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  • The Humans

  • A Novel
  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 970

The critically acclaimed author of The Radleys shares a clever, heartwarming, and darkly insightful novel about an alien who comes to Earth to save humans from themselves. When an extraterrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this weird species than he has been led to believe. Eventually, the narrator sees hope and redemption in the humans' imperfections and begins to question the very mission that brought him there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light Sci-Fi Fare--You'll Love It!

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-29-18

The fiction form of "Reasons To Stay Alive"

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

Reviewed: 06-29-19

If you're prone to over-examination and melancholy, this book will distract you from your beleaguered brain as it's subtly illustrating the simple pleasures this world has to offer (even to folks like us!). Beautifully written and narrated, this novel carried me from beginning to end without losing me once. If you could do with a brief from respite from existential angst and cynical nihilism - without any syrupy cheer - this is the book for you.

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  • City of Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,050
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,412

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reader is amazing!

  • By Gilma M. Salazar on 06-07-19

Kept waiting for the story to begin

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-19

I hung in for a few hours, eagerly anticipating the story to begin now that the groundwork had been laid. I was disappointed that this never happened. I'm a big EG fan but, sadly, I'm not willing to continue with this one.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Station Eleven

  • A Novel
  • By: Emily St. John Mandel
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,550
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,554

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Symphonies, Caravans, Comics, and a Plague

  • By j phillips on 03-21-18

Compelling; I want to know more!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I read this for Wichita’s 2018 Big Read. It was perhaps a bit too plausible in these turbulent times, ack. Well written and good character development. I hope there’s a sequel in the works!