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  • Crazy Rich Asians

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,371

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 1st Chapter, can't stand narration AND I'm asian!

  • By Acct68member on 12-06-17

Never saw the movie

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I heard great things about this book and people seemed to love the movie. For me, I’m t was just meh. It was completely foreign to me (pardon the pun). The extreme wealth and utter meanness of so many people was off putting. It was everything I could do to finish it.

  • The Unbreakable Miss Lovely

  • How the Church of Scientology Tried to Destroy Paulette Cooper
  • By: Tony Ortega
  • Narrated by: Tony Ortega
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

In 1971 Paulette Cooper wrote a scathing book about the Church of Scientology. Desperate to shut the book down, Scientology unleashed on her one of the most sinister personal campaigns the free world has ever known. The onslaught, which lasted years, ruined her life and drove her to the brink of suicide. The story of Paulette's terrifying ordeal is told in full for the first time in The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "CHURCH" THAT IS DESTRUCTIVE. INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY

  • By Count B on 09-29-16

Interesting Story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Where does The Unbreakable Miss Lovely rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's toward the mid range. The narration wasn't great as I typically don't like authors to read their own work but Paulette's story was intriguing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Paulette was my favorite because she is so very human and stay so naive for so long.

What three words best describe Tony Ortega’s voice?

Mono-toned, untrained, and unemotional.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It was good for long commute times (as are most books).

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  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,459
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,947

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Oral vs Written

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

Im not sure what it was about this book that just didn't sit right with me. I suspect it was the narrator for the most part but even the story was just okay. I'm going to see if the other two books on this series are the any better.

  • The Sopaths

  • By: Piers Anthony
  • Narrated by: A.T. Chandler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 54

Killing children is an ugly business, but the alternative is so much uglier. Abner Slate just watched his five-year-old daughter Olive kill his wife and son. Olive is a sopath. Born without souls, sopaths are children who will lie, cheat, rape, and murder to get what they want. There's one in every family these days, destroying America's heartland from within. After murdering his daughter in self-defense, Abner is taken in by a secret network of sopath victims called Pariah.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Can't even find the right title for this review

  • By Connie on 12-19-14

Wasted time

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

Reviewed: 06-23-16

The first book I couldn't even compel myself to finish in order to see how it ends. I read slightly less than half and would like that time back please.