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  • Inner City Blues

  • By: Paula L. Woods
  • Narrated by: Fran L. Washington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Meet Detective Charlotte Justice, a black woman in the very white, very male, and sometimes very racist LAPD. It is 48 hours into the LA riots, and she and her fellow officers are exhausted. She saves curfew-breaking black doctor Lance Mitchell from a potentially lethal beating from some white officers -- only to discover nearby the body of one-time radical Cinque Lewis, the thug who years before had murdered her husband and young daughter. Was it a random shooting or was Mitchell responsible?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance, Ugh!

  • By Kojika55 on 08-08-18

Performance, Ugh!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

The story was good, but the performer was bland, mispronounced many words and did horrible accents. Had a hard time listening to the end.

  • Tommo and Hawk

  • The Australian Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 20 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,314

Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brillant Narration

  • By Angie on 05-01-07

More greatness from this author.

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

By all means, yes. I have recommended the whole trilogy.

What did you like best about this story?

Just as entertaining as the first in this awesome trilogy.

Have you listened to any of Humphrey Bower’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Equally as good as the previous installment.

  • The Potato Factory

  • The Australian Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 23 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,094

Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audiobook of the year!

  • By karen on 11-30-05

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

What made the experience of listening to The Potato Factory the most enjoyable?

It was full of adventure and held my attention for the entire production. Plus it was loosely based on an actual character.

What did you like best about this story?

Not being able to predict the outcome.

What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

He kept the characters easy to identify and added interesting accents to aid in the telling of this wonderful story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

To many to list here. I know my coworkers thought I was losing my mind in my cubicle by myself, but laughing and gasping all the same.

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

  • By: Junot Diaz
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Staci Snell
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,869

Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous listen

  • By Kathleen on 04-26-08

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

What made the experience of listening to The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao the most enjoyable?

I had no idea what this book was about, even from the description. The narrator captured the essence of the story and presented in quite and interesting and entertaining way.

What did you like best about this story?

References to the struggle of people of the Dominican Republic and how it still affects them to this day.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely!

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