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  • The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

  • By: Benjamin A. Sáenz
  • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it's senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal's not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Happy Birthday to me!

  • By Chwisty Bawwett on 04-11-17

A touching coming of age story.

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I enjoyed the story of Salvador and his relationship with his father, Sam, and Vito. The struggles he had dealing with his feelings, having lost his mother when he was young and the commitment of friendship make a very enjoyable listen.

  • Friction

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,092

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter, Georgia, in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act and met all the court-imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Entirely incredible in the true sense of the word

  • By Bill Graham on 09-04-15

Interesting murder mystery with twists and turns.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Kept my interest and as the plot thickened I wanted to find out more. It was a good listen.

  • The Road

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,963
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,989

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay. Okay. Okay.

  • By Peter Thrasher on 11-21-18

Interesting story of gloom and doom.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I finished the book but it was a sad story that kept me wondering why things had become so bad. There is some redemption in the story and I kept wondering and will keep thinking about how this story is an allegory.

0 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Code Name Verity

  • By: Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by: Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,992

Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do Not Read Any (other) Reviews of this Book!

  • By HDJ on 12-15-12

It. was an ok listen.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I found it a bit confusing at times. It was an interesting story of women in the war, flying airplanes.

  • Saving Faith

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,182
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,864
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,849

Not far from Washington, D.C., in a wooded area of Northern Virginia, a small house at the end of a gravel road serves a secret purpose. With its sophisticated security apparatus and hidden miniaturized cameras, it is being used by the FBI to interview one of the most important witnesses the agency has ever had, a young woman with an incredible story to tell. But a few people know about the secret meeting. And for them, a violent drama is about to begin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed.

  • By B. Yardley on 08-25-16

Good story. A little confusing at the beginning.

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

Setting up the players in the beginning was a little confusing. At first I wasn't sure who was who. It cleared up after the story developed.

  • The Rebels of Ireland

  • The Dublin Saga
  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

A tale of fierce battles, hot-blooded romances, and family and political intrigues, The Rebels of Ireland brings the story begun in The Princes of Ireland to a stunning conclusion.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as part one

  • By overlook on 01-14-18

Excellent continuation of the Princes of Ireland

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Kept my interest and was an enjoyable story rooted in Irish History. Well worth the listen.

  • Princes of Ireland

  • The Dublin Saga
  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
  • Length: 26 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 682

The saga begins in tribal, pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and mighty High Kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers whose travails cleverly echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn. From that stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a powerfully imagined journey through the centuries. Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast of characters we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't turn the ignition off

  • By Alun on 07-07-04

Excellent historical fiction of the Dublin area

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

I listened to this on a visit to Ireland and Dublin which helped immensely to visualize the locations in the story. Even if you haven't been do Ireland and enjoy historical fiction, it is a very interesting story with romance, intrigue, and deception with the background of Irish History. It kept my interest and I found it hard to put down. It is long, but well worth the listen.

  • The Immortal Irishman

  • The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
  • By: Timothy Egan
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,915

The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York - the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Life!

  • By Carrie Arnold on 03-29-16

Very enjoyable story of a not so well known hero.

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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: 10-31-17

Interesting story of a remarkable person. Performance is very well done. I found it very enlightening.

  • Ireland

  • By: Frank Delaney
  • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
  • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

One evening in 1951, an itinerant storyteller arrives unannounced at a house in the Irish countryside. In exchange for a bed and a warm meal, he invites his hosts and their neighbors to join him by the wintry fireside, and begins to tell formative stories of Ireland's history. Ronan, a 9-year-old boy, grows so entranced by the storytelling that, when the old man leaves abruptly under mysterious circumstances, the boy devotes himself to finding him again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Listen In A Quite While

  • By John on 03-17-05

Very entertaining stories of Irish History!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

This book might be more interesting for someone who has visited Ireland and toured the city of Dublin and the countryside as I recently have. At the same time it also has a bit of mystery and human interest to make it an enjoyable novel.

  • Mi Hermana Frida

  • By: Bárbara Mujica
  • Narrated by: Adriana Sananes
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Filled with passion, love, jealousy and deceit, the story of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera captured the world’s imagination. Told in the voice of Frida’s sister, Christina, who is witness to their tumultuous marriage, this is a brilliantly conceived work of fiction and a vivid portrait of a compelling, unique woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and well written

  • By E. Dalton on 11-22-13

Una historia interesante de los dos artistas.

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

Español es mi segunda lengua y pude entender la mayoría del libro. Tuve que reducir la velocidad de la grabación un poco. Me la gustó mucho.