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  • Never Never

  • By: James Patterson, Candice Fox
  • Narrated by: Federay Holmes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,784
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,585

Harry Blue is the top sex crimes investigator in her department. She's a seasoned pro who's seen it all. But even she didn't see this coming: her own brother arrested for the grisly murders of three beautiful young women. Harry's been sent to a makeshift town in a desolate landscape - a world full of easy money, plenty of illegal ways to spend it, and a ragtag collection of transient characters who thrive on the fringes of society.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Never Never listen to this one

  • By Fiction Diva on 10-25-18

Not James Patterson's Usual

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

I didn't enjoy this book at all. The story moved very slowly and I struggled to finish it.

  • I Am Hutterite

  • By: Mary-Ann Kirkby
  • Narrated by: Mary-Ann Kirkby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

In 1969, Ann-Marie's parents did the unthinkable. They left a Hutterite colony in Canada with seven children, and little else, to start a new life. Overnight, the family was thrust into a society they did not understand and which knew little of their unique culture. The transition was overwhelming. Desperate to be accepted, 10-year-old Ann-Marie was forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real Life!

  • By MJ on 02-11-13

Not what I thought it was going to be

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

This book was hard to get through. It moved too slow for my fast paced mind.

  • The Mistake

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,044
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,038

You think you know the truth about the people you love. But one discovery can change everything.... Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. Two days later he is found dead. Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy's death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother? Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't be an a***** or you may be accused of murder

  • By Daniel Carter on 03-11-18

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

This book has a twist that I did not expect and I loved it! Totally unexpected.

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,413

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

Not a fan of this book

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I thought I would give this book a try, since there was a lot of hype about it, with the release of the movie. I had never read it before, and had high expectations, despite the fact that the intended audience is tween/young adults.

I was disappointed. I couldn't get into it at all and had trouble finishing it. However, I can say that the narration was top notch.

  • Salvage the Bones

  • A Novel
  • By: Jesmyn Ward
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,212

Best-selling author Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for this poignant and poetic novel. Unfolding over 12 days, the story follows a poor family living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With Hurricane Katrina bearing down on them, the Batistes struggle to maintain their community and familial bonds amid the storm and the stark poverty surrounding them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful With No Holds Barred

  • By Gillian on 03-31-14

Didn't Enjoy It

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

I read Sing, Unburied, Sing and enjoyed it, but I was not impressed by this book. I couldn't really get into it, although I finished it.

  • Mustard Seed

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866

Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth's beloved nurse. The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. Three years after the Civil War, Lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school. When Lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she's summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Part TWO

  • By Dorothy on 04-16-18

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

This is the sequel to Yellow Crocus and I enjoyed it immensely. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

  • Gertrude, Gumshoe Cozy Mystery Box Set: Books 1, 2, and 3

  • By: Robin Merrill
  • Narrated by: Darlene Allen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The first three installments in the hilarious Gertrude, Gumshoe cozy mystery series collected for you in one place! Gertrude has been called a lot of things: a hoarder, an odd duck, and a crazy cat lady - but she’s never been called a gumshoe. Until now. This audiobook includes Introducing Gertrude, Gumshoe; Gertrude, Gumshoe: Murder at Goodwill; and Gertrude, Gumshoe and the VardSale Villain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Gertrude...

  • By Catrina P on 06-01-18

Terrible Book Set

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Narration: Horrible
Storyline: Horrible
If I could give it no stars I would. Glad this was part of a BOGO deal or I would be really upset.

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  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,911

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Great Book.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Admittedly, as a Black woman, books dealing with the peculiar institution are hard for me to read, as I am often filled with anger and sadness for what Black people went through during those times. However, the Yellow Crocus had a positive ending, so that made it better. This was a great book that has a great narrator and I highly recommend it.