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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 964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

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
  • How to be different on the inside, where it counts

  • By Bonny on 04-28-13

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 1,579
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,437
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,439

Shot from a mundane, provincial past, Tess comes to New York in the stifling summer of 2006. Alone, knowing no one, living in a rented room in Williamsburg, she manages to land a job as a backwaiter at a celebrated downtown Manhattan restaurant. This begins the year we spend with Tess as she starts to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing, and privileged life she has chosen as well as the remorseless and luminous city around her. What follows is her education.

  • 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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