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Judith Connorton

New York, ny USA
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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,961

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

A book to love.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

Wonderful work wonderfully read!! Once I got by the first few chapters, I fell in love w this book.

  • Darktown

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Mullen
  • Narrated by: Andre Holland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Responding to pressure from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers. It's a victory of sorts, though the newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers, and their authority is limited: They can't arrest a suspect unless a white officer is present; they can't drive squad cars; they can't even enter the station through the front door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT Historical Police Procedural

  • By shelley on 12-13-17

Gripping and compelling storytelling.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-16

Thomas Mullen has written a masterwork based in the 1940s which rings all too true today. I hope there's more to come about Boggs and Smith's careers in the Police force. Beautifully narrated!

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