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Gregory A. Kompes

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  • The Boston Girl: A Novel

  • By: Anita Diamant
  • Narrated by: Linda Lavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,904

Addie Baum is "The Boston Girl", born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine - a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story!

  • By LL on 05-24-18

Amazing Experience

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Linda Lavin creates an amazing experience with her narration of The Boston Girl. Simply a lovely journey through early 20th century Boston.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,409
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37,921
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37,701

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

What a joy to spend tine with an amazing First Lady. This was an inspiring read from beginning to end.

  • Murder on the Lake of Fire

  • Mourning Dove Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Mikel J. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bradley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

At 23 and with a notorious case under his belt, Emory Rome has already garnered fame as a talented special agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. His career is leapfrogging over his colleagues, but the jumping stops when he's assigned a case he fought to avoid - an eerie murder in the Smoky Mountain hometown he had abandoned. The mysterious death of a teen ice-skater once destined for the pros is soon followed by an apparent case of spontaneous human combustion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and Twisty

  • By Gregory A. Kompes on 02-15-18

Smart and Twisty

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-18

I enjoy good mystery, and I as kept guessing all along. It could have gone a lot of ways, and Wilson kept us on track with a few well placed and integrated sub plots. Enjoyed the telling and the take.

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