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Nicole D. Z.

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  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,020

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina Anderson on 11-01-16

Wow, such a great and needed dialogue

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

This book does a fantastic job of discussing race, and mirrors so many of my own personal thoughts and challenges. I will be listening to this many times and recommend it to my friends of all races and points of view.

  • Bright Side

  • By: Kim Holden
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne, Lidia Dornet
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476

Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend, Gus, calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad

  • By Kristin on 04-06-15

Beautiful, Devastating, and uplifting

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

This book is so touching and so relatable. Make this world a better place everyday!!! This book inspired me to look for and create my "Bright side"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sunset Embrace

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

Lydia and Ross have both been hurt in the past. However, they find themselves thrown together, fighting the same enemy and unable to stop the events that will eventually pit one man's vengeance against the strength of a woman's love.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Love Sandra Brown! HATE this book

  • By Nicole D. Z. on 02-11-16

Love Sandra Brown! HATE this book

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

This book takes a young woman who has been abused and raped and throws her into a life with a man who seems okay but hurting.....only to further victimize her by raping her. I deleted the book at that scene, I couldn't bare to see her forgive and fall in love with him! This is not romance!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,000

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing author

  • By Book Addict on 07-24-15

One of my all time favorites

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

This book is charming, witty, and so well written. I absolutely loved it, every word

  • Running Blind

  • Jack Reacher, Book 4
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,850

Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not My Favorite Reacher...

  • By Debbie on 02-20-13

I missed Dick Hill!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

His narrator was okay but make Reacher sound boring, and all the female character sounded like whiny children. Otherwise the site was good

  • Wayfaring Stranger

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513

It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Addition to the Holland/Texas Saga

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-22-14

Good book, just not great

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

Reviewed: 03-16-15

I don't really know what didn't work, I just never grew to care about the characters. Good story, well written, but not real heart in it.

  • New Year Island

  • By: Paul Draker
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 585
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 588

Ten strangers, recruited by an edgy new reality show and marooned on an abandoned island overrun by wildlife. One dies in a horrible accident. Nine realize they are all past survivors, alive only because they've beaten incredible odds once before. One by one, their hidden secrets are revealed. Eight discover they are trapped. Caught in a game so deadly that the most terrifying experiences of their lives were only its qualifying round, they must now face the greatest danger on the island... each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AREALLY GOOD LISTEN!

  • By Joyce Munden on 04-01-15

Stupidity beyond belief

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

Pretty good idea, but this book pushed any capacity of believability. Through out the book you have to give every effort to stay with plausibility but the last 2 hours are pure stupidity! Skip this one-total crap

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,295

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what to expect...

  • By aaron on 08-27-12

Just over the top weird

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

Reviewed: 03-01-13

I seem to be missing something here, I found this book boring. I guess it is just not my style but tried it because all the great reviews. It started out interesting, I somewhat cared about the story, then it just got crazy.

6 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • A Wanted Man

  • A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,524

Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back

  • By Bill on 09-16-12

love the series and Dick Hill...but this was off

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

The story was just not good, i have really liked other Reacher novels. Dick Hill is at the top of my list for narration but the nasal sound to express a broken nose was just over the top, too much for the many hours of listening.

  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316

Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Nancy on 06-17-05

Narrator just too much to handle

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-11

The narrator pauses so long on the main characters name, and other little parts, I had to stop listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful