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K. Purcell

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  • Free Food for Millionaires

  • A Novel
  • By: Min Jin Lee
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

Casey Han's four years at Princeton gave her many things, "But no job and a number of bad habits." After graduation, she discovers the reality of having expensive habits without the means to sustain them. As she attempts to navigate Manhattan, we explore her life and New York City's milieu of haves and have-nots.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • free food for thought - beautifully satisfying

  • By Michael Jablow on 07-14-07

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-07

This was one of those books that had me walking around the house with my headphones on, ignoring everything, and my husband complaining that it was like living with a teenager.

Engaging, well-written, well-read.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,501

Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Transcends its Genre

  • By Gene on 12-07-03

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Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-07

Every time I tried to listen to this I konked out. Great for insomniacs! Story was boring and the reader's pace was unbelievably slow.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

The Time Traveler's Wife audiobook cover art
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed, Christopher Burns
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,753
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 518

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six. They were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry was thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Audiobook so far

  • By Herve Bronnimann on 03-25-04

Unforgettable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-04

I couldn't wait to get into the car to keep listening to this book. It even made me go to the gym so I could keep listening. The story was amazing and the readers were excellent.
It was almost too engaging. A couple of times I arrived at work with red eyes, after crying on the way in. After finishing the book, I was up all night thinking about it and, a week later, I can't stop. I've tried to distract myself by reading other books, but my thoughts always return to this one.
Listen to this book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful