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  • Mrs. Dalloway

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 850

It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Tough Read Perfectly Delivered

  • By Chris on 06-11-12

Unpopular Opinion

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

The writing is excellent, and I get that this is a groundbreaking classic... but is the main character annoying or what?!
The descriptions, and the overall story was great, but did i like a single character? Nope. I did love the writing though and Juliet Stevenson did an amazing job narrating, and that is what kept me listening I kept waiting for something and there almost was that twist in the ending, but then it ended like a Netflix movie.

There I said it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Overcoat

  • A Russian Ghost Story, with Original Foreword by Kate Shrewsday
  • By: Nikolai Gogol
  • Narrated by: Kate Shrewsday
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Nicolai Gogol's classic ghost story set in the streets of St. Petersburg in the 19th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Life, Death, and Life After Death of Akaky

  • By Douglas on 10-07-15

A Classic

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

This book is short, easy, and well written. The mastery of Nikolai Gogol, can be seen in the tale of Akaky and how the coat could change life in Russia.

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  • Wait, What?

  • And Life's Other Essential Questions
  • By: James E. Ryan
  • Narrated by: James E. Ryan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759

In his commencement address to the graduating class of 2016, James E. Ryan, dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, offered remarkable advice to the crowd of hopeful men and women eager to make their marks on the world. The key to achieving emotional connections and social progress, he told them, can be found in five essential questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough meat of material.

  • By Larissa on 05-18-18

stalwart advice

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

Cute book that considers and tackles logic/ philosophy and basic life decisions, introspection, and maybe becoming a better person.

The book has a lot of anecdotes, fact checked information as well as stalwart advice.

  • Men Explain Things to Me

  • By: Rebecca Solnit
  • Narrated by: Luci Christian Bell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 905

In Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit takes on the conversations between men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't. The ultimate problem, she shows in her comic, scathing essay, is female self-doubt and the silencing of women. Rebecca Solnit is the author of fourteen books about civil society, popular power, uprisings, art, environment, place, pleasure, politics, hope, and memory, most recently The Faraway Nearby, a book on empathy and storytelling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read - horrible performance

  • By Denise Johnson on 03-26-15

Feminism 101- Pretty Basic

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

This book is good if you are an emerging feminist, and/or new to the topic of understanding feminism. I guess this maybe a good book for men? Cause this was just a basic brush over of the topic.
The book is a basic book on feminism in general and the movement a few years ago. I can def say the movement has changed since then. Like I could leave a more brutal review but shall refrain from doing so to ward of the fragilitis some may experience ...

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,960

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Absurd!

  • By K. Dale on 09-13-18

Easy Psych-thriller

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

3/5 stars because it was good, not my favorite but well written but not something ground breaking. After reading so many psychological thrillers, there's only so many different ways it could go. This was a easy fast read. It is slow until you get to the last quarter or so of the story. The descriptions are good, and the story is realistic, and yeah you will get paranoid about your kid, also like really hope teachers are well vetted before being employed.

  • Good Omens

  • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,901

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You'll laugh yourself silly

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 11-28-15

Good omens indeed

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

One of my favorite books, by two of my favorite authors. I really wish they did more. I would have loved to have seen a crossover of discworld characters in here with American gods. This was the closest it would get. Sigh. I did not want it to end. Why did it end? I wish they had worked together on more books. The audiobook was good, however I recommend reading the actual book due to the number of characters.

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  • Into the Darkest Corner

  • By: Elizabeth Haynes
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,417
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,109

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AN OCD IS STALKED BY A PSYCHOPATH

  • By Betty on 06-05-12

Dark and On and On

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

May Contain Spoilers:

This is one of those stories where you have the unreliable narrator. You know she is not stable, yet you are rooting for her because you do know what happened to her is the truth... there are a lot of ups and downs and lots of things to question. One thing you know for sure is Lee is NOT a good guy. The whole book is a build up, and the book yo-yos between the past and the present a lot.

Narrator was great. I liked her.

  • The Last Thing She Ever Did

  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,107

The community along Oregon's Deschutes River is one of successful careers and perfect families. For years, up-and-comers Liz and Owen have admired their good friends and neighbors, Carole and David. They appear to have it all—security, happiness, and a beautiful young son, Charlie. Then Charlie vanishes without a trace, and all that seemed safe is shattered by a tragedy that is incomprehensible—except to Liz. It took one fleeting moment for her to change the lives of everyone she loves—a heartrending accident that can't be undone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book. Weak ending.

  • By Gil Gilbert on 01-13-18

Distasteful Characters with Juicy ending

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Surprisingly good. The characters are flawed and not likeable, so what draws you in? The real emotions felt by the characters, especially the guilt, lies, and toxic feelings. These are things we are all familiar with and its written and addressed well in this book. I almost quit because I was disgusted by the actions of the characters, yet I kept on and there was hope yet there was the clear distinction between the actions and choices of good people and the actions and decisions of people who are self serving.
Good book.

  • The Sleeper and the Spindle

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

You may think you know this story. There's a young queen about to be married. There are some good, brave, hardy dwarfs; a castle shrouded in thorns; and a princess cursed by a witch, so rumor has it, to sleep forever. But no one is waiting for a noble prince to appear on his trusty steed here. This fairy tale is spun with a thread of dark magic, which twists and turns and glints and shines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A suprising twist to the Sleeping Beauty

  • By Jacobus on 12-15-15

Too short!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

I really wish this was a longer book. I hear the actual book is 66 pages long with illustrations. I would really have preferred reading that, but the audio book was well performed.

  • Fortunately, the Milk

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and best-selling author Neil Gaiman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where There Is Milk, There Is Hope

  • By Dave on 09-21-13

Cute- Tall Tale

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

Even as an adult I find these stories by Gaiman entertaining and fun! It was short, and fun, and it would be good for a road trip with the family.