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J. Benson

Bellingham, WA
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  • American War

  • A Novel
  • By: Omar El Akkad
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,353

Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best listen in years

  • By odin on 04-08-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

I loved this book. If you're looking for a great dystopian novel, this is it.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,438
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,159

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the credit?

  • By toniriedl on 01-09-17

Wonderfully read

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

I downloaded this book knowing near nothing about it and was pleasantly surprised. It was a delightful story about getting to know one's true self. I enjoyed this ride, and only wish Lotter could tell us another tale.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful