusting pastor with a brilliant career ahead. Seduced by the trappings of position and power, Jessie Bell uses her wiles to nudge her unwitting husband into national prominence. But how far will she go to sustain and expand her power?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the buy

  • By Nina on 11-09-09

OMGEE Jezebel Got on my nerves! LOL!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

This was a GREAT book but Jezebel got on my nerves, the way she kept promising her husband not to be manipulative, but only for a while before starting all over again. It was surprising to realize that my thoughts about Jezebel was that she was a woman who slept around, and Jezebel was just a controlling manipulative spirited person. GREAT BOOK!

  • You Can't Touch My Hair

  • And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
  • By: Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams - foreword
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Robinson, John Hodgman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320

Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: She's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend", as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn't that...white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. The. Time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Gem!

  • By Hailey Bailey on 02-01-17

Humorous and Enlightening

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

This book was recommended by a guest on the TODAY show as a great book to read for the New Year. Initially I found this book not easy to listen to because the author's friend talked fast. Once the author starts reading I was able to adjust, but she also talked fast but not as fast as her friend. So even though the author talks fast I gave the performance 5 stars because I really like the music in between chapters. The author basically talks like she is talking to a friend, and I found that I could relate to all the things she still has to explain. Because I am a black woman and could relate I gave the story 3 stars. I did like listening to jargon of our young generation and having the author explain what she meant by what was said.

  • St. Nick

  • By: Alan Russell
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

When Santa Claus is a cop, you better watch out. It’s not looking like a very merry Christmas for San Diego cop Nick Pappas. Suspended from his job, alienated from his family, and persecuted by the press, he’s sorely tempted to turn his gun on himself. Except for his first name, he couldn’t possibly have less in common with jolly old St. Nicholas. But when a local mall decides it needs a secret Santa to help collar some vicious muggers preying on its holiday shoppers, Nick’s persuaded to red-suit up so as to take the naughty punks down and avert a ho-ho homicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonder Christmas Cop Story

  • By David I. Williams on 01-07-15

Funny, Heart Felt, Mysterious,

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

This was the best book about Christmas! It was funny, sad, and mysterious. I loved the narrators voice which fit a cops voice, and I loved the change of voice for Angie and Raymond. Great story about Christmas!

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