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  • Uninvited

  • Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
  • By: Lysa TerKeurst
  • Narrated by: Ginny Welsh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664

The enemy wants us to feel rejected, left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ's powerful love. In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection - from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Great Book!

  • By Charles Andre, Jr. on 01-27-17

Excellent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Content and Bible references are excellently used. Practical applications are also very helpful. It gets a bit repetitive at the end. But I truly enjoyed it b

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,437
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,715
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,631

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Excellently executed!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Loved it! I didn't want this book to ever end. The first person narrative really does bring socio economic disparities and racism center stage. Srar is a remarkable character. One of the most emotional and realistic fiction stories I've had the opportunity to enjoy in a while. 10 stars!!!

  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,591

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter, Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring and Drawn Out!!!

  • By M. Ryder on 10-05-17

Excellently executed

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Narration was engaging. The story about the fires is predictable from the beginning. The characters are believable and the interactions are seamless. With so many back stories going on I was delighted that the characters did not blur. The narrator remained steady and reliable. Celeste Ng tackles dysfunctional family dynamics very well. I enjoyed this book.

  • Liar

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,781
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,761

How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By TC on 07-03-17

Twisted ending

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Struggled to stick with this book. The beginning was a drag, honestly. Judy's inner monologue jabbers on entirely too long. The sense that this woman is disturbed is very easily comprehended. Which is the point. Happy that I made it to the end. For me the twist was good but I wouldn't recommend it nor read again.

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  • Heads in Beds

  • A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
  • By: Jacob Tomsky
  • Narrated by: Jacob Tomsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 738

Jacob Tomsky has worked in hotels for more than a decade, doing everything from valet parking to manning the front desk. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late check out, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your mini-bar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. And in Heads in Beds, he pulls back the curtain on the hospitality business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The presidential suite of audiobooks

  • By Grant on 03-10-13

Funny and obscured

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-16

Funny at first. As a hospitality worker I found a connection with this story right away. Unfortunately the author takes to ranting and shovels out profanities so much I couldn't really enjoy it. There is some value here but the author's voice diminishes it greatly for me. I did recommend this to some of my co-workers who enjoyed it way more than I did.