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  • By: Andrew Sean Greer
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,320

You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: Your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes - it would be too awkward - and you can't say no - it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Endearing, funny, but sometimes overly clever

  • By Lili on 07-30-17

Opps

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Bought this by mistake. The subject not for me or I would have kept it.

  • Us Against You

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,389

After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they learn that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. Amidst the mounting tension between the two rivals, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to be Beartown's new hockey coach. Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you'll ever see; Benji, the crazed lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect compliment to Beartown as well as another great read

  • By Trudy K. Miller on 06-17-18

The Real Life of A Small Town

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I loved both this book and the original BEARTOWN. I come from a small town in S. Illinois where basketball was its life blood. And, townsfolk held grudges for years over a few points. The story, with it's reflections on human behavior, struck an authentic chord with me. Moreover, the narration was poignant.

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

  • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
  • By: David Grann
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,418
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,690

In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not put off by narration

  • By jaspersu on 11-13-17

why didn't they just follow the money!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I couldn't get past the fourth chapter. The narrator's fakey performance, the obvious murderer, and the lack intetesting character development, left me cold and impatient.

This wasn't for me. I'm sorry I wasted one of my credits on it.

  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,977

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

  • By Gillian on 04-28-17

Slicing like the Cold

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

The characters of this novel are enthralling! Each has their motives, their strengths, and, if course, their fatal weaknesses. If anyone would have told me that the best book I've read this year was about a sport I have always detested, I would have laughed out loud. But, I'm not laughing now! I loved it!

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57,970

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Moonscape:Rocky

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I suppose I expected a more compelling character after The Martian. I didn't get it.

  • The Mountain Between Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,733

When their last outgoing flight is cancelled, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the storm and drop him in Denver to catch a connection. And when the pilot says the single-engine prop plane can fit one more, if barely, Ben offers the seat to Ashley, knowing that she needs to get home just as urgently. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack, and the plane crashes into one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Sher from Provo on 10-14-16

The Eternal triangle with a twist!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

Now I know why it's been made into a chic flix! Life crashes into a mountain and the survivors.....well...they have to fight death in the winter snow. But death has big teeth and is persistent. The characters both carry secrets which drive them and compound their agony. I am not a romantic and found parts of this book sappy. However I did like the zippy dialog and the audible rendition. But, frankly, if some guy brought me to his house and fell prostrate over the grave of a dead wife, I'd be pretty weirded out. I might even be ready to scamper back up the mountain to get away from him.

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,687
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,948

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

  • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

The Count of the Metropole

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-17

With grace and wisdom the author renders his tale of a Russian Count's patience, kindness, and devotion to his aristocratic principles. The Count reflects 'that one should overcome his circumstances or be the victim of them' and that is the motto of his life. Winding throughout the poignant tale of a man sentenced to life within the confines of his Moscow hotel for supposedly writing a book of subversive poetry during the Revolution, the author shares the Count's tales within tales which tie him to his past before the war. This author's brilliant word paintings of the Count's life move the reader to understand how life is both predictable and unpredictable depending how one views the experience and adapts without abandoning his morality. I loved it.



  • Nobody's Fool

  • By: Richard Russo
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With its sly and uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Fool is storytelling at its most generous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Book Fabulous Narrator

  • By Marsha on 04-27-05

Men Behaving V erythromycin Badly!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

Need I say more! I guess I'm past finding this life style funny. And...why are parents even there if they don't parent. The book is outdated! However, I did find the parts of self reflection interesting.

  • Whistling in the Dark

  • A Novel
  • By: Lesley Kagen
  • Narrated by: Lesley Kagen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister, Troo. Keep her safe. But like her Granny always said, actions speak louder than words. And Sally would have to agree with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astounding

  • By Anonymous User on 05-29-17

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

For all who remember playing in the neighborhood until the fireflies went to sleep...this book is for you. The story is both poignant and entreaties. The narration is top notch....You won't want Sky King....Roger and Out to ever come.....

  • Everything I Never Told You

  • A Novel
  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,675
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,800
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,824

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.… So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese American family living in a small town in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Character Novel

  • By colprubin on 07-16-14

We all drown .... it just the medium that changes

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

Everyone has that 'could have been' moment, when a door closes on one side of your life but opens on the other side. But for the sudden death of a sister, the door to the other side stays closed. All the questions never really get answered. The churning despair....'what if I had only.....'
I found this book quite disturbing....more a testament to my age...rather than the author's intention.
The grasping, anxious parents, the patient, jealous brother, the small ghost like sister of the deceased float in a world of good intentions and bad outcomes. I felt the only real survivor was the grad assistant that got away. Sometimes, when experiences are so terrible...you cannot overcome them....just endure. It is as if you are a survivor of a war which carried away everyone but you. This book fails only at the ending. It tried to make the reader feel that eventually over time....there would be a healing. But the psd ......????

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