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  • The Eagle Tree

  • A Novel
  • By: Ned Hayes
  • Narrated by: Will Ropp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Fourteen-year-old March Wong knows everything there is to know about trees. They are his passion and his obsession, even after his recent falls - and despite the state's threat to take him away from his mother if she can't keep him from getting hurt. But the young autistic boy cannot resist the captivating pull of the Pacific Northwest's lush forests just outside his back door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening! Feel all the right feelings!

  • By Inkish Kingdoms on 10-21-18

Unique perspective of the world.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I loved this kid and his obsession with trees. Maybe it is because two of my favorite classes in college were Forest Ecology and Dendrology, and then I ended up being a bird biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. I love how he is able to use trees and their amazing adaptations to learn to relate to people. Anyone interested in the wonders of nature and how humans fit in the realm of creation will love this book. Oh and people interested in understanding autism will love it too.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,316

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Top Pick for 2012

  • By Em on 11-30-12

Scary future.

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

All too scary distopian story, that is well written . Makes me feel that women needs to protect their rights now than ever.

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  • Oil and Marble

  • A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
  • By: Stephanie Storey
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

From 1501 to 1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome 50-year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-20s, desperate to make a name for himself. Michelangelo is a virtual unknown when he returns to Florence and wins the commission to carve what will become one of the most famous sculptures of all time: David.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Storytelling

  • By J Kennedy on 10-02-16

Fun historical fiction.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

The story humanizes the artists and brings that time in history and Florence to life. A great way to learn history.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,568

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

I wanted to know, but didn't want it to end!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

Great performances! Perfectly told story. It was a very suspenseful mystery. I highly recommend the audible version.