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  • The First Bad Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Miranda July
  • Narrated by: Miranda July
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 754

Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people's babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women's self-defense nonprofit where she works. She believes they've been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate in this one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By SilverFin on 02-16-15

A real Surprise for me!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

I am a huge Audio book fan. My favorite kinds are horror, thrillers, and I'm a sucker for "Best Sellers". This was very mistakenly classified under Horror and I am confused as to why I even chose it. But, I am really happy I did. I also usually stay away from authors reading their own books because I've been disappointed SOO many times but Miranda did an amazing job. In a way this is the most bizarre book I've read, but in a true to life way....not the way horror books are unreal in a sense. I laughed and made funny faces throughout the book, but I truely enjoyed this book!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,962

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

A real gem!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-15

Recently, there has been an onslaught of zombie/apocalypse type books, to the point that even I who loves the genre has become exhaustively worn down. Every so often I find something that offers a fresh perspective that entertains me... This book is one of those! The narration is spot on and the story devolpes steadily to the shocking ending. I think that anyone who enjoys this type of book will be pleasantly surprise :-)