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Atlanta, GA
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  • Hatchet

  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,542

Newbery Award-winner Gary Paulsen's best-known book comes to audio in this breathless, heart-gripping drama about a boy pitted against the wilderness with only a hatchet and a will to live. On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Raquel Aceves-Mittman on 02-14-12

Classic

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Fantastic story of survival. It was much better when I first read it as a kid.

  • Tigana

  • By: Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,454

Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel, despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered.

But after years of devastation, a handful of courageous men and women embark upon a dangerous crusade to overthrow their conquerors and bring back to the dark world the brilliance of a long-lost name: Tigana.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tigana

  • By Hope on 04-22-12

Only audiobook I couldn't finish.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Long-winded, boring, filled with unnecessary details and plot holes. Didn't like any of the characters.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Neverhome

  • A Novel
  • By: Laird Hunt
  • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 81

She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.

Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but Not Flawless

  • By Cariola on 12-16-15

Forgettable.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Thought it would be like Mulan in Civil War. So much possibility, but failed to deliver.

  • Swiss Family Robinson

  • By: Johann Wyss
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The Swiss Family Robinson recounts the adventures of a father, mother, and four sons marooned on a tropical island. The story unfolds beginning with the tragic storm that claims their ship and the lives of the captain and crew, continuing with their own harrowing battle with the elements and dangerous landing on the remote island shore, and onward through their ingenious use of the materials at hand to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable classic well performed.

  • By Julie on 06-21-16

One of my favorites.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Classic book. Not bad, but you can hear the pages turning and the reader breathing.

  • The Young Elites

  • By: Marie Lu
  • Narrated by: Carla Corvo, Lannon Killea
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 672
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 617

To some, the Elites are heroes, here to save innocents in desperate situations. But to the Inquisition Axis, the white-robed soldiers of Kenettra, they are monsters with demonic powers who must be brought to justice. As Adelina learns more about this perilous world where politics and magic clash, she soon realizes that her own powers may be in danger of bringing on an era of panic such as the world has never seen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointment

  • By Joki on 10-27-14

Story was disappointing and unoriginal.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Simply not a fan. Didn't like plot or characters. Almost couldn't bring myself to finish.