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  • The Red Word

  • By: Sarah Henstra
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

As her sophomore year begins, Karen enters into the back-to-school revelry - particularly at a fraternity called GBC. When she wakes up one morning on the lawn of Raghurst, a house of radical feminists, she gets a crash course in the state of feminist activism on campus. GBC is notorious, she learns, nicknamed "Gang Bang Central" and a prominent contributor to a list of date rapists compiled by female students. Despite continuing to party there and dating one of the brothers, Karen is equally seduced by the intellectual stimulation and indomitable spirit of the Raghurst women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it

  • By Amanda on 01-03-19

Worth it

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Very interesting perspective on feminism on campus. Well written and most entertaining. Good grasp of the 1990’s.

  • School Days

  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Lily Ellsworth, erect, firm, white-haired, and stylish, is the grand dame of Dowling, Massachusetts, and possesses an iron will and a bottomless purse. When she hires Spenser to investigate her grandson Jared Clark's alleged involvement in a school shooting, Spenser is led into an inquiry that grows more harrowing at every turn. Though seven people were killed in cold blood, and despite Jared's being named as a co-conspirator by the other shooter, Mrs. Ellsworth is convinced of her grandson's innocence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spenser at his Best

  • By A. L. DeWitt on 10-18-05

is this a joke?

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

Reviewed: 08-09-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't know, I can't imgaine anyone who would enjoy dialogues with: I said, she said, he said at the end of every sentence.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The way the dialogues are written

Which character – as performed by Joe Mantegna – was your favorite?

I couldn't listen any further so I wouldn't know.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I stoped reading but I think the story line could be fun.

  • Sleepaway Girls

  • By: Jen Calonita
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

When Sam's best friend gets her first boyfriend, she's not ready to spend the summer listening to the two of them call each other "pookie." Sick of being a third wheel, Sam applies to be a counselor-in-training at Whispering Pines camp in the New York Catskills. But what she doesn't realize is that it's not going to be all Kumbaya sing-alongs and gooey s'mores. If Ashley, the alpha queen of Whispering Pines, doesn't ruin Sam's summer, then her raging crush on the surfer-blond and flirtatious Hunter just might.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun

  • By Amanda on 07-23-12

fun

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

Reviewed: 07-23-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would not because it is for teens and not for grownups but that does not bother me, a good fun story is a good fun story buy my friends would not be interested in this.

What did you like best about this story?

It was fun to read, light but not superficial

What about Eileen Stevens’s performance did you like?

She did the voices well

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Pink Slips

  • A Novel
  • By: Sally Koslow
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Once there was a little girl from Fargo, North Dakota, named Maggie Goldfarb who grew up, moved to Manhattan, and morphed into Magnolia Gold, the highly paid editor in chief of Lady magazine. With a corner office, a designer wardrobe, and dozens of loyal employees, Magnolia has been hired to update the dowager of women's magazines. She's on her way to giving Lady a face-lift when she is ignominiously replaced.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy it

  • By Daniel Vaughn Cauble on 10-31-07

fun read

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

Reviewed: 06-07-12

Where does Little Pink Slips rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the middle

Who was your favorite character and why?

Magnolia she is sassy

Which character – as performed by Laural Merlington – was your favorite?

Magnolia's ex husband

Any additional comments?

Liked it, did read some really bad reviews, but I had a good time reading it

  • I've Got Your Number

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,498

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • i enjoyed it.

  • By leah on 02-16-12

Great laugh

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

Reviewed: 02-22-12

If you could sum up I've Got Your Number in three words, what would they be?

Funny, smart, Kinsella!

What did you like best about this story?

The storyline, the main character. Kinsella's heroines are always sweet and funny and bring themselves in all kinds of trouble because of little white lies.

Which scene was your favorite?

The singing for the Japanese bussinessman

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh

Any additional comments?

I really was sad when it ended because I had such a good time.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Gentlemen and Players

  • By: Joanne Harris
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The place is St Oswald's, an old and long-established boys' grammar school in the north of England. A new year has just begun, and for the staff and boys of the school, a wind of unwelcome change is blowing. Suits, paperwork, and information technology rule the world, and Roy Straitley, Latin master, eccentric, and veteran of St Oswald's, is finally, reluctantly, contemplating retirement. But beneath the little rivalries, petty disputes, and everyday crises of the school, a darker undercurrent stirs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Amanda on 02-06-12

Great read

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

Reviewed: 02-06-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's very interesting

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character.

What about Derek Jacobi’s performance did you like?

He is the beste reader I know. He brings so much emotion in his reading

Any additional comments?

It was not clear why the main character was considered a boy by his father and by the school that was attended.

  • Some Like It Haute

  • By: Julie K. L. Dam
  • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Meet Alexandra, a small-town Texas girl turned fashion correspondent for the respected British Weekly. She wears all the right designers and knows all the right people, but can her reputation survive a collision with a six-foot-plus model at the Chanel Show? The fall has been splashed across every newspaper and television set in the world, it seems, and Alex has sworn to adopt status incognito. But there's one small problem.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Amanda on 02-02-12

Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-02-12

What would have made Some Like It Haute better?

A story to tell.

Would you ever listen to anything by Julie K. L. Dam again?

Probably not

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Carrington Macduffie?

Would not matter, it's a boring story whoever reads it

What character would you cut from Some Like It Haute?

The main character

Any additional comments?

Sorry to have spend my credit on this one