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  • The Tubman Command

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Cobbs
  • Narrated by: Heidi Franklin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

It’s May 1863. Outgeneraled and outgunned, a demoralized Union Army has pulled back with massive losses at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Fort Sumter, hated symbol of the Rebellion, taunts the American navy with its artillery and underwater mines. In Beaufort, SC, one very special woman, code named Moses, is hatching a spectacular plan. Hunted by Confederates, revered by slaves, Harriet Tubman plots an expedition behind enemy lines to liberate hundreds of bondsmen and recruit them as soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't stop listening!

  • By Tashb8 on 06-16-19

Brave and Woman - Brava!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-19

Very grateful for this book and personally LOVE the inclusion of Tubman having a romantic interest. Tubman is so often seen as a strong, bold, brave black woman, sometimes to the point of stereotype. This portrayal is a reminder that strong, bold, brave black women are WOMEN too. To be both is a strength that is constantly forgotten or erased.

  • Middlesex

  • By: Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,682

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Waiting It Out

  • By D. N. Meads on 08-28-09

Beautiful!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Amazing narration of a complex, rich, intersectional story. I loved Eugenides' interview at the end.

  • Superfudge

  • By: Judy Blume
  • Narrated by: Judy Blume
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

He knows a lot of big words, but he doesn't know where babies come from. He's never heard of a stork, but he plans to be a bird when he grows up. He's Superfudge, otherwise known as Farley Drexel Hatcher. And, according to his older brother, Peter, the biggest pain invented. Among other things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Careful!

  • By Lisa on 05-26-05

Great Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-19

I enjoy this book series, still, even as an adult. Another amazing Judy Blume wonder!!

  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

  • By: Judy Blume
  • Narrated by: Judy Blume
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596

Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing mashed potatoes on the walls at Hamburger Heaven, or scribbling all over Peter's homework, he's never far from trouble. He's a two-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter's had enough.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely not a waste of credits.

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 08-05-11

Favorite Childhood Book!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Loved this book as a 4th grader and love it still! Can't wait for more!

  • Bridget Jones's Baby

  • The Diaries
  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Morwenna Banks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

As Bridget careers toward baby deadline, a series of classic Bridget Jones moments finally leads her into pregnancy - but just not quite as intended. It's a pregnancy full of cheesy potatoes, outlandish advice from drunken singletons and smug mothers, chaos at scans and childbirth classes, high jinks and romance, joy and despair - but all of it dominated by the terribly awkward question: Who's the father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By GEL on 10-25-16

V.G. Fun

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Some uniquely funny storylines that can only be experienced by a character like Bridget Jones.

  • Bridget Jones's Diary

  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

A dazzling urban satire of modern human relations? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something? The third installment in Bridget Jones' journey, Mad About the Boy, will be out in October 2013.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love

  • By Lauren nicole on 05-29-15

Great Spirit

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Loved this book when it first came out and now love it even more because of Imogen Church's narration of it. V.G.!

  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

  • An Audio Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
  • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,834

The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By fisherguy446 on 10-19-18

Amazing Experience!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Natalie Dormer is the perfect perfect voice for this. I learned so much about magic!

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