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  • Wave

  • By: Sonali Deraniyagala
  • Narrated by: Hannah Curtis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments and her long journey since. She has written an engrossing, unsentimental, beautifully poised account: as she struggles through the first months following the tragedy, furiously clenched against a reality that she cannot face and cannot deny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not easy to tear myself away.

  • By Miriam on 03-12-13

Heart-wrenching and honest

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

Reviewed: 03-08-13

Would you listen to Wave again? Why?

yes

What other book might you compare Wave to and why?

hard to compare this book to another since the rareness of this tragedy is almost unheard of.

Any additional comments?

Great listen. The grieving process of the author is authentic and does not hold back on thoughts of her life after the wave....you are left wondering if she will ever recover from the tragedy she experiences.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Athena Project

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Marvel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina's Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation's most elite counter-terrorism unit - the United States Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project. These novels will follow an elite team of female warriors....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit cheesy

  • By Danielle on 03-08-13

A bit cheesy

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

Reviewed: 03-08-13

What would have made The Athena Project better?

I found the book interesting being that female operatives were the focus of the story. I was quite annoyed by the silly banter between the main characters of the book. It was too over the top. The author appears to have NO IDEA how women interact with one another let alone the type featured in this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful