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  • The Battersea Barricades

  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

It's not easy being a rebel. So many new skills to assimilate. Never mind strategic planning, weapons expertise and the like - there's bicycle-stealing, oil-stain removal and boat steering to be mastered first. And quickly. It's the time of the Civil Uprisings, and two young women set out to make a difference. Their only problem? They don't know where they are. Or where they're going. Or what to do when they get there. Other than that....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just what the series needed

  • By michael pentecost on 04-23-18

Oh My Heavens...

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-18

This was a ridiculously off point book and yet I cried during it. Not a St. Mary's story but quite lovely.

  • Mrs. Saint and the Defectives

  • A Novel
  • By: Julie Lawson Timmer
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 963
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 872

Markie, a fortysomething divorcée who has suffered a humiliating and very public fall from marital, financial, and professional grace, moves, along with her teenage son, Jesse, to a new town, hoping to lick her wounds in private. But Markie and Jesse are unable to escape the attention of their new neighbor Mrs. Saint, an irascible, elderly New European woman who takes it upon herself, along with her ragtag group of "defectives," to identify and fix the flaws in those around her, whether they want her to or not.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hours of a narcissist complaining

  • By Nomad 2009 on 09-22-17

Truly Touched My Heart

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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

A story of recovery and a lovely older soul. Very fun read with a nice narrator.

  • Agent to the Stars

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,837

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hollywood Agent Represents Stinky Aliens

  • By Bryan on 04-22-11

Just Down Right Fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-17

This is just a fun listen. Wil Wheaton does a lovely job with the naration and his sense of humor lends itself well to the storyline. I'm not big into sci-fi, but really enjoyed this.