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  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,003

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

Enjoyed & Annoyed.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

Frustrating lack of ending. Enjoyed it & yet frustrated by it . Regardless,I will more than likely be listening to the next part. I hate the lack of closure. There were times I was whisked away into the story, while other times I found my mind wandering & had to rewind to figure out if I missed something important.

  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,718

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing author

  • By Book Addict on 07-24-15

Fantastic! So sorry it's over.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

Absolutely loved it. Narrator was fabulous. Story was endearing. I laughed out loud at times and also cried . I found myself postponing finishing this book because I really didn't want it to end.

  • Nowhere Near First

  • Ultramarathon Adventures from the Back of the Pack
  • By: Cory Reese
  • Narrated by: Cory Reese
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Long before Cory Reese strapped on his first pair of running shoes, he learned the key to being a successful ultrarunner: He knew how to suffer. In Nowhere Near First, Cory shares his deeply personal story about experiencing his father’s suicide at a young age, and how this led to a career in endurance running and a desire to live life to the fullest. Nowhere Near First is a humorous, captivating, and uplifting account of Cory’s memorable ultramarathon experiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • holy.cow.

  • By Roxanne Conroy on 07-11-18

Entertaining, fun & practical

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

Corey kept me laughing, while encouraging and inspiring me my own running journey. Well worth a listen whether you're running your first 5k or shooting for an ultra.

  • Landwhale

  • By: Jes Baker
  • Narrated by: Jes Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Jes Baker burst onto the body positivity scene when she created her own ads mocking Abercrombie & Fitch for discriminating against all body types - -a move that landed her on the Today show and garnered a loyal following for her raw, honest, and attitude-filled blog missives. Building on the manifesta power of Things, this memoir goes deeply into Jes' inner life, from growing up a fat girl to dating while fat. With material that will have readers laughing and crying along with Jes' experience, this new book is a natural fit with her irreverent, open-book style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • body positivity at its finest

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-05-18

Raw, honest & so needed<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I appreciate Jes Baker's candor, raw honesty & willingness to discuss body image. Thank you.

  • Leaving Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,835

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

Loved everything about it!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Loved the mystery, loved the performances, loved the details about elephants. Definitely worth reading.

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,126

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaiman delivers an intimate masterpiece

  • By Talia on 08-07-13

Loved the narrator. Enjoyed the book.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Narration was fabulous. Loved looking at life through the mind of a seven year old. Well written and performed.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20,229
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18,609
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,553

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Too much detail for me.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Wanted to like it, but very slow moving. If you enjoy a book that is beyond descriptive of every little thing, then you will find this enjoyable. I got through, but by the end I just wanted it too end. Overall storyline was creative.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,640

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Love it! Well written.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

I'm going to miss Ove. Sad the book is complete. Made me chuckle at times. Real humans.