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  • Dead End in Norvelt

  • By: Jack Gantos
  • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore - typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • credit worthy

  • By colleen on 03-21-12

Great book

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

Reviewed: 08-08-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really enjoyed this book.

What did you like best about this story?

Cool kid going through high stress times

Have you listened to any of Jack Gantos’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

As good as the others

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me cry and laugh

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Selection

  • The Selection, Book 1
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,540

For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You might want to wait... if you hate cliffhangers

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-27-12

Good YA book

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I agree, it ends strangely. I downloaded it again and listened to the end again to try to figure out what happened. It just seems to stop mid story without obvious climax and resolution.

Was The Selection worth the listening time?

Yes. It was good for car traveling

  • Surviving the Applewhites

  • By: Stephanie S. Tolan
  • Narrated by: Robert Sean Leonard
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Jake Semple is notorious. Rumor has it he burned down his old school and got kicked out of every school in his home state. Only one place will take him now, and that's a home school run by the Applewhites, a chaotic and hilarious family of artists. The only one who doesn't fit the Applewhite mold is E.D., a smart, sensible girl who immediately clashes with the unruly Jake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One Major Flaw

  • By Jay on 02-08-17

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-05

I enjoyed this book. It is a fast read and moves easily.
Brett

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fast Food Nation

  • By: Eric Schlosser
  • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 530

To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Fast Food Nation is a groundbreaking work of investigation and cultural history that may change the way America thinks about the way it eats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be required reading for all

  • By Bruce on 01-03-05

intersting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-05

I enjoyed this book. It was insightful and important to hear. I thought it was a bit long.
brett

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  • Leadership and Self-Deception

  • Getting Out of the Box
  • By: The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known problem called "self-deception". We deceive ourselves into thinking we're doing the right thing for the right reason, but people won't follow a leader whose motives are selfish. The tricky thing is, we don't know that our motivation is flawed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite "out of the box"

  • By Gryphon on 05-16-08

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-05

I enjoyed this book. It was not my favorite format but the ideas were helpful.
Brett

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Slippery Slope

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #10
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

Like handshakes or housepets, many things are preferable when not slippery. Unfortunately, in this miserable volume, I am afraid that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire run into more than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up, and down, a range of strange and distressing mountains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome and irresistible!

  • By Lady B on 04-28-18

fun family book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-04

We all enjoyed listening to this book on a car trip.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful