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  • How to Build a Girl

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

It's 1990. Johanna Morrigan, 14, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde - fast-talking, hard-drinking gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer. She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer - like Jo in Little Women, or the Brontës - but without the dying-young bit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By David Shear on 10-06-14

One of my favorite audio books ever

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Reviewed: 01-09-19

I just absolutely loved this book. I am about the same age Johanna was at this time in the book, enthralled with music ^ trying to figure out who I was in relation to the world around me & finding my own identity. Similar to Johanna, but in America. I eventually spent a year at University in the UK on a study-abroad program in college, so it was fun to have some points of reference. I just really loved the character, the writing, & the narrator. It was wonderful to "read" a book that isn't so tragic & depressing, but also well-written. Bravo to Caitlin Moran on her foray into fiction. I've already listened to the follow-up book, "How to Be Famous" and it is equally brilliant. I look forward to more about Dolly Wilde in the future. Highly recommend, especially for Anglophiles.

  • The Eagle Tree

  • A Novel
  • By: Ned Hayes
  • Narrated by: Will Ropp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Fourteen-year-old March Wong knows everything there is to know about trees. They are his passion and his obsession, even after his recent falls - and despite the state's threat to take him away from his mother if she can't keep him from getting hurt. But the young autistic boy cannot resist the captivating pull of the Pacific Northwest's lush forests just outside his back door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening! Feel all the right feelings!

  • By Inkish Kingdoms on 10-21-18

Great performance

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Reviewed: 09-01-16

The reader did a fantastic job of capturing the tone of the book. I'm glad I listened to it over reading it. And now I know a lot more about trees. Well written.

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