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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 98,415
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,151
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 90,727

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
  • Love Trevor Noah....story a bit redundant

  • By Betty S. Humphries on 11-29-17

wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-16

Trevor Noah, thanks for giving us such amazing insight into a life and world we had known little to nothing about.

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  • The Bands of Mourning

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,520
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,532

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wax and Wayne are Back!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 01-28-16

excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-16

thoroughly enjoyable! a great listen, well worth the time. the reader is excellent as always. Sanderson is top notch

  • Blood Song

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 1
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,037

The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but the narration did not live up to it.

  • By Anthony on 06-29-16

excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-15

most enjoyable! a hard character, tough, brutal when forced, but a good heart. great story

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  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,263

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

loved, this story. great reader as well.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-15

excellent story. reader was good also. I'd certainly like to see more stories from this author.

  • The Siege of Seven City

  • Z7, Book 3
  • By: Derek J. Goodman
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Seven City is reeling. Following the disastrous events of The Contamination of Sandra Wolfe, the inhabitants of the town, a community of former zombies called Z7s who are hiding from a world that hates them, are at a loss. The outside world now knows they exist and that they have powers far beyond those of normal zombies. A mysterious government official is preparing a full out assault on them, and Seven City does not have the supplies or the will to survive. But there is one ray of hope.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as strong as the first two

  • By cristina on 01-18-16

excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-14

this is an excellent series, quite unique in the zombie genre! well worthwhile! truly fearless writing.

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