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  • A is for Alibi

  • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,045
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,482

This is the first in the popular series featuring California investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop who likes her work...and who works strictly alone!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poorly Narrated

  • By Gene on 11-13-05

Fun Read

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Good summer mystery. I loved that the PI is an independent woman. Decent character development too.

  • The Stranger in the Woods

  • The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
  • By: Michael Finkel
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995

For readers and listeners of Jon Krakauer and The Lost City of Z, a remarkable tale of survival and solitude - the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins for 27 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating Then Exasperating

  • By Gillian on 03-10-17

Facinating And True!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

I really enjoyed this book. There were times I laughed out loud and others when I teared up.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Colson Whitehead
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,743

The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio

  • By JQR on 12-01-16

Heartbreaking and mesmerizing at the same time.

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

Difficult at times due to the realistic and horrifying details. But an important and captivating read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Worst Hard Time

  • The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
  • By: Timothy Egan
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns (introduction)
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107

The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating History

  • By Sara on 02-02-14

Interesting story but somewhat tedious.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

It was a struggle to get through , very redundant at times. Athough there were some interesting moments as well and I am glad I stuck with it..

  • The Truth According to Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee, Tara Sands, Julia Whelan, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 469

In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck's father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal jobs program. Within days Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, and destined, in her opinion, to go completely mad with boredom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the Potato Peel Pie Society...

  • By Jan on 06-15-15

Terrific in Every Way!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

This is a wonderful story and the narration was exceptional. It was like radio theater.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98,921
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,617
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91,191

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but repetitive

  • By marianne russell on 05-23-17

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

Trevor Noah's story is an eye opening look at his life in south africa. Poignant , upsetting, scary, funny and exceptional. His delivery exemplified the story.