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  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,457
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,566

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Good story

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

It’s was a good story. The little girl voice was very annoying and the graphic detail in describing breast feeding was a bit unnecessary.

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  • The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

In this gripping narrative, New York Times best-selling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most infamous events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah's journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-24-14

Wow. More than I thought

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I didn’t know much about the story. Only the cannibal part. It was so much more in every way Defiantly worthy of a credit.

  • The Darkest Night

  • Two Sisters, a Brutal Murder, and the Loss of Innocence in a Small Town
  • By: Ron Franscell
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 247

Casper, Wyoming: 1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her 18-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky's car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. Yet they were anything but good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived; the other did not.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Impact Beyond the Crime: the girl that died twice

  • By Mel on 08-02-15

Holy cow

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

I never heard the story so I was rocked by the ending developments. Couldn’t believe what happens to Becky. Not a happy ending

  • What Made Maddy Run

  • The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen
  • By: Kate Fagan
  • Narrated by: Kate Fagan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

From noted ESPN commentator and journalist Kate Fagan, the heartbreaking and vital story of college athlete Madison Holleran, whose death by suicide rocked the University of Pennsylvania campus and whose life reveals with haunting detail and uncommon understanding the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read for Parents of Stressed Teens

  • By Guitar Guru on 12-03-17

I wanted to hear Maddys story

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

I wanted to hear about Madisons life and struggles I admit to skipping past the authors personal story because that’s not why I wanted the book. Maddie should have been the focus not the author. She already
Wrote a memoir.

  • 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 126,058
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116,631
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 116,079

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
  • I didn’t hate it

  • By MerBear1981 on 04-18-19

Can It be that good?

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

Even better. I laughed and cried. Very honest and factual. I would recommend to anyone.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bettencourt Affair

  • The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris
  • By: Tom Sancton
  • Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 257

Was the world's wealthiest woman - Liliane Bettencourt - heir to an estimated $36 billion L'Oréal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind the cause célèbre that has captivated both France and the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read

  • By Juana Dement on 10-13-17

Very good

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

A very detailed account of the lives of a dysfunctional family. I don' think Banier was trying to steal from her. I think she was a lonely old woman who should have been able to spend her money how she pleased. I think the daughter was more about the money.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost of the Innocent Man

  • A True Story of Trial and Redemption
  • By: Benjamin Rachlin
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

When the final gavel clapped in a rural Southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been half as long.

  • By B Rose on 08-25-17

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

An incredible journey. You will be outraged, sad, overjoyed and informed. Very food listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Grim Sleeper

  • The Lost Women of South Central
  • By: Christine Pelisek
  • Narrated by: Inger Tudor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

The definitive book on the hunt to find the most ruthless serial killer in Los Angeles' history, told by the fearless reporter who broke the story. In 2008, Christine Pelisek broke the story of a terrifying serial killer who went unchecked in Los Angeles for decades, killing the most vulnerable women in one South Central neighborhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling but important story

  • By Angie on 08-03-17

Unbelievable <br />

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

Loved it! It's hard to believe someone could do all these crimes and get away with it for so long. I do believe if the victims were white we would have heard much more.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Forever and Five Days

  • The Chilling True Story of Love, Betrayal, and Serial Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • By: Lowell Cauffiel
  • Narrated by: Pete Cross
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

For months, Cathy Wood has fed the Alpine Manor residents, bathed them, and even moistened their eyes with artificial tears. To her, without their memories, the residents live in a state worse than death - and she has decided to relieve them of their pain. Wood and her lover, Gwen Graham, make a pact to kill those whom they were hired to care for. No one notices when an elderly person dies a quiet death, but as these two slip deeper into their plan, the terrible secret becomes unbearable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book,Great Narration

  • By night owl on 01-11-17

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

A truly incredible story about 2 very messed up people. My sympathies are with the families.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Piece of Cake

  • A Memoir
  • By: Cupcake Brown
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206

There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she'd even turned 20.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still Listening !!!!!!!!

  • By RaShaunda Allen on 10-19-09

Terrific Hilarious Sad

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

It was fantastic! Funny and sad journey through the worst life can offer to doing something incredible. I love cupcake.