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  • Two by Two

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,842

At 32 Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six-year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive, and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear, and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I Am Stunned At The Good Reviews!

  • By Wendi on 10-17-16

Amazing daddy/daughter story

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

I haven’t read/listened to a book I’ve loved this much in years. The narrator is absolutely amazing, perfect and believable in the role. Definitely Nicholas Sparks at his finest. Can’t miss this one!

  • Murder in the Bayou

  • Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8?
  • By: Ethan Brown
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the murky canals and crawfish ponds of Jennings, Louisiana, a bayou town of 10,000 in the Jefferson Davis parish. Law enforcement officials were quick to pursue a serial killer theory, opening a floodgate of media coverage, from CNN to the New York Times. Collectively the victims became known as the "Jeff Davis 8," and their lives, their deaths, and the ongoing investigation reveals a small community's closely guarded secrets.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • terrible

  • By Carol on 10-21-16

Great story, narrator butchered names tho

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

Excellent story, glad someone told it.

Narration - As a SWLA resident it was difficult to follow at times due to the abhorrent mispronunciation of last names. I wish the narrator had consulted someone local for that.

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  • Salt to the Sea

  • By: Ruta Sepetys
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677

In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting Historical YA Fiction

  • By FanB14 on 02-19-16

Great culmination at the end

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

I wasn't all-consumingly enthralled with this one as I have been with Sepetys' others, but by the end of the novel I had been won over and entranced. Definitely worth your time if you love WWII fiction!

  • Who Do You Love

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Weiner
  • Narrated by: Sarah Steele, JD Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,228

Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Performer

  • By Christine C. on 01-14-17

The best!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-15

The best chick lit, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I love her books and this was my favorite of all. :)

  • Princess in the Spotlight

  • The Princess Diaries Volume 2
  • By: Meg Cabot
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Since Mia's the brand-new crown princess of Genovia, indomitable dowager princess Grandmere arranges a national primetime interview for her. With just a few innocent remarks, Mia manages to enrage her best friend Lilly, practically get one of her teachers fired, and alienate the entire country of Genovia. (Population 50,000, but still!)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meg Cabot Reminds you what it means to be young.

  • By Bev on 09-09-07

Cute enough

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

A little more mature than the first, so I'd recommend for girls 8th grade and up.

  • The Princess Diaries

  • The Princess Diaries Volume 1
  • By: Meg Cabot
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

She's just a New York City girl living with her artist mom. News flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo always meets her at the airport!) Downer: Dad can't have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.) Shock of the century: Like it or not, Mia is prime princess material.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!!!

  • By Ryan on 12-18-10

Cute and funny!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

Narrator is AMAZING!! Story is so fun for 7th-9th grade girls. Giving 4 stars since the allusions are a little dated for today's audience.

  • Breaking the Silence

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing-except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura's promise results in another death: her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it - to talk at all.Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator voice was so annoying

  • By Norma Gustafson on 12-20-14

Narrator ruins the story

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

It's a good enough story as are most of her books, but the narrator really prevented me from enjoying this book. Her voice is not suited for reading at all, and she reads all of the male voices in the same AWFUL voice.

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  • Ninth Ward

  • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Acclaimed novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes is an American Book Award winner. Rhodes’ Ninth Ward is a stunning tale set against the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Orphaned 12-year-old Lanesha lives with Mama Ya-Ya, the midwife who birthed her, in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. Although Lanesha is different—able to see ghosts like that of her dead mother—she never feels unloved, an empowerment that helps her survive the devastating storm.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The only thing worse than narrator is story itself

  • By Erin on 02-13-13

The only thing worse than narrator is story itself

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

Reviewed: 02-13-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I can't imagine anyone!

Has Ninth Ward turned you off from other books in this genre?

Historical fiction is my favorite genre, but this author clearly doesn't know a thing about New Orleans beyond its ignorant stereotypes.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sisi Aisha Johnson?

Anyone who actually sounds like a black girl from the south.

What character would you cut from Ninth Ward?

Lanesha. She's annoying, not lovable.

Any additional comments?

Awful. Wasted my credit.

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  • The Future of Us

  • By: Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler
  • Narrated by: Steven Kaplan, Mary Ellen Cravens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

It's 1996, and less than half of all American high-school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on - and discover themselves on Facebook, 15 years in the future. Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating concept, entertaining story

  • By Cheryl on 05-29-12

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 05-14-12

What did you love best about The Future of Us?

I graduated in the late 90's so I loved all of the references to scrunchies and dial-up internet.

What other book might you compare The Future of Us to and why?

technically it may be science fiction but it reads like realistic fiction

What about Steven Kaplan and Mary Ellen Cravens ???s performance did you like?

both great voices, great performances

Any additional comments?

Several of my 8th grade students really enjoyed the book also!

  • Harvesting the Heart

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 454

Written with astonishing clarity and evocative detail, convincing in its depiction of emotional pain, love, and vulnerability, Harvesting the Heart recalls the writing of Alice Hoffman and Sue Miller. Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who left when she was five. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Trust all the bad reviews

  • By Stephanie Stupack on 10-01-15

Does not disappoint..

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-10

I love Jodi Picoult and I absolutely loved this book. It was a great change from her courtroom dramas. After listening to this book the narrator has to be my favorite of all time. Beautiful story and wonderful narrator. One of my all time favorites.

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