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  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,735

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

Love this book

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Funny and tragic with a powerful message of strength and recovery. Truly binge worthy audiobook

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,870

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning about the ending

  • By Roger M. Young on 05-27-18

Somewhat predictable...

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Yet entertaining. The last few chapters read like the author ran out of steam and just wanted to wrap it up.

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • By: Rebecca Skloot
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,637

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story

  • By Prisca on 04-30-10

Soul jarring

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

It’s incredible what Henrietta and the slacks family endured. But the contribution to science is amazing, and until this book, virtually unknown. The author’s choice to flip back and forth across time was effective and necessary. It enabled a face to be placed on HELA. About the audio production... The reader(s) did a pretty good job with dialects except for the Asian scientist. Holy cow! Can you say offensive Charlie Chan accent?

  • The Nazi Hunters

  • How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
  • By: Neal Bascomb
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials - one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real-life Spy Thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

Real-life Spy Thriller

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I should have known by the publisher (Scholastic) that this was a young adult selection but I didn’t. That didn’t matter. The book was well-crafted, approximately paced, and informative. This a book a history-loving family could listen to together.

  • Collared

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923

Lawyer Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn't that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog's embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the "DNA dog".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Boy, this series just gets better and better!

  • By Kathi on 08-04-17

The dialogue...

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

sounds unauthentic with dad humor. Something out of a Mickey Spillane movie. Story was predictable.

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,741

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

Voice Actor

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

I have always loved this novel, but audio version is irritating. The voice actor is clumsy with her characterizations. It would have been less annoying if she would have read it with her natural voice rather than create a persona for each character.