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  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33,838
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,283
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,174

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Perspective

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

This book was narrated beautifully. The story was compelling and I gained a better perspective of a world I see on the news but have no sense of otherwise. It was a great read.

  • Brokedown Cowboy

  • By: Maisey Yates
  • Narrated by: Lillian Thayer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

There are lines best friends shouldn't cross, but in Copper Ridge, Oregon, the temptation might be too much.... If practice makes perfect, Connor Garrett should be world champion of being alone. Since losing his wife, he's concentrated exclusively on his family's ranch. Until Felicity Foster needs a place to stay, and Connor invites her to move in temporarily. That's what friends do. What friends don't do? Start fantasizing about each other in their underwear. Or out of it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love the copper Ridge series

  • By GREWUP on 05-23-18

It’s not romantic when the reader is both characters

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

It is not romantic when the female reader is both the male and female character. It was just too weird. It seemed more matter of fact reading. I kept hoping the story would have a twist or get interesting but that never happened either. I thought I downloaded this book because of high ratings but I must have been mistaken.

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  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,879
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,588
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,588

[Contains explicit content] Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I will never forget it...

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-31-17

I have no idea why anyone finds this interesting

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

This is for someone who might be fascinated with the porn industry. I am not I just mistakenly purchased this book.

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,724

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

Great perspective

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

I think every 9th grader should read this book. It offers tremendous insight with a relatable character.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,551

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Slow to start but the momentum picks up

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would like to see the beginning catch me more

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Megan's character was interesting,

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

This narrator was fine.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

only if it was free

Any additional comments?

just not the type of book I look for. It was a story about miserable people, it made me miserable. I look for a read that inspires me or provokes thought. Even the hero was miserable in this story.

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,647
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,148
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,091

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

A great story and easy to listen to the narration

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

What made the experience of listening to The Boys in the Boat the most enjoyable?

I simply enjoyed reading about these boys in the 1930's and how their lives came together in this story

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Boys in the Boat?

The race at the 1936 olympics and everything that lead up to it

Have you listened to any of Edward Herrmann’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He is just easy to listen to, I would buy another book he narrated

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

It made me cry a few times and was thought provoking. I don't recall laughing, maybe once

Any additional comments?

I would like to find another book that i like as much as this one. I really enjoyed it

  • Curtain of Death

  • A Clandestine Operations Novel, Book 3
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers' club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents' first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Low Order Dub

  • By Michael on 01-27-17

Boring and talky

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

Nothing to draw me in, heavy conversations and men impersonating women characters. Had to turn it off.

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