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  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,252

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read this before buying, too much hype

  • By Bradley on 06-23-17

Binge-worthy

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

I LOVED this book. It is by far the longest audiobook I've tackled, but by hour 16 I was wishing I had another 16 left (thank goodness its a series). I loved both the hero and heroine, and while their story could have felt contrived or a little too easy in the beginning, you begin to realize that there's a reason for so many easy coincidences. I'm not a big medical/sci-fi type person, but this may have changed my tune. I'll be hunting for a similar read while I eagerly wait for Book 2.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,173
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,838

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

Hilarious and Heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

I listened to this book on a recommendation, and I'm glad I did or honestly I might not have finished it. At first, I wasn't sure how I would connect with Eleanor, or where her story could possibly go. As details started to seep out the corners of her carefully compartmentalized life, she grows much more relatable. Cathleen McCarron delivered Eleanor and the other characters flawlessly, embodying Eleanor's spirit to a T. Truly an enjoyable listen that had me laughing unexpectedly countless times.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • One of Us Is Lying

  • By: Karen M. McManus
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Shannon McManus, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,217

Pay close attention, and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It kept me guessing!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-03-17

Thoroughly Engrossing

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

For Karen McManus’s first novel, she dives into the world of high schoolers faced with typical challenges like college applications, sports, and dating. However, these particular teenagers have a less-than-common problem – they are all under investigation for murder. As the story of four unlikely partners in crime unravels, you’ll be guessing right until the very end – whodunit? Four narrators tell the story from each point of view, giving you a real feel for each of the main characters. A blend of The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us is Lying is a thoroughly engrossing YA novel that won’t let you put your headphones down.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,205

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A heartwrenching story read absolutely brilliantly

  • By Heather on 08-22-12

Poignant and Timely

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Claire Danes brings you into a dystopian world where social status is clearly defined, families are products of careful planning, and no one is truly free. In the beginning you can feel a little bit lost, but clarity comes bit by bit as the horror of the narrator’s tale is slowly revealed. The Handmaid’s Tale makes you really think about what it would be like to be in the narrator’s place, and how far you might be willing to go to salvage your life – a life that might be too far gone.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful