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  • Autumn

  • By: Ali Smith
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 258

Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art, Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible use of language

  • By Mary on 03-06-17

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Someone else said in a review that this book was not for them. I totally agree. It might have been better in written format, but if would have heard “Elizabeth said” and “Daniel said” over and over one more time I would have ripped my hair out. I had to stop listening mid way through and I don’t think I have ever done that before with any book ever. It was whiney with no plot.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lincoln in the Bardo

  • A Novel
  • By: George Saunders
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,472

The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult

  • By Joe Faraci on 01-18-18

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

This was sort of an odd but great book. The performance was amazing and I am glad I listened rather than read it - it added a breath of "life" to the story. This was definitely not a fun book, but rather one that made you think about the quality of life as well as death. Also made me want to learn more about Lincoln the man. One of those listens that I hated to see end.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful