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  • The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Ambreen Razia
  • Narrated by: Ambreen Razia
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,696
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,470
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,457

You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl, but what about a Hounslow Girl? Definition of a Hounslow Girl: a young Muslim woman who wears hooped earrings with her headscarf and grapples with traditional values while hustling her way through urban London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia. From the joys of traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, this is a comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age, told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Standard coming of age with Islamic slant

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Annoying

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Nine minutes and 22 seconds in to this book and I had to turn it off. Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard and the fake breathless panting was annoying.

  • An Untamed State

  • By: Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 443

Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti’s richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father’s Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, But Disturbing.

  • By Kat on 05-30-14

Enough already

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Well written and well performed but it would have had the same (if not more of) and impact on me if the book had been much shorter. It is not lost on me that she wanted her abuse to end yet it endured. I felt the same about the story. I wanted it to end but it endured. Maybe that was her point.

  • No Dogs or Indians

  • By: Lisa Hare
  • Narrated by: Janelle Tedesco
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Racism can linger in the strangest of places. Sometimes, even within yourself. For Clara Lacroix, the past was the place she chose to dwell. That's where her memories of Boone, and the life they shared, resided. But for Joe Black Hawk, the past was a painful mix of a fading heritage he didn't want to lose, and a string of mistakes he'd just as soon forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ambitious mixture of themes

  • By Bookaholic on 11-20-16

Unexpectedly Not Formulaic

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

I enjoyed the story. It was a bit trite at times but did not have the sappy ending I expected - which is very good!

I absolutely hated the voice of the psychiatrist. If there's any way to re-record this with a different voice, please do! Every time her voice was used, I grimaced.

  • The Leaving of Things

  • By: Jay Antani
  • Narrated by: Sanjiv Jhaveri
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

Vikram is not your model Indian-American teenager. Growing up in late 1980s Wisconsin, he is rebellious, adrift, and resentful of his Indian roots. But a disastrously drunken weekend becomes a one-way ticket back to the homeland for Vikram after his outraged parents decide to pack up the family and return to India.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Young Adult Entry Marketed for Adults

  • By Sara on 12-05-15

Usually love author read books

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Unfortunately, this is a book I think I would have better enjoyed by reading. The author's voice did not match the character I imagined. Still, a very good story!