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Ann Abanaka

LEWISVILLE, TX, US
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  • The Girl Who Was Taken

  • By: Charlie Donlea
  • Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,806

Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later the best-selling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-07-17

Yes, yes, yes!!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Oh my!! This book was great!! I was so entertained from beginning till end, I lost hours of sleep cause I just couldn't stop listening. I highly recommend this read. Love the ending!!!

  • Tucker's Way

  • The Tucker Series, Book 1
  • By: David Johnson
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,937

After enduring a childhood of horrific abuse and crushing poverty, Tucker seeks refuge in her rural Tennessee home. The three grandchildren she is raising are her only connection to the outside, and her demeanor is purposefully rough. But her world is turned upside down when a new neighbor, Ella, moves into the old McDaniel place next door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best novel I have read in a long time; anxious to listen to sequels!!!!

  • By Amy A. Dye on 07-17-15

Love it!!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

I loved this book! I ended up reading and loving the whole series! Tucker was something else, her character was the best! Great, very entertaining story line. I like how this book made me feel so many different emotions!

  • Perfect Peace

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Black
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672

When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother, Emma Jean, tells her bewildered daughter, "You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain't what you was supposed to be. So from now on, you gon' be a boy. It'll be a little strange at first, but you'll get used to it, and this'll be over after while." From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing!

  • By Ann Abanaka on 09-24-16

Refreshing!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

I have not written a review in a while, Perfect Peace moved me to, this book was entertaining from beginning till the end, I had my coworkers telling me to please turn up the volume so they could hear it, and asking me what happened, what did they miss when they saw me the next day. This book had us laughing, screaming, gasping, clapping our hands, about to lose our jobs!! Lol!! I fell in love with the family. This book will definitely not disappoint!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Who Asked You?

  • By: Terry McMillan
  • Narrated by: Terry McMillan, Carole DeSanti, Phylicia Rashad, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118

Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By JALAYNE on 10-31-13

Great book!!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-13

This book was so good. It was so real. I loved the ending!! Phylicia Rashad voice is so wonderful to listen to, she just draws you in from the beginning!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

  • By: Edward Kelsey Moore
  • Narrated by: Pamella D'Pella, Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio. Dubbed "The Supremes" by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life’s storms together for the next four decades. Now, during their most challenging year yet, dutiful, proud, and talented Clarice must struggle to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband’s humiliating infidelities. Beautiful, fragile Barbara Jean is rocked by the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair. And fearless Odette engages in the most terrifying battle of her life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An AMAZING audible book...

  • By Margaret on 03-16-13

Yes!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-13

The title of this one made me pass this one up a couple of times, but after reading a few reviews I decided to give it a chance, and boy am I glad I did!!! This was a great read!!! I enjoyed all the characters, this book bring out the laughter & the tears!!! Loved it!!!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Taming of Jessi Rose

  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Thomas Penny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Beverly Jenkins is an incredibly popular author of African-American romances. The Taming of Jessi Rose is the unforgettable tale of Jessi Rose Clayton. In trying to save her family ranch from falling into the greedy hands of the wrong people, Jessi finds a unique solution-hiring outlaw railroad robber Griffin Blake as her protector. Now, with this strong, bronze-bodied man on her side, Jessi might just be tempted to mix business with pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love these stories by Beverly Jenkins

  • By Ria Reader on 05-28-11

Good one!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-13

This book was good. Love story, action pack, and mistery!! I'm glad I took a chance with this one!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Life of Bees

  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527

Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike with its strong, assured voice. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome narrator

  • By Joey on 05-17-10

Book always better!

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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: 09-08-13

I watched the movie first and really enjoyed it, but the book is always better!!! I love this story. Fantastic writing!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sold

  • By: Patricia McCormick
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314

Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Haunting....

  • By Theodore on 01-13-13

Sad.

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

Reviewed: 09-08-13

The things humans do to one another!!! This book just made me feel sad, this little girl went through something I cant imagine having to go through!!! This book is another eye operner to the horrible things thats goes on in this world that we dont think about enough. It makes you want to hold on to your a babies a little tighter!!!

11 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,751

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

A favorite!!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-13

This story blew me away!!! I enjoyed it sooooo much!! I love the fast pace drama!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nowhere is a Place

  • By: Bernice McFadden
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 277

Nothing can mend a broken heart quite like family. Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most important, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry, and it causes her to dig into her family's past. Like many family histories, it is fractured and stubbornly reluctant to reveal its secrets. But Sherry is determined to know the full story. In a few days' time, her extended family will gather for a reunion, and Sherry sets off across the country with her mother, Dumpling, to join them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Richly textured and captivating

  • By BJ on 01-19-14

Family secrets

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

Reviewed: 09-08-13

I really enjoyed this one!!! Dumpling was my favorite character!! I love how the story take you back in the past of their family history till now!!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful