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  • 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 116,230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107,589
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107,072

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
  • Disjointed stories without an overall narrative

  • By Frost on 04-04-19

Could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

OMG Could not stop listening. Author's story was just wonderful to listen to. Told all my friends about this audio book. I seriously doubt I would have enjoyed it as much reading it. Trevor Noah 's reading it was 6 star out of 5.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • People of the Book

  • A Novel
  • By: Geraldine Brooks
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224

This ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in 15th-century Spain.

When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding - an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair - only begin to unlock its deep mysteries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tremendously done

  • By Cindyhasitall on 03-07-10

Edwina Wren's narration was the most amazing I have ever heard.

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

Best reader of an audio book I have ever heard. I adored her accents. Loved the way the author into wove the stories of people's lives into this book.

  • The Japanese Lover

  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Joanna Gleason
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835

In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My first negative review

  • By Karen O'Byrne on 11-11-15

Did not like narrator or story line.

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better story and character development.

Would you ever listen to anything by Isabel Allende again?

no

What didn’t you like about Joanna Gleason’s performance?

It was terrible. But then again maybe it's because of the way the book was written

Any additional comments?

not worth it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful