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  • And Now We Have Everything

  • By: Meaghan O'Connell
  • Narrated by: Meaghan O'Connell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

When Meaghan O'Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed - a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood - didn't exist. So she decided to write it herself. And Now We Have Everything is O'Connell's exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. detector, O'Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, among other issues.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not good

  • By Exigente_padres on 02-13-19

Writers shouldn’t perform their own books!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

The nasally narration was extremely annoying and distracting, and the lackluster delivery made the story even harder to absorb. I have two kids of my own and encountered many different challenges and problems, but could not relate to her at all. I wanted to start listening 30 minutes in but this book was assigned for book club so I felt compelled to finish it. But it was a total waste of time. Not enjoyable at all!😫

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rich People Problems

  • A Novel
  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lydia Look
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,367

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside - but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch's massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park - a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore - Nicholas' childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous and Fun

  • By maxine on 05-30-17

Great book to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

The writing and story is great, but the narrator really brings it to life with all of the different accents for all the different characters. A delightful and funny read (listen!)!

  • Wolf Hollow

  • By: Lauren Wolk
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby's strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for middle grade

  • By HappyReader on 05-29-17

Good story, Unsatisfying ending

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

The story was extremely engaging and well crafted. While the ending was more true to life, I read for pleasure and would have been more satisfied with a "happier" ending where good is rewarded and evil is punished. But I guess it's good for my teenager to learn that this doesn't always/usually happen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,272

It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I took a chance.

  • By Robert on 08-20-11

Great book if you are prepared to have your heart broken...

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

This haunting, funny, heartbreaking, gorgeously crafted story is beautifully and lovingly read by the narrator.

  • Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

  • By: Jonathan Auxier
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been forced into a life of crime. One fateful afternoon, Peter steals a mysterious box that contains three magical pairs of eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel beyond the known world and rescue a lost kingdom from its treacherous ruler....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Entertaining Tale!

  • By Jim N on 02-01-15

"Fantastic" story couldn't hold my attention.

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

Reviewed: 03-25-15

Although a fantasy, the story and characters were a little too "out there" for me. That's all folks. Hello hello

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Valley of Amazement

  • By: Amy Tan
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu, Joyce Bean, Amy Tan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,956
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,977

Shanghai, 1912. Violet Minturn is the privileged daughter of the American madam of the city's most exclusive courtesan house. But when the Ching dynasty is overturned, Violet is separated from her mother in a cruel act of chicanery and forced to become a "virgin courtesan." Half-Chinese and half-American, Violet grapples with her place in the worlds of East and West - until she is able to merge her two halves, empowering her to become a shrewd courtesan who excels in the business of seduction and illusion, though she still struggles to understand who she is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life in a Courtesan house.

  • By Kristi R. on 01-02-14

This book was terrible!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

I am a big Amy Tan fan. And I was very disappointed by this book. The story telling and writing was awful! And the narration was equally bad. It was almost as if she got someone else to write the book for her and just got paid to use her name. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. And I wish I could've given it zero stars.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful