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Tonisha

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  • Blended

  • By: Sharon M. Draper
  • Narrated by: Sharon M. Draper
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she’s Isabella with her dad, his girlfriend Anastasia, and her son, Darren, living in a fancy house where they are one of the only black families in the neighborhood. The next week she’s Izzy with her mom and her boyfriend, John-Mark, in a small, not-so-fancy house that she loves. Because of this, Isabella has always felt pulled between two worlds. And now that her parents are divorced, it seems their fights are even worse, and they’re always about her

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Different Narrator Please

  • By Tonisha on 03-29-19

Different Narrator Please

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

The narrator's voice is too seasoned to convincingly narrate the story of a young girl.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Ep. 2: I Want to Feel Wanted (Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel)
    
    
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        Esther Perel
    
    


    
    
    Length: 46 mins
    6 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Ep. 2: I Want to Feel Wanted (Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel)

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

After ten years, a husband tells his wife he no longer wishes to be married. A month later, stuck in limbo, they come to Esther.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gut-wrenching

  • By Tonisha on 02-14-18
  • Ep. 2: I Want to Feel Wanted (Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel)
  • By: Esther Perel

Gut-wrenching

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Listening to this was gut wrenching. I was deeply angered by this man's persistence in getting what he wanted despite how it impacted his wife. I was even more astounded by the woman's determination in working on their marriage. I couldn't decide whether I was sympathetic for, disappointed in, or angry at her. The desperation she exuded was palpable.

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
    
    
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        Carolyn Mackler
    
    


    
    
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        Johanna Parker
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    53 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

  • By: Carolyn Mackler
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

This irreverent, but touching tale is a 2004 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book by acclaimed author Carolyn Mackler. 15 year old Virginia Shreves is overweight and doesn't have many friends, but wants to be like her family: picture perfect. What she knows about her family, however, slowly begins to change after one tragic phone call.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All about taking charge!

  • By Karen on 04-22-07

Mouth Too Wet

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

You can clearly hear EVERY SINGLE TIME this narrator swallows. It sounds disgusting. I'm not sure if the mic is too sensitive or if the narrator has a really hard time swallowing, but I could barely make it through the book. Pause *swallow* Pause *swallow* Pause *swallow*

  • Obsession

  • The Steel Brothers Saga, Book 2
  • By: Helen Hardt
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Neva Navarre
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941

Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared...and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she's only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined find out what it is. The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her...and now his desire has become his obsession.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Karen Jensen on 07-06-17

Love Hate Relationship

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Hate the narration. Love the story, minus the corny erotica & soap opera vibes. Downloading possesion.

  • The First Word

  • By: Isley Robson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

To stay sane, Andie Tilly must keep her mind on her work. Her job as a pediatric occupational therapist is the perfect distraction from the unspeakable tragedy she experienced as a child. But when she meets alternative-energy magnate Rhys Griffiths and his autistic toddler, Will, she quickly realizes her heart will never be the same. Especially when her name becomes Will's first word.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The First Word is less about Autism...

  • By Marci on 11-22-18

Very mediocre, kind of annoying

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

The book would have been better with 2 narrators. The valley girl voice grew very irritating. I struggled to fijnish this book. Also, the characters had no depth and I didn't feel like the main character was very likeable. Furthermore, the sex scenes in a story that centers around a special needs child was disturbing. I won't listen to anything by this narrator or author again.

  • Close Enough to Touch

  • By: Colleen Oakley
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Kirby Heyborne, Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: She's allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in the confines of her home for nine years. But after her mother dies, Jubilee is forced to face the world - and the people in it - that she's been hiding from. Jubilee finds safe haven at her local library, where she gets a job. It's there she meets Eric Keegan, a divorced man who recently moved to town with his brilliant, troubled adopted son. Eric is struggling to figure out how to be the dad - and man - he wants so desperately to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A touching road to family healing and love

  • By Ezinwanyi on 04-01-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

Nicely paced. Likeable characters. Cool twists in the plot. Did not predict the ending. Oakley has a new fan 😊

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On Mystic Lake

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

On the day her daughter leaves for college, Anne Colwater's husband of 20 years announces he wants a divorce. Her roles of wife and mother suddenly gone, Annie retreats to her childhood home of Mystic, Washington, to heal. There she finds her old friend Nick, suddenly widowed and unable to cope with his emotionally scarred young daughter, Izzie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Winner

  • By Donna Cooley on 07-21-14

Predictable and a little mean

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

This story was predictable. Nothing very special about it. One thing I did notice was the WY she describes women in this book. None of the descriptions seems to be nice. All except the main character are "pudgy", have "triple chins", etc. Problem with heavy people or problems. With her own weight, maybe?

Cujo
    
    
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    Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    472 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Cujo

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

A cute family dog turns into a vicious family killer in King's canine classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!!!

  • By Jen on 03-03-13

slow starting

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

started slow, but was very suspenseful. enjoyed it after it finally started rolling. good book. still a Stephen King fan.

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,614

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Drawn Out

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

good book. main character was a bit of an idiot in the beginning. not as suspenseful as I'd anticipated, but not a complete waste of time.

  • Unbearable Lightness

  • A Story of Loss and Gain
  • By: Portia de Rossi
  • Narrated by: Portia de Rossi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688

In this searing, unflinchingly honest book, Portia de Rossi captures the complex emotional truth of what it is like when food, weight, and body image take priority over every other human impulse or action. She recounts the elaborate rituals around eating that came to dominate hours of every day, from keeping her daily calorie intake below 300 to eating precisely measured amounts of food out of specific bowls and only with certain utensils. When this wasn’t enough, she resorted to purging and compulsive physical exercise, driving her body and spirit to the breaking point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Sad

  • By Dawn on 11-13-10

Very relatable

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

I love how she tackled body dysmorphia, bulimia, and anorexia so honestly. this was very relatable and enlightening.