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Bobra Tahan

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  • One of Us Is Lying

  • By: Karen M. McManus
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Shannon McManus, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,683

Pay close attention, and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It kept me guessing!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-03-17

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Keeps you guessing right to the end. This book was suggested to me by a friend and when I first starting listening I thought, “oh no not a silly hormonal teenage based book”......nothing could be further from the truth.

Yes, the group are teens, but if you remember even one day of being that age you are sucked into this adventure!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

  • By: Ayana Mathis
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin, Adam Lazarre-White
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 891
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 894

A debut of extraordinary distinction: through the trials of one unforgettable family, Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration, a story of love and bitterness and the promise of a new America. In 1923, 15-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For me...So So

  • By allison on 12-27-12

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

The writer does a superb job of introducing you to each character in Hattie’s tribe and fully builds a visual picture of each. She doesn’t jump around blending the parties and confusing the reader. It is a book about life and all the different ways it is lived. The main character, Hattie loves in her way, not necessarily the way each in her tribe needs or desires.
Each member in the tribe live their lives in unpredictable and very different ways. It is a rich and honest look at life. If you are fully honest you just might see a bit of yourself or at least the possibility of yourself in each life as it unfolds.
The performance is a thing of beauty. Each of the readers has a soothing voice that captures the listener from the start. Their voices are as sweet honey and as rich as gold!
Thank you for a great escape...filled with every human emotion and circumstance that life can bring your way.

  • LaRose

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Erdrich
  • Narrated by: Louise Erdrich
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,013

North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence - but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story; wonderful narration by the author.

  • By sgonk on 08-22-16

Great Writer, Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

The length of the story is well worth it. I could hardly wait to listen to a chapter each night...which turned into 2-3. Well written, excellent performance by the author.

Bobra Tahan

  • Nineteen Minutes

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732

Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes - or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show - destroying the closest of friendships and families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Alexandria on 05-25-16

A Must Read !

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

This story is so reverent in what seems to be the never ending headlines of violence in schools. You are allowed to hear and feel how this impacts the lives of all involved and those that love them.
Will there ever be a time when bullying is seen as the destructive force that it is.... if you remember ever having to to endure these acts against you...you have never forgotten them. IF you were the bully, my hope is you finally understand the pain you caused so many...just to feed your ego.

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  • A Week in Winter

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,238

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House’s big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't want it to end.....

  • By Vicki Unger on 02-26-13

Wonderful Storyteller

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

I love the way the author weaves each character together. It is a multilayered book that kept me interested.
In the end you discover what we already know...we all have secrets, we all want to be loved and accepted and if we are lucky you get to spend a week in winter that changes your life.

Bobra T





  • They May Not Mean To, But They Do

  • A Novel
  • By: Cathleen Schine
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. She won't take their advice, and she won't take an antidepressant. Her marriage to their father, Aaron, has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, Honest

  • By Steve M on 07-14-16

Excellent Story of Aging!!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

A little slow at the end, but a overall great book. Made me think of my Mother! Every age has its own trials, especially old age! You lose control and "others" think THEY know what's best for you. But is it??

Bobra T.

  • This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance

  • By: Jonathan Evison
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 199

With her husband Bernard two years in the grave, seventy-nine-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that she's been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearance of her late husband and the very real arrival of her estranged daughter midway through the cruise, Harriet is forced to take a long look back, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely and completely.

  • By joyce on 03-14-16

Excellent!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

A wonderful story that made me laugh out loud and cry tears as I reflected on my own life.

You can't go wrong with this read!!

Bobra T

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  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,161

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Heartbreaking- Heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

I would recommend this to all of my friends. It is a well told story with many layers. It is as I said before both Heartbreaking and Heartwarming all in one beautiful story of great resilience.

  • Miller's Valley

  • A Novel
  • By: Anna Quindlen
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 811

As a young girl in Miller's Valley, an ordinary farming town that may be facing its final days, Mimi is observing adults, selling corn, growing up and changing, and watching the world around her change, too. As the years go by, the unthinkable starts to seem inevitable. Anna Quindlen's novel takes us through the changing eras of Mimi and her family, as secrets are revealed, and the heartbreaks of growing up and falling in love with the wrong man are overcome.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quietly engaging

  • By Taryn on 01-07-17

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

I loved this wonderful story that spans so many years. It made me laugh and cry and think a lot thank you!

  • 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 10,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,698

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

Wonderful !

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

I was sorry when it came to an end. I couldn't wait for evening to come so I could listen to this heartfelt story.