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  • The Star Side of Bird Hill

  • By: Naomi Jackson
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Two sisters, ages 10 and 16, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados, after their mother can no longer care for them. The young Phaedra and her older sister, Dionne, live, for the summer of 1989, with their grandmother, Hyacinth, a midwife and practitioner of the local spiritual practice of obeah. Dionne spends the summer in search of love, testing her grandmother's limits, and wanting to go home. Phaedra explores Bird Hill, where her family has lived for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My absolute favorite book of all time

  • By Eme on 07-16-15

Great story but reader makes it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-15

Loved this lyrically written & compelling story of so many strong women. The reader did an amazing job with the variety of voices to really bring it to life.

  • The Paris Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula McLain
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,558
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,793
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,802

Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet 28eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and entertaining, well read

  • By SarahHouston on 10-24-11

Intriguing literary history

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-15

Well-paced, well-written solid book - depressing but that was the reality. Definitely interesting perspective on Hemingway one does not usually hear.