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  • The Teeth of the Tiger

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256

Charged with spotting terrorist threats, the top-secret "Campus" has its hands full when Middle East thugs and Colombian drug lords join forces. New Campus recruits include Jack Ryan Jr., son of master spy John Patrick Ryan, now President.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good start, abrupt ending

  • By Ben Anderson on 12-09-07

Something wrong with this recording

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

The storyline of this book was okay; not as good as the others in the series. It felt strange to all of a sudden have new characters without a transition. The recording itself was really frustrating, because it frequently repeated sentences for no reason.

  • Half of a Yellow Sun

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Zainab Jah
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but please have an actual African read it

  • By Steven A. on 05-21-18

love it!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Half of a Yellow Sun is a really great book. It gives readers a glimpse into the life of Nigerian people, as well as what people go through when they are targeted by their own government and they have to fight to survive.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,789
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,514

In picturesque Moonlight Cove, California, inexplicable deaths occur, and spine-tingling terror descends to this "edge of paradise". Growing numbers of residents harbor a secret so dark it is sure to cost even more lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Koontz, not crazy about narrator

  • By K. Banham on 03-31-17

This book was not for me!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

This book was not for me. I rarely fail to finish a book, but between the narrator's annoying voice and the ridiculousness of the book, I only made it through a couple chapters before calling it quit.

  • The Good Good Pig

  • The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
  • By: Sy Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, Sy Montgomery had always felt more comfortable with animals than with people. So she gladly opened her heart to a sick piglet who had been crowded away from nourishing meals by his stronger siblings. Yet Sy had no inkling that this piglet, later named Christopher Hogwood, would not only survive but flourish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunningly great reading of great writing

  • By Randy L on 11-26-16

I love the Good Good Pig!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

The Good Good Pig is a funny, lovable story about a pig and a family . . . and a whole lot more. It's about the many blessings animals have to give us if we open our eyes and our ears to accept them. This is a heartwarming story that will lift your spirits and show you how to find joy in things.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,079
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,015

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Alan on 07-08-14

I love this book!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

I love this book! I never read it in high-school, so I figured I should do so as an adult. The story grabbed my attention from the start and it never let go.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,729

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

A Wonderful Story

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

I really loved A Man Called Ove; I didn't want it to end. It's touching, heart-warming, and real.

  • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Colson Whitehead
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,186

The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio

  • By JQR on 12-01-16

Wonderful Book!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

I loved this book from the beginning. The author gives readers a realistic view of the perspective of several different Slaves (and a few Abolitionists), concentrating mainly on Cora.

  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,998

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

Love this book!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

I love this book! it offers the rarely-seen perspective of mental illness from the patient's perspective. it is real and offers hope.

  • Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes

  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Frances Fuller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,178

For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She's had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone's toilet's overflowed, but she's never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn't enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm trying to get past the narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-16

Fun mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-24-15

Loved the first Rose Gardener book and will definitely be reading more! It's a fun, easy read.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful