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  • Girls in Pants

  • The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
  • By: Ann Brashares
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

The Pants first came to us at the perfect moment. That is, when we were splitting up for the first time. It was two summers ago when they first worked their magic, and last summer when they shook up our lives once again. You see, we don't wear the Pants year-round. We let them rest so they are extra powerful when summer comes. (There was the time this spring when Carmen wore them to her mom's wedding, but that was a special case.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Girls in Pants

  • By Natalie on 09-19-05

Girlfriends and growing up

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Love this series, and the narrator is a good fit. Listen on if you like stories of friends growing up together,

  • The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson, Book 5

  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,503
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,520

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 y.o. boy became a READER with this book!

  • By Christine (and Alex) on 02-24-13

Son loves this series!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-14

Where does The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson, Book 5 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top ranking from my 10 year old. I enjoyed the additional humor in this story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

We both like Percy & Grover

What does Jesse Bernstein bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He adds unexpected dimensions to the characters with his vocal interpretation. His narration has come a long ways over the course of the series - it has been a pleasure to listen to his growth.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Adventure abounds!

  • The Orphan Master's Son

  • A Novel
  • By: Adam Johnson
  • Narrated by: Tim Kang, Josiah D. Lee, James Kyson Lee, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,115

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother - a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang - and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It Went From Well Written To Pulitzer Prize Worthy

  • By Brigham on 12-15-15

Follows you like a ghost

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

Reviewed: 02-03-12

The tunnels, a key theme, sum up this story -- very dark, but occasional mysterious sounds and touches of humanity can propel even the most victimized onward in search of a bit of light. I put the book down a few times -- torture is just too hard to read -- but picked it right back up as I was haunted by the main character and vivid images -- men on a ship in complete darkness listening to a woman rowing across the ocean each night; Sun Moon crying over Casablana; the absurd so-scary-that-they-feel-possibly-real diplomatic exchanges (North Koreans trying on boots in Texas?!)...
I don't know a lot about North Korea, and hesitate to write this review given what more-informed readers have posted and the whiff Tom Clancy that I smell, but...this is definitely a well-crafted, unique story. And I'm going to read more about NK.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,275
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,200
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,218

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Excellent story and narrators

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-11

This was one of the best audio productions I've come across. Its wonderful characters are brought to life by convincing readers - a real pleasure to listen to!