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  • The Burgess Boys

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Strout
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,042

Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the Burgess sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved, loved, loved it!

  • By Molly-o on 06-09-13

Lifetime movie

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

I never got attached to anyone. To me it just went on and on. The ending got more interesting but that was it no surprises

  • Duplicity

  • By: Sibel Hodge
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,538

Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life - newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared? The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads - was Max's incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Silence of the Calves

  • By 6catz on 01-24-17

Very interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

The storyline was good it comes together about 1/4 in everything starts to make sense. The animal cruelty was more implied The writer leaves it more to your imagination and it’s only two incidents. Outside of that I thought the book was really good there is a surprise at the ending.

  • The Crime Writer

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,832

Drew Danner, a crime novelist with a house off L.A.'s storied Mulholland Drive, awakens in a hospital bed with a scar on his head and no memory of being found convulsing over his ex-fiancee's body the previous night. He was discovered holding a knife, her blood beneath his nails. He himself doesn't know whether he's guilty or innocent. To reconstruct the story, the writer must now become the protagonist, searching the corridors of his life and the city he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery with Protagonist's LOL Remarks

  • By J. A. Black on 11-12-11

Long winded!!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Takes to long to get to the point. I tried to pay attention but he kept going off track. I will be returning.
The point of the story was good just too many words between point A & B.

  • Silent Lies

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish, Rosie Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,587

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished. Five years later, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn't kill himself. Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach's past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn’t See it Coming!

  • By Debra on 02-19-18

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I enjoyed all the characters. The narration was good. If you read the reviews like I did you will be trying to figure out the 3 crazy people. The ending does have a good conclusion. Can’t wait for part 2.

  • Americanah

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,430

As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dazzling, Romantic, and Witty

  • By Anna-Bo-Banana on 04-28-14

Didn’t think I would like it!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

I do not like romance novels boy meets girl have a little trouble and get together.
I decided to continue listening to this book because I belong to a book club.
Well, I was surprise it was very informative and sometimes funny. I’m glad I stayed with it. This book It’s very good for discussion about race and how we see each other and in the end we all will be OK. I am the only black person in my group this will be a fun discussion.

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,361
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,346

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

I dare you!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

This book is amazing you will laugh, you’ll cry and sling snot So make sure you have your wine and tissues all three could happen at the same time.

  • Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings

  • By: Stephen O'Connor
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Lizan Mitchell, Michael Early
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

A bold, deeply moving, and highly imaginative debut novel about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, in whose story the conflict between the American ideal of equality and the realities of slavery and racism played out in the most tragic of terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!!

  • By MsMarsha on 01-05-18

Love it!!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I wanted to read this book for a long time. As I progress further into my family’s genealogy I realized how far my history went into Virginia making me want to know more about Thomas Jefferson and Sally.
I like the author thoughts of Sally’s feelings. I didn’t expect that. Yes I would recommend this book to my book club.

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  • The Fourth Monkey

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,702

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind". For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Knives And Killer Humor

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-15-17

Excellent book!!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

I enjoyed this book in immensely. It is easy to keep up with, he completes the story and that’s all I can say without giving anything away!!

  • Crapalachia

  • By: Scott McClanahan
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Crapalachia is a portrait of these formative years, coming-of-age in rural West Virginia. Peopled by colorful characters and their quirky stories, Crapalachia interweaves oral folklore and area history, providing an ambitious and powerful snapshot of overlooked Americana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great companion to the book!

  • By Pedro Ramirez on 01-11-18

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

I really enjoyed this book. It was fun to read about somebody else’s life and how they lived. The most important part of this book was the epilogue;it was so true. This book was fun, silly and some sadness. Most of all I could relate to some of my friends parents who were just like some of these people.

  • New People

  • By: Danzy Senna
  • Narrated by: Kristen Ariza
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72

As the 20th century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible. She and Khalil, her college sweetheart, are planning their wedding. They are the perfect couple, "King and Queen of the Racially Nebulous Prom". Their skin is the same shade of beige. They live together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn, where Khalil is riding the wave of the first dot-com boom and Maria is plugging away at her dissertation on the Jonestown massacre.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Different!!

  • By MsMarsha on 11-17-17

Different!!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

I did not get the point of the story. I am still trying to figure out who are the new people. Are the new people mix races and their thoughts?
The ending leaves the story open for discussion.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful