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  • Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,851

The author of the Mistborn trilogy and Elantris, Brandon Sanderson is winning abundant praise for this rollicking - and unusual - tale. Alcatraz Smedry can’t exactly be described as someone who doesn’t break things. In fact, he breaks lots of things. The truth is, he’s a major klutz. Breaking things, however, might just be the ace in the hole he needs when he goes up against a cabal of nefarious (gasp!) librarians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Entertaining + Great Narration

  • By JARED on 08-19-12

Clever and So Much Fun

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This book was so much fun!! It doesn’t try to hide the fact that it’s a Harry-Potter-read-alike; in fact, it’s nearly a spoof of the best-selling magical series. In many ways, it’s simply a classic middle grade magical adventure story, but the clever narration from the protagonist sets it apart. Sanderson is slyly and continually poking fun at Potter’s world, calling attention to the similarities and adding critical commentary by pointing out the differences in the plots. There are also several laugh-out-loud moments that are more than just a wink and a nudge to librarians and avid readers. I can’t wait to read the sequel!! #Magical #Adventure #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,673

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

WWII Mystery and Drama

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Charlie is young and pregnant. She is in Europe with her mother for the Procedure, but Charlie is more concerned with finding her beloved cousin Rose, who went missing during the war. This search leads her to Eve Gardner, who has a twisted tale of working for a secret spy network during the war. Together, these two gonoit in search of answers... and revenge! I found the story interlude captivating, and the narration is perfectly done! #Spies #WorldWarII #FemaleProtagonist #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • An American Family

  • A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice
  • By: Khizr Khan
  • Narrated by: Khizr Khan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107

An American Family is an intensely personal story about the nature of true patriotism and what it's like to risk everything you know for the promise of a 226-year-old piece of parchment. As Khizr Khan traces his remarkable journey - from humble beginnings on a poultry farm in Pakistan to obtaining a degree from Harvard Law School and raising a family in America - he shows what it means to leave the limitations of one's country behind for the best values and promises of another.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational immigrant memoir

  • By Mark on 04-16-18

Required Reading for all Americans

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This book is a MUST!! Mr. Khan’s story is so moving and enlightening. Because he is an immigrant from a country without the kinds of freedoms we enjoy, because he has an educational/professional background in law, because he is a Gold Star father whose son dedicated his life to this country, Khizr Khan understands what a blessing and privilege it is to call oneself an American and what that REALLY means. Everyone should read this book, and hearing it from Khizr Khan himself only makes his story more personal and powerful.