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  • Beyond the Pale

  • By: Elana Dykewomon
  • Narrated by: Elana Dykewomon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Beyond the Pale - winner of the Lambda Literary Award - tells the stories of two Jewish women living through times of darkness and inhumanity in the early 20th century, capturing their undaunted love and courage in luminous and moving prose. The richly textured novel details Gutke Gurvich's odyssey from her apprenticeship as a midwife in a Russian shtetl to her work in the suffrage movement in New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great historical fiction with a lesbian twist

  • By Kelly on 11-25-13

Sadness

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

Reviewed: 06-15-15

This story has some of the saddest history woven around its characters. It's presentation is not typical . Sad

  • The Invisible Bridge

  • By: Julie Orringer
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

Julie Orringer's astonishing first novel, eagerly awaited since the publication of her heralded best-selling short-story collection, How to Breathe Underwater, is a grand love story set against the backdrop of Budapest and Paris, an epic tale of three brothers whose lives are ravaged by war, and the chronicle of one family's struggle against the forces that threaten to annihilate it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story - improvable on narration

  • By Dieter on 11-13-11

Invisible bridges

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-11

What a wonderfully insightful and human story. Unlike many books on the subject, this book in simply telling a story of life during an unlivable time.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • A Dog's Purpose

  • A Novel for Humans
  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,555

After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best dog book ever!

  • By Blythe on 08-27-10

A very gentle, warm story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-11

Not being a dog lover I did not expect much from this book. In the first few minutes I considered turning it off. I am glad that I did not. I fully enjoyed the book ad intend on passing it on to my nieces. What a simple yet compelling story. Perfect for a long car trip with your kids. Enjoy!