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Lady Lotus

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  • Dread Nation

  • By: Justina Ireland
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does what sci-fi does best...

  • By NMwritergal on 04-06-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

This story gave me a little bit of everything I needed suspense, romance history, girl power! Loved it I want more! :-)

  • Honor Among Thieves

  • By: Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo, Adam Lazarre-White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that's made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead of moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn't much better than a prison cell. Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she's headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan - a race of sentient alien ships - to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story and great narration!

  • By Skylar Song on 03-16-18

A little disappointed

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

The Story drug on way too long and that made it difficult to get through. Also it was challenging to follow. The ending was uneventful in my opinion, it was long awaited in then....
The good side to the book is the beauty and the appreciation of nature and native American culture.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Difficult Women

  • By: Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solid good writing, but not a great collection

  • By Anna H on 07-31-17

Painful

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

Well written but hard to hear! But Robin always does an excellent job narrating :-) if you ready to get gritty with the plights of women then dive in and you’ll be on an adventure.

  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,386

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring and Drawn Out!!!

  • By M. Ryder on 10-05-17

Splendidly written!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

The story was delicious, Rich with the cream of life, the sweet and sour. From an artist’s perspective which was refreshing. I enjoyed every last drop. :-)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Imbolo Mbue
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,776
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,540

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself; his wife, Neni; and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty - and Jende is eager to please. Clark's wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay...

  • By LuckyLindsi83 on 09-09-16

Enduring story!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Excellence narrator! The characters were rich in realism, I felt the Rainbow ofemotions in the story and present times

  • The City

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Korey Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,419

There are millions of stories in the city - some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws listeners into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a "piano man"; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live - and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean Koontz is back!

  • By kimberlee on 07-14-14

Delicious!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

What a rich and lyrical treat! Thank you Dean for this one; I enjoyed every last drop :-)

  • Holding Up the Universe

  • By: Jennifer Niven
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed "America's Fattest Teen". But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom's death, she's been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent Story

  • By Sophie Beever on 04-01-17

Beautifully written and moving

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book that splendidly blended coming of age, new love in the issue of bullying. I only wish it could've lasted longer :-) enjoy!

  • The Sun Is Also a Star

  • By: Nicola Yoon
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225

I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won't be my story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written love story

  • By BookLuvr73 on 12-16-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

This book was delightful! :-) Well written and I was in all of the moments it had to offerand I feel like I know the characters personally :-) was good until the last drop! Enjoy!

  • Here Comes the Sun

  • A Novel
  • By: Nicole Dennis-Benn
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!!!

  • By FirstLowell on 09-03-16

Painful beautiful...painfully beautiful

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

The storyline felt wrought with pain. On a brighter side; I fell in love with the island again through this family's journey! I can appreciate the intimacy of relationship these women shared. I felt sad throughout the whole book all the way until the end. The performance was lovely!

  • 'Til the Well Runs Dry

  • By: Lauren Francis-Sharma
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938

Lauren Francis-Sharma's 'Til the Well Runs Dry opens in a seaside village in the north of Trinidad where young Marcia Garcia, a gifted and smart-mouthed 16-year-old seamstress, lives alone, raising two small boys and guarding a family secret. When she meets Farouk Karam, an ambitious young policeman, the risks and rewards in Marcia's life amplify forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most wells I knew as a boy…

  • By Louie Crew Clay on 09-08-15

Painful

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

I enjoyed the description of Trinidad and the life but the story itself was horrifically painful. It reminds me that island people and their secret keeping, It's never good. And I am from the islands so I can speak on it.