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Lisa Dubois

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  • A Mind of Her Own

  • By: Paula McLain
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,928
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,905

Paris, 1893. Twenty-five-year-old Marie Sklodowska is studying science at the Sorbonne - one of the only universities in the world that has begun to admit women. A thousand miles from her native Poland, with no money and the odds stacked against any woman daring to pursue a career in such a rigorous field, Marie throws herself into her studies. She's certain that to succeed in a man's world, she will have to go it alone. Her meticulous plans get thrown slightly off-course when Marie attracts the attention of an accomplished young physicist, himself on the precipice of greatness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Based on a true story

  • By Kingsley on 03-01-19

Very nice ....<br />Puts You in Her Mind

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

The presentation enabled me to appreciate the passion of a mind in love with science.

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  • Swing Time

  • By: Zadie Smith
  • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,404

Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early 20s, never to be revisited but never quite forgotten either....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling and instructive. A novel of the highest caliber

  • By Richmond Surrey on 07-27-17

Not an Easy One

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Not an easy story to go through. Many excellent insights ringing with truth. Left feeling almost as empty as the main characters!

  • Gathering of Waters

  • By: Bernice McFadden
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Gathering of Waters is a deeply engrossing tale narrated by the town of Money, Mississippi - a site both significant and infamous in our collective story as a nation. Money is personified in this haunting story, which chronicles its troubled history following the arrival of the Hilson and Bryant families. Tass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was brutally murdered in 1955. Anxious to escape the town, Tass marries Maximillian May and relocates to Detroit

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By Naima on 07-26-16

An Unusual Journey

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

What an unusual but worthwhile journey through the lives of usual people who made history!

  • The Mystery of Three Quarters

  • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Returning home from a luncheon, Hercule Poirot is met at his door by an imperious woman who introduces herself as Sylvia Rule. "How dare you? How dare you send me such a letter?" Ignoring his denials, Mrs. Rule insists she received a missive claiming he had proof she murdered a man named Barnabas Pandy and advising her to confess her crime to the police. Threatening the perplexed Poirot with a lawsuit, she leaves in a huff.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good setup; long, drawn-out resolution

  • By Ray on 08-30-18

A very good adaptation

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

The story grabbed my attention and made me eager to find out what was next!

  • Half of a Yellow Sun

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Zainab Jah
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but please have an actual African read it

  • By Steven A. on 05-21-18

TRULY ENGAGING <br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

The story tightens its grip on you as it unfolds! The hope/despair of war. Performance was magnificent!

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,861

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

An Awesome Listen...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-16

What a great story! Excellent, spot on narration. Really, really great storytelling. I highly recommend it.