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  • From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

  • By: E. L. Konigsburg
  • Narrated by: Jill Clayburgh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866

When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the serious cash flow problem she invites him along.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining to all four of my kids

  • By Christi on 01-24-13

A classic to be shared!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

This was my very favorite book as a child, growing up in the 70’s on Long Island, in a different suburb of New York City. I just finished listening to this with my 7year old, who loved this wonderful story as well. I am thrilled to have been able to share this with my son and experience it all over again.

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  • Sweetbitter

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephanie Danler
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,636
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,490

Twenty-two and knowing no one, Tess leaves home to begin her adult life in New York City. Thus begins a year that is both enchanting and punishing in a low-level job at “the best restaurant in New York City”. Grueling hours and a steep culinary learning curve awaken her to the beauty of oysters, the finest champagnes, the appellations of Burgundy. At the same time, she opens herself to friendships - and love - set against the backdrop of dive bars and late nights.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Set Your Expectations Accordingly

  • By FanB14 on 06-24-16

Gritty and beautiful

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

A wonderfully written (and performed) story of a young woman in New York. Vivid, gritty, honest, and beautiful.

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