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  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

  • A Memoir of Going Home
  • By: Rhoda Janzen
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 182

The same week her husband of 15 years ditches her for a guy he met on Gay.com, a partially inebriated teenage driver smacks her VW Beetle head-on. Marriage over, body bruised, life upside-down, Rhoda does what any sensible 43-year-old would do: She goes home. But hers is not just any home. It's a Mennonite home, the scene of her painfully uncool childhood and the bosom of her family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's OK

  • By Dotty on 01-05-10

Drags

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

There were some humorous points, but all-in-all this book DRAGS. I grew up with lots of Amish and Mennonite so it was interesting to hear this point of view, but I was so often frustrated with the author I couldn't find much entertainment in the story. It's ok, and like the author I rarely leave a book unfinished, but...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The World Without You

  • By: Joshua Henkin
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 22

It’s July 4, 2005, and the Frankel family is descending upon their beloved summer home in the Berkshires. But this is no ordinary holiday. The family has gathered to memorialize Leo, the youngest of the four siblings, an intrepid journalist and adventurer who was killed on that day in 2004, while on assignment in Iraq. Set against the backdrop of Independence Day and the Iraq War, The World Without You is a novel about sibling rivalries and marital feuds, about volatile women and silent men, and, ultimately, about the true meaning of family.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Uggg What a Bear

  • By Alice on 04-29-13

Uggg What a Bear

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

Reviewed: 04-29-13

This was a very underdeveloped story. I didn't understand why people did what they did when...seems like scenes were added just because someone said 'you need more sex' or make them do something 'crazy'. It was disjointed and weird. If I wasn't just listening I would have stopped reading and I ALWAYS finish books. Take a pass on this snooze.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,229

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Stephen King I've Heard

  • By Scott on 02-10-10

Avid Listener

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

Reviewed: 04-03-13

I loved this story...it was really great and I understand why people are comparing it to the Stand...my all-time favorite book, EVER. It's not quite there, but still very good, with lots of great characters. I do have to agree the narration is awful. The women all sound like hags and sometimes the Maine accent comes out like a bad pirate or something somewhat British. Not great. I would, however, listen just for the story...or if you have the time, read the book. Mr. King...again, I applaud you!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,311

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One would think he got paid by the word!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

Ecellent!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-13

What did you like best about this story?

Engrossing story and wonderful knit between fiction and history.

Any additional comments?

Long book, but well worth the time investment.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Little Princes

  • One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
  • By: Conor Grennan
  • Narrated by: Conor Grennan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673

In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope there is a sequel!

  • By R. Cotton on 02-19-11

Great, Great, Great, Great Book

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

Reviewed: 03-15-12

What made the experience of listening to Little Princes the most enjoyable?

Wonderful story that may make you cry but will have you chuckling as well.

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

The voices and accents are wonderful and I would have never been able to pronounce 1/2 the words as well as he did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful