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  • The House of Broken Angels

  • By: Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Narrated by: Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly 100, dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel's half-brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not death, and Not borders

  • By Clodhopper on 05-01-18

Aimless

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I never got a firm grasp of an outline to the author's musings and therefore didn't really have much to carry away from this book. I personally didn't find the characters to be engaging or relatable. I was disappointed given the high reviewer recommendations for this oft-confusing book.

  • You Can't Touch My Hair

  • And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
  • By: Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams - foreword
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Robinson, John Hodgman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286

Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: She's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend", as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn't that...white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. The. Time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phoebe, You Rock

  • By Kate on 12-02-16

Stay With It

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

My initial impression was so poor I didn't think I could continue to listen to it. This book had a high rating? The author/narrator was so annoying and shallow! I did stick with it however and gradually the author toned down her ditz and started to show her talent and then intelligence. While it could use some polishing and advising, there was enough there to redeem the book and grant 5 stars.

  • Carsick

  • John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
  • By: John Waters
  • Narrated by: John Waters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 603

John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I’m Not Psycho", he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great piece of filth from john waters!

  • By randy on 06-06-14

Hideously Raunchy Fun

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

If you're good at bracing yourself and willing to ride an auditory roller coaster of epic proportions with your hands in the air and a scream from your voluntarily horrified open mouth, you'll survive the Bad Rides, and probably want to get back on and listen to the whole ride again. Waters' narration is fun, too.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,754

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I didn't expect to enjoy this book anywhere near as much as I did. Dan drew me in right away with his honesty, humor, and interesting backstory. I highly recommend this winner.

  • Binti

  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,684

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Messages

  • By khaalidah on 10-07-15

Meh 2.75 stars

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

It started out with an interesting premise but it quickly went nowhere. I was disappointed it didn't pan out. I lost interest and couldn't wait for it to end.

  • Jane Two

  • A Novel
  • By: Sean Patrick Flanery
  • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Flanery
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

A young Mickey navigates through the dense Texas humidity of the '70s and out onto the porch every single time his granddaddy calls him, where he's presented with the heirloom recipe for life, love, and manhood. But all the logic and insight in the world cannot prepare him to operate correctly in the presence of a wonderfully beautiful little girl who moves in just behind his rear fence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece in writing and narration

  • By Stephanie on 04-14-16

A Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Engaging from the start, this is a very well-narrated, well-written book. Flanery travels into the past and transports us with him. It is a heartfelt, raw, and honest nostalgic tale. This is the kind of book that most anyone would enjoy and I'd highly recommend it.

  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everybody

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 09-24-18

3.75 Stars

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

More crazy, goofy nonsense from Yatzee. The best part is his narration, sound effects, and parodying of millenials but if you're in the right mood, it can also be an imaginative and clever diversion. If not, you'll feel your brain getting scrambled like on a tilt-a-whirl. I have to say, I didn't care at all for the story, it's just novel to hear what Yahtzee comes up with line-by-line.

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  • The Emancipation of Veronica McCallister

  • By: Shawn Inmon
  • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Veronica McAllister died in 2018. She immediately opened her eyes again in 1958, all memories of her previous life intact. She goes from old age, pants suits, and a cane, to poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and Buddy Holly. At the end of her first life, Veronica said she “wasn’t any good at life.” With the most precious of gifts - perspective and a second chance - can she succeed where she failed during her first life? What would you do, if you could do it all again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Series

  • By Sharey on 10-01-18

Fantastic Series

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

These books are very entertaining. I love how the author brings back some of the past characters and keeps the time period jump in a good, relatable frame of reference. I can't wait for more to come because I intend to buy and listen to them all! I love losing myself in Inmon's characters' lives.

The narrators have all been different, yet each one handled their story equally well.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • In Times Like These

  • By: Nathan Van Coops
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 684

Benjamin Travers has been electrocuted. What's worse, he and his friends have woken up in the past. As the friends search for a way home, they realize they're not alone. There are other time travelers, and some of them are turning up dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Time Travel Adventure

  • By Thomas on 10-26-16

Young Adult--Not to My Liking

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I think the ratings and top reviews were misleading and most likely made by the author's friends. Having just finished listening to 9 other time travel stories, it was immediately evident that this book was not of any of the others' calibre. Young adults might like it though because it's pretty amateur writing.

What bothered me the most, however, was the terrible narration that set the sophomoric tone of the book. He sounds very young with a stilted Native American-style accent, fine in and of itself, but exceedingly odd for a sci-fi book and which I found to be very irritating.

I just couldn't finish it after giving the book several hours of my time.

  • The Death and Life of Dominick Davidner

  • Middle Falls Time Travel Series, Book 3
  • By: Shawn Inmon
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

How many lives would you spend to find your beloved? Dominick Davidner was murdered. Then things got worse. Instead of going on to the afterlife, Dominick found himself back in his nine-year-old body, all memories of his previous life intact. All he can think about is Emily, the love of his life, left behind when he died. Unfortunately, she is now thousands of miles away. How can Dominick find his way back to the woman he loves, and what will he say if he finds her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Sharey on 09-28-18

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

So far, books one and three have been excellent. Two was a little bit less so. I am going right into book four now with excited anticipation. I can't wait for the others in the series to be recorded!