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Melissa Sadler-Nitu

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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 85,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77,039

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my usual style

  • By Veronica on 09-22-18

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

At first I thought this was slow, the accent for was slow (actually I had to speed it up), and the beginning slow and depressing. This audio book is worth the slow start. I can't say much more about it without risking spoiler alerts. If you are into mystery, I think you will find that this book takes you to unexpected places in a time, not so long ago. The setting actually made me look up the geographic location and created interest in the environment. The time-frame, late 60's was depressing in relation to this story, because you can actually see this happening at that time. Realistic type of fiction. This book is unlike others that I normally read for entertainment, however I would recommend it to almost anyone. I look forward to more from this author. And, I have to say that the performance helped with the visualization of the location.

  • Lean In

  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,043

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lean In, Lead On

  • By Cynthia on 03-14-13

Relevant to Women in Corporate Worlds

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I found this book memorable and good advice. There are lots of advice books for women in the work world, and they seem somewhat outdated. This is more "of the moment" in my opinion. Working in an higher education environment, I would like to see this book in the hands of every young woman going through the college experience.

  • Superfudge

  • By: Judy Blume
  • Narrated by: Judy Blume
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

He knows a lot of big words, but he doesn't know where babies come from. He's never heard of a stork, but he plans to be a bird when he grows up. He's Superfudge, otherwise known as Farley Drexel Hatcher. And, according to his older brother, Peter, the biggest pain invented. Among other things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Careful!

  • By Lisa on 05-26-05

Great for School Review

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

My son's 5th grade class read this in class. Using the audio helped boost his grades. He loved the listen and out performed others this way.

  • Barely Breathing

  • Breathing, Book 2
  • By: Rebecca Donovan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

“I’ve spent most of my life trying to make it to a future that still hasn’t happened, or avoid a past that won’t let me go. I don’t remember when I’ve ever just stopped to live in the present, to hold on to the seconds I’m in.”Emma Thomas’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart-pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe, the first installment of The Breathing Series — Rebecca’s Donovan’s bestselling romantic thriller ( USA Today). Now her secret life has been exposed, and her tormentor can’t hurt her anymore. Yet, some are still haunted by that night. The bruises may have faded, but scars and fears remain. How will she reclaim her life when she’s barely breathing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Again, what a great story.

  • By Tonya on 07-17-13

Not the Average Young Adult

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

When I started this, I expected to be disappointed-another young adult lifetime movie type novel. It is not that, not at all. This touched my codependent inner self in the most unexpected ways. I’m still thinking about it.