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Myriad O. Diamond

Laguna Beach, CA, USA
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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52,721
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48,227
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48,166

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

  • By Andrew on 11-20-17

yup still the best book

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

honestly only downer was the way the narrator read Hermione's voice 'haaaarrreeeee noooo' freaking stupid lmao also the way he said gryffindor and a few other words lolol

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76,245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69,210
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69,165

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

its Harry Potter what else do you need to know lol

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

the only reason I gave 4/5 on performance is because of the way he pronounces Voldemort, Hermione and Gryffindor lol was mildly annoying but other than that absolutely perfect book :)

  • Eat, Pray, Love

  • One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,612

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Inner Journey within an External One

  • By YoginiZora on 07-20-06

Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I can sincerely say this was one of the top 3 books I've read in years. For sure a book that can make you fall in love with books again.

  • The Indignities of Being a Woman

  • By: Merrill Markoe, Megan Koester
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549

The Indignities of Being a Woman candidly traces the history of womanhood and investigates how much things have really changed for womankind. By carefully x-raying areas such as body image, marriage, mental illness, fashion, and politics, this audiobook examines what it was like to be a woman in the past versus what it’s like now, when women are constantly told equality between the sexes exists but reality proves otherwise. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for,everyone..but I laughed A LOT!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-19

Enlightening

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

This was absolutely a breath of fresh air. I have never been a very strong feminist as I never viewed our rights outside the lens of mainstream media. That being said while I might not share some of the same political views as the speakers/writers/comedians of the book their views on feminism and the facts they presented opened my eyes to some of the very real challenges and imbalances we as women are still facing today.

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  • I Am Malala

  • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)
  • By: Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
  • Narrated by: Neela Vaswani
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

I Am Malala is the memoir of a remarkable teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school. Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother from a political family, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Malala Thank you for your amazing story

  • By Excelsior on 02-17-18

Insightful and inspiring

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

She provides an honest, open view of a beautiful culture that too often is mid-associated with extremism. Truly inspiring, well written and thoughtful. It gave me a lot to think on and provided insight into countries we as Americans only ever see on the news as ‘the home of terrorism’.

  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,947
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,903

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Absolutely great!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

This was a beautifully written and performed audiobook. Sincerely wonderful and enticing in every way.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112,813
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104,471
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 103,973

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

READ THIS

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Absolutely one of the best, funniest and most intensely illuminating books I’ve read this decade. I HIGHLY suggest it!

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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40,698
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,842
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36,674

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I loved listening to this, absolutely poignant story that speaks to the ignorance of youth and disillusionment we all go through regarding our families. Beautifully written, and brilliantly performed!!!

  • Fantastical

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478

Cora Goode has woken up in a fairytale world where she can understand what birds are saying to her, men ride horses and have fluffy feathers in their hats, and furniture zigs, zags, and whirls in miracles of construction. The problem is, she thinks she's in a dream, but she's actually taken the place of the parallel-universe Cora and, without realizing it, our Cora does something that starts a centuries-old curse that will sweep the land if she gets captured by the evil Minerva.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite in the Series!

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 01-09-17

Best fantasy romance series

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

I can honestly say this is one of my absolute favorite series by any author and is an honestly great change of pace from the usual bawdy romances, which are also great but let’s be real sometimes you just want a great love story that still hits on the imagination. 100% recommend for anyone!

  • Pathfinder's Way

  • A Novel of the Broken Lands
  • By: T. A. White
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

The Trateri are about to learn a vital lesson of the Broken Lands. Deep in the remote expanse where anything can happen, it pays to be on a pathfinder's good side. Nobody ventures beyond their village. Nobody sane, that is. Monstrous creatures and deadly mysteries wait out here. Luckily for the people she serves, Shea's not exactly sane. As a pathfinder, it's her job to face what others fear and find the safest route through the wilderness. It's not an easy job, but she's the best at what she does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Myriad O. Diamond on 03-17-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

This book was one of the best I’ve read. Not a straight romance for sure and over half the book you don’t really see the hero but it was FANTASTICALLY written and the heroine is seriously one of the best crafted, she is smart and has common sense and does just fine without him. But the story still manages to keep her famine and make the hero the dominant of the two. Overall would read it again and happily spend the money.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful