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  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,404
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,822

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

amazing story, on so many levels

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

loved this for a unique fantasy story but also for the social commentary of our times. wonderful reader and story.

  • Off Balance

  • Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction
  • By: Matthew Kelly
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 605

One of the major issues in our lives today is work-life balance. Everyone wants it; no one has it. But Matthew Kelly believes that work-life balance was a mistake from the start—because we don’t really want balance; we want satisfaction. Kelly lays out the system he uses with his clients, his team, and himself to find deep, long-term satisfaction both personally and professionally. He introduces us to the three philosophies of our age that are dragging us down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book

  • By Marcio Campos on 07-06-15

basic book that is helpful

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

very basic ideas with a few examples, disappointed that the website doesn't have the printouts anymore

  • Mrs Queen Takes the Train

  • By: William Kuhn
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,655

An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn - author of Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books - Mrs Queen Takes the Train wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Windsor before a national scandal erupts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable with deeper meaning

  • By SydSavvy on 12-31-15

fun and poignant

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I loved the structure of the story, how it was different perspectives into a single story line. It was a fun listen and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • The Wedding Date

  • By: Jasmine Guillory
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 910
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 836

On the eve of his ex's wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend... After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she's the mayor's chief of staff. Too bad they can't stop thinking about the other...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, but was hoping for more

  • By Audiobookhoe on 02-07-18

fun story but a bit repetitive

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

liked the connection between the main characters. However it got pretty repetitive in the middle of the book.

  • Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

  • By: Peter M. Vishton, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Peter M. Vishton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614

Parenting advice isn't hard to find. There are thousands of books on the subject, as well as a multitude of websites. Much has also been written on the science of child development. What's been lacking, however, are sources of reliable advice that bring together the scientific research and its real-world applications.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable Information, But Lots of Citations

  • By Rich on 03-24-15

great research

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

course format keeps lessons short. lots of great information provided. I liked all of the research.

  • Parnassus on Wheels

  • By: Christopher Morley
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Parnassus on Wheels is the story of a marvelous man, small in stature, wiry as a cat, yet Olympic in personality. Roger Mifflin is part pixie, part sage, part noble savage, and all God's creature. With his traveling book wagon, named Parnassus, he moves through the New England countryside of 1915 on an itinerant mission of enlightenment. Mifflin's delight in books and authors is infectious. With his singular philosophy and bright eyes, he comes to represent the heart and soul of the book world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Magical Mystery Tour: The Parnassus!

  • By Gillian on 05-19-15

sweet story

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Fun, quick book but I wish the narrator had used different voices for the characters. It's a sweet love story.

  • A Curious Beginning

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,358

As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

  • By L. Williams on 06-29-16

fun Victorian adventure

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

great character development, fun, and historically relevant (while having a strong female character). Good mystery.

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  • The Paper Magician

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,725
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,714

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she's bonded to paper, that will be her only magic... forever. Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Valley girl reads book on faux British accent

  • By James and co. on 06-23-15

interesting idea but dragged on in the middle

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

wished the lead female character was a bit stronger developed and there were a lot of historical inaccuracies.

  • French Kids Eat Everything

  • How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules
  • By: Karen Le Billon
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

When she moved her young family to her husband's hometown in northern France, Karen Le Billon expected some cultural adjustment. But she didn't expect to be lectured for slipping her fussing toddler a snack, or to be forbidden from packing her older daughter a school lunch. Karen is intrigued by the fact that French children happily eat everything-from beets to broccoli, from salad to spinach - while French obesity rates are a fraction of what they are in North America.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can I have a snack? main non, bien sur - NO!

  • By Marie on 03-21-15

could not relate to the author

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

overall good suggestions and interesting story but I couldn't relate to the author. I would still recommend it.

  • Perfect Scoundrels

  • A Heist Society Novel, Book 3
  • By: Ally Carter
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it's that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting-or stealing-whatever they want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My heart is everywhere

  • By Tori on 10-15-17

good end to a fun series

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

love the characters in this series and the narrator is awesome! highly recommend it if you want to have a fun listen