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  • On the Come Up

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least get some streams on her mixtape. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But when her mom unexpectedly loses her job, food banks and shut-off notices become as much a part of Bri's life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it - she has to make it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas and Turpin are my perfect pairing

  • By Katie - Audible on 02-05-19

Breaking the rule...

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

“Never write dialectic dialogue,” we are told in every creative writing course. But Angie Thomas does just that with spectacular results.
Sweet and serious. Loved it.

  • Hazards of Time Travel

  • A Novel
  • By: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69

A recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled (future) world and is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America - “Wainscotia, Wisconsin” - that existed 80 years before. Cast adrift in time in this idyllic Midwestern town, she is set upon a course of “rehabilitation” - but cannot resist falling in love with a fellow exile and questioning the constrains of the Wainscotia world with results that are both devastating and liberating.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • T.E.D.I.O.U.S.

  • By BBBonilla on 12-07-18

I could relate…

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-19

Some of my own sci-fi short stories draw on visions similar to this. Therefore I loved it as I do pretty much everything by Joyce Carol Oates.

  • The Great Believers

  • By: Rebecca Makkai
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying, and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story for all time

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

Flashback

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-19

Loved this book which brought back memories of places I once hung around in back in the day in Chicago. #Josette-stories.site.

  • Wrecked

  • An IQ Novel
  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

Isaiah Quintabe - IQ for short - has never been more successful or felt more alone. A series of high-profile wins in his hometown of East Long Beach have made him notorious. Dodson, once his sidekick, is now his full-fledged partner, hell-bent on giving IQ's PI business some legitimacy. So when a young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, it's not just the case Isaiah's looking for but the human connection. And when his new confidant turns out to be connected to a dangerous paramilitary operation, IQ falls victim to a threat even a genius can't see coming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Least favorite installment

  • By Ernest L. Phillips on 10-25-18

Characters Acting Out Of Personal Qualities & Defying Racial, Ethnic & Gender Stereotypes.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

The book was well written and the characters timely and believable and the audio narration extremely well done with attention to dialectic nuances.

  • Takeoff

  • Seth Walker
  • By: Joseph Reid
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

 

Still reeling from a devastating personal tragedy, air marshal turned investigator Seth Walker embarks on his first case. All he has to do is accompany female pop star Max Magic to Los Angeles and deliver her to the FBI. But when their routine flight ends in a hail of gunfire at LAX, Walker has no choice but to take the frightened diva on the run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This debut novel Takes Off with a bang!

  • By shelley on 07-19-18

Joseph Reid gives Scott Turow a run for his money...

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Well written and would make a great action movie. Reid is a captivating story teller and paints believable scenes especially action sequences. Great read.

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