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  • The Spring Girls

  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Madeleine Maby, Cassandra Campbell, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

Worldwide phenomenon Anna Todd (The After series, Imagines) presents a modern retelling of one of her favorite stories - Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Recast in the modern world, longtime and fresh fans of the beloved classic will fall in love with the March sisters all over again, told with the all the romance, sass, and drama that Anna is famous for.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shallow

  • By margaret ballard on 06-24-18

Don’t Bother!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

If you are considering this book based on the description that it is a modern day retelling of Little Women, don’t bother. It doesn’t come anywhere close. To compare 4 of the most endearing characters in literary history to these four is an abomination. The gratuitous sex and foul language alone is enough to turn it off but the characters are shallow and there is no point to the story. All I can say is sorry, Louisa Mae. I will be returning this book if for no other reason than to protest the description.

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,026
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,089
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,058

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

Fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

I seldom, if ever, write reviews. I don't in anyway consider myself a literary critic but I am compelled to at least comment on this book.
From the creation of the Silk Road to the investigation and, eventual take down, the events amazed me throughout. Well written and narrated, you will be drawn in. It reads like a modern day mystery. But don't be fooled into thinking this can't happen. It did.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who spends even a modicum of time on the internet. If you think you are safe, think again. This isn't full of tech talk. Aside from the fact that this is a fascinating true story, it is a clear warning that you are not invisible, hidden, or anonymous. You can restrict your child's usage, encrypt your personal information, or say anything you want. Someone can and, likely will, if they want, find a way around all the barriers you set up. Be aware. If these guys couldn't get away with it you sure can't.

  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

  • By: Beth Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,765

Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comfort Food For The Soul

  • By Karen on 02-17-10

Great Change of Pace

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

After having read two books in a row about WWII and the death camps I was in need of something lighter and this fit the bill perfectly. The story is enjoyable and you can't help but love all the characters. The narrator did an excellent job with all the voices, giving each one its own distinct personality making it easy to keep up with who was who.

If you're looking for something deep and thought provoking, this isn't for you but, if you just want to be entertained, don't pass up this little gem.