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Kristy Becker

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  • The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)

  • By: Amy Spalding
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. While her friends and sister have plunged into the world of dating and romances, Abby's been happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands an internship at her favorite boutique, she's thrilled to take a step toward her dream career. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she's competing against the girl she's kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A sweet romance

  • By Emily on 05-31-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Sweet, fun and adorable - finally a romance for the fat, queer kids!! I loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Controlled

  • The Worst Night of My Life and Its Aftermath
  • By: Neesha Arter
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

In her debut memoir, Controlled, Neesha Arter shares the year of her life that followed a harrowing crime. When she was 14 years old, she was sexually assaulted by people she had no reason to mistrust. She tried, subsequently, to reconcile feelings of guilt and shame by searching for a means of control. In a whirlwind of legal proceedings, family conflicts, and loss of identity, Arter succumbed to anorexia as the only way to find her childhood self in an unraveling world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching

  • By Kristy Becker on 10-20-16

Heart wrenching

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

Reviewed: 10-20-16

This book is so needed, so hard to listen to, and so good at the same time. Narrated wonderfully, it is a mirror held up to sexual assault, rape culture, trauma and eating disorders.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,861
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,809

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Fabulous book

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

Reviewed: 01-14-15

This book is amazing, and Edward Hermann is a soothing narrator. I had to give it a 4 only because he mispronounced almost every Pacific Northwest town, body of water, and UW building name. It was so unfortunate, and in the end, almost funny. Overall, though, truly a moving book.