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  • Boy Erased

  • A Memoir
  • By: Garrard Conley
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 761

The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a 19-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I’d Hoped

  • By JayJay on 06-22-18

Descriptive portrait of inner conflict

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

Reviewed: 05-08-19

Gerrard Conley paints such a vivid picture of his conflicts with sexuality, religion and family. His descriptions often are comparable to that of a a beautiful, epic poem. Michael Crouch personifies all the varying emotions with clarity and resolution.

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  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,933
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,926

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a healing masterpiece

  • By A. M. on 01-04-19

Inquisitive and Compassionate

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

Ron investigates the circumstances leading to August's death with compassion and an open mind about those in her life and in the porn industry.

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  • Super Duper Big Heart: An Adoption Love Story

  • By: Dr. P. Shiroma
  • Narrated by: Mandy Michaels
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Super Duper Big Heart: An Adoption Love Story is a beautiful adoption story written from a child's point of view. This uplifting adoption story emphasizes that love is what brings a forever family together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Story

  • By Sarah Ritter Hamilton on 04-26-19

Sweet Story

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

Reviewed: 04-26-19

Sweet story of a child coming to understand adoption. The author writes from the young perspective of an adopted child. The narrator does a great job capturing the enthusiasm of the adopted child.

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  • Amanda's Room

  • By: Chuck Miceli
  • Narrated by: Russell Jonas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Death came for Amanda Reynolds, but could not pry her from her home. For two decades, the abandoned mansion decayed, but not Amanda's room. When Katie Jarvis and her teammates enter it, they think they have found a paradise on earth. Under the guidance of world-renowned physicist, Bertrand Myers, the team researches the room's perfect environment, only to learn that it defies any natural explanation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever mix of science, mystery humanity.

  • By Sarah Ritter Hamilton on 04-16-19

Clever mix of science, mystery humanity.

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

Reviewed: 04-16-19

Clever, interesting, mysterious and full of surprises while touching upon humanity, morals and the search for belonging.