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  • Brain on Fire

  • My Month of Madness
  • By: Susannah Cahalan
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,621

In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For those interested in neurology & psychology

  • By Brian Quaranta on 01-07-14

Interesting and Scary Medical Memoir

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

Reviewed: 03-31-19

This was a fascinating and terrifying medical memoir. It’s so scary to think something like this could happen to anyone, at any time, and then it could possibly be misdiagnosed and go untreated. I enjoyed the author’s journalistic writing style, although I understand that style isn’t for everyone. My only complaint was that the narrator sounded a little too old for the story. This happened when the author was 24, and the narrator sounded like she was at least in her 40s. That, however, is also a personal preference and did not stop me from enjoying the book.

  • Men Explain Things to Me

  • By: Rebecca Solnit
  • Narrated by: Luci Christian Bell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 922
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 908

In Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit takes on the conversations between men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't. The ultimate problem, she shows in her comic, scathing essay, is female self-doubt and the silencing of women. Rebecca Solnit is the author of fourteen books about civil society, popular power, uprisings, art, environment, place, pleasure, politics, hope, and memory, most recently The Faraway Nearby, a book on empathy and storytelling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read - horrible performance

  • By Denise Johnson on 03-26-15

Feminist Essays

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

I enjoyed this book, and I think she makes some very important points in her essays. Unfortunately, I was not a fan of this narrator. Her voice and inflection made the whole thing sound like a corporate training video and made it really difficult for me to relax and enjoy the book. It felt like work.

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  • Illuminae

  • The Illuminae Files, Book 1
  • By: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe, Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,049

Audie Award, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2016. The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra - who are barely even talking to each other - are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Space Opera

  • By Katherine on 11-30-15

Fantastic YA Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I loved this book so much and the audio blew my mind! It has a little bit of everything: action, adventure, romance, a contagion, space travel, and a badass girl getting stuff done. All of those things combined with well rounded characters and a unique format made this a near perfect book in my mind. The use of a full cast for this audiobook reminds me of an old-school radio drama and I love that. It's the perfect way to tell this story!

  • Gemina

  • By: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Carla Corvo, Steve West, full cast, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout best seller Illuminae continues onboard the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain's pampered daughter, Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nonstop roller coaster ride

  • By Still Blooming on 01-11-17

Exciting Sequel

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Lots of sequels don’t live up to their predecessors, but this one most certainly does. Just as fun, action packed, and compelling as Illuminae.

  • Obsidio

  • The Illuminae Files, Book 3
  • By: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Carla Corvo, full cast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza - but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Live a life worth dying for

  • By Jessica M. Henn on 03-17-18

A Thrilling Conclusion

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

A thrilling conclusion to the series. I was on an emotional rollercoaster through the entire book, and was constantly surprised by the twists the authors threw out up until the very end.

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  • Gmorning, Gnight!

  • Little Pep Talks for Me & You
  • By: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 434

Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda’s audience grew, these messages took on a life on their own. Now Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a collection. Full of comfort and motivation, Gmorning, Gnight! is a touchstone for anyone who needs a quick lift.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I tried out Audible just for this book and I cried.

  • By Lidoshka on 10-16-18

Great Affirmations

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

This is a great little book of affirmations, exactly the kind of pick me up the world needs right now. Lin-Manuel Miranda has such a great voice!