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  • The Book of Night Women

  • By: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417

The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "A lyrical, heart thumping, engaging masterpiece"

  • By ann on 01-07-11

Worth the Time

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-09

A fascinating look at slavery in Jamaica told from a slave's point of view. While we study a great deal of history of slavery in the U.S we are greatly unaware of what happened in other parts of the world. Well read, gripping story

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Hour I First Believed

  • A Novel
  • By: Wally Lamb
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 611

When high-school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, while Caelum is away, Maureen finds herself in the library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed. Miraculously, she survives. But when Caelum and Maureen flee to an illusion of safety on the Quirk family's Connecticut farm, they discover that the effects of chaos are not easily put right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent all around yarn

  • By G. on 01-10-09

He takes WAAAAAY to long to get there

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-09

I have worked with Columbine survivors and was interested to see what one of Oprah's stars had to say about that tragic time. It's great for the first half but he just gives us too much tragedy after tragedy and then it just gets tedious.I found 2/3 of the way through I was really itching for it to be over. It is very heavy handed. Better editing would have made this a much better book. Get the abridged version and it will probably be better.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Arthur and George

  • By: Julian Barnes
  • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Julian Barnes' Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's extraordinary real-life fight for justice. Arthur and George grow up worlds and miles apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh; George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur becomes a doctor, and then a writer; George a solicitor in Birmingham. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age; George remains in hardworking obscurity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration

  • By Barbara on 09-13-06

Spellbinding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-09

An amazing book well written and well read. The plots are artistically intertwined and make it difficult to stop listening. One has to be patient to find out where it is all going, but it is definitely worth the read.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Just Breathe

  • By: Susan Wiggs
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

Chicago cartoonist Sarah Moon tackles life's real issues with a healthy dose of sharp wit in her syndicated comic strip Just Breathe. As Sarah's cartoon alter ego, Shirl, undergoes artificial insemination, her situation begins to mirror Sarah's own difficult attempts to conceive. However, Sarah's dreams of the future did not include her husband's infidelity: snag number two in Sarah's so-called perfect life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • just breathe

  • By Tracy on 10-02-09

Nothing to spend too much time on

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-09

This is basic brain candy, no surprises, not terribly funny, very predictable. It sounded a lot better in the description than it was to listen too. Unless you get this for a very reduced price there are better things on this site to spend time listening to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,465

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In love with books again

  • By Paul on 01-31-10

The Plot Preposterous The Questions Provoking

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-09

The idea that all the action takes place in less than 24 hours is ridiculous, however Dan Brown once again makes us think about philosophical and religious beliefs that challenge what we know or what we think we know.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful