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John Barrett

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  • The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide

  • By: Chris Colfer
  • Narrated by: Chris Colfer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 551

In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters - heroes and villains - are no longer confined within their world! With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale worlds?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Scherer on 07-18-17

Worlds Concluded

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

Reviewed: 07-16-17

Please sir, can I have some more?

A great ending to the saga of the Bailey twins.
One of the final chapters was so heart wrenching and touching, I wish there was more of this.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Blinding Light

  • By: Renae Kaye
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Young
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

Jake Manning's smart mouth frequently gets him into trouble. Because of it he can't hold a job. Combined with some bad luck, it's prevented him from keeping steady employment. A huge debt looms over him, and alone he shoulders the care of his alcoholic mother and three younger sisters. When a housekeeping position opens, Jake's so desperate he leaps at the opportunity. On landing, he finds his new boss, Patrick Stanford, a fussy, arrogant, rude...and blind man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I guess my only question is...

  • By JC on 07-30-15

Cute

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

A sweet story. Accents were a little odd. Certain aspects show that this wasn't written by a gay person.

  • The Backup Boyfriend

  • Boyfriend Chronicles Series, Book 1
  • By: River Jaymes
  • Narrated by: Marc Bachmann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

Professionally, Dr. Alec Johnson has almost reached his goals. As this year's recipient of a humanitarian award with his ex, Dr. Tyler Hall, Alec's work with the homeless is about to be recognized. Unfortunately, his personal life sucks because now he has to attend several events alongside Tyler - with his ex's new boyfriend in tow. In an attempt to lift his mood and break out of his rut, Alec purchases a motorcycle he has no idea how to start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional story...

  • By Donald on 12-01-15

A cute read

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

I had a lot of problems getting through the first part, pacing was clunky with too much use of the word "said". As the book went on, the themes were more complex and interesting. A definite cute read - interesting but not pretty.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Modern retelling of a classic

  • By John Barrett on 03-17-16

Modern retelling of a classic

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

Reviewed: 03-17-16

Great characters, lots of twists and turns but one part seemed rushed which was disappointing

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,556

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Retro fun!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

Great story, good twists. narration a little laboured. A fun retro read for any age.

  • Women I've Undressed

  • A Memoir
  • By: Orry-Kelly
  • Narrated by: William McInnes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Found in a pillowcase, the fabulous long-lost memoirs of a legendary Hollywood designer – and a genuine Australian original. Orry-Kelly created magic on screen, from Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon to Some Like It Hot. He won three Oscars for costume design. He dressed all the biggest stars, from Bette Davis to Marilyn Monroe. He was an Australian. Yet few know who Orry-Kelly really was - until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This 11 hour+ book seems to fly by in 6 hours it's so engaging!

  • By Dana on 08-07-15

A fantastic insight into Orry-Kelly

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

This book is Orry-Kelly's story, told his way. It delves into his life and times, he treats everyone the same, from a star to strumpet, he tells it like it is. I found his description of Sydney fascinating which gave me a whole other feel for the city I live in. This book is very un tabloid. It's just Orry's story.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor

  • A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating and Making It Work!
  • By: Tim Gunn, Ada Calhoun
  • Narrated by: Tim Gunn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Tim Gunn, America's favorite reality TV cohost, is known for his kind but firm approach in providing wisdom, guidance, and support to the scores of design hopefuls on Project Runway. Having begun his fashion career as a teacher at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim knows more than a thing or two about mentorship and how to convey invaluable pearls of wisdom in an approachable, accessible manner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life lessons for All

  • By Trendy on 03-11-16

A great book for and about teaching

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

Reviewed: 05-15-15

it's like having a conversation with Tim Gunn, wonderful views on teaching from a seasoned educator.