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Lee Ann Cogert

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  • News of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: Paulette Jiles
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,488

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cookie cutter cowboys need not apply

  • By david1j on 01-13-17

Kept'n is my hero

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Wonderful heartwarming tale that held my interest from beginning to end. An interesting time in Texas historty.

  • A Paradise Built in Hell

  • The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
  • By: Rebecca Solnit
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become - one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening and thought provoking

  • By zachery on 10-09-15

Really informative and uplifting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

This book was so worth my time. I loved the positivity. How humans respond to each other during disaster is a very interesting topic.

  • The Sympathizer

  • A Novel
  • By: Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Narrated by: Francois Chau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,473

Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2016. It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Great Vietnamese Novel(Port)Nguyen's Complaint

  • By Joe Kraus on 03-31-16

A good author

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

But I could not get it to hold my attention. Really didn't enjoy the narration. Just too many little trivialities even though it's good historical fiction for that era.

  • I'm Judging You

  • The Do-Better Manual
  • By: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Narrated by: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096

With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives - from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have NEVER laughed so hard

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-18-16

Repetative

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Funny at first but then starts to be dull. I could not stay with it.

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  • Tibetan Peach Pie

  • A True Account of an Imaginative Life
  • By: Tom Robbins
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

Internationally best-selling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long-awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio DJ, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This isn't a book, it's a complete experience

  • By David Shear on 05-31-14

Not my style.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Just personal preference but I could not get in to this. He is very creative though.

  • The Forty Rules of Love

  • A Novel of Rumi
  • By: Elif Shafak
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

In this follow-up to her acclaimed 2007 novel The Bastard of Istanbul, Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives---one contemporary and the other set in the 13th century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz---that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!!! I can't put the book down

  • By Jawaher on 02-20-15

Enjoyed.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

This book is beautifully written and I felt great after reading it. Narration was well-done.

  • Lilac Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Martha Hall Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,882

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The cover is a bit misleading, but...

  • By Joy Easton on 05-18-16

Not bad

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I didn't love the narration, but a pretty interesting book all in all. It told you specifics about Poland at least.

  • Pachinko

  • By: Min Jin Lee
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,665
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,653

Profoundly moving and gracefully told, Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful book

  • By erin on 12-11-17

Just No

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Too religious for me. I got to chapter 13 and gave up. It wasn't holding me. And I couldn't stand to listen to the narrator anymore. Too sappy sounding.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • My Name Is Mary Sutter

  • By: Robin Oliveira
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

In this stunning historical novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine—and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak—Mary leaves home and travels to Washington, D.C. to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and riveting

  • By midge on 09-25-10

Time waster

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

It started out pretty interesting. The parts that talked about the battles was boring. I was more interested in Mary and her journey through learning medicine. The war descriptions were a time waster for me, and I was just trying to skim through those, but I finally gave up around chapter 19 and didn't finish due to being disinterested in the war details. I just kept feeling more and more impatient with it.