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  • The Shape of Water

  • By: Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,193

The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By E. Chadwick on 03-29-18

Very good read

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

Reviewed: 04-09-19

Well written. Excellent character development. I would read something by this author again. I was happy it was recommended to me.

  • Tortilla Flat

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a Camelot on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur’s castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging—men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Book

  • By LTCKEL on 09-06-14

Dumbest book ever!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I am very sad that I wasted my money and time on this book. So boring and annoying!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Atossa Leoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,868

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Bill from Florida on 05-29-07

Very moving

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

This story is such an eye opener. It really makes you think about the struggles in other countries with corrupt governments and terrorists. The character development is amazing. You feel as if you know these characters. Truly a book you can't quit listening to.

  • America's First Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,806

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, best-selling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph - a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Loved This Story!

  • By Bernard on 05-01-16

Enthralling!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I truly enjoyed this book! I was not one to pay attention to history class in school but this is such an entertaining way to learn some things about history even though they had to take some liberties in ways.

  • White Rose, Black Forest

  • By: Eoin Dempsey
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122

December 1943. In the years before the rise of Hitler, the Gerber family’s summer cottage was filled with laughter. Now, as deep drifts of snow blanket the Black Forest, German dissenter Franka Gerber is alone and hopeless. Fervor and brutality have swept through her homeland, taking away both her father and her brother and leaving her with no reason to live. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. One big annoying problem with the narration.

  • By W. Macindoe on 03-18-18

Loved the story

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I really enjoyed the story but the narration was so annoying. He drags on every word and makes it longer than it needs to be.

  • My Dear Hamilton

  • A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
  • By: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,743
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614

From the New York Times best-selling authors of America's First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton - a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. In this haunting, moving, and beautifully written book, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza's story as it's never been told before - not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eliza and Alexander Hamilton

  • By Betty on 04-15-18

1 of the best books I've ever read!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

This book was fabulous! From the character development to the story based on history. I absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it.

  • An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew

  • By: Annejet van der Zijl, Michele Hutchison - translator
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 419

 Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown. At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a local dance, having no idea that the mercurial charmer she would impulsively wed was heir to one of the wealthiest families in America. But when he died twelve years later, Allene packed her bags for New York City. Never once did she look back. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • American princess

  • By ZOE R on 05-12-18

Pretty much no character development

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

if you are looking for a story this book is okay. If you are looking to understand the characters within the story this book is a big disappointment

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Unkillable Kitty O'Kane

  • A Novel
  • By: Colin Falconer
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

When fiery and idealistic Kitty O'Kane escapes the crushing poverty of Dublin's tenements, she's determined that no one should ever suffer like she did. As she sets out to save the world, she finds herself at the forefront of events that shaped the early twentieth century. While working as a maid, she survives the sinking of the Titanic. As a suffragette in New York's Greenwich Village, she's jailed for breaking storefront windows. And traveling war-torn Europe as a journalist, she's at the Winter Palace when it's stormed by the Bolsheviks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So so

  • By S. Arganek on 05-09-18

Excellent performance

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

The storyline is good, but the end is kind of a let down. You wait the whole book for the ending and they finally get there and it's over.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crown Heights

  • By: Colin Warner, Carl King, Holly Lorincz
  • Narrated by: Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Childhood friends from Trinidad, Colin Warner and Carl King grew into men on opposite sides of prison bars after Colin was arrested for murder in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. With no evidence against him, Colin was wrongfully convicted and wrongfully imprisoned for more than two decades. But time and walls could not break the friends' bond. Carl's extraordinary resolve, sacrifice, and courage were Colin's last rays of hope in a harrowing struggle for freedom and justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opener

  • By J. Atchinson on 11-29-17

Heartbreaking true story

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

It just breaks my heart to learn what the crappy justice system stole from this man's life. I really enjoyed his story!!

  • Before I Knew

  • The Cabots, Book 1
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 749
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 746

Author Jamie Beck returns with an engrossing series about family, friendship, and starting over. In this first Cabot novel, a legacy of secrets tests old friends seeking a second chance at life and love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story/Bad narration

  • By MHelf on 09-26-17

Worst narration ever

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

The narration made this seem like a cheesy romance novel. It was just so bad. Everytime she spoke a male's line it was done in monotone. I had a hard time focusing on the story because I was so annoyed by the cheap narration.. The plot was very predictable.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful