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  • A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: C. A. Fletcher
  • Narrated by: C. A. Fletcher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

My name's Griz. My childhood wasn't like yours. I've never had friends, and in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs. Then the thief came. There may be no law left except what you make of it. But if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing. Wonderfully told!

  • By Renee's Bookcase on 04-26-19

Believable!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-19

This story has great surprises, twists and turns in a very believable post-apocalyptic setting. Hope there is a sequel!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Found You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,586

In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters, good and bad, are well portrayed

  • By Jennifer on 08-14-18

Horrible narration and editing

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

I’m sure I would have really enjoyed this book in text format, but the poor narration was distracting.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Born a Crime

  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,321
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,305

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wrap my head around!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-29-16

Insightful and entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

Thoroughly enjoyed this book and all of the insights into cultures and experiences very different from my own. And Trevor's narration was excellent, complete with voices and inflections that made it very entertaining.

  • Necessary Lies

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Alison Elliott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,661

Best-selling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town 50 years ago, and the darkest - and most hopeful - places in the human heart. After losing her parents, 15-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister, and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness, and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give. When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County’s newest social worker, she doesn’t realize just how much her help is needed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Controversial story - great performance

  • By Marie on 05-26-15

Historical fiction relevant to today

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

Reviewed: 03-22-15

While it took several chapters to get me hooked, I couldn't turn it off half way through. Even the afterward interview with the author was well worth listening to.