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  • Alice Isn't Dead

  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Fink
  • Narrated by: Jasika Nicole
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Keisha Lewis lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned, and gradually tried to get on with her life. But that was before Keisha started to see her wife, again and again, in the background of news reports from all over America. Alice isn't dead, and she is showing up at every major tragedy and accident in the country. Following a line of clues, Keisha takes a job as a long-haul truck driver and begins searching for Alice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but conditionally recommended.

  • By Hayley Lambert on 11-02-18

Good.

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

If you loved the podcast, listen to this, but don't expect it to vary extremely from the initial concept. The narration is excellent, as always.

  • Prayers for Rain

  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

What if a total stranger was watching your every move? What if he read your mail, listened in on your phone calls, knew what you spoke of only to your most trusted confidants? What if he learned Your routines? Your weaknesses? And, most important, what if he discovered those things you love and cling to . . . and then he stripped you of them? And sat back to watch while you self-destructed?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Burke B-4 He Preached!

  • By Ted on 09-05-15

not the strongest in the series

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Not bad, but not of the same quality as the others thus far. Still, there are good twists.

  • Vacationland

  • True Stories from Painful Beaches
  • By: John Hodgman
  • Narrated by: John Hodgman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661

John Hodgman - New York Times best-selling author, semifamous personality, deranged millionaire, increasingly elderly husband, father, and human of Earth - has written a memoir about his cursed travels through two wildernesses: from the woods of his home in Massachusetts, birthplace of rage, to his exile on the coast of Maine, so-called Vacationland, home to the most painful beaches on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical coming of age story

  • By Tiffany Pearce on 11-02-17

Enjoyable and heartfelt

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is a great piece by Hodgman. He has a great talent for sharing the joy of such a wide variety of simple, yet extremely weird things.

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  • Wine for a Shotgun

  • Slam Poetry
  • By: Marty McConnell
  • Narrated by: Marty McConnell
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Marty McConnell's collection is a finalist for the Audre Lorde and Lambda Poetry Awards. McConnell's reading and performance tie together the polarity of today's generation - diverse, interested, and continually reflecting on those who made and rasied us in comparison to how we organize our everyday life. You can hear her smile, cry, and sigh in this collection of brilliantly read poems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing poet

  • By ian on 08-06-18

Amazing poet

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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

Her use of tarot is an amazing framing device. This is definitely worth purchasing as both audio and written text.

  • Molloy

  • By: Samuel Beckett
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Dermot Crowley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Written initially in French, later translated by the author into English, Molloy is the first book in Dublin-born Samuel Beckett's trilogy. It was published shortly after WWII and marked a new, mature writing style, which was to dominate the remainder of his working life. Molloy is less a novel than a set of two monologues narrated by Molloy and his pursuer, Moran.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nauseating, boring, hilarious, and magnificent

  • By Gene on 02-21-05

Unsurprisingly difficult to follow at times

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

Not the narrators' fault, though. Thr source material isn't best for audiobook format, but still engaging.

  • Roadside Picnic

  • By: Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Olena Bormashenko (translator)
  • Narrated by: Robert Forster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930

Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the place and the thriving black market in the alien products. But when he and his friend Kirill go into the Zone together to pick up a "full empty", something goes wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty, resonant sci-fi classic

  • By Ryan on 02-14-13

Excellent story, engagin afterword

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Tanis turned me on to the story. The descriptions of the alien technology are wonderfully vague and, as a result, great food for the imagination. The story of the publication was excellent.

  • Black Against Empire

  • The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
  • By: Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin Jr.
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 216

In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement that called for full citizenship rights for blacks within the US, the Black Panther Party rejected the legitimacy of the US government and positioned itself as part of a global struggle against American imperialism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the explanation of rise and fall Black Panther

  • By Antwine Hurst on 03-24-17

A great read/listen

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Amazing academic text. The writing is dense at times, but the narrator handles it well.

  • The Book of Night Women

  • By: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574

The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • twenty stars

  • By Denise on 09-21-10

very brutal. very beautiful

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Great like all of his other pieces. very hard to listen to at times, though.

  • It Devours!

  • A Welcome to Night Vale Novel
  • By: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
  • Narrated by: Cecil Baldwin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280

Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town's top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God and to Darryl, one of its most committed members.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • dragged on

  • By Anonymous User on 12-05-17

Great!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

A great entry into the mythos. Cecil Baldwin's performance was excellent. An easy, enjoyable train read.