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  • I Have the Right To

  • A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope
  • By: Chessy Prout, Jenn Abelson - contributor
  • Narrated by: Chessy Prout
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

In 2014, Chessy Prout was a freshman at St. Paul's School, a prestigious boarding school in New Hampshire, when a senior boy sexually assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest. Chessy bravely reported her assault to the police and testified against her attacker in court. Then, in the face of unexpected backlash from her once-trusted school community, she shed her anonymity to help other survivors find their voice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I have read in 2018

  • By EBNatCVG on 08-08-18

Best book I have read in 2018

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Chessy Prout is so inspiring! I loved hearing her narration of the story. I think it is a must read for teenagers and parents. I couldn't stop listening to it - I took longer walks, listened while I got ready in the morning. Great book.

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  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,406

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

  • By Gillian on 04-28-17

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

What made the experience of listening to Beartown the most enjoyable?

The narrator was very good and the writing was superb.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beartown?

He did a great job of unfolding the plot and character development

What does Marin Ireland bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She did a good job with the personalities of the characters

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried in parts - so well done.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,613
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,809

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

  • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

Best book of 2016!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

I loved this book! The writing was wonderful and the narrator captured the story perfectly. Highly recommend- I would give it more than 5 stars if I could!

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,494

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book by Hurwitz

  • By Nancy Chilton-Kendrick on 07-25-16

Started out slow but stay with it

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

We were listening to this book on road trips. Despite the action packed adventure the narrators tone often lulled us almost to sleep. So it took quite awhile to finish. But around the mid point we really started to enjoy. Yes as some other reviewers said, the plot gets a little unbelievable in spots but I liked the characters and story.

  • Britt-Marie Was Here

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,142

Britt-Marie can't stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at 63, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless 40-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem

  • By Sara on 05-12-16

Enjoyed as much as A man called Ove!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I downloaded Britt Marie after thoroughly enjoying a Man called Ove. Even though the narrator was different. I really enjoyed this book as well. At first I thought Britt Marie was going to be a female version of Ove, I quickly became a fast fan.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrator was great. I loved the character development. I felt like I was there.

Have you listened to any of Joan Walker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I also listened to My Grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry - which also has Britt Marie as a side character. I liked this book better.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I giggled at Britt Marie's antics. My daughter read it also and we bring up things Britt Marie did several months after finishing the book. Very enjoyable.

  • Truly Madly Guilty

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,808
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,774

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don't say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite enough

  • By David Shear on 07-29-16

Loved this book - didn't want it to end!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

Would you listen to Truly Madly Guilty again? Why?

Yes, I love Liane Moriarty's writing style and I think Caroline Lee is one of the best narrators. I love her Vid impression. He was one of my favorite characters.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It seemed to drag on for awhile until we found out what happened at the barbecue. But it was all worth it. I really enjoyed the character development. I didn't want it to end even though it was one of the longer books I have downloaded on Audible.

Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I really liked her in What Alice Forgot - another Liane Moriarty book

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried when I found out the story. She does a good job of tying up all the lose ends and showing a vulnerable side to her characters. I really have enjoyed all of her books. Caroline Lee is a gem.

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  • 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 10,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,972

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 ReaderReader on 07-24-15

Good story but....

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

Second half of the book is better. I agree with another reviewer, I liked the main story but the fairy tale part bored me. As in all his books the characters are quirky but lovable at the end. I ended up really liking it but the first part seemed to drag on with too much details on the fairy tales. Great narration!!

  • Heartburn

  • By: Nora Ephron
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,297

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just a treasure

  • By David Shear on 07-10-13

Couldn't get through it

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

Would you try another book from Nora Ephron and/or Meryl Streep?

I have read other books from Nora Ephron but this one just rubbed me the wrong way. I got about half way finished and didn't like any characters and it was just painful to get through. I did think Meryl Streep did a great job - just wasn't into the story

Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Ephron again?

Probably not

What does Meryl Streep bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is a great narrator. She brings life to the story.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Depression. Very depressing. I didn't want to hear what happened to the main character because I didn't care.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beautiful Ruins

  • By: Jess Walter
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,737
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,730

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My mind wandered

  • By Ella on 11-25-12

Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

The narrator was awesome. He nailed all the different voices. Very enjoyable story, the author introduced many characters and tied up all the loose ends by the final chapter. Some characters back stories drug on too long in my opinion, but overall one of my favorite books of the year!