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  • Toy Dance Party

  • Being the Further Adventures of a Bossyboots Stingray, a Courageous Buffalo, and a Hopeful Round Someone Called Plastic
  • By: Emily Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Sara Barnett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Emily Jenkins pens tales that spark the imagination of young listeners. In this sequel to the wildly popular Toys Go Out, Lumphy, Stingray, and Plastic return for a whole new set of adventures. Their little girl is leaving for winter vacation, but she’s forgotten to take them! In these rousing stories, the lovable toys spend their time alone surviving the perils of a blizzard, rescuing the toy mice from the vacuum, and, of course, having a rockin’ dance party with the washing machine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • entertained my 4 and 6 year olds

  • By AZO on 12-24-18

entertained my 4 and 6 year olds

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

Only critique is that one character says the word "stupid" a lot. Otherwise I really enjoyed the book.

  • The Waiting Room

  • By: Emily Bleeker
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,143

Ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can’t sleep, can’t work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica’s ear: You’re a bad mother. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica’s despair. Can it? After all, the break-in at her house happened. The disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter’s safety — especially when Veronica comes home to a silent nursery and a missing baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthusiastic 5 well earned stars! Highly recommended.

  • By Tammy Mitchell on 09-24-18

Emotion Driven

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Excellent writing developing the main character. a little more predictable than Bleeker's other books but that might also be a result of getting used to her style. I'm impressed with the sophistication with which she captures images and emotions in this novel. I understand those who say it moves slowly but I think they are looking for a different type of book than this offers. This isn't a fast paced who done it, it uses the psychological thriller medium to explore the intense emotions of loss, co-dependency, guilt, foregiveness, and probably some I missed. I'd love to read a spin-off by Bleeker focused on Barb or a similar character that is in the style of literary fiction instead of a mystery.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197,859

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Enjoyed it more than I thought I would

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Slow start. Despite being the right age, a lot of the 80s references went over my head due to not being a gamer but the movie references were fun. Exciting action scenes and clever plot development. A little sappy at the end.

  • The Letter

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,959

The Number One Kindle best seller guaranteed to break your heart. Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. Discover the Number One best seller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide.... Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you have any degree of misophonia, skip it.

  • By Jody on 02-25-16

Entertaining but very predictable

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Entertaining but very predictable. Easy to read. Good for a long plane ride.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Envoy

  • The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II
  • By: Alex Kershaw
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Hailed as “a master storyteller” ( Booklist), Alex Kershaw routinely climbs best-seller lists with his narrative histories. In the waning months of World War II, SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann sent over half a million Hungarians to their deaths at Auschwitz. But one Jewish ghetto remained, and only one man - a Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg - could stop Eichmann.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an amazing story

  • By Henry Rosenberg MD on 07-08-11

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Excellent, important story. Well laid out. I appreciated the multiple storylines woven within, all tied to Wallenberg's story.