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  • Half a Heart

  • By: Karen McQuestion
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197

At nine years of age, Logan Weber knows the routine. Keep quiet, make the food last, and don’t ever cause trouble. He’ll do what it takes to evade the rages of his troubled, violent father. Even though he’s only a child, Logan already knows too much - has seen too much. So when the opportunity presents itself, Logan runs. He has no idea where his journey will lead, or that the grandmother he’s been told is dead is desperately searching for him. Alone with no home of his own, Logan looks for a safe place to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Grandmother's Quest

  • By Elaine M. Panzeter on 05-28-18

Predictable and poor narration

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

The narrator is better suited to for children's books rather than this. It made what she was reading almost laughable. Predictable storeyline but also unbelievable that the events would unfold in that way. I was bored.

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  • Ghosted

  • By: J. M. Darhower
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 932

He's a troubled young actor, Hollywood's newest heartthrob, struggling with fame as the star of the latest superhero franchise. Through scandal after scandal, addiction on top of addiction, a flurry of paparazzi hunt him as he fights to conquer his demons. She's a single mother, assistant manager at a grocery store, existing in monotony with her five-year-old daughter. Every day when she goes to work, lurid tabloids surround her, the face of a notorious bad boy haunting her from their covers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!! Full of solid storytelling & emotions

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 01-10-18

very long story about nothing

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Way too long for a story that has absolutely no climax to it whatsoever. I should have stopped after the 1st hour as it was exactly the same premise the whole time. The narration for the child, Maddy was beyond annoying.

  • Hidden Figures

  • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,662

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Black Herstory

  • By Morgana on 10-09-16

Reads like a really long research paper

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

What did you like best about Hidden Figures? What did you like least?

The actual character antidotes were so limited, it was hard to connect to the characters.

  • Frozen Storybook Collection

  • By: Disney Book Group
  • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

The Frozen Storybook Collection is a must-have for any Frozen fan! Join Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and friends for adventure, mystery, and fairy tale fun in 27 exciting stories, including nine audiobook-exclusive bonus stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Story Continues

  • By Joshua M. Blue on 08-07-17

So much birthday

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

A good 1/3 of all the stories are about birthday parties. Tedious . I suppose my son liked it enough as he wanted to watch frozen every time after we listened to some of the book

  • When

  • By: Victoria Laurie
  • Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father's premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When is your death day?

  • By Martina Dalton on 05-07-17

Ok-to-good, not great

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

While I enjoyed the book to a certain extent, the ending got so ridiculously cheesy, I could take it and I ended up yelling in my car over and over again about the corniness of it all

  • 180 Seconds

  • By: Jessica Park
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 712

Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds...After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm's length. Adopted at 16, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review: 180 Seconds, by Jessica Park

  • By Robert Zimmermann on 08-27-17

So ridiculously chipper, it was annoying

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

What disappointed you about 180 Seconds?

1 dimensional characters, unrealistic depiction of everything. Everyone knows this internet star? So much that the airlines go out of their way to stop everything for them. The last two hours were so bad. Overall, I wasted 10 hours listening to this. Unrealistic depiction of cancer and dying. lame lame lame

Would you ever listen to anything by Jessica Park again?

Not if they are similar to this