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  • Turtles All the Way Down

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,591

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly small amount of actual turtles.

  • By Meg on 11-03-17

Another great John Green book

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

As always, John Green has delivered a wonderful read. I finished it in one day. Kate Rudd is a great narrator as well, giving the already lively book a brilliant performance. I’m sure this is a book I’ll revisit often.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • 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 61,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,960

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

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

I could not have imagined a better book to listen to while at home the past 2 days. I was well written, well delivered, and just a treasure all around.

  • Little Big Man

  • By: Thomas Berger, Larry McMurtry - introduction
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker, Scott Sowers, Henry Strozier
  • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747

Audie Award, Literary Fiction, 2016. The story of Jack Crabbe, raised by both a white man and a Cheyenne chief. As a Cheyenne, Jack ate dog, had four wives, and saw his people butchered by General Custer's soldiers. As a white man, he participated in the slaughter of the buffalo and tangled with Wyatt Earp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a Good Day to Listen

  • By Dubi on 05-21-15

Captivating story!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

I started this book on a road trip, and ended up being consumed by is so much so that I looked forward to the car rides around Morocco just so I could listen some more. Jack Crabb is a fascinating character, and I believe this book has opened my interests to more of the frontier life of our country's past. There were times I was angry at Crabb, because the stories were so real, and his reactions so honest I found myself debating his choices. That is the kind of book I like, one that draws me in and shows history along the way. Regardless of if you take his tales at a true man's life or a fiction historical novel one this is certain- this book is worth all its given recognition and then some.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98,961
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,652
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91,225

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but repetitive

  • By marianne russell on 05-23-17

Perfect! Such a great memoir.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

I would recommend this book to so many different groups of readers. To the curious about other's lives, yes! To those who love celebrities, yes! To those who love their children or mothers, yes! To those who love to learn about the cultures of others, YES! it was so well written and I loved that Trevor Noah was the narrator, it felt like he personally was telling me about his life, as casually as a convo at lunch but with the details and passion to his story that only he could deliver. So worth the buy!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful