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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107,871
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107,354

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't live up to it's hype, for me.

  • By Mary Alice on 02-18-19

such a great book!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

my wife had to convince me to listen to it... and I'm glad I gave in.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Twenties Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838

When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie - a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance - mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than 75 years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first Kinsella

  • By Marie on 05-03-13

Silly, but fun

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

Reviewed: 07-06-12

It is necessary to turn off your brain for this book, but sometimes that's ok! Very fun, silly, and a great beach listen.I'm glad the cost was dropped down to one credit- it was worth one, but not two.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Her Royal Spyness

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,636

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Happy addition to a difficult genre

  • By Living Right on 08-16-10

Worth the credit!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-12

I rarely download books this short, but this series is worth it. Very funny, without getting too cheesy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Distant Hours

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,532

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rich and Lovely

  • By Amy on 09-05-11

A classic Morton

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

Reviewed: 10-19-11

If you enjoyed Morton's other books, you may find this one to be your favorite. The narration is excellent, and the twists in the plot line keep you guessing til the end. I always suggest the Forgotten Garden to newbie audio listeners, and this one is almost always their second download.
Heres hoping Morton writes more soon!

40 of 40 people found this review helpful