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  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,661

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

good story

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

good story, but the production is overdone with too many sound effects. I did enjoy the NY to SC arch, of going home and being settled by your roots.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69,026
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,653

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

so surpringly good!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Great story, but Ray Porter is a genius. His performance was a delight to listen to as the Bobs multiplied and developed.

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,803
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,200

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

Fantastic debut, did not like the audio at all

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Fantastic debut, did not like the audio at all, ended up purchasing the hard copy 2 chapters in instead. Publishers, please, for books that contain a fair amount of other languages, find those who can pronounce the words properly!

  • Akata Witch

  • Akata Witch Series, Book 1
  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Yetide Badaki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she has albinism. She's a terrific athlete but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing - she is a "free agent" with latent mystical power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • imaginative!

  • By A^3 on 04-26-18

imaginative!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

Harry Potter like, but set in Nigeria. Plot moved at a great pace and the narrator was EXCELLENT. So nice to have someone who pronounces names and reflects accents properly.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The Power

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,411

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: There's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A necessary read

  • By Grace on 11-22-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Difficult and violent at times, but excellently written and narrated. This book makes you think!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lagoon

  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Ben Onwukwe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 303

Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled soldier. Wandering Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria's legendary mega-city, they're more alone than they've ever been before. But when something like a meteorite plunges into the ocean and a tidal wave overcomes them, these three people will find themselves bound together in ways they could never imagine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Colorful magic realist science fiction

  • By Ryan on 07-04-14

So much potential... but no.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

i had high hopes for this book, given the unique premise of an aline invasion in Lagos, and I like to read new literature from different African authors. But the narration was awful (seriously, why the exaggerated accent with EVERY character?!? An American accent varies with location and education, yet that wasn't the same treatment here) and there were so many tangents with creatures and random not-critical-to-the plot characters that I found myself skipping ahead to be done. Disappointing really.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,834

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

Some good, some meh.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

some memorable tidbits (e.g. how febreeze came to be a bestseller), but the author consistently overrides people's stories of the power of faith in changing behavior with his limited understanding of science.