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Ashley Garley

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  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,831
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,949

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina Anderson on 11-01-16

Captivating!

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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: 04-24-18

Enjoyed every twist and turn. I can't imagine how difficult this book was to write.

  • Speak No Evil

  • A Novel
  • By: Uzodinma Iweala
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: He is queer - an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders - and the one person who seems not to judge him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging but painful

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-13-18

wow!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

What a story with so many twists and turns. This story will sit in my mind.

  • The Memory Keeper's Daughter

  • By: Kim Edwards
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

Kim Edwards' stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead she disappears into another city to raise the child herself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good book but

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-07-18

wonderful

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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: 03-06-18

A wonderful, heartfelt story. I enjoyed watching the characters grow as the story twisted and turned

  • Uncommon Type

  • Some Stories
  • By: Tom Hanks
  • Narrated by: Tom Hanks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,867
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,863

A collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. The short stories are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • need better story breaks

  • By Margaret Moreau on 11-20-17

fun read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-17

my favorite story was about Assan coming to America. very well done. only wish there was a prompt when there was a new story.