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  • The Circle

  • By: Dave Eggers
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,072
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,413
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,433

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifying look at a techno-destruction of privacy

  • By FinanceBuzz on 01-20-14

Scary theme.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

I have just finished listening to this book for the second time. It probably won’t be the last. There several phrases that I believe describe this story - Be careful what you wish for. Unintended consequences. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Another superior performance by Dion Graham. He will have you wanting more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Standing at the Scratch Line

  • By: Guy Johnson
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Raised in the steamy bayous of New Orleans in the early 1900s, LeRoi "King" Tremain, caught up in his family's ongoing feud with the rival DuMont family, learns to fight. But when the teenage King mistakenly kills two white deputies during a botched raid on the DuMonts, the Tremains' fear of reprisal forces King to flee Louisiana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "You Best Say Joe, Cause You Sho' Don't Know!"

  • By R. Pontiflet on 04-13-17

Couldn’t put it down.

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

This is a riveting story. Well written and superbly narrated. I didn’t want it to end. Highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Down the River unto the Sea

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,205

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Claudia Peebler on 03-03-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

I usually do not choose detective novels. Did so because it was narrated by Dion Graham. As with all his work, he makes the author's words come to life. I listened to this book in two sittings. That should give you an idea of how well it will keep your interest.

68 of 68 people found this review helpful