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  • The Blind Assassin

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Margot Dionne
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 929
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 927

With The Blind Assassin, Atwood proves once again that she is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of the time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, this Book Prize-winner is destined to become a classic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible audio quality

  • By G. Sierra on 04-12-10

Atwood is a genius

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Plot line is rather difficult to understand (plot line within plot line) and I had difficulty figure it all out. I read it twice and finally got it :) It is still keeping my brain challenged every time I see this book in my library. Not for everyone, but if you are a fan of Margaret Atwood, this one is a must read.

  • My Brilliant Friend

  • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1
  • By: Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,631
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,623

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Parte Uno Dei Quattro--It's Worth it to Keep Goin'

  • By W Perry Hall on 09-14-16

Exciting - can't wait to read the other 2 books

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-18

The narrator is excellent and made the book so easy to listen to. I made the mistake of not taking notes of the Italian family names, and had to reread to make sense of the ending that is quite subtle. I would recommend this book very strongly.

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,028

Alice Love is 29, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital, where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over - she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

So good!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-18

This was my first Liane Moriarty book (I watched Big Little Lies on TV), and I was not disappointed. What a rivetting story and it keeps you up until the last chapter.

  • Cherry

  • A Novel
  • By: Nico Walker
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 478

It's 2003, and as a college freshman in Cleveland, our narrator is adrift until he meets Emily. The two of them experience an instant, life-changing connection. But when he almost loses her, he chooses to make an indelible statement: He joins the army. The outcome will not be good for either of them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • being an ex-junky is much cooler than being a junky

  • By K Sabatini on 09-02-18

A little disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

I listened to an interview with the author on NPR and I did not realize that this was a "novel" and not the author's life story. I was expecting a lot more from that book - the review in the Washington Post was excellent - and I was therefore a little disappointed.

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