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Elena Daguer

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  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,800

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter, Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some fire, a little ice

  • By Elese Newman on 06-03-18

Just keep reading/listening

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Although it was a slow start, it turned out to be a great listen. Beautiful story! All mothers try their best and therefore let’s not be quick to judge!!!

  • In the Midst of Winter

  • A Novel
  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Alma Cuervo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 588

In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident - which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster - a 60-year-old human rights scholar - hits the car of Evelyn Ortega - a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala - in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Allende, rich, warm, enticing.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-13-17

Another great one by Allende!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Isabel Allende NEVER disappoints! I loved all the characters but especially Evelyn. I experienced a great sadness with Richard, Lucia, and Evelyn’s life stories. Beautifully written!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful