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  • Tangerine

  • By: Christine Mangan
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 760

The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends - once inseparable roommates - haven't spoken in over a year. Lucy - always fearless and independent - helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country. But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice - she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Goes downhill

  • By Karen on 03-31-18

I’m sorry I suffered through this

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

This is one of the worst books I’ve ever read. I had such high hopes for it, too. First, the narration for one of the characters was awful-irritating and melodramatic. Second, the writing was often lazy, with multiple uses of the same phrases over and over again. I won’t talk about the ending for fear of spoilers, but that was the only reason I suffered through to the end. I regret that decision -I should have just skipped to the end, rolled my eyes, and moved on with my life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The House at the Edge of Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Banner
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Castellamare is an island far enough away from the mainland to be forgotten but not far enough to escape from the world's troubles. At the center of the island's life is a café draped with bougainvillea called the House at the Edge of Night, where the community gathers to gossip and talk. Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, finds his destiny on the island with his beautiful wife, Pina, whose fierce intelligence, grace, and unwavering love guide her every move.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A moving hideaway

  • By Daryl on 08-18-16

Perfection

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I am very stingy with my 5 star reviews, but this one was easy. I simply loved this book. The characters, the island, the house... I’m sorry it’s over. Also, this is the second audible book I’ve listened to by narrator Edoardo Ballerini-he is an amazing voice for this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,564
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,731

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

Simply wonderful

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

I loved this book. I fell in love with Eleanor and her quirky personality and I'm genuinely sad it's over. I feel like this is only the start of her story and I'm hoping so hard for a sequel. Read this. You will not be disappointed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Middlesex

  • By: Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,544

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Waiting It Out

  • By D. N. Meads on 08-28-09

Even better than expected

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

I'm very stingy with my 5 star reviews, but this deserves it. The narrator is FANTASTIC and truly makes this remarkable story come alive. I will now read everything Eugenides wrote.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

  • By: Therese Anne Fowler
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the "ungettable" Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn't wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Attraction to the disillusioning 20's comes alive!

  • By LP on 04-01-13

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

I'm slightly obsessed with the 1920s and The Great Gatsby, and I'd had this on my TBR list for at least a year. My only regret is that I didn't read it sooner. It's brilliant, simply put. The writing is wonderful, the story fascinating and the narrator perfect. I knew almost nothing about Zelda before so picked this up, which is a shame. What a remarkable person. Highly recommended.