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Mary Wilt

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  • The Hike

  • By: Drew Magary
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,634
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,623

When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best ending I can remember

  • By David on 05-08-17

So gloriously strange

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

This book is perfect in its weirdness. A dark but funny fairy tale. The main character’s frustration manifests itself in relatable ways and his angry outbursts always made me laugh. A simple lesson emerges through the dark and dangerous path the main character finds himself and the ending is the perfect fairy tale ending. With a twist, of course. I thought the narrator did an amazing job of portraying the feelings of the characters and will definitely listen to this book again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,885

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

What do we do now? Keep going.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-17

This is an excellent book that is exactly what the title implies. Hillary Clinton describes what happened during the 2016 election and gives detailed accounts of her regrets and missteps, along with her frustration with the media and the flawed system that is part of our election process. You won't appreciate the book if you hate Hillary, don't believe anything she says, or don't care about her thoughts and feelings. For her supporters or others who care about what went wrong during her campaign, it's an honest, insightful, and sometimes painful memoir. I loved that the author read the book herself. And the last chapter consoled me, lifted me up and gave me cheer and hope. So Hillary.

15 of 105 people found this review helpful

  • Anybody's Daughter

  • Angela Evans Series, No. 2
  • By: Pamela Samuels Young
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Based on the real-life horrors faced by thousands of girls, award-winning author Pamela Samuels Young takes listeners deep inside the disturbing world of child sex trafficking in a fast-paced thriller that educates as much as it entertains. Thirteen-year-old Brianna Walker is ecstatic. She's about to sneak off to meet her first real boyfriend - a boyfriend she met on Facebook. But Brianna is in for a horrifying surprise because her boyfriend doesn't exist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost too real

  • By Mary Wilt on 01-15-15

Almost too real

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

Reviewed: 01-15-15

This book is difficult to listen to but even more difficult to stop. Amazing, realistic and gritty story of a girl pulled into an underage sex trafficking business and the struggle to find her. The amount of detail about the business and the frustrating laws regarding it are mind blowing and well researched.

The narrator was amazing and had a believable voice for every single character, whether they were male or female, Latina or African-American, frantic or insolent. Soooo well done.

Though there is plenty of violence and strong/sexual language, the author has a knack for perfect realism without using overly graphic details or excessively vulgar language merely for shock value. It's a gritty story but realistic and believable in every way. I would read it again, but only after I've recovered emotionally just a little. ;-)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful