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  • The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Ambreen Razia
  • Narrated by: Ambreen Razia
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,856
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,686

You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl, but what about a Hounslow Girl? Definition of a Hounslow Girl: a young Muslim woman who wears hooped earrings with her headscarf and grapples with traditional values while hustling her way through urban London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia. From the joys of traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, this is a comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age, told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Standard coming of age with Islamic slant

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

I did not like this book.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

the book was foolish and the reader read too fast and swallowed her words. very difficult to understand.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40,221
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,843
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36,627

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

so honest and truthful. refreshing. we need more people like Mrs. Obama to tell women it's ok to be strong and loving.

  • The Rising Sea

  • The NUMA Files, Book 15
  • By: Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383

An alarming rise in the world's sea levels - much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt - sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined: a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power - and in the process displace as many as a billion people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pretty good

  • By Bill on 03-20-18

fun book

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18


enjoyed this book even though he uses the same formulas for all his books.

  • Treasure of the Deep

  • Nick Caine, Book 2
  • By: J.R. Rain, Aiden James
  • Narrated by: Graydon Schlichter
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Nick Caine is a part-time archaeologist and full-time antiquities thief - a looter. And a very good one, too. Now stranded on a small, forgotten island in the southern Maldives, Nick Caine and his ever-faithful sidekick Ishi are thrown into a desperate fight for survival. Seemingly betrayed by Marie Da Vinci, Nick is forced to gamble his and Ishi's very existence on an ancient map. The parchment document promises an incredible horde of hidden pirate treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Adventure Continues

  • By CarterFSU on 07-22-15

Don't buy it.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

Would you try another book from J.R. Rain and Aiden James and/or Graydon Schlichter?

This is a terrible contrived story. I would not buy another book by J.R. Rain/James and/or Schlichter. The plot was so thin and the story line was nothing.

Would you be willing to try another one of Graydon Schlichter’s performances?

No, his voice inflection and character interpretation is poor.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

  • Three to Get Deadly

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back. The brassy babe in the powder blue Buick has been given the unpopular task of finding Mo Bedemier, Trenton's most beloved citizen, arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, gone no-show for his court appearance. Once again, the entire One for the Money crew is in action, searching for Mo, tripping down a trail littered with dead drug dealers, leading Stephanie to suspect Mo may be in over his head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HYSTERICAL AND A GOOD MYSTERY

  • By sonia on 04-02-15

Fun Read

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

What did you love best about Three to Get Deadly?

Lulu getting to be a bounty hunter.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Three to Get Deadly?

When Stefany woke up in the morning.

Would you listen to another book narrated by C. J. Critt?

Yes, she is good.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Realism funny

  • Murderous Muffins

  • Georgia Coast Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Lois Lavrisa
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 95

Bezu is a beautiful Southern Belle with genteel manners. But her problems are anything but. Deep in debt, she's illegally taken in a few lodgers. A sweet stripper and her bodybuilder boyfriend, an Asian man loudly learning English through pop music, and a mysterious stranger with the most amazing blue green eyes - and a secret. When one of them mysteriously dies and it looks like her muffins were the murder weapon, Bezu and her fellow amateur sleuth, Cat, must discover who the killer is before she ends up in jail...or worse. Will they succeed?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really funny and entertaining cozy mystery

  • By Trish on 12-29-14

Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-28-15

To contrived the story does not flow. It needs some reality in it. Just too much sweetness.